Three men in a boat

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FROM the Sussex Weekly Advertiser, November 1, 1779:

One night last week three Englishmen, who had made their escape from a French prison, came ashore in Seaford in a small open boat no more than 13ft long.

When they escaped from prison, they had to walk three days to the seaport from which they embarked without any provision except for three small rolls of bread.

They sold their boat for 37s and divided the money equally amongst them and, after getting the necessary refreshment, set out for their respective homes.