From Tobias Lear
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Thomas Hammond, master of the American sloop Brothers. A British frigate seized the Brothers and her crew for allegedly possessing coins salvaged from wrecks near Boa Vista Island, the most eastern of the Cape Verde Islands. Washington had been petitioned to seek the Americans’ release. See GW description begins John C. Fitzpatrick, ed., The Writings of George Washington (1931–1944). description ends , XXXI, 12, note 29; 16, note 35.
2. Cape Verde Islands.