To the Board of War
In council July 22nd 1779.
Approved as to the gallies; and as to the ship Gloster it is recommended to the board of war to have a proper enquiry and report made whether it may not be more advantageous to convert her into a galley than to sell her, and on such report to reconsider the matter.
Tr in Board of War Journal (Vi); printed in Official Letters description begins Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia, ed. H. R. McIlwaine description ends , ii, 23, where the source is incorrectly given as “Minutes of Navy Board.”
On 5 July, the Board of War recommended that 5 galleys and the ship Gloucester be dismantled, their men consigned to other vessels, and their hulls sold at public sale (Board of War Journal, Vi).