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ALS : American Philosophical Society; copies: Library of Congress, National Archives By the annex’d list you will perceive the present disposition of the Continental Navy in North america. The detachment of four Ships to gaurd the Harbour of Charles Town has subjected our Coasts to the depredations of the enemys armed vessels from New York who of late have frequently appeared in our Bays and...
ALS : National Archives By the enclosed affidavits and protests you will perceive that James Robinson Esquire late commander of the continental Sloop Fly being dispossed of that sloop by a Majority of the Crew at Sea, was together with his Docter and Pilot put on board a Schooner called the Daphne bound from Providence to New York which schooner they also took possession of and carried her...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copy: National Archives As superintendants of the Navy of the United States of America we hold it to be our duty to become acquainted with the business in which any of their Ships have been employed and the result thereof. More especially we think it incumbent upon us to be fully informed with regard to A certain expedition in which the frigate Alliance...
The recent complaints made to this Board by Prisoners from New york on Parole of neglect in the Commissary Generals department we flatter ourselves will apologize for our requesting your Excellencys interference. We have this day wrote Colo. Beatty fully on the Subject directing him to furnish this Board monthly with an Accurate return of all Marine Prisoners within his Department, and as we...
The Board being directed by Congress, to send your Exellency Two Pipes of the best Madeira Wine, the same is put under the care of a Waggon Master, as by his receipt inclosed. Two Pipes of Wine, of the same quality, was heretofore sent to your Excellency from Egg-harbour, the Board wish to know if they have been received. I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Humble Servant...
By a letter received this day from Nathl Shaw, Agent at New London, we are informed that a Prize captured by the Dean Frigate is arrived in that Port with Several Boxes of Lemons on board, of which we have directed Mr Shaw to send twelve Boxes to your Excellency. As there may be some difficulty in obtaining a speedy conveyance, perhaps your Excellency may point out a proper mode for their...
The Board have been duely honored with your Excellencys letter of the 29th May by Captain Van dyke which they deferred answering ’till an Opportunity offered for carrying your request into effect—they have now the pleasure to inform your Excellency that Captain Van dyke is appointed to command the Marines on board the Continental Armed Ship Saratoga. On the 6th of May the Board sent to your...
We have been favoured with your Excellencys letter dated the 16th instant —In Answer thereto, we beg leave to inform you that the Continental Armed ship Saratoga Captain John Young went down the River yesterday, in Order to convoy the Honble Henry Laurens in the Mercury Packet a few leagues to Sea, then to return within the Capes —but should the Trumbull & Dean Frigates be arrived at the Capes...
FC ( NA : PCC , Marine Committee Letter Book, fol. 271). We wrote you the 26th february in answer to your letter of the 7th January, since which we are favoured with yours of the 14th february. In your letter of the 7th. January you request that a quantity of Bread and flour may be sent you from hence, this is not in our power at present to accomplish and if it were the dificulty of Procuring...
MS ( NA : PCC , No. 37, fol. 211). The Board of Admiralty beg leave to lay the enclosed Papers before Congress, and to receive their Instruction thereon. By Mr Langdons letter and estimate it will appear that to compleat the 74 gun Ship building under his agency he requires an immediate supply of Money. That his funds are totally exhausted and by letters of a late date from the Commissioners...