George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Winthrop Sargent, 26 March 1776

From Winthrop Sargent

Glocester [Mass.] March 26 1776


Wen I rote you Last I was in hops of Saving the bigest part of Capt. Watt:s Cargow but the Storm Cumming on directey after the Ship was on fier that the Cask Stove against the rocks as sune as thay Struck the Shoar thare was not one Cask Saved after I rote your Exellencey,1 below You have An account of what is saved Sum of the Cask which I thought was Portor is Vineger & Grout Should be glad to Know weather I must Libel what is Saved.

Last night at Sundown the Fleat about Seventy Sail past Our Cape Stearing about E B S Distant about 6 Leags. I Remain Yor Exce. Very Hu. Ser.

Winthrop Sargent Agent

19 buts of porter 2 Cabels 3 Ackers
6 Hogsed of Do 1 Horsor [hawser]
17 Quart. Cask of Do 2 Oyrn [iron] Halks [hulks]
42 3 Coppor
9 Hogsed Vineger Sails & Running Rigen
2 buts of grout 2 boats
Sundry blocks
3 Hogs


1For the capture and burning of the ship Stakesby, James Watts, master, see Sargent to GW, 12 and 14 Mar. 1776.

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