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Colo. Hand Reports five Ships one Brigg and five Schooners at the Hook: One very large Vessel came up last Evening to the fleet. One other Ship saild about one this morning but the Col. dont write whether she went down or up. I have four Prisoners Inhabitants of Queens County that were taken yesterday attempting to make their escape to the Enemy: I am just going to examin them, if I discover...
I have examind the prisoners and find them to be a poor parcel of Ignorant Cowardly fellows. Two are Taylors named John & James Dunbar, and the other two are common labourers named Isaac Petit & Will Smith. They candidly confess they set off with an intention of going to Statten Island, but not with any intention of Joining the Enemy; but to get out of the way of fighting here. I believe the...
General Heard, Genl Roberdeau have considered with me the Plan proposed for Attacking the Posts on Staten Island—Two things we entirely agree in—Namely that the Number of Troops proposed are by no means equal to the Undertaking—We cannot rationally suppose the Enemies Force on the Island to be less than 10,000—where these are cheifly posted we have no intelligence to be depended on—Several out...
The Sloop is hove down & Cleaning & hope to be ready to take my Station this Night I shall not loose a minutes time but shall affect it if Possible, all Guards have been kept as Usual & nothing Extrodnary has been Discoverd, I have been Some Uneasy respecting Capn Burr’s Station and Humbly Conceive he might be Stationd lower down than he is which would be more advantagious in preventing an...
White Plains [N.Y.] 27 July 1776 . Transmits “the enclosed Deposition relative to Wm Suttons declaration after returning from on board Governor Tryon’s Ship last fall.” LS , DLC:GW . The deponent, who is not named in the enclosed document, testified before the Westchester County committee of safety at White Plains on 12 July that “some time after William Sutton returned Home from Governor...