George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Jonathan Glover, 22 November 1775

From Jonathan Glover

Marblehead [Mass.] November 22. 1775

Honoured Sir

According to your Orders I have Disposed of the Sloop Ranger Willm McGlathry Master Loade of wood &C. which was Brought in here By Captt. Manly by your Schr Lee,1 the Vessels I have Sent to Beverly and their halled, her up, the Neat proseads and the Accott waites your Excellency further orders2 in the Intrim I Beg Leave to Subscribe my Selfe your Most Obediant Humble Sertt

Jonathan Glover


1For John Manley’s recapture of the Ranger on 7 Nov., see GW to Hancock, 11 Nov. 1775, n.1. Stephen Moylan wrote to Jonathan Glover on 9 Nov.: “As to the Sloop brought in by Capn Manly, It is the Generals orders, that you dispose of the wood &c. on board on the best terms & lay the Vessell up, untill we can determine whether she is totally a prize or only a retaken Vessell” (DLC:GW).

2Moylan sent instructions to Jonathan Glover on 27 Nov. “that he [Glover] with Manly & the Owner of the schooner Capt. McGlathry retaken from the enemy Settle the Compensation or Salvage, in Such a Manner as the General shall not have any further trouble about her” (ibid.). For the subsequent dispute over the settlement of this matter, see Timothy Pickering to GW, 8 Dec. 1775.

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