Capt. McCumber was caught in a gale of wind off Hilton Head
and his galley Tuger capsized. Two of her crew drowned,
but the Georgia privateer, Capt. John Howell, and his open boats,
rescued thirty (30) of them.
The next day, the combined crews captured two schooners loaded
with rice. They also captured thirty (30) slaves on board that
were bound for the West Indies. Before the captured schooners
could be taken away a British galley appeared with two boats.
Capt. Howell set fire to the two rice schooners and escaped with
the slaves. Capt. Scallan arrived in time to save the schooners