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[72] down in the boat, and work her out, exposing nothing more than their arms and heads. Many other shots were fired by small squads running along the shore to head the boat off, but injuring nothing. As soon as Smith got beyond the range of their pieces there was a black flag displayed for over an hour. Lieutenant H. E. Whittlesey, who first reported the appearance of traitors on the Island, had seen signal lights on the Island, on Jamestown Island, and on the south bank of the James River, both east and west of Hog Island.

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