George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Jonathan Glover, 10 November 1775

From Jonathan Glover

Marblehead [Mass.] 10 Novembr 1775

Honoured sir

By the Barer Captt. Richard James I would Inform your Excellency, that Captt. Manley in your Schor Lee, Brought into Marblehead, this Morning a Schr of about forty Tuns Load with Lumber he took Sd Schr about three Miles from Boston Lighthous,1 I have found But two Letters on Board Which have Sent By Captt. James the Master & a Doctor which is Sd to be a pasinger on [board] have Sent with Capt. James for your Examination—Capt. Manly was Doging the fleet of Ships that whent into Boston Last Night But was kept of, By the Lively, Ship of war2 Manley is now Bound out please to give Me your Orders By Capt. James Concerning the Schr3 & Ill do my endvours they Shall Be Complyed with By your Most Obedint Humbe Servent

Jonathan Glover


Jonathan Glover, a brother of Col. John Glover, was the Continental prize agent at Marblehead.

1This vessel has not been identified.

2For the convoy escorted by the Lively, see Loammi Baldwin to GW, this date, n.1.

3“Captn Manly is not to blame for taking the Schooner as she was in a suspicious place,” Stephen Moylan wrote to Jonathan Glover on 11 November. “It however appears to his Excellency that she was bound to Newbury, you will therefore discharge her, Giving the Captn a pass—a Pilot seems necessary, I wish you would put one on board, in whom you can confide, that no tricks may be played. I hope Manly will soon send in some prize that will be of more consequence to you & the public” (DLC:GW).

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