Head-Quarters Middle-Brook Monday April 26th 1779.
Parole Queen of France—C. Signs Ranger. Warren.
The Commander in Chief has the pleasure to inform the Army that the Continental Frigates, Queen of France, Warren & Ranger have captured the british ship Jason1 of 20 Guns—the Ship Maria of 16 Guns—the Brigantines Patriot, Frederick, Bachelor, and John and the Schooners Hibernia & Chance bound from New-York to Georgia with large quantities of goods, stores, provisions &c. with four field and twenty commissioned officers.2
Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
Adj. Gen. Alexander Scammell’s orderly book includes the following addition to this day’s General Orders: “A Sub. Serjt & 20 R[ank] & F[ile] for Fatigue Tomorrow from the 1st pennsylvania Brigade.” (orderly book, 22 Dec. 1778–26 June 1779, DNA: RG 93, Orderly Books, 1775–1783, vol. 28).
1. “Capt. Potterfield” follows this ship’s name in Scammell’s orderly book (orderly book, 22 Dec. 1778–26 June 1779, DNA: RG 93, Orderly Books, 1775–1783, vol. 28).