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to throw supplies into Gibraltar, at that time besieged by the Spaniards, on his way to his destination On the way to Gibraltar, he fell in with a Spanish fleet of eleven sail of the line, commanded by Admiral Don Juan de Langara, and after a running fight, which lasted ten hours, succeeded in capturing five or six of them--one of them having blown up during the action, with the loss of every soul on board. Captain (afterwards Admiral) Macbride, the grandfather, by the mother's side, of Edgar A. Poe, commanded a seventy-four (the Bienfaisant) in this action, and a curious incident is recorded in connexion with his name. A Spanish ship of eighty guns struck to him after a severe battle, and he was about to send a prize crew on board, when the Spanish Captain informed him that half his crew were dying of a malignant small-pox Macbride was in a dilemma, but was relieved by the Spaniard, who told him that if he would trust to his honor, be would take the prize into Gibraltar and deliver