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The Vesells which ware bound up Jas. River are now at Anchore off the mouth of Peggen [Pagan] creek, Consisting of five Ships two Brigs two Schooners and three Sloopes with thirty flatt Bottomed boats a Stearn the fowey 24 Gun Ship in Burwills Bay and a Brig at Anchore. What their intentions are I know not, but it may be proble they intend up in the night to Supprise Williamsburg. Was their...
[ Richmond?, before 2 Oct. 1780. Minute in Journal of the Commissioner of the Navy (Vi), under date of 2 Oct.: “Letter from Commodore Barron referred from his Excellency the Governour.” An entry of 3 Oct., following, states that a reply was written by James Maxwell to Commodore Barron “inclosing a Form of a List of Seamen employed in the Navy of Virginia.” Neither Barron’s letter nor Maxwell’s...
Yesterday Morning twelve large Ships Came within the Capes and Anchord, Sent up one Frigate this Morning under English Colours, Which proves them to be a British fleet. The Frigate lays Now in Hampton road with Arnolds Ships. The other Ships are still in the Bay at Anchor. I take them all to be Menawar And No transports Among them. I Have the Honour, to be Sir Yr. Excellencys Mo. Obed. Hble...
Capt Barron has the Honor to aknowledge the Receipt of His Excellency the Presidents Note of the 23d. Inst covering a Letter for Mr Higgins of Malta Capt Barron With truth assures the President that it will give him Pleasure to be Instrumental in any Way to oblige him, and Particularly on the Present occasion MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Yesterday I applied to the proper authority of this, for permission to send to Commodore Douglas a letter (which was at the same time submitted to their inspection) the object of which was to obtain a copy of vice admiral Berkeley’s order respecting deserters, and under which the Leopard attacked. The result enables me to forward you an exact copy. I have the honor to be, Very respectfully,...