Life of Bates – Joseph Bates
Parentage - Birth - Residence - First Foreign Voyage - Hurl Gate - London Water for Sailors - Mr.Lloyd's Story - Mr. Moore and his Book - Sea Journal - Overboard - Shark.
Shipwrecked in the Ice - An attempt to throw the Captain Overboard - Deliverance - Arrive inIreland - Pursuing our Voyage - British Convoy - Part our Cable - Taken by Privateers - Nature of an Oath, and the Box - Ship Condemned - Voyage up the Baltic - Arrive in Ireland - Pressed into theBritish Service.
Attempt to Escape - Flogging - Ship St. Salvadore - Attempt to Swim Away - Rodney 74 - SpanishWar Ship - A Levanter - Image Worship - Another Attempt for Freedom - Battle - Storm -Shipwreck - Blockading Squadron - Church Service on Board a King's Ship - Port Mahon -Subterranean Passage - Holy-stone - Wash Days - Threatened Punishment - Storm - New Station.
Impressing American Seamen - Documents of Citizenship - War - Voluntary Surrender asPrisoners of War - Preparation for a Battle - Unjust Treatment - Close Confinement - Relieved -British Fleet Outgeneraled - Prisoners Sent to England - London Newspaper - SuccessfulMovement - Without Bread.
Cutting a Hole Through the Ship - Perilous Adventure of a Narragansett Indian - Hole Finished -Eighteen Prisoners Escape - Singular Device to Keep the Number Good - Drowning Man - NightSignals for Relief - Another Hole Cut - Letter from the Escaped Prisoners - U. S. GovernmentClothe their Prisoners - Prisoners sent to Dartmoor - Cheering News of Peace.
Subterranean Passage - A Traitor - Ratification of Peace - American Consul Hung in Effigy -Without Bread for Two Days - Prisoners Demand and Obtain their Bread - Inhuman Massacre of Prisoners - English Soldier Liberated - Court of Inquiry - Arrival of a Cartel - Liberated from Prison- Display of Flags Respecting the Massacre.
Embarkation for the United States - Injustice to Prisoners - Excitement Respecting our Port of Destination - Banks of Newfoundland - Perils of the Ocean - Threatened Mutiny - Islands of Ice -Mutiny on the High Seas - Speak an American Ship - Joyful News - Land in Sight - A Prize Taken- Safe Arrival at New London, Ct. - Sail Again for Boston.
Arrival Home - Voyage to Europe - Singular Rock in the Ocean - Sudden Commencement of Winter - Voyage Ended - Another Voyage - Perilous Situation in Chesapeake Bay - Criterion inDistress - Wrecked in a Snow-storm - Visit to Baltimore - On Board the Criterion Again - Cargo