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              [newspaper clipping]
		The Confederate privateer Petrel, formerly the
United States´┐Ż revenue cutter Aiken, ran out of Charleston harbour
and fired into the Federal frigate St Lawrence, under the impression
that she was a merchant vessel.  The St Lawrence returned the
fire with a broadside which sunk the Petrel.  All but five of her
crew were rescued by the frigate.  It is stated that the privateer
was cut in two by the broadside.               
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