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Full text of "Journal of the Commissioners of the navy of South Carolina October 9, 1776-March 1, 1779, July 22, 1779-March 23, 1780;"

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THE LIBRARY 

OF 

THE UNIVERSITY 
OF CALIFORNIA 

LOS ANGELES 



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JOURNAL 



OF THE 



Commissioners of the Navy 



OF 



South Carolina 



July 22, 1779--March 23, 1780 



Edited by 

A. S. SALLEY, JR. 
Secretary of the Historical Commission of South Carolina 



Printed for 

THE HISTORICAL COMMISSION OF SOUTH CAROLINA 

By The State Company, Columbia, S. C. 

1913 



SI $73 



PR E FACE. 



That portion of the journal of the Commissioners of the Navy 
of South Carolina contained in this volume is a part of the records 
of the Commissioners of the Navy of South Carolina which were 
returned to the State of South Carolina by an Act of the General 
Assembly of New York in 1911. That portion of the journal cover- 
ing the period from October 9, 1776 (the date of the organization 
of the board of Commissioners of the Navy) to March i, 1779, was 
printed in one volume by the Historical Commission of. South Caro- 
lina in 1912. That portion of the journal between March i, and 
July 22, 1779, has been lost. The journal had been kept in five or 
six thin blank books. The authorities of the State Library of New 
York had all of the thin volumes in their possession bound into one 
volume and. stated before the fire of March 29, 1911, which partially 
destroyed the State capitol of New York, that five of them had been 
so bound together. This volume was so badly burned in the capitol 
fire that when it was received in South Carolina it was impossible to 
tell whether the missing portion of the journal had formed a part 
of the fifth of these thin blank books and had become separated 
therefrom and lost at the time of the fire, or had been kept in a 
.sixth thin blank book which had been separated from its fellows 
and lost prior to the coming of the records into the possession of 
the State of New York. 

The thin blank book in which this portion of the journal was 
kept is a little larger than the four in which the journal was kept 
to March i, 1779, and, as a consequence, the margins thereof suffered 
more damage than did those of the first four books. 



Thursday 22 July 1779 
Present Edward Blake Esq 
Josiah Smith & Edward Darrell Esq rs .. 
The following orders was drawn on the Treasury in favour of 

[word obliterated] following Persons 

William Logan Esq r . for hire of the Sloop Sally on} [Figures 
a Voyage to S 1 . Eustatia, in the Public Service ^ obliterated] 

Mess rs . Blakes & Sawyer for hire of Sloop Argo on a) [Figures 
Voyage to S f : Eustatia, in the Public Service. . . . ^ obliterated] 

M r . Joseph Atkinson, for hire of Sloop Fancy, on a} [Figures 

Voyage to S*. Eustatia in the Public Service ^ obliterated] 

John Minott for 48 days hire of Negro Man Charles | [Figures 
P his Acco 1 ; for the Battoes C obliterated] 

Paid by W Burt, Charles Day, for 48 days work on) [Figures 

Battoes <p his Acco* ^ obliterated] 

W m . . Burt for Amo*. of Pay Bill for Volunteers) [Figures 
on board the Brigg*. . Beaufort I obliterated] 

W m . . Burt. . for Amo*. of Pay Bill for the Eagle [Figures 
Pilot boat obliterated] 

Cap*. Benj". . Stone for Amo 1 . of the Pay Bill for) [Figures 

Sloop Rachel, in the Public Service ^ obliterated] 

W m . Burt for Amo*. of the Pilot boat, Crisis pay Bill [Figures 

obliterated] 

Amo 1 Bro* Over [Figures obliterated] 

Sam 1 . Beckman & C for Amo*. of his Acco* for Sundries [Figures 

obliterated] 

A Note from His Excellency the Governour 

General Lincoln having requested a Pilot Boat to Send with a flagg 
to Sevannah, The Commissioners of the Navy will order one of the 
Pilot Boats (if to be Spared) to proceed on that Service 

(Signd) J. Rutledge 

To July 22 nd . . 1779 

Edw d . . Blake Esq r . I st . Comm r . of the Navy 

A Letter to His Excell^ John Rutledge Esq r . . 

Sir/ Navy Board July 22 nd 1779 

The Commissioners of the Navy have received your Excel- 
lencys note informing them that Gen 1 . Lincoln has Aquested a pilot 
boat to goe with a flagg to Sevannah and desiring them to Order 
one for that Service, and begg leave to Acquaint your excellency 



that they think it would be better to provide a Nother Vessell for 
that Purpose as the Branch Pilots, not receiving any pay, think it a 
hardship to be Ordered on Service that put them out of the way of 
procuring Subsistence and at the Same time think it may be of bad 
Tendency, on acco*. of the Negro Pilots being liable to be inveigled 
from the Boats and got into the Enemys Service; for the above 
reasons the Board begg leave to Recommend that a nother Vessel 

be Employed for the Service of a [break] lagg 

By Order of the ^Board 
E Blake I st [Break] 
Adjourned to Monday Morning 

Monday 26,, July 1779 
Present Edward Blake Esq r . . I st Comm r ,, 
Josiah Smith & Edward Darrell Esq rs ,, 

A Letter to Cap*,, James Pyne 

Navy Board 26 th ,, July 177 [break] 
Cap*,, James Pyne 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board Direct 

th [break] you do Immediately bring to Charlestown the Rutledge 
Galley and take on board water and Provisions for 2 Months and 
have the Galley in readiness to proceed on Service on the Shortest 
Not [break] 

By Order of the Board 
E. Blake I st ,, Comm [break] 

The following Orders were drawn on the Treasury, in favour 
these Person's Viz*. 

W m ,, Burt for Amo*. of the Pay Bill for the) po 

r. c u T> i TJ g 0-11 JIM > 804.16 break] 

Prison Schooner Pack Horse ^ pay Bill dl d. . ^ 

John Hardy for Amo* of his Acco*. against the Prison 

Schooner 277 [break] 

Rich d . . Fordham, for Amo* of his Acco*. against 

the Brigg* Bee 1554.10 [break] 

Monsure Lator for Amo*. of his Acco*. . for) 

_ , V 484.-? [break] 
Doct rs . . Instruments for the Revenge Galley \ 

John Hugel for Amo*. of his Acco 1 . . for work at| 
the State Ship yard \ 

Joseph Bee. for Amo*. of his Acco*. for the Rutledge 

& revenge Galleys 1514 [break] 



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W m . . Stone . for Amo*. of his Acco 1 . for Pilotage] 

of the Brigg 1 Notre Dame, to North Edisto &l 184 [break] 

Back J 

John Knights for Amo* of his Acco*. for Pilotage ] 



of the Brig* Belongs to North Edisto & Back. . J 
Thomas Stewart, for Amo* of his acco*. against the S. Edisto Gall 
[break] 
Nathaniel Lebbey for Amo*. of his Acco* against the [break] 

Order of Privy Conn [break] 

In privy Council. 
Orderd 

That the State Brigantines Notre Dame and Beaufort 
Proceed Immediately to George Town and there take under convoy 
the Vessell Called the Rice Bird, which they are to see safe over the 
Barr of Charlestown, and then to Cruize for a week on the Coast 

By Order of his Excellency 
(Signed) W m Nisbett Sec^ P. . C. 

A Letter of Instructions to Cap 4 : W m Hall 
Cap 1 W m Hall Navy Board July 27 th . . 1779 

Sir/ The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct that you 
do Embrace the first favourable Opportunity to proceed to Sea in 
the Notre Dame, in Company with the Brigg*. . Beaufort, and that 
you do furnish Cap 1 . . Tryon with proper Signals to prevent your 
being Seperated during the Cruize, which you are to be particularly 
careful not to do, unless obliged by Stress of weather or a Superior 
Force of the Enemy, as soon as you get over Charlestown Barr, you 
are to proceed with all possible dispatch to Georgetown and there 
take under your Convoy a Vessel Called the Rice Bird, with her you 
are to proceed in Company with the Beaufort, with all possible Dis- 
patch, for Charlestown Barr ; and by no means Suffer the Beaufort, 
or rice Bird to Seperate from you till you see the Rice Bird safe over 
Charlestown Barr, after which you are to Cruize in Company with 
the Beaufort, along the Coast not Exceeding Eight days, during 
which time you are to take sink, Burn, or distroy any Vessels or 
goods belonging to any of the Subjects of the King of Great Britain 
except such as belong to Bermuda or New Providence, should you 
be so fortunate as- to take any prizes you are to be particularly care- 
ful to put a proper Person on board as prize Master, with a Suffi- 
cient num [break] to Navigate her with orders to proceed to Charles- 



town, or some other porte of South Carolina, and not to [break] of 
the Provisions and [break] to be wasted or Extravagantly Expended, 
and that all the officers make regular returns to you agreeable to 
your former Instructions, you are to Endeavour by every means in 
your power to Cultivate Harmony and good order among the 
Officers and Crew as soon as your Cruize, is Ended you are to Call 
of Charlestown Barr, and Advise the Commissioners by Letter by 
the Pilot boat of every Circumstance worth Communicating during 
the Cruize and by no means leave the Vessel yourself or Suffer any 
of [break] Officers or men to goe on shore till you receive Orders 
from the Board 

By order of the Board 

E Blake I s * Comr 

A Letter of Instructions to Cap*. W m . Tryon 
Cap 4 . W m Tryon 

Sir/ 

" The Brigantine Beaufort being Clean and well 
fitted having her Compliment of men provitions and water on board 
The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct that you do Embrace 
the first good Opportunity and proceed to Sea in Company with the 
Brig* Notre Dame, and that you do Continue to keep Company with 
and by no means Seperate from her during the Cruize, before you 
sail over Charlestown Barr, you are to Call on Cap*. Hall for proper 
Signals, which you are to pay due attention to, to prevent Sepera- 
tions, you are to Obey all Orders from Cap*. Hall as Commanding 
Officers, as soon as you get Over Charlestown Barr you are to pro- 
ceed in Company with the Notre Dame for Georgetown, and there 
take under your Convoy a Vessel Called the rice Bird, with her you 
are to proceed in Company with the Notre Dame with all possible 
dispatch for Charlestown Barr, you are not to Seperate from or 
Suffer the Rice Bird to Seperate from you, till you see her over 
Charlestown Barr, after which you are to Continue to Cruize with the 
Notre Dame, along the Coast not Exceeding Eight days [break] 
which time you are to take Sink Burn or destroy any [break] 
belonging to the King of Great Britain [break] you be so 
fortunate [break] Careful and put a proper person on board 
as prize [break] Number of men to Navigate her, with orders to 
proceed to Charles [break] or Some Inlet in the State of South Car- 
olina, and not to plunder or abu [break] any prisoners but treat them 
with the Greatest humanity and [break] you are to Endeavour all 



in your power to Cultivate Harmony and good Order Among the 
Officers and Crew, and to Cause all your Officers to Carry a Steady 
and regular Command, and se that no provisions or Stores be wasted 
or wantonly Expended, and to Cause all your warrant officers to 
make Just and regular returns of all Stores Expended during the 
Cruize, and of all remaining on board at the End of every Month, 
at the End of the Cruize you are to Come of Charlestown Barr, and 
to advise the Commissioners by Letter, by the Pilot boat of every 
Occurrence worth Communicating during the Cruize, and by no 
means leave the Vessel yourself or Suffer any Officer or men to goe 
on shore till you receive Orders from the Board. 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I st Comm [break] 

A Letter to Cap 1 . Will m Hall 

Cap*. W m Hall Navy Board 28 July 1779 

Sir/ 

There being forty Barrels of pork in the Hands 
of M r . W m . . Cole Merch*. in George Town, which he purchased 
sometime since for the use of the Navy, you are hereby directed to 
receive the Same from him and to have it brought round here, either 
in the Schooner Rice Bird (if she has room for it) or to have it 
divided on board the Brigg*. Notre Dame and Beaufort, Say twenty 
Barrels in each Vessell 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . Comm 1 

[Break of half a line] Excellency John R [break] 
[Break] Commissioners of the Navy Board beg leave to Acquaint 
Your Excellency that the three Gallies, are Nearly Compleated by 
the Carpenters, but that no Capt ns ,, is yet Appointed for them, nor 
is [break]' Possible to get men to Enter for them Vessels on the 
wages allowed by the State, The Commissioners of the Navy Board 
begg leave to recommend to your Excellency that the men Serving 
on board any Gal [break] in the Service of this State be allowed 
Seventy pounds ^ Month and One hundred Dollars Bounty on 
their Signing Articles to Serve Six Months, and That the Capt ns ,, 
and Officers of the Galleys should al [break] have their wages 
Advanced, as they have no Chance of takeing any Prizes, & must 
depend wholely on their wages for their Own and fami [break] Sub- 
sistance 

By Order of the Board 

E. Blake, I st Comm [break] 



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A Letter to Cap 1 ,, Thomas Smith 

Cap 1 ,, Thomas Smith Navy Board Aug*. . 3 rd 1779 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board 
Inform you That you are appointed to the Command of the 
Galley now in the hands of M r . David Hambleton and Direct that 
you do have said Galley properly rigged and fitted with all possible 
Dispatch so as to be ready for any Service on Shortest Notice, and 
that you do recommend to the Board proper fitt persons, for 
Officers, and Engage as many men to Serve on board her or any 
other Vessell in the Navy of this State (for Six Months) as you 
possibly can, on the Same terms you Enlisted Men for the South 
Edisto Galleys with a promise if the Governor should order the 
wages to be advanced, to Seventy pounds <jQ [break] which the 
Commissioners of the Navy Board have recommended [break] done, 
that they shall be allowed the Same, in the mean time [break] 
Delay may happen, The Commissioners direct that y [break] a few 
hands on the best terms you can to get the V [break] 1 

Cap*. John Hardy 2 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the [break] that you 

do have the Pack Horse Prison Vessel under you [break] Imme- 
diately removed into the Middle of the River nearly opp [break] to 
the Exchange and have her well moored and that you do hire hands 
for that purpose on the best terms you can, and as soon as the Ves- 
sell is properly moored that you report to the board 

By Order of the board 

Copy of the above wrote to Cap 1 . Daniell E Blake I st . Comm r 
Rhoads of the Prison Brigg* Salley & Cap 1 , i 
Andrew Rogers of the Prison Ship Earl off 
Chester 

A Note from His Excellency The Governour 

The Commissioners of the Navy will be pleased to Order the Prison 
Vessels removed into the Stream of Cooper River, furnished with 
the hands required by the Commissary of Prisoners on the best 



bottom of the page, containing the last line or two of this tetter, with 
the signature, was burnt off. 

2 The top of the page, containing the beginning of this letter, with its head- 
ing, was burnt off. 



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terms they can be procured Cap tns . . to Sleep on board Every 
Night 

(Signed) J Rutledge 

(this order to be Copyed before the Letter to] Aug*. 4 th 1779 
Cap* Hardy 

A Letter to Cap*. Stephen Devaul 

Navy Board 9 th Aug*. 1779 
Cap 1 . Stephen Devaull 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy board 

direct that you do take the Charge of the Crissis Pilot boat, with all 
Stores belonging to Said boat Agreeable to Inventory dl'd Cap* 
Turner, and that you have a Strict watch kept on board her 

By Order of the board 
E Blake I st Comm r 

Edw d Blake p d . Cap* Benj n . Ford two hundred & forty Eight 
Dollars 390 . . 

[A line or two burnt from top of page] 

[Break] Navy Board [break] 

[Break] Commissioners of the Navy, direct that you do Imm [break] 
make a report to the Board of the State and Conditi[ break] of the 
Rutledge Galley, under your Command, the Number of [break] and 
Officers belonging to her, and the Reasons why you cannot procure 
Seamen 

By Order of the Board 
E. Blake I st . . Comm[ break] 
Copy of the above wrote to 
Cap*. Sisk, Cap* Boitar 
Cap* Tho s Smith, Cap*. Benj n . Ford, of the Other Galleys 

A Letter to His Excellency the Governour 

Sir/ Navy Board 16 Aug*- [break] 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board beg leave to Inf [break] 
your Excellency that they are greatly in want of Cordage, Canvas 
and Other Stores for the use of the Navy Department, which Arti 
[break] cannot be purchased at any price in this State, they there- 
fore begg leave to recommend to your Excellency that liberty be 
giv [break] to Export about three hundred Barrels of Rice to the 



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West Indies to Import Such Necessary Articles as the Commission- 
ers may direct for the use of that Department 

By Order of the boa [break] 
E Blake I st . Comm [break] 
His Excellency the Governour 



A Letter from His Excellency the Governour 
Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy May Export three hundred 
Barrels of Rice, as they desire for the Purpose mentioned in your 
Letter. 

Your most Obed*. Serv* 

(Signed) J Rutledge 
Wednesday Morn [break] 

An Order was Drawn on the Treasury in favor [break of a word 
or two at the end of the line, and of a line or two at the bottom of 
the page where burned.] 

A Letter to [break] 
Cap 1 . . John Hardy 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy [break] 

that you do Immediately Carry the Schooner Pack Horse to Hob- 
caw and there have her graved, and Cleaned with all possible Dis- 
patch and then Immediately bring her Back to Charlestown, and 
take on board Such Prisoners, as the Commissary of Prisoners may 
Direct 

An Order was drawn on the Treasury By Order of the Board 
in favour of Tho s Smith for 'a E Blake first Comm r 

mast Supplyed the Notre 
Dame, at Georgetown. .162.. io/.. 

An Order to M r Paul Pritchard 

M r Paul Pritchard Navy Board Aug*. 2i st . 1779 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy board 
Direct that you do Immediately Clean & Grave the Schooner Pack 

Horse 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st ComnT - 



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A Letter to Cap 1 W m Hall 
Cap*. W m Hall 

Sir/ 

Your Letter ^ the Pilot Boat, Just came to 
hand in Answer thereto you are to Continue to Cruze in Company 
with the Brig-g*. Beaufort, agreeable to your Orders deliverd from 
the board ; the Commissioners have only to recommend that you do 
not Seperate from the Beaufort, nor Suffer Cap*. Tryon to Seperate 
from you, on any Account what ever and that you keep so close 
to the Land along the Shore, as to prevent being cut off by any 
Superior force and that you do Stretch a Long the Shore, to the 
S. ward as far as North Edisto, and Endeavour all in your power 
to take or distroy two small boats which are hovering in and about 
the mouth of that Inlett You are to be particularly carefull not to 
Venture too near to any Ship, till you are well Satisfied of her 
Strength as the Ariel 20 Gunn Ship has been Seen Cruzing off this 
Barr, Someti [break] after Cruzing along the Shore, the time 
limited in your for [break] you are to hove of the Barr, and Advize 
the [break of word or two at bottom of page] 



[Top of page burned down a line or two] 

Navy Board 24 A tig*- 1779 
A Letter to Cap*. W m . Tryon 
Cap*. W m . Tryon 

Sir/ 

In your Instructions from the Navy Board 

you was directed to advise the Commissioners by every Oppertunity, 
of every Occurrence, worth Communicating du [break] the Cruize, 
they are Surprized that so little regard has been [break] to that 
part of their Orders, the Commissioners of the Navy board direct 
that you do Continue to Cruize along the Shore agreea[ break] to 
your former directions, and that you Obey all orders rec [break] 
from Cap*. Hall ; during the Cruize as Commanding Officer and that 
you do not by any means Seperate from the Notre Dame, unless 
obliged by Stress of weather or to avoid being Captured by a Supe- 
rior force and at the End of the Cr [break] advise the Commissioners 
by Letter the State of the Beaufort and of every Occurrence during 

the Cruize 

By Order of the Board 
E. Blake I st Comm [break] 



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A Note to His Excellency the Governour 

Navy Board Aug 1 - [break] 

Edw d . Blake presents 'his Compliments to his Excellency the 
[ break] nour and Acquaints him that the Notre Dame & Beaufort 
are [break] the Barr, and will be glad of his Excellency s Directions 
[break] to Order them into port or Continue to Cruize on the Coast 
twelve or fourteen days longer, E B is of Opinion it will be to the 
advantage of the State for them to remain Cruizing, as [break] 
Number of Vessels belonging to Charlestown, is Expected [break] 
Different Ports in the Course of that time 

A Note from His Excell y the Governour 
Sir 

Be pleased to Give Orders, for the Notre Dame [break of 
several words] Cruizing as you Propose [break of several words, the 
bottom of the page being burnt] 



[Top of page burnt down a line or two] 

Navy [break] 
M r . W m Saltridge 

Sir/ 

You are Immediately to send to the 

sh [break] Yard at Cochrans all Such public boats as want any 
repa[ break] or to be Cleaned that they may be put in good Order 
and be ready for any Service when wanted 

By Order of the board 

E Blake I st . Comm r . 

A Letter to Cap 4 . W m Hall 

Cap 1 . W m . Hall Navy Board 30*. aug 1 - 79 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct 
that you do Continue to Cruize with the Brigg*. Notre Dame in 
Company with the Brigg 1 . Beaufort, in Such Station as directed in 
your former Orders, untill the 12 day of Sept r . . next unless Obliged 
to put into port Sooner, by Stress of weather, or to avoid being Cap- 
tured by a Superior force of the Enemy, you are not by any means 
to part with the Beaufort, nor Suffer her to part from you if it can 
possibly be avoided, and as there is great reason to Expect a Num- 
ber of Vessels from the West Indies in the Course of ten days you 



are therefore to keep a good lookout for them, and give every assist- 
ance in your power to get them Safe into port, you are also to give 
the Earliest Intelligence, of the appearance of any fleet on the Coast 
and of any Intelligence worth Communicating 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I st Comm r = 

[Top line of page burnt off] 
[Break] Cap 4 . W m Tryon 

Navy Board 3O th aug*. 1779 
Cap* W m Tryon 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct 

that you do Continue to Cruize with the Brigg 1 "Beaufort, in Com- 
pany with the Notre Dame in Such Station as directed in your 
former Orders, untill the twelfth day of Septem r . Next, and that you 
do not by any means Seperate from the Notre Dame, unless forced 
by Stress of weather, or to avoid being Captured by an Enemy of 
Superior force, and that you do Obey all Orders you may receive 
from Cap*. Hall during the Cruize as Commanding Officer 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st Comm[ break] 

[Top of page burnt down a line or two] 
Copy of [break of half a line] 
Representatives the 31. Day of August 1779 

Resolved, That the Pay of the Officers and Seamen of the Several 
Galleys in the Service of this State, in future, be as follows that is to 
Say 

The Captain four Dollars ^ day and two Dollars for his Table 

The Lieutenants three dollars <P day 

The Doctor 

The Master 

The Boatswain c . 

. - > Sixty Dollars ty Month 

The Gunner 

The Purser 

The Carpenter 

The Seamen Forty five Dollars ^ Month Each 
Resolved, That the Sum of one Hundred Dollars be allowed and 
paid as a Bounty, to each and Every warrant and petty Officer and 



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able Seaman, who shall Enlist to Serve on board the Said Galleys 

for the Term of Six Months 

Resolved, that there be allowed and paid for the Hire of Twenty 
able Bodied Negroe Men, to be Employed on board each of the 
Said Galleys, The Sum of forty Dollars ^ Month each, That the 
Said Negroes be duly Appraised and Valued when taken into the 
Service, And that Satisfaction be made to the Proprietors of Such 
of the Said Negroes as may be maimed killed or Captured by the 

Enemy while Employed in the Said Service, 

Resolved that this house will make Provision for Defraying the 
Expenses that may be Incurred in Consequence of the foregoing 
Resolution 

Ordered, That the foregoing Resolutions be Sent to the Honorable 
the Senate for their Concurrence 

By Order of the House 
Tho s Farr, Spea[ break] 

In the Senate I s . Sept r . 1779 

[A line or two burnt off at the bottom of the page] 
[A line or two burnt from the top of the page] 
[Break of half a line] be returned to the House of Represen- 
tatives, 

By Order of the House 
Ch s - Pinckney President 

A Letter to Dan 1 . Smith Esq r 

Sir Navy Board Sept r . 4 th . . 1779 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board Direct that you do 
Immediately on Receipt of this, Contract with M r . Dorsius & M r . 
Bellemy to Supply the Navil Department with twenty thou [break] 
Pounds weight of Ship Bread, to be baked with all possible Dispa 
[break] the whole to be deliverd by a Certain day ; and that you do 
Immedif break] Purchase from Cap*. Buckle or any Other person as 
much Cordage [break] will be Necessary to Compleat all the Gal- 
leys, 

Bv Order of the B [break] 

E. Blake, I s Comm r : 



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A Letter to Cap 1 . James Pyne 
Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct, that you do 
Immediately on rec*. of this, Endeavour by Every means in your 
Power, to Enlist Seamen and able bodied Negroe Men to Serve on 
board the Rutledge Galley for Six Months, and that you allow One 
Hundred Dollars Bounty to every able Bodied Seaman and forty 
[break] dollars ^ Month, and for every able Bodied Negro man 
forty Dollars ^ Month, the Negro to be appraised, and the Owner 
to be Set [break] in the Value, in Case of being killed Captured or 
maimed by the Enem [break] The Commissioners also direct that 
you do with all possible Dis [break] have the Rutledge Compleatly 
fitted, and ready for Immediate [break] 

By Order of the Bo [break] 
E. Blake I s [break] 

Copy of the above wrote to the following Captn 5 : 

Cap*. Benj n . Ford, and the Command^ officer of the Revenge & S. 

Edisto Galleys 

A Note from the [break] 

The Governour Requests that Cap 1 . Blake will give the Necessary 
Orders to the Rice Bird, The Beaufort & Notre Dame and the 
[break] Vessells going to Join the French Fleet 

Saturday 4 th Sept r . 1779 

A Letter to Cap' W m Hall 

Cap 1 . W m . Hall Navy Board 4 Sept r 1779 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Naval Department 
direct that you do Immediately proceed with the Notre Dame in 
Company with the Beaufort as farr to the Southward as Georgia 
and Join Count D Easting fleet and put yourself under his directions 
while he remains on that Coast in Order the Better to Enable you to 
Execute this Order the Commissary has Sent you a Supply of Pro- 
visions by the Rice Bird 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I st Comm r 



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A Letter to Cap 1 W m Tryon 

Cap 1 . W m . Tryon Navy Board 4 th Sept r . 1779 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct that 
you do Immediately proceed with the Brigg 1 . Beaufort in Company 
with the Notre Dame as farr to the S. ward as Georgia and their 
Join Count DeEastang fleet and follow any directions you may 
receive from him while on that Coast, and to Enable you to Execute 
this Order the Comm rs has Sent a Supply of Provisions by the 
Schooner Rice Bird 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake first Comm r 

A Letter to Cap*. Poinsett of the Schooner Rice Bird 
Sir/ Navy Board 5 Sept r . 1779 

With the Schooner Rice Bird under your Command you are to 
Proceed with all Possible Dispatch to the S.ward in Quest of the 
french fleet and as soon as you Join Count DeEstang you are to fol- 
low his directions [break] he may want the use of the Rice Bird, 
after which you are to make [break] your way Back to Charlestown 
if on your way you should fall [break of three or four words] Dame 
& Beaufort you are to deliver the Provitif break] 

[A line or two burnt off at the bottom of the page] 

[A line or two burnt from top of the page] 

[Break] Cap 1 . Stephen DeVaull 

[Break] DeVaull Navy Board 4 Sept [break] 

Sir/ 

By the Particular request of the Governour the 
Commissions of the Navy Board direct that you do Immediately 
proceed to Sea with the Pilot Boat under your Command and Carry 
Such of the Pilotts which are going to the french fleet as you can 
Immediately Collect and put them on board the french frigatt which 
is now in the offin in Sight of the Town, and bring on Shore Such 
Officers as may want to Come with dispatches for the Govern [break] 

or Councill 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . Comm [break] 



H. c 2. 



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To the Pilotts Going to the French Fleet 

Navy Board 4 th Sep [break] 
Gentlemen 

One of the French Frigatts being now in Sight of the Barr, 
Probably Came for the Express purpose of Procuring Pilotts for the 
fleet The Comissioners of the Navy Board request that you hold 
yourselves in readiness to go on board her on the Shortest Notice 
Such Gentlemen as chuse to proceed in Either of [break] Pilott 
Boats, or in the Schooner Rice Bird may do So But the Commis- 
sioners Recommend it as the Safest as well as the Quickest Passage 
to goe in the Frigatt 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I st Comm[ break] 
To Mess rs . Cap'. Tucker, Minott, Stone &C 

A Letter to Cap*. John Addison 4 Sept 1 ". 1779 
Cap*. John Addison 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board 

direct that you do proceed with all possible dispatch with the 
Schooner G [break] Moultrie under your Command to the South- 
ward and Ende [break] by Every means in your Power to Join the 
french fleet, and p[break] yourself under the directions of Count 
DeEstang during his [break] to the S.ward as soon as he has done 
with you you are to .[break] of your way to Ch s .town 

By Order of the Boar [break] 

E [break] 
This Note to be Copyed after this Letter 1 

E Blake present his Complyments to his Excellency the Governour 
and Acquaints him that Addison Schooner will be ready to proceed 
to the Fleet in two Hours, if your Excellency think proper to have 
her Sent E B will give Orders 

She is a fine Schooner for the purpose and he a Very Active Skilful 
Man- 
By all Means 2 

An Order was [break of half a line] W m . Burt for Am 1 : of the Pay 
Bill of the [break of two or three words] Galley Cap 1 . Boitar. 

J The original note is pasted to the page. 

2 This in the handwriting of Governor Rutledge. 



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A Letter of Instructions to Cap 1 . Boitard 

Cap 4 . Marshal Boitar Navy Board 8 Sept 1 ". . 1779 

Sir/ The Lee Galley being now fitted Victuled & Manned 
and ready to proceed on a Cruize, The Commissioners of the Navy 
Board, direct that you do Embrace the first fair wind and proceed 
with all possible dispatch to Count DeEstang's Fleet, and on your 
arrival their Acquaint him that you are Directed, by this Board to 
Obey any Orders he may give you which Orders you are to 
Endeavour by Every means in your Power to Carry Into Execution ; 
As soon as the Count Informs you that he has no further use for 
the Galley you are to make the best of your way into S. Edisto Inlet 
and their Cruize for the Protection of the Inland Trade, Till you 
Receive further Orders from this Board, during the whole of your 
Cruize you are to Endeavour by every means in your Power to take 
Burn Sink or distroy any Vessels or goods Belonging to the King 
of Great Brittain or any of his Subjects, But by no means Suffer 
any of your Officers or men to goe on Shore Either in this State or 
Georgia to Plunder or Distress any of the Inhabitants, But Such as 
are well known to be Enemys to the Cause of America and in that 
Case you are not to Suffer any of your People to dispose off or Con- 
ceal any Articles whatever till such things have been regularly Con- 
demned in a Court of admirallity you are to be particularly Carefull 
of all provisions and Stores and that none be wasted or Extrava- 
gantly Expended, and that the Prop [ break Jfficers keep Exact 
Accounts, and make regular Returns to y [break] Stores Expended, 
which Return you are to lay before the [break of three or four 
words] pay Bill will be allowed [break of six or seven words] from 
Ch s .town you are to draw on the Board for Payment, taking care to 
send Certificates of every Article so Purchased and draw for, and 
your drafts Shall be duly Honoured 

By Order of the Boar [break] 

E Blake I st Comm[ break] 
Copy of foregoing Instructions wrote 
to Cap*. Corvaiser of the Galley Marquest of 
Brittany 

An Order was drawn on the Treasury in favour of the following 
Cap [break] 

Cap 1 . James Pyne. for two thousand Dollars .3250. . 

Cap 1 . William Sisk for two thousand Doll 5 3250. . 

Cap 1 . Benj n . Ford. . for two thousand. .d 3250 

8 th ,, Sept r . 1779 

9750. . 



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Copy of a Note to Cap 1 . Benj" Ford 

Cap 4 . Ford is directed by the Commissioners of the Navy Board to 
deliver to Cap*. Pyne or Sisk all the Men that belong to his Galley 
to Serve on board Either of them Galleys during the Short Service 
they are now going on By Order of the Boa [break] 

9 Sept r . 1779 E Blake I st Comm [break] 

A Letter to M r . Paul Pritchard 

Navy Board io th Sept [break] 
M r . Paul Pritchard 

Sir/ 

The Commissary is in want of a Num r . of 

Oars for Boats & Schooners, and the Commissioners of [break] 
Navy Board Direct that 25 pair be Immediately prepa [break] and 
Sent to Town and Deliverd to M r Dan 1 Smith 

By Order of [break] 
"E Blake [break] 

A Letter [break] 
Cap*. James Pyne 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct 

that you do proceed on the Rutledge Galley of which you are Cap tn . 
with all possible dispatch to the Southward in Serch of the Enemy 
and use every means in your Power to take or distroy any of the 
Enemys Vessels or Boats, where ever they may be found, you are 
by Every Opportunity to Acquaint Count DeEstang of your Situa- 
tion and to desire his directions how to proceed with the Galley, and 
endeavour by every means in your power to Carry into Execution 
all Orders Rec d , from him 

Should you not receive orders from Count 
DeEstang, and General Lincoln, or the Commanding Officer of the 
American Army, should require any Immediate Service from you 
you are to receive his orders, and Endeavour all in your power to 
Execute them with Resolution and Dispatch, you are to act on every 
Occasion in Conjunction with the Revenge, unless orderd by Count 
DeEstang or the Commanding Officer of the American Army on 
Separate duty you are as Senior officer to deliver to Cap 1 Sisk 
Orders in writing, whenever you have Occasion to send him on any 
Duty, and you are to be Particularly Carefull of all the Stores and 
provisions that none be wasted or Extravagantly Expended and you 



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are to advise the Commissioners of Every Occurrence worth Com- 
municating during your Cruze, and Should you have Occasion for 
any fresh Provisions for the use of the Galleys you are to Purchase 
it and Draw on the Board for the amo 4 . . which Draft will be duly 
honoured, You are not on any pretence whatever to Suffer any 
Officer or Men to goe on Shore out of either of the Galleys to 
Plunder or take anything from any of the Inhabitants of this State 
or Georgia, unless Such as are well known to be Enemys [break] 
American Cause and in that Case you are not to Suffer any offi 
[break] or make away with anything till Regularly [break] 
[Bottom line burned off ] 

[Break] to Cap* W m Sisk 

Navy Board io th . .Sept r . 1779 
[Name illegible] 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct 

that you do proceed in the Revenge Galley, of which you are Cap 
[break] with all possible dispatch to the S.ward in Serch of the 
Enemy, and [break] every means in your power to take or distroy 
any of the Enemys Ves[ break] or Boats wherever they may be 
found, you are by every Opportunity to Acquaint Count DeEstang 
of your Situation, and to desire his directions how to proceed with 
the Galley, and Endeavour by Every Means, in your Power, to Carry 
into Execution all Orders rec d . from [break] Should you not receive 
Orders from Count DeEstang, and Gen 1 Lincoln, or the Command- 
ing Officer of the American Army, should require any Immediate 
Service from you, you are to receive [break] Orders and Endeavour 
all in your Power to Execute them with Resolution & Dispatch, you 
are to Act on Every Occasion in Conju [break] with the Rutledge 
Galley, unless orderd by Count DeEstang or the Commanding 
Officer of the American Army, on Seperate duty and you are to 
Obey all Orders from Cap*. Pine, as Senior Officer, and you are to 
be particularly Carefull of all the Stores & provisions that none may 
be wasted or Extravagantly Expended, and you are to ad [break] 
the Commissioners of every Occurrence Worth Communicating dur- 
ing your Cruze, and Should you have Occasion for any fresh Pro- 
visio [break] for the use of the Galley you are to Purchase it and 
draw on the [break] Board for the amount, which draft will be duly 
Honoured you are not on any Pretence whatever to Suffer any 
Officer or men [break] goe on Shore out of your Galley to Plunder 



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or take anything from any Inhabitant of this State or Georgia, 
unless such as are known to be Enemys to the American Cause, and 
in [break] are not to Suffer any Officer or men, to Sell or make 
way [break] thing till Regular Condemned in a Court of admiralty 

By Order of the ^ [break] 
E [break] 

A Letter [break] 

M r . Paul Pritchard [Date burned off] 

Sir/ 

In the late Gale of wind Count DeEstang's 

Ship had her Rudder hurt and is in want of Timber to make a New 
One also Timber to make three or four other Rudders for Ships of 
the Line 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board Request that you 
do Supply all the undermentioned Timber with all Possible dispatch 
as the safety of the Ships greatly depend on your Exertion in this 
Matter 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I st . Comm r 

1 Peice 42 feet 8 Inches long) , 

2. feet iy 2 In Square C 

2 Pieces 35 feet Long 13 Inch 5 Square Oak 

1 P s . . . 37. d. 4 Inches long -j I feet 7^ In Square, Pine 

2 p s . .37. d 4 In. long i . feet 91/3 In Square. Oak 
i p s . .32 feet long. . . i feet 4 In Square, Pine 

i p s . .30 feet Long 10 2/3 In Square, Oak 

I p s . . 52 feet Long 2 feet 2 In diamiter for a bow Spritt 

i p s . .59 feet long 20 Inches Diamiter. for a d 

i p s . .80 feet long. . 17 Inches in the Slings, for a yard 

i p s . . Pine 77 feet long 20 Inches for a Jybboom for the longua Dock 

I p s . Oak 15 feet long 15 Inches Square for an anchor Stock 

A Letter to Cap*. W m . Hall 

Cap*. W m . Hall Navy Board Sept r n th . . 1779 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navil Department 
Direct that you do Immediately Proceed to Sea in the Notre Dame, 
with all Possible dispatch, and Endeavour to Join Count DeEastings 
fleet, which is now of the Coast of Georgia, as soon as you Join the 



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French Fleet you are to wait on the Commanding Officer, and 
Receive Orders from Him Respecting your Duty which Orders you 
are Punctually to Obey, As soon as Count DeEstang Shall acquaint 
you, that he has no further Service for the Notre Dame, you are to 
Proceed with all Possible dispatch for Charlestown during your 
Cruize you are to advise the Commissioners by every Opportunity 
of Every Occurrence worth Communicating 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I st . Comm r . 

A Letter to M r David Edgar 

M r . David Edgar Navy Board 13 th Sept r . [break] 

Sir/ 

Youll please remove from the Ship y [break] 

all the Tools & O. that belong to the Public, and have them Delivered 
to the Commissary for the Navil Department as soon [break] Possi- 
ble, and deliver to Cap*. Cochran the Yard & Such S [break] as 
were hired from him 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I st . Com x [break] 



*Two slips of paper, containing the following memoranda, were -pasted to 
the page containing the two foregoing letters : 

We the Subscribers being Called upon by Cap 1 . Tho s Buckle to value two 
Negro Men Named Bacchus & Pomp'y both good Coopers to be taken in the 
sea Service on Board of the Ship Bricole Cap*. David Lockwood 
Charles i6*h 1780 
town 

Do give our opinion that the above two Negroes Named Bacchus -& 
Pompey are worth Twenty thousand pounds Current Money of S. Carolina 
each. E North 

Chs.town So Carolina :6th Febx 1780 David Saylor 

Daniel Smith Dr 

1780 To Anthy Jn Kosskey 

March 10 To making one Gallows for 

the row galley 22tts@i3. 286.0.0. 
Endorsed: John Koskey 
Acco* 



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Navy Board Wednesday [break] 
Extra Meeting 

Present Edw d . . Blake Esq r . I st . Comm r 
Josiah Smith & Edw d . Darrell Esq r .. 

The following Orders were drawn on the Treasury for in favour of 
the Following Persons 

W m ,, Trusler for amo*. of 3 Beef acco ts . ., Viz* 
the Notre Dames acco*. 384. Rattle Snake 87-107, 

Public 45 516. . 10. . 

W m . Burt for Amo*. of Tryall's Pilot Boats pay Bill 1050- 
d.. d for Pay Bill of Prison Brigg 1 . Sally 681.157 173115 
d d for Amo*. of the Pay Bill of S Edisto Galley 2761 14-6 

Cap*.. Benj". . Tucker, for 169 Oznabs Frock & 

Trousers @ 30 5070. . . . 

James Bricken for Amo*. of his Acco*. against the S. 

Edisto Galley 420 10 

Ruth-Stone & W m . Croskey for 2 Negroes bought by 

Paul Pritchard 6310. . 

Blakes & Sawyer, for Amo f . of their Acco ts . for Rum 

& Rice 2380 . . 



19190. .9 6 
Blakes & Sawyer for a hhd Rum 118 G s 46, 

(order drawn 30 July) 5428 . . 



The following Advertisement was Put in Mess rs . Wells & Tim- 
othys Gazetts 

All Persons having any Demands against the Commissioners of the 
Navy, are Desired to deliver in their Accounts Properly Attested by 
the [break] th day of October Next to W m Burt, Clerk of the Navy 
Board 

Adjourned to Thursday Afternoon [break] 



[Break]y Board Thursday 16 Septem r 1779. 

[Break] Meeting 

Present Edward Blake Esq r first Com [break] 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs - 

The following orders ware drawn on the Treasury for in favour of 
[break] Following Persons Viz 1 . . 



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To Francis Kinloch Esq r for the Schooner Watboo) , 

> Jt2^ OO 

Converted into a Galley, for the use of the State V 
To W m . Stone for amo 1 . . of his Acco 1 . .. for Bringing 

down Wraggs Schooner, & c 15 [break] 

To Fardo & Galliard for Amo 1 . of their acco ts . for] 

boards, dl'd David Hambleton ^ Acco 1 . dl'd \ I5L 

To Jacob Boomer for Amo 1 . of 15 Beef acco ts . ^ acco 1 

dl'd 10571 [break] 

To W m ,, Burt...for Amo 1 . .of the Revenge Galleys, 

Volunteer's Pay bill 1797 [break] 

To Robert Beard for Amo 1 . of his acco 1 . to 19 th . . July 

last 292 [break] 

To Benjamin Hawes for amo 1 of his acco 1 . against the 

Beaufort 43 [break] 

To John Turner for amo 1 of his acco 4 . for Bounty p d for) r , , 

Shiping men on board the Eagle Pilot Boat C 

To Mess". Sam 1 . Prioleau J u - & C for Amo t of 2] 

Acco ts . for Sundy 8 bo* 1 115 [break] 

by Dan' 1 Smith, Commissary 

To Daniel Jinkins for Amo 1 . of his Acco 1 . for Beef Sup-] . -. 

plyed the Notre Dame & Bellona \ 7 [ J 



Friday [break] 
Extra Meeting 

Navy Board 

Present Edw d Blake Esq [break] 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq r 

The Following Orders was Drawn on the Treasury in favour of the 

Following Persons. . 

Thomas Bourke for Amo 1 of his Acco 1 for Langrage] 

Supplyed the S- Edisto Galley -\ 74 ' '~' '~ 

W m - Clarke for Amo 1 of his Acco 1 . against the Crisses 

Pilot boat 589. . . . 

W m . Burt for Amo 1 . of Pay Bill of the Ship Count) 

r c u r t r 
of Sabran Cap 1 Gasquay 

Thomas Shewbrick for amo 1 . of two Accounts. . . . 

Amo 1 . of Acco 1 . for Negroe Wages 295.. AmoHi82'2. . 
of Acco 1 for [undecipherable] 1527.107 



6072. .- 
Adjourned to Saturday 4. oClock 



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Navy Board 18 Sept 1 ". 1779 
[Break] Meeting 

Present Edw d . . Blake Esq r . first Comm r . 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs 

The following Orders were drawn on the Treasury in favour of the 

foil [break] Persons 

Thomas Stewart for amo*. of his Acco 1 . against the] 

Lee Galley for 786. . 5/- amo* of acco* against I 132 [break] 

the Carolina Galley 540 
Benjamin Jinkins for amo 1 of his acco* for Beef] 

Supplyed the Brigg 5 - Notre Dame & Bellona,/ C 1597 [break] 

dl'd E. -B/= 

Katharin Harvey for amo*. of hir acco*. . for Negroe's) 

TT- *;/--. cu- f 568 [break] 

Hire at Cochran s Ship \ 



3493 [break] 

Adjourned to Monday 4. OClock 
afternoone 



Navy Board, Monday 2O th ,, Sep[ break] 

Present Edw d . Blake Esq r - first Comm [break] 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs 

A Letter to M r . John Gaborell 

Navy Board 2O th . Sept r . 1779 
Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy desire you will attend the 
Board tomorrow afternoon at 5. O.Clock as they will be glad to 
know why the leading Mark, which you so long Since Contracted to 
put up for Lawfords Channel is not yet Compleated 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st Comm 1 
Adjourned to Tuesday afternoon 4, O,Clock 



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[ Break] y Board 

Tuesday 2i st ,, Septemb 1 ",, 1779 
Present Edw d Blake Esq r . first Comm r . 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs 

The Following Order was drawn on the Treasury in favour of the 
fol[ break] Person. . 

George Hutton for Amo*. of his Acco*. against the ) 

cr, TTJ- * /~ 11 t f t 138 [break] 

S. Edisto Galley for wages due him ( 

Adjourned to Thursday after Noon 4, O.Clock 



Navy Board, Thursday 23 rd . . Septemb r . . 1779 

Present Edward Blake Esq r . . first Com [break] 
Josiah Smith & Edw d . Darrell Esq rs . . 

The following Order drawn on the Treasury, for in favour of the 
[break] Person. . . 

Daniel Smith, Commissary for the Navil Department) ,, . , 

> sj I break 

nr\ ztrT*- 



on du^u- i 

Adjourned to Monday 4, O.Clock [break] 



Navy Board Monday 27 th Sept r . Adjourned to Tuesday 4 O.Clock 



Navy Board, Tuesday 28 th . . Septemb r . . 1779 

Present Edw d Blake Esq r , first Comm r 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs 

The following Orders drawn on the Treasury in favour of the 

Following Person Vizt 

Blakes & Sawyer for Amo* of Iron bo 1 , for the Hobcaw) 

Ship Yard by E Blake -( 3 45 "~ 

W m Burt for Amo 1 of Acco 4 ,, for Cordage bo*, of Sam 1 ) _ 

Paine for the Galley Debretteney C 



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the Clerk was orderd to pay W m . Cameron acco 4 , 

> oo 
against the Brigg 1 Beaufort 



3392.. - 
Adjourned to Thursday 4-OClock 



[Break] y Board Thursday 3O th . . Septem r . . 1779 

Present Edw d .Blake Esq r . first Comm[ break] 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs 

The following Orders were drawn on the Treasury for in favour of 

the Following Person's 

Seth Gilbert for Amo*. of his Acco*. against the Rut- 
ledge Galley 



Benjamin Ford for Amo*. of his Acco 1 against the Gal- 

1194,, j, 

.-i W 

W m Burt for amo* of the Prison Brigg* Salley, for 

Amo 4 . of Wages due Cap 1 Dan 1 Rhoads- 



2132,, [break] 
Adjourned to Friday 4. O.Clock 



Navy Board, Friday I st ,, October 1779 

Present, Edw d Blake, Esq r . first Comm r 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs 

Adjourned to Monday, 4. O.Clock 



Navy Board Monday 4 th ,, Octo [break] 

Present Edw d . Blake Esq r . I st . Comm r ' 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs 

The following Orders was drawn on the Treasury for in favour of 

the Following Persons. Viz 1 . . 

W m ,, Saltridge for Amo 1 . of his Acco*. as boat] 

keeper from I st . . June to 14*. . Septem r last \- 1621 . . 5. . 

^Acco*. dl'd J 



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Nath 1 Libbe for Amo 4 . of his Acco*. against the Galley 

Debritteney - 549. . . . 

W m . Burt. . . for Amo 1 . of Pay Bill of the Crisses -945- 

Pilot Boat 
W m . . Johnson for Amo*. of Sundry Acco ts . . 

against the Galleys, Pilot boats Brigg 1 . . Notre 18192. . 5. .- 

Dame & Brigg 4 Beaufort 

Josiah Smith for Amo*. of Acco ts ,, against Desaus- 

sure Smith & Darrell ^ Acco ts dl'd -J 45731 ' ' I5 ' '~ 



Inserted before the Orders above 

A Letter to M r . W m Saltridge 
Sir/ Navy Board 4 th . . Octob 1 ",, 1779 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct that you do Imme- 
diately Collect all the Boats belonging to this State, and that you 
lay before the board on Tuesday Next, an Exact return of all the 
Boats, and the State and Condition of each, as no pay Bill will be 
allowed till such returns is made, and all the Boats Collected in 

Charleston 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake, I st . . Comm r 
Adjourned to Thursday. 4. .O. .Clock 



[Break] Board Thursday 7 th . . Oct r ,, 1779,, 

Present Edw d Blake Esq r . . I st Comm r 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell. . Esq rs . . 

The following Orders drawn on the Treasury in favour of the 
Following Person 

Daniel Rhoads, for amo*. of his acco*. against the) 

c u ID i u r44- -[break] 

Prison Schooner Pack Horse \ 



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a Note to W m Btirt 

Navy Board 8 th . Oct r . 1779 
M r W m . Burt 

Sir 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct that 
you write a Letter to Cap 4 . Hall of the Notre Dame and one to Cap 
[break] Boitard of the Lee Galley and Acquaint them of all the 
articles Sent for the use of the different Vessells 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake i Comm[ break] 

A Letter to Cap 1 W m Hall 
Cap*. W m Hall 

Sir/ 

By Order of the Commissioners of the Navy 
Board I now Send you by the Eagle Pilot Boat, two anchors a Hhd 
West India Rum, 3 Barrels Pork, two Tearces bread & two Bbls 
Rice which I wish Safe to your hand : & am Sir your most Hb 
[break] 

W m . Burt 

A Letter to Cap* Boitar 

Cap*. . Boitar Navy B [break] 

Sir/ 

By Order of the Commissioners of the Navy 
Board I now send you by the Eagle Pilot boat, 2ooo w Gunpowder, 
(for Cannon). 50 for Musketts, 400-18% Shott 2oo-i2 w Shott. 2 
Rhems, Cannon Cartridge Paper, 4 quires Muskett [break] 50*. 
Match Stuffe-2-i8 w Rammers & Spunges, i Hhd West India Rum 
6 Barrels Pork 6oo w Bisquets, 2 Tierces Peas., one d Rice i furkin 
Butter all which I wish Safe to your hand 

& am Sir your Hble Serv* 

W m Burt 

Copy of Advertisement 

Navy Board 8 th - Oct r - 1779 

Wanted for the use of the Navil Department, Two hundred 
Barrels of good Salted Beef, and three Hundred Barrels good Salted 
Pork, any Person willing to Supply the whole or any Part thereof 
are desired to give in their Proposals in writing to W m Burt,, Clerk 
of the Navy Board, or Dan 1 Smith Commissary of the Navil Depart- 
ment. 



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Copy of a Letter to Cap*. Rich d Ham 
Cap*. Rich d Ham 
Sir 

With the Eagle Pilot boat now under your Com- 
mand you are to proceed with all possible dispatch to Georgia where 
you are to deliver Such goods as you may have on board for the 
use of the army, to the Proper Officers Appointed to Receive them 
You are then to proceed to the Brigg* Notre Dame and deliver on 
board of her all such Stores and Provissions as has been put on 
board by the Commissary for that Vessell, after which you are to 
follow all such Orders as you may Receive from Count DeEstang 
[break] manding Officer of the french fleet 

By Order of the [break] 
[Bottom line burnt off ] 

Copy of [break] Cap 1 Benj n . . Ford 

Cap* Benjamin Ford Navy Board 12 th ,, Oct [break] 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board 

direct that you do proceed in the Carolina Galley of which you are 
Cap*. . with all possible dispatch to Savannah in Sarch of the En 
[break] and use every means in your power to take or distroy any of 
the Enemys Vessells or boats, wherever they may be found, you are 
by every Opportunity to Acquaint Count D e Estang of your Situa- 
tion and to desire his Directions how to proceed with the Galley, and 
Ende [break] by Every means in your power, to Carry into Execu- 
tion all Orders from him, Should you not receive Orders from 
Count D e Estang, and Ge [break] Lincoln, or the Commanding 
Officer of the American Army should require any Imediate Service 
from you, you are to receive his [break] and Endeavour all in your 
Power to Execute them with Resol [break] and dispatch, you are to 
act on every Occasion in Conjunction with with the Rutledge Galley, 
unless ordered by Count D e Estang or the Commanding Officer of the 
American army on Separate duty and you are to Obey all Orders 
from Capt Pyne as Senior Officer, and are to be particularly Carefull 
of all Stores & provissions that none may be wasted or Extravagantly 
Expended and you are to advise the Commissioners of every Occur- 
rance worth Communicating during [break] Cruize, and hould you 
have Occasion for any fresh provisions [break] the use of the Galley, 
you are to Purchase it, and draw on the Board for the amo*., which 
Draft will be duly honoured, you are not on any Pretence whatever 



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to Suffer any Officer or Men to go on Shore out of your Galley, to 
Plunder or take anything from [break] Inhabitant of this State or 
Georgia, unless such as are well k [break] to be Enemys to the 
American Cause, and in that case, you are n [break] Suffer any 
Officer or men to sell or make way with any [break] till Regular 
Condemned in a Court of Admiralty 

By Order [break] 
[Bottom line burnt off ] 

[Top line burnt off] 
Navy Board [break] 

Present Edw d Blake [break] 

Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs . . * 

The following Order was drawn for in favour of the following Per- 
sons 
M c Culley Righton for Amo i of his Cooperage 

acco'. . ^ acco'. dl'd 2968. . 2. . 6. . 

Thomas Cole for amo*. of his wages due him from m 

Ship Gen 1 Moultrie i?37- 5- 

Benj n . . Ford for to pay Bounty to men for the 

Carolina Galley 2 437- IO - 

Daniel Smith for an Order on acco*, of his acco* 20000 . . . . . . 



27142. . 17. . 6. . 
Adjourned to Monday after Noon 4. OClock 



Navy Board Monday i8 th . . Oct r . . 1779 

Present Edward Blake Esq r . first Comm r 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq r . 

Adjourned to Thursday Evening 4 O. Clock 

Cap 1 Stephen Devaull ^ A Letter to Cap 1 . Stephen Devaull 

Navy Board 26 st Oct r 79 

Sir The Commissioners of the Navy department 
direct that you do Immediately proceed in the Eagle Pilot boat, with 
all possible dispatch to the French fleet, and attend on them agreeable 
to any Orders you may Receive from the Commanding Officer till 
such times as he may give Liberty to the Pilotts belonging to this 
State to leave the fleet, as soon as you can get the Pilotts you are to 



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Proceed directly for Charlestown ; but on no pretence whatever leave 
the Fleet so as to Endanger any of our Pilotts being Carried of in 
the Fleet- 
By Order of the Board 
E Blake I st Comm r . 

[Break of several words] on the Treasury for in favour [break] 

[Break] from His Excellency the Governour 
By Advice of the Privy Council I do hereby Authorize and 
Require you, to Cause the Eagle Pilot boat to be Impressed and 
taken for the Public Service ; Agreeable to the directions of the 
Ordinance of the General Assembly in Such Case made & provided ; 
passed the [break] day of October A. D. 1778 for which this Shall 
be your warrant 

(Signed) J Rutledge 

To Edw d Blake Esq r . first Comm r . ( 

of the Navy of S. Carolina 

27 th . . Oct r . 1779 (Copy of appraisement of the Eagle Pilot Boat) 

The Subscribers being Appointed by the Commissioners of the Navy 

to appraise the Schooner Eagle, do upon Oath Value her agreeable 

to the within Inventory at the Sum of Seventy thousand Pounds 

Curry the 27 th . Oct r . .1779 

(2 Letters over leaf from the Governour 

Ito be Inserted before this Letter to Cap* Poinsett 1 

A Letter to Cap 4 . Poinsett ; of the Schooner Rice Bird 

Navy Board 28 th . . Oct r . . -1779 
Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct that you do 
Immediately Take on board the Rice Bird, such provissions & Stores 
as Gen 1 Lincoln may have Occasion to Send for the use of wounded 
Troops on board the different Vessels at Ogechia, and that you do 
Apply to him for Such provisions and Stores, and proceed with Same 
with all possible dispatch for Ogechia and deliver them again to his 

Orders 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st ComnV [break] 

A Letter from His E[ break] 
Sir/ 

The Eagle Pilot boat is to be taken [break of three of four 
words] under the authority of the Ordinance for Impressing Boats 

H. C. 3. 



&C- But I have not that Act be me and do not Recollect, what Steps 
is required to be pursued in Such a Case I therefore wish you would 
Order Devaull to Stay till I can get a Sight of the Law, which will 
be about 9 to Morrow Morning I am your most Obed* Serv* 
Wednesday 2o th . . Oct r 1779 J Rutledge 

Charlestown 26 th . Oct 1779 
Sir/ 

I desire that you will as soon as Possible procure a nother Pilot 
Boat to be Built, & fitted for Service, for the use of this Port & am 

Your most Obed* Serv* 

(Signd) John Rutledge 
N B These 2 Letters to be Coppyed 
before the Letter to Cap* Poinsett 



[Break] Board, Thursday 28 th ,, October 1779 

Present. Edw d . Blake Esq r . first Comm r 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs ,, 

The Following Orders was drawn on the Treasury for in favour of 
the Following Persons Viz*. . 
David Edgar for Ball 6 , of his Acco*. . due him 

from the State Ship yard at Cochrans 

W m Sommarsall for Amo*. of his Acco* for 38 

bbls Rice dl'd the Commissary <$ Bill did 
Benj n . .Hawes for Amo*: of his Acco*. against 

the Revenge Galley 

W m Burt for Amo 4 ,, of Septimus Robinson Sail 

Maker Acco*. against the Brigg*. . Beaufort 
Mary Darling Admin r . of Est a . of Joseph Dar-' 



2153. .2 [break] 
10744. . [break] 
203. .15 [break] 
715.. [break] 



ling for amo* of the following Acco ts . ./ 



Notre Dame 242.107. Brigg* Beaufort 
Acco*. 1200 Notre Dames, ditto 862.. io/.. 

Joseph Bee for Amo*. of his Accounts as fol- 
lows Viz*. . Amo*. of the Lee Galley 
973.12. .6 Amo*. of the Carolina Galley 
Account $1232. . io/. Revenge Galley 410. 
Amo*. of the Prison Schooner Acco*. 50. . 
Amo*. of Acco*. for Rations 456 

W m Burt for Amo*. of Pay Bill of the Eagle] 

Pilot Boat .\ 3I1 



> 2305 . . [break] 



3122. . [break] 



1 8 [break] 



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The Qerk was Orderd to write a Letter to M r Pritchard desiring 
him to attend on the Board Immediately 
Adjourned to Monday 4. O.Clock 



Navy Board, Monday [break] 

Present Edward Blake Esq r . I. Com [break] 
Josiah Smith & Edward Darrell Esq rs 

Adjourned to Thursday 4, O,Clock 

A Letter to Cap 1 Poinsett 

Cap 1 . Poinsett Navy Board 4 Nov r . 1779 

Sir 

You are to deliver the Schooner Rice Bird to 
Cap 1 . W m Sisk who is Appointed to the Command for this Voyage 
and you are to deliver him a particular acco*. of all the Stores belong- 
ing to her, and take his Receipt for the Same 

I am Sir your Hble Serv* 

Edw d Blake I st . Comm r 

A Letter to Cap 4 W m Sisk 

Cap*. W m Sisk Navy Board 4 Nov r . 1779 

Sir/ 

You are to take the Command of the Rice Bird 
to goe to Georgia as a flagg, for which Purpose you are to wait on 
Gen 1 Lincoln to know what Officers and Prisoners are to goe with 
you, and you are to take as many hands from on Board the Revenge 
Galley as will be necessary to man her and take provisions & water 
on board Immediately that you may Sail this Morning with out fail 
you are to give Particular Charge to the Lieu* of the Galley about 
the Stores &C a . and on your Return so that none be lost, you'll also 
desire Cap 1 Poinsett to deliver an Inventory of all Such Stores as is 
on board the Rice Bird for which you are to give him a Receipt so 
that [break] may be Returnd at the End of the Voyage 

By Order of the [break] 
[Bottom line burned off] 

A Letter to Cap* W m Hall 
[Break] Navy Board 6 Nov r . 1779 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct that you do 
send from on board the Notre Dame a proper Officer to take care of 



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the Revenge Galley and all her Stores, and that said Officer be 
directed to remain on board, and to act as Commander till Cap 1 . Sisk 
returns from Savannah, and That he dont Suffer any of the People 
belonging to the Galley to leave their duty 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . Comm r - 

A Letter To M r . . Stephen Devaull 
Sir/ 

By desire of his Excellency the Governour, The Commissi 
[break] of the Navy Board direct that you do Immediately take 
Possesion of the Eagle Pilot boat, belonging to the State of South 
Carolina, and that you do take a particular Inventory of all Stores, 
and if any Person Refuses to let you have Quick Posses [break] or if 
any of the Stores are wanting which you left on board you [break] 
to Acquaint His Excellency thereof and he will order a guard to 
put you in possesion, & a Return of Such Stores as may be want 
[break] 

By Order of the Board 
Navy Board 6 Nov r 1779 E Blake I st Comm r 

A Letter to Cap 1 . Boitard 
Sir/ Navy Board 6 Nov r . 1779 

With the Lee Galley under your Command you are to Proceed 
with all possible dispatch to Charlestown in Company [break] the 
Marquest of Brittany Galley, The 'Commissioners Recommend That 
you do proceed in land, and that you do not Seperate from the 
Marques of Brittany on any Pretence, 

By Order of the [break] 

E Blake, I st . Com [break] 

A Letter to [break] 
Sir/ Navy [break] 

With the Marquest of Brittany Galley under your Command 
you are to proceed with all possible dispatch for Charlestown in 
Company with the Lee Galley, and that you do not Seperate from 
her on any pretence whatever, The Commissioners of the Navy 
particularly Recommend that the Six Negroes mentioned in your 
Letter belonging to M r Gibson be taken Care of and Brought to 
Charlestown in the Galley 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . Comm r . 



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P. S. we have neither Beef or Pork at Present, in the Store to Spare 
Such as is fit to Send, you are to Purchase Beef for the Vessel, as 
you Come along, and that no accident may happen for want of Salt 
The Commissioners now Send two Bus ls 

A Letter to Cap 1 Benj n . Ford 
Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board Received Information 
by M r . Agnew, of your being with the Carolina Galley at Beaufort, 
they realy Expected to have received a Letter from you, Informing 
them the State and Condition of the Galley, and any Other Occur- 
rences that might have been worth Communicating Agreeable to 
your Orders from the Board, The Commissioners recommend that 
you be Particularly Carefull and keep a good look out to prevent 
being Surprized by the Enemy 

By Order of the Board 
Navy Board 6 Nov r . 1779 E Blake I st ,, Comm r 



[ Break] y Board Monday 8 Nov r ,, 1779 

Present. Edw d Blake Esq r . . I st . Comm r 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq r 

A Letter to M r Paul Pritchard 
M r Paul Pritchard 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy direct that 

the Schooner Pack Horse, and the S. Edisto Galley be Immedia 
[break] Graved & Cleaned, and put in good Order for Immediate 
Service 

By Order of the Board. 

E Blake I st . Comm r 

A Letter to M r Paul Pritchard 

Navy Board 8 th . . Nov r . 1779 
Mr. Paul Pritchard 

Sir/ 

The State being in Immediate want of a 

good Pilot boat, The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct that 
you do lay before the Board by Thursday next an account of the 



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Expences of Building and Compleatly finishing the Hull [break] 
Spars of a Boat of about 42 feet long to be built purely for fast sa 
[break] The Commissioners Recommend that the whole of the frame 
Except the flore Timbers be of Ceadar, and that you do fix the 
Earliest time for Compleating her, 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I st Comm r , 

A Letter to M r Daniel Smith Commissary 

M r . Dan 1 Smith Navy Board 8 Nov r . 177 [break] 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct 
that you do Immediately purchase for the use of the Navy Depart- 
ment Two hundred Bus 1 Salt and One hundred Barrels flour. Ten 
Hhds Taffia & two Puncheons of Rum 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st C [break] 

M r Smith to remember to get the two Suits of Sails and what Can- 
vas remain in the hands of M rs . Darling & M r Robertson Sail 
Makers 

The following Orders were drawn on the [break] in favour of 
The following Person 
John Farrow, for Amo* of his Acco*. for Pilotage of 

Vessels 153.157.. 

Benjamin Worthing for Ball 3 - of his Account due him| 

from the States Shipyard \ 944-5- 

A Letter to Cap 1 . W m Hall 
Sir/ Navy Board 8 Nov r . 1779 

The Commissioners of the Navy direct that you have the Brigg* 
Notre Dame Carried to Hobcaw Shipyard and have her put into 
proper Order for Sea, with the Greatest Expedition 

By Order of the Board 

E. Blake first Com r 
Adjourned to Thursday 4. o. Clock 



[ Break ]y Board Thursday II th ,, Nov r . 1779 

Present Edw d Blake Esq r . I st : Comm r 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs , 



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The Following Orders was drawn on the Treasury for in favour of 

The Following Persons 

William Choplin, for amo*. of 2 Orders for Beef 

Supplye'd the Carolina Galley **' ' 



Paul Pritchard for Amo 1 . of his Order in favour of 
Rob*. Bruce, on Acco 1 of the State Ship yard 
Hobcaw 

Robert Larry for Amo t . of Wages due him from 
the Brigg* Polly while in the Service of the 



State 



10,000. . . . 



388.. [break] 



Daniel Smith for Ball 3 , due him on his Acco*. to 

I st . Oct r . 79. 22582. . [break] 

John Hardy for Amo*. of Acco*. due him from Prison) 

c i. r T> i u t 2 7 l - [break] 

Schoon r Pack horse } ' 

Adjourned to Monday 15 th . .Nov r 1779 
4. O,Clock 



Navy Board, Monday 15*,, Nov [break] 

Present Edward Blake Esq r . first Comm [break] 
Josiah Smith & Edward Darrell Esq rs ,, 

A Note to M r Paul Pritchard 

Navy Board 15 th . . Nov r 1779 
M r . Paul Pritchard 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board 

direct that the Brigg 1 ,, Notre Dame be Immediately put in thorough 
good repair for any Service she may be Ordered on 
By Order of the Board 

E BJake I st Comm r 

The Following Orders was drawn on the Treasury for in favour of 

the Following Persons Viz*,, 

Cap*. Lafont, for 3 Hhds Taffia supply'd the Car- 7 , 

olina Galley Qt* 168 Gall 8 @ 32107 r^54oo.. . .- 

W m Burt for Amo 4 of the Pay Bill of the Brigg 1 / _ 

.. - T fe& A lOIIO. .6. .10 

\otre Dame to 3 Novem r 10119.6.101 



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A Letter from His Excellency the Governour 
Sir/ Nov r . 15 th ,, 1779. 

I wish you would have a Report made Respecting the two 
french Flutes as soon as Possible, and know the Price of them also 
Pray where were the Galleys according to the last Acco 1 you have of 
them 

Your most Obed* Serv* 
Signed 

J Rutledge 
Adjourned to Thursday i8 th ,, Nov r ,, 1779 



[Break]y Board Thursday i8 th . . Nov r . 1779 

Present Edw d . Blake Esq r . I st . Comm r 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs 

A Letter to Cap*. Benj n . . Ford 
Cap 1 . Benj n ,, Ford 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct 

that you do remain with the Carolina Galley to Cruize between S l . 
Helena Sound in land and Beaufort, untill you receive further 
Orders from the Board and that you do be Particularly Carefull 
that you be not Surprized by the Enemy and if in want of any 
Provisions that you Purchase and draw on the Board for the 
Amount which draft will be duly Honoured, you are to Advise the 
Board frequently as well the State and Condition of the Galley as 
of any Other Occurrence worth Communicating, and to be particu- 
larly Carefull that Exact Returns be made of the Expenditures of 
all Stores & provis [break] 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I st Comm r 

The following Orders was drawn on the Treasury for in favour of 
the following Persons 

Ichabod Atwell for amo*. of Board Supplyd David) r , , , 

IT-\ /"< 11 r *i7^ I Dreakj 

Hambleton, for the Revenge Galley \ 

W m . Burt for amo 4 . of Eight Casks Rum, dl'd. . ) , r , , -, 

v i ^01 / . . DreaK i 
the Commissary cj$ acco*. dl'd ( 

Adjourned to Monday 22 Nov r 
4. O. Clock afternoon 



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A Letter to Cap 1 Boitard 

Cap*. Boitard Navy Board [break] 

Sir/ 

. The Commissioners of the Navy direct that you 
do Immediately Cause all the Powder to be delivered from on 
board the Gen 1 Lee Galley into the Magazine at Cummins' Point 
and that you do Carry the Galley to hobcaw and have her cleaned 
and Graved and fitted for Service with all possible dispatch and 
that you do Endeavour all in your Power to Enlist thirty five Sea- 
men besides Officers to serve on board her or any Vessell in the 
Navy of this State for Six Months, and as an Encouragement to 
men to Enter into the Service you are to allow to every warrant & 
petty Officer, & able bodied Seaman One hundred Dollars, and 
Monthly wages agreeable to the List Annexed, Vizt. Cap tn . Four 
Dollars ^ day & two Dollars for his table, Lieutenant three Dollars 
^ day, - 

Doctor, Master, Boatswain, Gunner, Purser, & Carpenter Sixty 
doll 5 <P m. the Seamen forty five dollars ^ M each 
You are as soon as Possible to deliver to the Board a pay Bill for 
Such as are Entitled to their discharge, and a proper Return of all 
stores Expended during the Cruize 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . Comm r 

a Copy of the above Letter wrote to Cap* Corverser, 
of the Marquest of Britteny Galley 



1 



A Letter to Cap 4 W m Hall. 

Navy Board 19 th ., Nov r - 1779 
C [break] W m . Hall 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board 

being Informed that there Remains on board the Notre Dame only 
a few Boys to do the Work of the Vessell, and that Provisions is 
taken from the Butcher for thirty two hands, The Commissioners 
of the Navy Board therefore direct that you do se the People 
belong [break] to the Notre Dame Musterd on board Every morning 
and give an Order on the Commissary for the Navel Department 
to furnish [break] Provisions & C a for the Number of hanjls actually 
Employ [break] on the Business of the Said Vessell 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I st . Comm r - 



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Navy Board, Monday 2.2. Nov r . 1779 

Present, Edw d . . Blake Esq r . I st : Comm r 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs 

The Following Orders ware drawn on the Treasury for in favour 
of the Following Persons 
James Roach for Amo* of his Acco*. for Cordage. . .1018. . 

Charles Boucheneau for Amo*. of Acco* for Rum n 

, v , . . 3282. .[break] 

dl d the Commissary 



John Gerley for Amo*. of Acco*. for Oakum for 

,, T-. ' ~ n 500. , [break] 

the Revenge Galley- 



William Burt for Amo 1 . of Pay Bill, of Volunteers) 

r 11 V 1 797 [break] 
for the Revenge Galley \ 

Jacob Boomer for Amo*. of 16 Beef Acco ts ^ 

acco* dl'd 700 [break] 

Paul Pritchard for Amo*. of an Order on acco* 
of [break] the State Ship yard Hobcaw [break] 

A Letter to Cap 1 W m Hall 

Cap*. W m . Hall Navy Board [break] 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct 
that you do attend the Board on Thursday Next to Inform them of 
the State and Condition of the Notre Dame, and the Reasons why 
their Orders of the ig ih . . Ins* has not been Observed they are 
Sorry that so little regard has been paid to the orders from the 
Board and do assure you that unless you do in future punctually 
Obey, all orders from this Board that you will Oblige, The Commis- 
sioners to take Such Steps as will be disagreeable to them 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . Comm r 
Adjourned to Thursday 4. O. Clock afternoon 



Navy Board, Thursday 25 th ,, Nov r . 1779 

Present Edw d Blake Esq r . first Comm r 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs 

The Following Order was drawn on the Treasury for in favour of 
the Following Person 

W m Burt for Amo 4 of Pay Bill of the Gen 1 Lee Galley 6283.12.6 
W m . Gowdy for-amo 1 . of 8 Kegg Butter, did the Com- 
missary 3885.. .. 



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Abraham Dacosta & C for amo 1 of his acco* for) 

Flour Supplyd the Commissary C 

Mess rs . Stevens & C for Amo* of Flour, dl'd the 

Commissary -. 2896. .8 [break] 

Isaac D a Costa Jun r for Amo 1 of his Acco* for flour) , 

& C a . did the [break] Commissary J * 

A Letter to His Excellency the Governour 
[Break] Navy Board 23 rd Nov r . 1779 

Cap*. Boitard & Corversier have frequently applyed [break] 
me to know if the Goods taken out of the wrecks in Georgia and 
Brought in the Lee & Marques of Britteny Galley might be Sold 
and the Proceeds divided between the Crew of them two Galleys 
I as often Inford them that the Commissioners of the Navy had 
no power to direct any matter respecting of prize Goods, The 
Cap [break] both Called on me this afternoon and Informd me that 
they had Just Come from your Excellency, and that you told them 
the Matter lay wholely with me to order the Sale, or deliver up to 
the Captors, but as the Navy Board has no power to direct such 
Matters, I shall be obliged to your Excellency to order wither the 
things be divided or delivered, wholely to the Cap [break] if the 
Latter I hope it may be given as an Encouragement for their Ser- 
vices on this Particular Occasion, otherways they may Claim the 
whole of any prize taken in future. 

I am your Excellency most Obed [break] 
Serv* 

E Blake 

A Letter to Cap 1 W m Sisk 
Cap* W m Sisk 

Sir/ Navy Board 26 th Nov r [break] 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board, direct 
[break] you do Immediately Collect together on board the Revenge 
G[ break] all the Men belonging to Said Galley, and that you report 
to the [break] Board this Evening the State and Condition of the 
Galley, the [break] of men belonging to her, and recommend Proper 
Person [break] for to Serve on board as Officers, 

By Order of the Bgard 
E Blake I st . Com [break] 



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A Letter to His Excellency the G [break] 
Sir/ Navy Board [break] 

Cap*. Hall having represented to the [break] that the Brigg* 
Notre Dame was in a bad Condition [break] directed M r Pritchard 
to examine her and Report to [break] which Report they Inclose for 
your Excellencys Inspection. 

We are Sir your most Obed 1 [break] 
His Excellency John Rutledge Esq r By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . Comm r 
Adjourned to Monday 4. O. Clock afternoane 

A Letter to His Excellency the Governour 
Sir/ Navy Board 27 Nov r . 1779 

I some days Past wrote to your Excellency, Informing you of 
the frequent Applications made to me by the Crews of the Lee & 
Marquest of Britteny Galleys and Requested your Excellencys direc- 
tions about the Goods brought in them Vessells I called at your 
Excellencys house this afternoon, but you was not at home I am 
Realy Sorry I am obliged to trouble your Excellency about a matter, 
that I have no Business with, more then to Satisfy a Number of men 
who appear to be verry dissatisfyed at being kept out of what they 
think their right, and that it is in my power to Releive them, I will 
be obliged to your Excellency if you will direct in what manner, the 
Goods are to be disposed off wither to be deliverd to the Crew or 
divided, I would not pretend to Advise in any Respect, but as the 
Value is so verry Trifling I think it may be an Encouragement to 
Seamen to Enter on Board the Galleys to give the whole to them in 
the Manner I mentioned from the Board 

I am Sir your Hbl Serv* 
(Signd) E Blake I st Comrn 1 

A Letter from His Excell y the Governour 
Sir 

You will be pleased to order that all the Goods brought in by 
[break] Lee & Marques of Britteny Galley, be properly divided 
amongst the [break] as a reward for their Extraordinary Services 

I am Sir your [break] 
[Bottom line burnt off] 



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[Breakjvy Board Monday 29 Nov r - 1779 

Present Edw d Blake Esq r . I st Comm r 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs 

A Letter to Cap*. Boitard 

Sir/ Navy Board 29 th ,, Nov r - 1779 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct that that the 
Amount of all the goods taken from on board the British Vessels in 
Georgia and brought in the Lee Galley be divided among the 
Capt n ... Officers and Crew of Said Galley agreeable to the Rules of 
the Navy of this State for the division of Prises, and that you do 
Inform the Officers and Crew that the Governour has directed the 
whole of them Goods to be divided among the Crew, as an Encour- 
agement for their Spirited Behavour on the late Expedition to 
Georgia 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I st . Comm [break] 
Copy of the above Letter wrote to 
Cap 1 . Corviser, of the Marquest 
of Britteny Galley 

The following Orders was drawn on the Treasury for in f [break] 
of the Following Persons 

North & Trescott for Amo*. of Acco*. against the) , . , 

_, , n- i.Tj (,964.12. -[break] 
Eagle Pilot Boat \ - 

d. . d. . for amo*. of Ace 1 . Supplyd the Lee 

Galley 1300- [break] 

Christopher Williman for amo* of Acco*. for Beef) 

c 1 .u n c 399 1 [break] 

Supply the Commissary ( * 

Mess". DesausSure, Smith & Darrell for Amo*. of 

their Acco ts . 23435. . [break] 

Edward & J. Blake for Amo* of their Acco 1 : for) 

c j, c i j *u r* . } 19 [break] 

Sund s Supplyd the Commissary \ 

W m Sis.k for Amo* of 2 Acco ts . p d on acco* of the Revenge G [break] 
Rich d Fordham for Amo* of acco* against [break] 
Amount of orders Brought [break] 

A Letter to His Excellency the Governour' 

Sir/ Navy Board 29 th Nov r 1779 

The Commissioners of the Navy beg leave to acquaint your 

Excellency that Cap 1 . Pyne has attended the Board, and acquainted 

them with the loss of the Rutledge Galley, which he was obliged to 



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Surrender to the Enemy at Tybee and Complains of Cap 1 . Hall, of 
the Notre Dame not affording- him proper assistance The Commis- 
sioners request to know weather any Inquiry is to be made, respect- 
ing the Reason of the loss of Said Galley 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st ,, Comm r 

The Commissioners desired the Clerk to acquaint M r Pritchard that 
they Intend going to the State Shipyard at Hobcaw on Friday Next 
3 Dec r . 79 

Adjourned to Thursday 2 nd ,, Dec r 

4. O. Clock afternoon 



[Break] Board Thursday 2 th Decem r 1779 

Present Edw d ,, Blake Esq r . I st ,, Comm r 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs ,,-^ 

Adjourned to Monday 6 Dec r . 1779 

A Letter to Cap 1 . W m Sisk Navy Board 6 th ,, Dec r . 1779 
Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct that the Revenge 
Galley be Immediately waterd, and got in Readiness to Proceed on a 
Cruize, and that you do apply to the Commissary for Provisions and 
Such Stores as is actually wanted to Compleat her for three 
months 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I st . Comm r . 

A Letter to Cap 1 Boitard 
Cap 1 . Boitard Sir/ Navy Board 6 Dec r . 1779 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct that 
the Lee Galley be Immediately, Cleaned & fitted to proceed [break] 
a Cruize, and that you do Endeavour by Every means in your Power, 
to Enlist forty able bodied Seamen, to serve on board s [break] Gal- 
ley for Six Months, agreeable to Encouragement mention [break] in 
Orders to you of the Sixth Ultimo, and that you do apply to the 
first Comm r . for money to pay the Bounty 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I [break] 



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A Letter to Cap 1 Corversier 
Sir/ . Navy Board [break] 

The Commissioners of the Navy direct that the Marquest 
[break] Britteney Galley be Immediately Carried to Hobcaw and 
Cleaned & fitted for a Cruize with all possible dispatch, and that you 
do Endeavour by Every means in your power to Enlist Forty Sea- 
men to Serve on board Said Galley, or any Other Vessell belonging 
to the Navy of this State for Six Mo [break] agreeable to the 
Encouragement mentioned in Orders to you of the 6 th Ultimo, and 
that you do apply to the first Comm rs . for money to pay the Bounty 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I st Comm r 

A Letter to M r Dan 1 Smith 

Sir/ Navy Board 6 Dec r . 1779 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board Direct that you do with 
all possible Dispatch, furnish Cap* Sisk for the use of the Revenge 
Galley with Sufficient water Casks, Rum & provisions of all kinds, 
to serve Forty men, three Months and that you do also furnish him 
with all Such Necessary Stores as he may want to Compleat Said 
Galley for a Cruize 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st Comm r 



[ Break] avy Board Tuesday 7 th ,, Nov r . 1779 

Present Edward Blake Esq r . I st . Comm [break] 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs . . 

The following Orders were drawn on the Treasury for in fav 
[break] of the Following Persons Viz*. . 

Mathias Wolf for Amo 1 . of his acco 1 . for),, 

',17471 . . 17. . [break] 
Beef, Supply'd the Commissary J 

Philip Hart for amo 1 . of 8o bls Flour, dl'd the 

Comm ry 48542. . . . 

W m Burt for Amo* of Pay Bill of the Marquest) Q , r , . -. 
of Britteny Galley .' } ^j 

" 
Adjourned to Thursday 

9 Nov r . . 1779 

4. O.Clock, afternoon 



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A Letter to Cap*. Sisk/ 

Cap*. W m Sisk Navy Board io th Dec r . 1779 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct 
that you do Inform the Board this Evening by Letter if t [break] 
Revenge Galley is ready to proceed to her Station, at One of the 
Inletts, or at what time she will positively be ready to proceed and 
what Number of men you have belonging to the Galley, as [break] 
Service of the State Require, that the Galley should be Im [break] 
Stationed at the different Inletts to protect the Inland Tr [break] 

By Order of the Bf break] 
(Signd) E Bl [break] 

A Letter to M r Paul Pritchard 

Navy Board [break] 
M r . Paul Pritchard/ 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board 

Direct, that you do with all possible dispatch, have all the Galleys 
Cleaned & put in thorough good repair as there is an Absolute 
Necessity that all them Vessells should proceed to their different 
Stations at the Inletts, for the Protection of the Inland Trade The 
Commissioners therefore Request that all other Business be Laid 
aSide till them Vessells are finished 

By Order of the Board 
(Sign'd) E Blake I st Comm r . 



[ Break] y Board Monday 13 th ,, Dec r 1779 

Present Edw d , Blake Esq r I st : Comm r 
Josiah Smith Edw d Darrell & John Edwards Esq [break] 

A Letter to his Excell y the Governour 

Sir/ Navy Board 13 th ,, Dec 1 " 1779 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board begg Leave to Inform 
your Excellency that the Eagle Pilot boat is now clean and Ready 
'to proceed on any Service, and will be glad to be Inform'd by your 
Excellency in what manner that Vessell is to be Employed, if in the 
Pilottage, M r Devaull is ready to [break] Charge of her, They also 
begg Leave to Inform your Excellency that the Rice Bird has been 



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Laying without any proper Comm [break] Since Cap*. Sisk Returnd 
from Georgia with the flagg The Comm rs ,, will be glad to be 
Inform'd from your Excellency what manner that Vessell is to be 
Employed, and if any Person is appointed to the Command 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . Comm r 
His Excell y . John Rutledge Esq r 

The following Order was drawn on the Treasury for in fav r . of 
W m Burt for Amo* of Pay Bill of the Revenge Galley 41 17.. 3 
[break] 

Adjournd to Thursday 4. O.Clock 



Navy Board. Thurs i6 th ,, Dec r 1779 

Present Edw d Blake Esq r . I st Comm r ,, 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq r 
Ad [break] 

A Letter [break] 
Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board Rec d your Letter of 
the 5 th . . Ins 4 . . with the Indent, Inclosed [break] Such articles as 
could be got Ready, The Commissary sent you Yesterday by a 
Canoe, the Remainder he has orders to send by the first good Oppor- 
tunity ; In your former Orders you was directed to Cruize between 
Scull Creek & S 1 . Helina Sound ; The Commissioners of the Navy 
Board now direct that you do proceed Immediately to Scull Creek 
with the Carolina Galley and that you do Remain in that Station till 
further Orders from the Board, That you be Verry Carefull and 
keep a boat Rowing Guards,, as well to prevent any Boats going to 
the Enemy as to prevent being Surprized by the Enemy 

By Order of the Board 
(Sign'd) E Blake I st Comm r . . 

A Letter to M r . Charles Crowley 

Sir/ Navy Board i6 th . .-l5ec r - 1779 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board Direct that you do 

Immediately Proceed on board the Revenge Galley Cap 1 W m Sisk, 

H. C. 4. 



and act on board said Galley as Lieu 1 , and that you do call on the 
first Commissioner tomorrow Noon to Receive your Commission 

By Order of the Board 
(Sign'd 

E Blake I s - Comm r 



[ Break] vy -Board, Monday 20 th ,,. Dec r . . 1779 

Present Edw d . Blake Esq r . I st Comm[ break] 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs 



The following Orders was drawn on the Treasury for in favour of 
the following Persons, Viz 1 . . 
David Hambleton for Amo*. of 13 different 
Acco ts . 39 Accounts . . dl'd . 



Cap* Boitar, for AmoS, of Blocks & Junks, dl'd 



5528.. I2/ [break] 



the Commissary ^ Account 

Simon Tuffts for Amo*. of his Acco*. for 2 bbls 

flour for the use of the Ship Gen 1 Moultrie 
W m - Johnson for Amo* of the following Acco ts 

Viz* Carolina Galley 277.5. Revenge 

Galley 164.107. Rice Bird 15 



3196. . . . [break] 



455-- 



516. 15.. [break] 



9696. .7. . [break] 
Paul Pritchard, on acco*. of State Ship yard & C.28365. .7. . [break] 



38061.. i 5 [break] 

A Letter to Cap*. James Pyne 
Sir/ Navy Board 2O th . . Dec r - 1779 

Cap*. W m Hall having Resigned his Commission as Cap [break] 
of the Notre Dame ; The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct 
that you do proceed on Board said Vessell, and take the Command 
of her,, as Cap tn . . and have her fitted and p[ break] in good Repair 
to proceed on any Service 

By Order of the B[ break] 
(Sign'd) E Blake I st . [break] 



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A Letter to Cap* W m [break] 
Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy direct, that you [break] with 
all Dispatch with the Revenge Galley under your [break] to South 
Edisto Inlett, and Cruize from thence to S* Helena [break] Occa- 
sionally and Endeavour all in your Power to Annoy any Enemy that 
may be there, and to protect the Inland Navigation all in your 
Power ; you are to be Vigilant, and take great Care you are not 
surprized, by the Enemy ; you are also frequently to advise the Board 
of your Situation and of any Occurrences Meterial ; you are also to 
purchase any Provisions you may want on your Cruize and draw 
order [break] on the first Commissioner for the Amo* thereof, and 
be carefull that Proper Accounts are kept of all Expenditures and 
that Proper Returns be made thereof 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I s Comm r 

It is Recommended to you to Correspond 
frequently with Cap 4 Ford of the Carolina 
Galley, that you may Act in Concert; upon 
any Occasion that may Require it 

A Letter to M r Paul Pritchard 
Sir/ Navy Board 2 I st Dec r 1779 

I am Inform'd that the Stores belonging to the Different Ves- 
sels, belonging to the State, now at Hobcaw, are liable to be lost, or 
Embezled by the People, for want of the Different Officers, for each 
Vessell, to take proper Care of them The Commissioners of the 
Navy Board therefore Request, that you will cause all the Stores to 
be Removed, out of the Different Vessels into some safe store, and 
that the Clerk of the Yard do take an Inventory of each Vessells 
Stores, and have them Placed Seper.ite in the Store, your Compli- 
ance with the above [break] will oblige, the Commissioners of the 
Navy B[ break] 

By Order of the B[ break] 

[Last line burned off.] 

A Letter to His Excellency the Governour 

Sir/ Navy Board 22 Dec r [break] 

Agreeable to your Excellencys desire, the Commissioners of the 

Navy Board did on Monday Last send Orders to Cap 1 . . Pyne, to 

take the Command of the Notre Dame ; and yesterday they Received 



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the Inclosed Letter, which they send for your Excellencys Perusal : 
The Commissioners also at the Same time gave orders to Cap 1 . . W m 
Sisk. of the Revenge Galley to proceed to his Station at S 1 . Hel 
[break] sound, he yesterday waited on the first Comm r . . and 
Inform'd [break] that he had no pilot (for the S Ward) nor doctor, 
and that [break] People would not goe in the Galley to the S. 
Ward ; But that they would be Satisfied to goe to the N Ward, as 
they had been given to understand, by Some of the Planters about 
Santee [break] that a Large Subscription would be made and given 
to the Ca [break] of any Galley that might be Stationed at Bulls 
The Comm [break] of the Navy Board are Verry Sorry that they are 
obliged to Trouble your Excellency so frequently about Matters 
Respecting the Na [break] Department; But they are obliged to 
acquaint your Excellency with the Cause of any Delay in the Ser- 
vice, as it is not in their Power to Oblige Men to Enter into, nor 
make the few Officers already in it do their duty when Ordered ; 

By Order of the Board 
(Sign'd) E Blake,, I st ,, Comm [break] 

A Letter [break] 
Cap 1 ,, James Pyne Sir/ 

By desire of his Excellency the Governour, 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board Direct that you do in Com- 
pany with Cap*. W m Sisk, Immediately go on board of the Bricole & 
Trout, and Receive all the Stores belonging to them Ships Agreeable 

to Inventory deliverd you by his Excellency the Governour 

By Order of the Board 
(Signd) E Blake I st Comm r . 
P. S, you are to goe on board the above 
Mentioned Ships, Early to Morrow Morning 
for the Purpose above Mentioned "] 
Copy of the above Letter wrote to 
Cap 1 . W m Sisk, (Same day 



[Break]avy Board, Monday 3 rd ,, Jan?. 1780 

The following Orders were drawn on the Treasury for in favour of 

the Following Persons Viz 1 . . 

George Croft for Amo 1 . of Rum, dl'd Cap 1 W m ] 

Tryon by M r . James Gordon, at George Town ^4200. . [break] 



2O 1 



,th 



Aug 1 . 79 J 



Edward Weyman for Amo*. of his Acco* for 

c j ji>j .u /~ 14,845. . [break] 

Sundrys dl d the Commissary 



Meyer Moses for Amo* : of his Acco* . . for Sun- 

j ji>j .u /- ii,O4O,,4,,[break] 

drys dl d the Commissary 



30,091. .4. . [break] 
Adjourned to Thursday 4. O. Clock 

A Note to M r . Stephen Devaull 

M r . Devaull Navy Board 5 Jan^. 1780 

Will please to deliver the Small Pilot Boat, into the Care 
of M r . John Farrow, who is appointed to the Command 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake if. .Comm r 

A Note to Cap 1 . Jam 5 Pyne 
Sir/ 

You'll please to deliver all the Provisions left on board the 
Bricole, by the French Cap tn . . that was not Mentioned in the Inven- 
tory 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st Com [break] 
Cap 1 James Pyne 

[Bottom line burnt off] 

A Letter from His Excell y John Rutledge 
Sir/ Jany 6 th - 1780. 

Upon talking to the Pilots this Morning, at Council, they have 
agree 'd that Swain & Farrow shall goe in the Ranger and the 
Eagle Tender, and that the fees of the Pilotage, earned by the Crissis, 
whilst the Eagle is Employed, as a Tender to $ie Ranger, shall be 
Equally Sharred, amongst her Pilots, & the late -Pilots of the Eagle 
I think I some time ago, desired you to give the Necessary 
Orders for Building a Nother Pilot boat, for the-use-.o$this Harbour, 
be pleased to direct that She be Compleated with the utmost dis- 
patch 

I am Sir your Hble Serv* 

(Signd) J Rutledge 



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Navy Board Thursday 6 Jan? 1780 

Present. Edw d Blake Esq r . I s . . Commissioner 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq r 

Adjourned to Monday io th . Ins* 

4. O. Clock Afternoon 

A Note to his Excell y the Governour 

Edw d . Blake Presents his Compliments to his Excell y the Govern 1 ", 
and Acquaints him that he has Just been Inform'd, that the Carolina 
Galley Cap*. Ford is Lying in a Verry dangerous Situation [break] t 
Several of her hands have Lately Left her, and that she [break] 
taken by any of the Enemys boats, if she [break] 
[Bottom line burnt off] 



[ Break ]vy Board Monday io th . . Jan y 1780 

Present Edw d . Blake Esq r . I st . Comm r . 
Josiah Smith & Edward Darrell Esq r 

The following Orders were drawn on the Treasury for, in favour of 

the following Persons 

W m Burt for Amo 4 . of 20 kegg Butter, dl'd the] fQ ,, ,, 

-H ,-. /- otox2O * . - I DTCciK I 

Commissary ^ Acco 1 . dl'd him $ 

W m Burt for Amo*. of the Pay Bill of the Crissis 

Pilot boat 1800. . [break] 

Josiah Dupont for 5318. Beef, dl'd the Commis- 
sary 6647. .10 [break] 



16767 10 [break] 
Adjourned to Thursday 13 th Jan? 
1780 4. O, Clock afternoon 

A Letter from His Excell^ the Governour 
Sir/ 

Commodore Whippel having Inform'd me that he is much in 
want of a Vessel to Carry wood, for Supplying the Contine [break] 
Frigates, under his Command, and that there is a Schooner called the 
Pack Horse (which would Sute His purpose) at the States Ship 



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yard, I Request that you will give Orders for her being deli [break] 
to Such Persons as he shall Direct 

To x I am your Verry Hble Ser [break] 

Edw'd Blake Esq r ,, (Signd) J Rutledge 

12 Jan y 1780 

a Note to M r D 1 Smith 
Sir/ 

Be pleased to deliver to the Order of Commodore Whipp 
[break] the Sails belonging to the Pack Horse 
12 Jany 1780 By Order of the Bo [break] 

E Blake i] break [ 

A Note to M r Paul Pritchard 
Sir 

Be Pleased to deliver to the Order of Commodore [break] the 
Schooner Pack Horse 

By Order [break] 
[Last line burnt off] 

A Letter from His Excell y [break] 
Sir/ 

It appearing necessary to have the Bricole (of wh [break] 
Commodore Lockwood will take charge, for the Present) mounted 
with the heavyest Mettall, and otherways fitted for Immediate Har- 
bour Service, you will be pleased to direct that' the most Effectual 
means be used for Compleating this Business with the utmost 
Expedition 

12 Jan y 1780 I am Sir your Verry Hble 

Serv* 

(Signd) J Rutledge 

A Letter to M r David Hambleton 
M r Hamilton 

Sir/ The Commissioners of the Navy request that you 
do to Morrow Morning Early goe on board the Bricole, and Carry 
Six good Hands to Stantion and other ways secure the upper deck 
of said Ship, so as to make her fitt to mount heavy Cannon for 
Harbour Service, and whatever Necessary work Commodore Lock- 
wood may want done to make her Compleat, or Convenient, you 



56 

will please do it with the utmost dispatch as the Service of the State 

at this time Require it 

. 12. Jany 1780 By Order of the Board 

E Blake.. I st . . Comm r 



Navy Board Friday 14 th ,, Jan y 1780 

Present Edw d ,, Blake Esq r . I st . Com [break] 
Josiah Smith, Edw d ,, Darrell & John Edwards Esq rs ,, 

A Letter from His Excell^ the Governour 
Sir/ 

Monsure Durumain will goe to Sea, with the French [break] 
under his Command, Accompanied by two of the Continental Fri- 
gates :an,d. a Tender as soon as Possible) which Devaul thinks may 
be to Morrow Morning, in Order to Cruize to the Southward for 
Several Days, in hopes of Intercepting some of the Enemy's, Trans- 
ports Expected at Georgia, and Supposed to have been seperated by 
the late Tempesteous weather; He requires a Coasting Pilot for 
each Vessell I therefore request that you will cause six to be 
Immediately procured for his Service 

It is an Important One, and the Present dispatch is Necessary I 
hope the Service will not be Impeded by a want of Pilotts 

I am Sir your Hble Serv 1 
(Signd) John Rutledge 

A Letter to His Excell y the Governour 
Sir/ Navy Board 14 th . . Jan y 1780 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board, Agreeable to your 
Exce [break] request desired the attendance of a Number of Persons 
Acquainted with the Coast ; when the undermentioned, agree'd to 
goe on the Service required The Commissioners request that your 
Excellency, do Recommend Cap 1 . . Jere h . . Dickinson to Mon s . 
Duremain to go in his Ship, and to his particular Notice as he is 
best Ac [break] with the Coast and ready to Serve on Any Applica- 
tion ; we [break] also apply to Cap* : Peacock, and Endeavour 
to Engage him [break] Service 

Cap 1 Jerem h . Dickinson,, By Order of the Board, 

John Deall ; John Whitaker E. Blake I st [break] 

[break] Layfield 



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The Following Orders were drawn [break of several words] for 
in favour of the Following Persons Viz* : 
David Hamilton for Amo*. of his Acco*. against f 

the Lee* Galley, ^ Acco',, dl'd. IO77> ' 



Edward Shrewsberry for Amo* of his Acco*. . ,,, , r , 
against the Carolina Galley ^ Acco*. dl'd . . . 

W m ,, Qarke for Amo* of his Acco*. against the 

Eagle Pilot Boat ^ Acco 1 . 499 1 3 9 



W m Burt for Amo* of the Pay Bill of the Brigg 4 ,, 
Notre Dame. 



I22O. .12. . 



25464153 

Adjourne'd to Monday Afternoon^ 
4. O. Clock $ 

An Order of Council 

In Council 14 Jan y 1780 
Order'd 

That the Commissioners of the Navy be requested to pay 
the Pilots Employed about Count D e Estangs fleet, and furnish the 
Board an Account 

Sign'd 

W m Nisbett Sec y P. C 

Order from His Excell y the Governour 

14 Jan y 1780 

The Commissioners of y e Navy are desired to Supply the Schooner 
Speedwell Cap 1 . D e Burdt with Provisions for Twenty men for three 
Weeks 

Sign'd 

J Rutledge 

A Letter to His Excell y the Governour 
[Break] Navy Board i8 th Jan y 1780 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board beg leave to 
Inform your Excellency that Cap*. Dickinson, has declin [break] 
going as Pilot of the French Commodore, and that Cap* Peacock 
has Offered to go provided he is allowed Fifty Dollars ^9 '"day, and 
to have One thousand Dollars advanced him to provide such Neces- 
sarys as he is in Immediate want of. . The Commissioners will be 



glad of your Excellencys Answer as Early as Possible and to be 

furnished with Six Warrants as Each pilot request One 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st Comm r 

His Excellency returnd in answer to the above Letter that the Com- 
missioners must Comply with the above Request 



Navy Board Thursday 20 [break] 

Present Edw d Blake Esq r I st Comm [break] 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs . . 

The following Orders were drawn on the Treasury for in fav r of the 

following Persons 

William Peacock for so much Advanced him to! 

goe Pilot of the French Commodore Mons r . }> 1625.. 

Duremain 1000 D 

Gideon Dupont for Amo 1 . of Beef dl'd the Comm 1 ^ 3786. .5. . 
Lewis Giel for Amo 4 . of his acco*. for Bakeing bread 2459. . . 
David Lockwood for Amo 1 of an Order, on Acco 1 . of y e . 

Bricole 1625.. 




Adjourned to Monday 24 th ,, 1780 

4. O. Clock Afternoon 

A Letter to Cap 1 Boitar 

Navy Board 24 th . . Jan? 1780 
Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board, direct that you do cause 
the Lee Galley now under your Command to be fitted with all possi- 
ble dispatch to proceed on any service you may be Ordered, and 
that you do Endeavour all in your power to Enlist a Sufficient Num- 
ber of Seamen and proper Officers to Man Said Galley (on the 
Encouragement allowed by the State) and that you do apply to the 
first Comm r for money to pay the Bounty to Such Seamen as may 
Enlist to Serve [break] Six Months ^ 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st [break] 



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A Note to His Excell y the Governour 

M r Blake Presents his Compliments to his Excell y the Gover- 
nour, and Acquaints him that he Sometime past directed Cap*. Pyne, 
to Carry the Ship Trout to the State Ship yard at Hobcaw, as a 
place of Safety, Cap 4 . Pyne having Inform [break] him that her 
Cables were but Indifferent, 

he also begs leave to Inform his Excellency, that the Comm [break] 
of the Navy Board have never received any directions respect 
[break] the fitting of the Bricole & Trout, or any Information of 
the Appointment of Cap ts . to the Command of them Ships other 
[break] then by Verbal Messages he will therefore be much Oblig 
[break] to his Excellency, to Acquaint the Board in what Manner he 
would have them Ships fitted, weather for harbour or Sea Service, 
and if any appointment to the Command that the Commissioners 
may give the Necessary Orders to have them Compleated with Dis- 
patch, if the Trout is to be fitted for a Cruzing Ship, Cap 1 . Pyne 
Says it will be necessary to [break] off her upper Deck, which will 

be attended with Considerable Expence & Delay 

Jan y 24 th 1780 

To His Excell y the Governour 

Ann Order from Councel : 24 th Jan y . . 1780 
Orderd 

That the Comm rs . of the Navy be directed to have the Ves- 
sells called the Bricole the Trout, the Notre Dame & the Galleys 
Immediately fitted for Harbour Sarvice, that they Employ the Ship 
Carpenters belonging to the Public and as many private Ship Car- 
penters as can be procured allowing the Private Carpenters, a Con- 
sideration for their Services [break] Rate they now work at 

Sign'd. 
W m Nisbett Sect? P. [break] 

In Council 24 Jan y 1780 
Orderd 

That the Vessells Called the Rice Bird [break] Immediately 
fitted for River Service [break of a line and a quarter] 

* 

A Letter from His Excell y [break] 
Sir/ 

Upon Inquiry I found that the Clerk of the Council had Neg- 
lected to furnish you with the Orders passed thereby relative to the 



00 

Navy of this State, But as soon as the Council broke up to day, I 
sent him to you, with an Extract from their Journal of what passed 
this Morning on that Subject, and I presume you received it. I 
Earnestly request the Greatest attention, and Exertions of the Navy 
Board to have the Matters thereby directed, accomplished with the 
utmost dispatch and am Sir Your Very Hble Serv [break] 

Sign'd J Rutledge 
PS. 

Commodore Lockwood is appointed to the 
Command of the Bricole, Cap 1 . Pyne of 
the Trout & Cap*. Sisk of the Notre Dame 

The Commissioners of the Navy will be pleased to recommend to me 
as soon as Possible, proper Persons to fill up the Several Vacancys 
in the Marine department 

A Letter to M r Paul Pritchard 
Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board request that you do 
with all possible dispatch have the Ship 'Bricole & Trout the Brigg* 
Notre Dame & all the Galleys put in good repair for Immediate 
Service and that you do hire as many private Carpenters to assist 
them belonging to the State Yard, as you can possibly Employ to 
advantage, and the Board will allow the same wages as Private 
Employes do, The Comm rs make no Doubt but you will Exert 
yourself in a particular Manner to Compleat the above Mentioned 
Vessels as the [break] vice of the State Require it 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st [break] 
[Break] 24 th Jan? 1780 

A Letter to Cap* James Pyne 

Sir/ Navy Board 25 th . Jan^ 1780 

His Excellency the Governour haveing Informd the Board of 
your appointment to the Command of the Trout The Commission- 
ers of the Navy Board direct that you do with all possible dispatch 
get her fitted and, ready for harbour Service, they make no doubt, 
but you will pay the Greatest attention, and Exert yourself in a 
particular manner to Get her ready as the Service of the State at this 
Time require the Greatest dispatch 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st Comm r 
Copy of the above wrote to Cap* W m Sisk 



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A Letter to Cap 1 David Lockwood 

Sir/ Navy Board 25 th Jan*' 1780 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board being Inform'd by his 
Excellency the Governour, of your appointment to the Com [break] 
of the Ship Bricole, they request that you do with all possible dis- 
patch get her fitted and ready for Harbour Service and that the 
Greatest attention and Exertion be used to Compleat her as the 
Service of the State at this time require the utmost dispatch 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . Comm r 

A Letter to Coll . Jn. Creighton 
Sir/ N Board 25 th . Jan? [break] 

His Excellency the Governour having directed that the Schoon- 
ers Pack Horse & Rice Bird be deliverd to you The Commission- 
ers of the Navy Board request that you do App [break] some person 
to Receive them and the Stores belonging to them as Early as 
Possible this day, when Cap 1 . W m Sisk will deliver the Rice Bird in 
Charles town, and M r Paul Pritchard [break] deliver the Pack 
Horse at Hobcaw 

By Order of the B [break] 
Coll Jn. Creighton E B [break] 

A Letter to Cap 1 W m Sisk 
Sir/ Navy B[ break] 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct that you do 
d [break] the Schooner Rice Bird to Coll Jn- Creighton or his 
orders and that y [break] do take an Inventory of all her Stores, and 
a Receipt for the Same which Receipt youll please deliver to the 
Clerk of the Board 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I st Com r = 

A Note to M r Paul Pritchard 
Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board request that you will 
deliver the Schooner Pack Horse to the Order of Coll John Creigh- 
ton 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st Comm r 



A Letter to M r David Edgar 

Sir/ Navy Board 25 th ,, Jan^ 1780 

Their being an absolute Necessity for all the Vessels belonging 
to the State being put in Repair, and made fit for Immediate Service, 
The Commissioners of the Navy Request that you Employ all the 
Carpenters that is under your Care and directions to get the Ship 
Bricole fitted and Put in good repair for the defence of the Har- 
bour of Charlestown, and the Board will allow the same wages, as 
Private persons do pay, The Commissioners make no doubt but you 
will Exert yourself in a Verry particular manner to Compleat that 

Vessell as the Service of the State require the utmost Dispatch 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake,, I st ,, Comm r 



[Breakjvy Board Thursday 27 th ,, Jan^ 1780 

Present, Edw d ,, Blake Esq r - I st Comm r 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs 

A Letter to His Excell y the Governour 
Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy have Rec d your Excellencys 
Letter and will use their Endeavours to have the different Vessels 
fitted with the Greatest dispatch ; They Notice the appointments to 
the Bricole, Truit & Notre Dame, and Cannot a Void remarking 
that the Law that Constitutes the Navy Board authorises the Comm 
[break] to recommend all Officers to Serve in the Navy, They 
Recommend M r . George Farragat, to the Command of the Revenge 
Galley, and as soon as they Can find Proper persons willing to Com- 
mand the other Galleys will also recommend them 

By Order of the Board 
Navy Board 27 Jan^ 1780 E Blake I st Comm [break] 

A Letter to M r . George Farragat 
Sir/ Navy Board 27 Jan? 1780 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct that you do 
Immediately go on board the Revenge Galley, and that you do 
Examine all the Stores provisions & Sails on board Said Galley, & 
make a Return of the whole to the first Comm r tomorrow Morn- 
ing, and that you do Endeavour by every means in your power to 



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Enlist forty [break] including Negroes, to Serve on board Said 
Galley for Six Months and as an Encouragement to men to Enter 
into the Service you are [break] allow to every able bodied Seaman, 
One hundred Dollars Bounty & forty five Dollars ^ M, & to Every 
warrant & petty Officer to receive [break] Like Bounty and wages 
as Under Mentioned, and to Every able [break] Negro Man (of 
which you are to Endeavour to Engage twenty) [break] Dollars ^P 
M. and that all Slaves so Employed Shall be [break] Valued when 
taken into the Service, and that Satis [break] Proprietors of Such 
Slaves as [break of several words] Captured by the Enemy which 
[break of several words] you are to apply to the first Comrn 1 " for 
money to [bf^ak] to Such as may Enlist 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st Comm[ break] 

A Letter to Cap 1 David Lockwood 
Sir/ Navy Board 27 th ,, Jan* 1780 

The Comm rs . of the Navy have rec d . your Letter of the 25 th . 
Ins*, and desire that you will recommend to them as soon as possible 
proper Persons as Officers to Serve on board the Bricole, and that 
you procure thirty Seamen for Said Ship and allow a bounty of one 
hundred Dollars for Each, & forty five Dollars ^ M wages, to such 
as will Enter for Six M. . You will Apply to the first Comm r - for 
what money may be wanted for that Service, 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake,, I st ,, Comm r . 

The following Orders were drawn on the Treasury for in favour of 

the following persons Viz 1 

Edw d . & John Blake for Amo* of 29 bbls rice, dl'd 

the Commissary 23213. .10 

Sam 1 Beekman & C for Amo* of 10 Different 

Acco ts 16699 : 5 

George Layfield for amo*. of an Order, dl'd him by 

E Blake 333 . . 2 - 6 



40246. .7 6 

Adjourned to Monday 4. O. Clock?- 
Afternoon 



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A Letter to M r David Hambleton 
Sir/ Navy Board 29 Jan y 1780 

It being absolutely Necessary for the defence of this state that 
the Ship Bricole be fitted for Harbour Service, The Comm rs = of 
the Navy Board request that you do Immediately Send all the Car- 
penters you have to work on board the Said Ship that She may be 
Compleated with dispatch, Cap*. Lockwood will Inform what work 
is Necessary 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st Comm [break] 

A Letter to M r . Edw d Shrewsberry 
Sir/ 

It being, absolutely Necessary for the defence of the State that 
the Ship Bricole, be Immediately fitted for harbour Service The 
Commissioners of the Navy Board request that you do Imme [break] 
go on board said Ship and Carry as many Carpenters to work on 
board her as can be Employed to advantage, Cap 1 Lockwood will 

Inform you what work is Necessary to be done 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I st . . Comm r 

A Letter to M r . Etsell Lawrence 
Sir/ Navy Board 29 th . . Jan>' 1780 

It being absolutely Necessary for the defence of the s [break] 
that the Ship Bricole be fitted for harbour Service, the Comm rs . of 
the Navy Board request that you do Immediately on rece [break] of 
this Send as many Carpenters to work on board Said Ship as can 
be Employed to advantage, Cap 4 Lockwood will Inform you what 
work is Necessary to be done 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st : Comm [break] 

A Note to His Excels the Gov [break] 

Edw d Blake presents his Compliments to his Excell y the Cover 
[break] and Informs him that, a M r DeLuke late a Lieu 1 of the 
Marques of Britteny Galley, appointed to the Command of Said 
Galley, during the absence of Cap 1 . Corviser, who has leave of 
absence from your Excell y to go to France to Settle some private 
Business, has suffered said Galley to be robbed of a great part of her 
Stores & Sails, and although he has been directed to make Exact 



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returns to the Board of all Sails Stores & provisions which did 
belong to Said Galley, he has Neglected to do it, and as M r Pritch- 
ard has Inform'd E B that said DeLuke has been privey to the 
takeing away such Stores he will be Obliged to his Excell y to direct 
in what manner the Comm rs are to proceed against him. 

29 Jany 1780 



A Note from his Excell y the Governour 

The Governour requests that Lieu* DeLuke may be put under arrest, 
and a Court Martial shall be Ordered on him, In the meantime The 
Comm rs of the Navy will give the Marquest De Britigney Galley in 
Charge to Some proper Officer 

Saturday 29 Jan y 1780 

A Letter to Lieu 1 DeLuke 
Sir/ 

You are to Consider yourself as under an arrest and hold your- 
self in Readiness for a Court Martial, the Charge against you, you 
will be made acquainted with in due time 

By Order of the Board 
29 Jany 1780 E Blake I st . Comm r 

[ Break] tter to M r W m Saltridge 
Sir/ Navy Board 29 th Jany 1780 

I have Just received a Message from his Excelly the Governour 
and Gen 1 . Lincoln, disiring to be Inform'd of the Number of Public 
Boats belonging to the State, also what repair they are in and what 
Number of men they will Carry, and that they be all of them Col- 
lected together and keept in Constant readiness for any Service 
The Commissioners of the Navy Board therefore direct that you do 
deliver to the Clerk of the Board, an Exact return agreeable to the 
above request, and that the Same be done this day -- 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st Comm r 

A Letter to M r David Edgar 
Sir/ Navy Board 29 th ,, Jan y 1780 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board, request that you do 
bring to town to work on board the Ship Bricole, all the Carpenters 
you have in your Employ as there is a absolute Necessity to have 
that Ship fitted for Immediate Service 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I s . Comm r 
H. C. 5. 



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A Letter to Mess rs . Curley & Russell 
Gent". Navy Board 29 Jan^ 1780 

As there is an Absolute Necessity to have the Ship Bricole 
Immediately fitted for the defence of this State The Comm rs . of the 
Navy Board, request that you do Early on Monday Morning, bring 
to Charlestown, all the Carpenters you have in your Employ to 
work on board Said Ship, and get her fitted with all possible Dis- 
patch, 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . Comm r 

A Letter to [break] 
Sir/ Navy Board [break] 

In Answer to your Letter of this day, the Comm rs of the Navy 
Board, direct that the Ship Truit, be Immediately Caulked, hove 
down and made Stanch, and fitt for harbour Service, with all possi- 
ble dispatch, that her upper deck remain on for the Present, but that 
the ports, on the Starboard Side be cut to Answer them in the 
Larbourd Side, as it is uncertain which Side may be most in Acci- 
ton The Comm rs particularly recommend the greatest Exertion 
to get all the State Vessels ready for Service, and they on their part 
will give the Necessary directions to the Officers, and Every assist- 
ance in their Power to get them Manned, In regard to the Bricole 
the Commissioners are of Opinion, there is no Necessity for you to 
Send any hand to her as Russel & Curley are now on board her 
The Marquest of Britteney Galley's Cable is on board the Schooner 
Pack horse, and the Schooners Cable is now what the South Edisto 
Galley now rides by The Comm rs . note what you recommend 
respecting Inventorys of the different Vessels Stores being deliverd 
to the Clerk of the Yard, and his takeing the Stores in Charge and 
giving a Receipt for the Same, and will in future give directions to 
the Officers Accordingly 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . Comm r 



[Break]y Board Jan? 3i st ,, 1780 Monday 

Present Edw d . Blake Esq r I st Comm r 
Edw d Darrell & John Edwards Esq rs 



A Letter to his Excell y the Governour 
Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy beg leave to Acquaint your 
Excellency, that by the late fire at M r . George Smith's the Commis- 
sary of the Navy is deprived of the greatest part of the Storage he 
had, and as they are Informed, the Store lately Occupied by the 
French Concel under the Exchange no longer wanted by him request 
they may be deliverd up to the Commissary for the use of the Navy 
of this State 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st Comm r 

The following Order was drawn on the Treasury for in favour of 

Dan 1 Smith, (Commissary) on acco* 10,000. . 

Adjourned to Thursday 3 Feb y 1780 
4. O. Clock afternoon 



1779 The Brigg Buford Cap n Trion 

T John Rosewell D r 
May 
3 To 7 Blocks 10 Inches @ io 

To 12 Singel of 7 Inches @ 7 . 

To 3 Duzzen of hanks @ 6 

10 To i fidel Block 18 Inches 

To i Singel 12 Inche 

1 5 To i Iron Coog and pin 

To i Duzzen hand Spikes @ 4</io 54 o o 




266 o o 
To 5 doz Hancks 30. . 



296. .- 



'This account is on a separate sheet of paper and is pasted in at the page 
containing the journal entry for January 31, 1780. It is endorsed on the back: 
Briggt. . Beauford 
to Jn Roswell D r 
to be Certified by Capt n 
Tryon and attested 
150 paid in part of this 
acco*. by Order of E B 
' 146 Ball* 



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I Certify that the above Blocks were rec'd on 
Board Brigg Beauford for Use of Said Briggt 
I5o to be p d by Order of the Comm rs 

to M rs . Roswell 

Rec d 20 th . Sept r . 1779 from W m . 
Burt One hundred & fifty pounds 
in part of the above Recd for 
my Husband John Roswell 
Honor Rosewell 

Edward Blake Presents his Complyments to 1 His Excellency the 

Governor, and Agreable to his request of this Morning sends him 
a return Just rec'd from the publick Boat Keeper of all the Boats 
belonging to this State Viz*. 

in the Flood gate at the Governors Bridge wants Caulking. . . I . 

in ... D .... i pettiauger & i Batteau, wants some repairs ... 2 

in . . Ditto ... in good Order New Bottomed i . 

in . Ditto. . wants Caulking and Gunnels 2. 

Delivered for the Governor in good Order with Oars Compleat. .4. 
at James Island which the Low Tides has prevented being got j 

off Wants Some repair V i . 

.at Pritchards in good Order i 

at Ashley ferry i Batteau & i Horse Boat 2 

at Wallis's Bridge i . 

at the Governors Bridge wants Caulking i 

at Cochrans Yard in good Order i. 

in Charles Town in good repair . . . . . 2 



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These Boats will Carry One with another About 35 Men Each 
The above is a Copy of M r Saltridges return of Boats belonging to 
the State His Excellency may depend on the Necessary Orders being 
given, to have them all put in good repair for Imediate Service 
E B desired the Messenger to Acquaint Your Excellency that two 

'This note is on a separate sheet of paper and is pasted in at the page con- 
taining the journal entry for January 31, 1780. It is endorsed on the back: 
Note to His Excellency 
of 30*h. Janry. 1780. 



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Large boats Suited for the French Ships would be very Useful to 
the State, at this time M r Plumbard has them in Charge 
30 th . . Jany. 1780 



1779 The Brigg Buford Cap 4 Trion 1 

the To John Rosewell D t 

May 3 To 7 Blocks of 10 Inches.. io 
To 12 Singel of 7 Inches @ 7^. 
To 3 Dozen of hank at 6 
10 To i Fidel Block 18 Inches. 

To i Duzzen hand Spikes 4/10 
To i Singel Block 12 Inches 
1 6 To i Iron Coog pin. . 




266 o o 

A Note to His Excell the Gov [break] 

Edw d . Blake Presents his Compliments to His Excell [break] and 
will be Obliged to him for a Commission for M r George Farragat of 
+he Revenge Galley, and as a Number of Commissions will be 
'vanted for the different Officers in the Navy, If his Excell [break] 
fhinks proper to Sign ten or Twelve, E B Will fill them up as may 
be wanted, there is also a Number of warrants wanted for the differ- 
ent Vessels which he will also fill up, and deliver as wanted If his 
Excellency thinks proper to Sign about Twenty 
E. Blake beggs leave to Inform his Excellency that the Carolina 
Galley now Stationed at Skull Creek, in his Opinion may be in great 
danger of being Captured by the Enemy, if Continued on that 
Station, and would recommend that Cap 4 . Ford be directed to Cruize 
between broad River and the mouth of Combeha River, by which 
the Inland Trade will be better protected and the Galley more out 
of danger of being Surprized and Captured by the Enemy 

'The account is on a separate piece of paper and is pasted in at the page 
containing the journal entry for January 31, 1780. It is endorsed on the back: 
John Roswell 
Account 

The following affidavit also appears on the back: 

John Rosewell doth make oath that the within Sum is justly due to him from 
the Brigantine Beaufort 
Sworn this 5. January 1780 

John Troup 



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A Letter to M r W m Saltridge 
Sir/ Navy Board 2 nd Feb? 1780 

I am verry Sorry to Observe that although, The Commissioners 
of the Navy Board, Some days past advised you of the Great Neces- 
sity of your Collecting together all the Public Boats and having them 
put Immediately in good repair, for any Service they may be 
wanted, there has been no Notice taken of it, The Comm rs of the 
Navy Board, therefore do direct that you do hire a Sufficient Num- 
ber of hands, and have all the Boats belonging to the State Collected 
together, and put in Immediate good repair and in Order to forward 
so Esential a work if any of the Boats want any repair that you 
cannot with dispatch Compleat the Commissioners will give 
Orders to Other Carpenters for to do [break] applying to the first 
Cornm 1 '. and adviseing [break of several words] that due Regard 
will be paid to [break] Otherways they will be Obliged to Acquaint 
the Governour & the General thereof 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . . Comm r 



Navy Board, Thursday 3 Feb? 1780 

Adjourned to Monday 4, OClock 



Navy Board Monday 7 th ,, Feb y 1780 

Present Edw d . .Blake Esq r . .I st : Cornm 1 " 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq rs 
A Letter to Cap*. W m Sisk 
Sir/ Navy Board 7 th . . Feb^ 1780 

The Commissary of the Naval Department has Inform'd the 
board that the Quantity of provisions, sent to the Notre Dame for the 
Men Employed on board her) has not been Accounted for Agreeable 
to the [break] of the Navy) by the Purser, and that you have Con- 
trary to Custom orderd an additional Quantity of beef to be Served 
to the peop [break] The Commissioners of the Navy board therefore 
direct that you do [break] the Purser to deliver to the Commissary 
for the Naval Department an Exact Return of all the men Actually 
Employed on board [break] Dame as often as he may have Occasion 



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to draw prov [break] that one pound & a half of fresh beef be 
allowed to [break] 

[Last line, containing the signature, burned off] 

The Following Orders were drawn on the Treasu [break] of the 

following Persons 

Mess rs .. Edward Hughes & C for 2 Casks rum dl'd 

the Commy 5120. . 

James Pyne for Amo*. of his Acco* ; against the rut- 
ledge Galley J 739- - 1 3 

W m . Burt for Amo* of the Pay Bill of y e Rutledge 

Galley 3098.. 19.. 6 

Cap 1 . Boitard for Amo 1 of Wages p d Seamen, for the 
Lee Galley 1464 . . 2 . . 6 

Thomas Waring for Amo*. of 8 Barr s Rice, dl'd the 

Commissary 6354.. 15.. 



17777.. 12.. 
Adjourned to Thursday 

4 OClock 

A Letter from His Excell y the Governour 
Sir/ 8 Feby 1780 

I Request that you will order Cap*. Ford to Cruize (as you pro- 
posed) between broad River and the Mouth of Combahea, and 
that you will recommend Officers for the Several Vacancies, in the 
Naval department, that they may be all filled, as soon as Possible, I 
have, directed a Commission to be made out for Cap 4 . George Farra- 
gat, to Command the Revenge Galley I Acquainted M r - Plumbard 
that the State would take the two Boats, which were built for Count 
D e Estang, and desired that they might be deliverd to M r Pritchard) 
which I Presume they have been, the Navy Board will direct that 
those boats, and all others belonging to the Public be fitted for 
Service as soon as Possible 

I am Sir/ Your Verry Hble Serv* 
Edw d Blake Esq r . I st . Comm 1 (Sign'd) J Rutledge 

[Break] from His Excell^ the Qov r 
[Break] 8 Feby 1780 

By and with the Advice and Consent of the Council, I have 
requested Commodore Whippell to take under his Command, the 



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Ships Bricole & Truit, the Brigg 4 Notre Dame and the Galleys, 
belonging to this State, and to have them fitted for Service, with the 
utmost dispatch, and Stationed and disposed of in the best and most 
Effectual manner for defence of this town and Harbour, and I desire 
that you will Immediately, direct the Capt ns . . of those Vessels to 
follow the Comm rs Orders, and that you will give him every assist- 
ance which he may Require of you, for Expediting this business 

I am Gent", your most Obed[ break] 
The Commissioners of the Navy (Sign'd) J Rutledge 

A Letter to Cap*. . David Lockwood 
Sir/ Navy Board 8 Feb^ 1780 

His Excels the Governour, with the advice of the Privy Coun- 
cil, Haveing Inform'd the Board, that they had requested Commo- 
dore Whippel, to take under his Command the Ships Bricole & 
Truit, the Brigg 4 , Notre Dame and the Gallies belong [break] to this 
State, and to have them fitted for Service, with the utmost dispatch 
& have them Stationed, and disposed of in the best and most 
Effectual manner for the defence of this town and Harbour The 
Commissioners of the. Navy Board, direct that you do receive and 
Obey all Orders received from him as Commander in Chief 

By Order of the board 

E Blake I st ,, Comm [break] 
Copy of the above Letter wrote to the foll g ,, 

Captains Viz 4 

Cap 1 James Pyne of the Ship Truit 
Cap* W m Sisk of y e . Brigg 4 Notre Dame 
Cap 4 . Boitar of y e . Lee Galley 
Cap 4 . George Faragatt, of y e . Revenge Galley 

A Letter [break] 

Sir/ Navy Boa [break] 

His Excell y ,, the Governour has again repeated his request that 
all the boats be put in good repair for any Immediate Service, 

The Comm". of the Navy therefore again direct that [break] 
boat belonging to the State be Collected together, and put in good 
repair, and if any assistance of Carpenters are wanted to Compleat 
them, The Comm rs . . will give directions to M r . Pritchard for that 

purpose 

By Order of the Board 

E. Blake I st Comm r 



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I 

A Letter to Cap 4 . Benj n . . Ford 
Sir/ Navy Board 8 th ,, Feb^ 1780 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct that you do Cruize 
in the Carolina Galley, between broad River and Combehea River 
and that you do as often as you can, goe down to the mouth of the 
different Inletts, and give every assistance in your power to any 
Coasting Vessell, belonging to this or any of the United States of 
America, and Endeavour by every means in your power to distroy 
any Vessel that may appear in any of the Inletts, and give the 
Earliest Intelligence of the Motion of the Enemy, To the Command- 
ing Officer of the nearest post that the Same may be Sent to the 
Governours or Commissioners in the most Expeditious manner, you 
are also to advise the Comm rs . as often as can be, of the State and 
Condition of the Galley and of what Stores you may want for the 
use of the Galley and if any money is wanted for the use of the 
Crew, and it shall be forwarded to you, 

The Commissioners particularly recommend that you do not remain 
more then forty Eight Hours at any one place, but keep Constantly 
Cruizing as before directed 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st C[ break] 

M r . John Withers Proposals to the Comm rs 

4 Feby 1780 

Proposals, by the Subscriber made to the Gent",, Commissioners of 
the Navy for Furnishing them with Sixty Steers and Ninety Hoggs.. 
The Beef to be well Cured in such Casks as the Comm rs may 
furnish for that purpose as also the pork, the Beef @ 407 ^ w , the 
Pork @ 507 ^ w .., The Comm rs . to furnish a Sufficient Quantity 
of good Salt, for that purpose the Quantity of each above mentioned 
to be deliverd in Charlestown on or before the I st day of may 
next Unavoidable Accidents only Excepted by 

Gent". Your most Obed 1 . Hble Serv 1 
(Sign'd) John Withers 

Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board Agree to Accept your 
Proposals to Supply the Navy Board with Sixty Steers and Ninety 
Hoggs, the Beef and pork to be Salted and well Cured by you, and 
Pack'd in Such casks as the Commissary for the Navy may furnish 
The Comm rs . to pay 407 ^ w for .Beef, and fifty Shillings P w . for 



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all the Pork, you shall deliver to the Commissary in Charlestown, 
the Comissary to furnish a Sufficient Quantity of Salt at the Expence 
of the Public 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . Comm r 



Navy Board, Thursday io th . Febry [break] 

Present Edw d . . Blake Esq r - I st Comm r 
Josiah Smith & Edw d Darrell Esq r 

A Note to His Excell^ the Governour 
Sir/ 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board beg leave to recomm'd 
to your Excell y . M r . Charles Crowley as a fit & proper person to 
Command the Marquest of Britigney Galley, and will be obliged to 
your Excell y (if he is approved of) to Order a Commission to be 
made out as soon as Convenient 
Feby io th 1780 By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . Comm r 

A Letter to Cap* David Lockwood 
Sir/ 

In answer to your Letter to the board of this day The Commis- 
sioners of the Navy board will give orders for the Purchasing M r . 
Dorsius boat & C 1 . for the Bricole, and will be glad to be Inform'd 
in whose possestion the Other boat is which you recommend as fit 
for the Trute In respect to filling the water wanted for the Bricole, 
The Commissioners recommend that it be done at Hobcaw, as the 
best and most Convenient place, and that you do Employ Six or 
Eight good Negroes, under the directions of a Sober diligent white 
man to have it filled, with dispatch, and brought down in the 
Schooner Pack Horse, which is already at Hobcaw, the Schooner 
has a Jibb belonging to her, and Cap 1 . Arthur has a Main Sail 
belonging to the Lee Galley, which will be Sufficient for that 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st [break] 

A Letter to M r . Charles Crowley 

[Break]/ Navy Board io th ,, Feb y 1780 

The Commissioners of the Navy have rec d ,, your Letter 

Offering to take the Command of the Galley Marquest of Briteny 



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They therefore direct that you take charge, of said Galley Imme- 
diately, and have her put into proper Condition for Immediate Ser- 
vice, you are also to procure a Sufficient Number of Seamen, for 
Said Galley, as soon as Possible 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I s . Comm r 



The following Order's was drawn on the Treasury for in favour of 
the Following Persons Viz 1 

W m Burt for to pay Bounty to the Revenge &) , 

T r 11 rx n r V 16250. .[break] 

Lee Galleys 10,000 Dollars is Curry ^ 

W m Burt to pay for Sundrys bo 1 . . for the Com-1 

missary, from Mess rs . Wells & Lethgow ^ I 12980 . [break] 

bill dl'd J 

Dan 1 . Smith for Ball 3 , of his Acco*. due to I st . 

1780 15985 . . 1 8 [break] 




Adjourned to Monday 14 Feb y 4. O. Clock 

Copy of an Order to M r Paul Pritchard 

Navy Board 14 Feb y [break] 

M r Pritchard is to deliver the S Edisto Galley with her Sto [break] 
to the Order of Commodore Whippell 
1780 Signd E Darrell 

Feb y 15 th . An Order Rec d from E Blake Esq r to pay Bounty to 
Seamen, for the difP Vessels in the States Service 



Navy Board Thursday 17 th . Feb y 1780 

Adjourned to Monday [break] 

A Letter to M r . Joseph [break] 

Sir/ Navy Board [break] 

The Public are in want of some Small Cannon for the use of 

Some of the Galleys in the Harbour, The Comm rs of the Navy 

would be glad you will spair them some of your guns on Motts 



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Wharf for that purpose, and request to know weather you have the 
Spunges rammers & C e belonging to them 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake first Comm r 

An Order was drawn on the Treasury for in favour of W m Burt to 
pay Bounty to Seamen. . Rec d from E Blake Esq r 16250. . 17-6. 

A Letter to M r . Paul Pritchard 
Sir/ Navy Board Feb y 2O th 1780 

The Commissioners of the Navy desire you will have the S 
Edisto Galley with all her Stores in your possession sent to town as 
soon as possible and direct the Persons that bring her, to carry her 
round to Cap 4 . Blakes Wharf at South Bay, where part of her Stores 
are Lodged ; you will hasten the finishing the Oars both for Galleys 

and Boats and Send them to Town as fast as Possible 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st Comm r 



Navy Board Monday 21. Feb y 1780 

Present Edw d . . Blake Esq r . I st . Comm r . Josiah Smith & Edw d 

Darrell Esq rs 

A Letter to M r Paul Pritchard 

Sir/ Navy Board 21 Feb y 1780 

The Governour has desired us, to direct you to have the Prison 
Brigg*. together, with the flatts and other boats at the yard brought 
to town as soon as possible, the Brigg 1 . to be Carried into Ashley 
River Opposite Wappoo, and the boats and flatts to be left at town, 
you are also to bring to town all the hands from the yard Except so 
many as are Necessary to finish the Oars and Anchor Stocks 
directed you are also to retain all M rs . Lampere's Negroes in your 
Service till [break] ther directions 

By Order of the Board 
EB [break] 

[Break] to bring down all the 

[Last line burned off] 



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[Break] Letter [break] David Lockwood 
[Break]/ Xavy Board 21 Feb* 1780 

By particular desire of his Excelly the Governour [break] 
General Lincoln, The Commissioners of the Navy Board, direct that 
you do Transport the Bricole with all possible dispatch to such 
Station in Ashley River as Commodore Whippell may [break] The 
Commissioners Earnestly request that you will Exert yourself on 
this Occasion as the Safety of the State greatly depends on the 
Navy being properly Stationed, and the Exertion of the Officers 
[break] Men belonging thereto 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . Comm r 

Copy of the above wrote Cap*. James Pyne^ 
of the Ship Truit & Cap*. W m Sisk of the 
Brigg 1 Notre Dame 

To 

Edward Blake 

Esq r 

The Governor requests that the Comm rs : of the Navy will order the 
Galley commanded by Cap 1 . Miller to be supplied immediately, with 

what provisions & Necessaries are wanted for her 

Feb. 22 1780* 



A Note to Cap* W m Phillips 

Sir Navy Board 22 nd . . Feby. 1780 

The Commissioners of the Navy direct that as soon as you have 
deliverd the Powder from your Schooner, that you take on board 
such Gunns & Stores for the Truit as Cap*. Pyne Shall direct which 
are to be Carried on board said Ship 

By Order of the Board 
E Blake I st Comm r 



Navy Board. Thursday 24 Feby 1780 

Adjourned to Monday 28 th Feb 7 1780 



'This note was pasted to the page containing the communications to Lock- 
wood and Phillips. 



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To 

Edw d . Blake Esq r 
first Comm r of y e Navy 

of S. Carolina 
Sir/ 

Inclosed is a Letter just rec d . from M r . Livington w th . a Memd m . 
of Articles wanted by Commodore Whipple I request that you 
will give an order on the Arsenal for such of these Articles as the 
State does not want, & can*, be procured elsewhere others can*, be 
expected 

Y rs . In haste 
Feb. 23. 1780* 

a Letter to Cap*. David Lockwood 

Sir/ Navy board 25 th . Feb^ [break] 

The Comm rs . of the Navy Board direct that a regular daily 
[break] of all the Men on duty on board the Ship Bricole be Signed 
by you and Sent to the Commissary every morning, that proper 
Rations may be deliverd, and as bread is Verry Scarce at this time, 
and not to be purchased it is Orderd that no more than a Quarter 
of a pound of Bread ^ day be Served to Each man and the [break] 
of the usual allowance made up in pease and Rice 
The Commissioners make no doubt that when the Men are proper 
[break] with the Necessity of this regulation they will be Satisfied 
[break] Especially as the Continental Frigates are Under the 
[Last line burned off] 

Copy of the Letter on the Other [break of several words] 
Cap* James Pyne of Ship Truit 
Cap* W m Sisk -- of Brigg* Notre Dame 
Cap* Ch s Crawley of Marquest of Britigney Galley 
Cap* Farragat -- of the Revenge - d 
Cap* Boitar of the Lee Galley -- d 

A Letter from His Excell? the Governour 
Gentlemen Feb? 15 th ,, 1780 

By and with the Advice and Consent of the Privey Council 
I do hereby direct and require you, or any two of you to Execute the 
Several Powers and Authorities given to you by Act or Ordinance 



note, in the handwriting of Governor Rutledge, is pasted to the page 
of the journal containing the letters to David Lockwood and William Phillips. 



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of the General Assembly (lately Expired) untill ten days after the 
next Meeting and Setting of the Legislature 

I am 

To Your most Obed* Serv 4 - 

Edw d Blake Esq r ,, I st ,, Comm r . (Signed) J Rutledge 

Josiah Smith, John Edwards, 1 N B. this Letter to be 

Roger Smith, George- Abbot Hall, Inserted the 15 th 

George Smith, Edw d Darrell, Esq rs ,, j Feb^ under the Copy 

Commissioners of the Navy of S. Carolina J of an Order to Paul 

Pritchard 
The following Orders was Drawn on the Treasury for in fav r . of 

the foll g Persons 

24 Feb y W m Burt to pay Bounty to Seamen, Rec d 

from E B 16975 J 6 3 

26 Feb y ditto d. to pay Bounty to Seaman rec d 

from E B 20003 J 5 

26 D Dan 1 Smith Commissary an Acco* rec d from 

E. B- - 24863 15 

Rec d from E Blake Esq r 
March 2 nd : To W m Burt to pay Bounty to Seamen 

rec d from E B : 14820 



76,663 6 3 

Edw d & John Blake for Amo* of their Acco 1 ] 
[break] Salt & Sails [undecipherable word] J. 62644,,7,,[ break] 
Commissary 

[Break] Note from His Excellency the Governor 
Sir/ March 4 th ,, 1780 

Cap*. Ford (I understand) has but Eight men in the Galley 
Intended for George Town, as less then double that Number will 
be Insufficient, I wish you would Order Eight more put on board 
the Galley 

Your most Obed* Serv*. 

(Signd) J Rutledge 

A Note from His Excell y the Governor 

4 March 1788 t 

The Governour request that the Commissioners of the Navy will 
order Such a number of Vessels as the General may require Sta- 
tion'd at Such places as he shall Direct 



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A Letter to His Excellency the Governor 
Sir 

Agreeable to your Excellencys request of yesterday The Com- 
missioners of the Navy Board, Order'd Several of the Arm'd Ves- 
sels to hawl from the Wharf and take their Stations as the Gene 
[break] directed, the Owners Readily Agreed to let the Vessels for 
that Service But Requested that they might first be appraised ; As 
the Com [break] have no directions to have that done, or to promise 
any Satisfac [break] to the Owners in Case the Vessels should be 
damaged or distroyed by [break] Enemy while in the Service, they 
Request your Excellency will give them the necessary Directions 

on that Subject 

5 March 1780 By Order of the Board 

E Blake i" Comm[ break] 

A Note from the Governor, 4 March 1780 

The Governor Requests that the Comm rs : of the Navy will O 
[break] Such a Number of Vessels as the Gen 1 may require Shall 
[break] such places as he shall Direct 

a Nother Note from the Govern [break] 

Cap tn . Ford (I understand) has but 8 men in the Gall [break] less 
than double that number will be Insuff [break] 
[Last line burned off] 

[Top line burned off] 
Sir/ Navy Board [break] 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board, direct [break] Anchor 
your Schooner Gen 1 . Gates in ashley River as near to James Island 
as you can with Safety, nearly Opposite Lambols Bridge and that 
you cause, a Regular and good watch to be kept on board, as well 
to prevent being Surprised, as to give the Earliest notice of the 
Movement of any of the Enemys boats or Vessels, and any men 
that you may Ship, not already Engaged in the Service will be 
protected while doing duty on board your Vessell 
Copy of the above wrote Cap* Holroyd] By Order of the Board 
of Ship James, & Cap 4 Jer h . Dickinson I E Blake I st Comm r 
of the Sloop 



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A Letter to Cap 1 . Benj n . Ford 
Sir/ Navy Board 6 th March 1780 

The Commissioners of the Navy direct, that you proceed with 
all possible dispatch, with the S- Edisto Galley, to George Town 
within land and on your Arrival there you are to follow such Direc- 
tions as you may Receive from Coll Harriott, and give all possible 
Assistance in the defence of that port \- you are to use every 
Endeavour to Compleat the Maning of your Galley on your Arrival 
there, in which you will be assisted by Coll . Harriott, who will also 
have your Galley Supplyed with Such Necessaries as she may 
want 

The Pay of your Men will be lodged with M r . Rothmollar of 
George Town, to whome you will apply when it becomes due 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st C[ break] 

A Letter to Cap 1 Crawley 
[Break] Navy Board 6 th March 1780 

The Commissioners, being in want of a proper person to Act 
as Lieutenant of the S. Edisto Galley and at the [break] time as 
pilot Inland to the Nward, and being Inform'd that you have your 
full Compliment of Men request that you will Spare M r Layfield 
from on board your Galley to Act in [break] Station 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st Comm r 

Job Rothmollar for Amo* of his Acco*. p d by Edw d 

Blake Esq r ^ Acco ts . dl'd 10647.16.3 

p d him Amo* of James Cryer Acco*. <j$ Acco 1 : did. . . 203.2. .6 

Gent./ 

I request that you will direct the Several Vessells which are, 
or may be employed, in the defence of this Harbour to be ap- 
praised & inform the owners of them that the State will make 
good any damage which these Vessells sustain, whilst So employed/ 

I am Gent 
Y r . most obed Serv*. 

J Rutledge '- 
March 6 1780 



H. c. . 



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To 

The Comm rs of the Navy of S. Carolina 1 

A Letter to His Excell^ the Governor 

Sir/ . Navy Board March 7 [break] 

General Lincoln has applyed to the Commissioners of [break] 
Navy to have all the Vessels moved from the Wharfs out of the 
Way of the Town, which he desires may be done as soon as poss 
[break] as the Commissioners conceive they have no power to give 
any Order for that purpose, they take the Liberty to Acquaint you 
with the Generals requisition that proper measures m [break] be 
taken thereon I am in the absence of the first Commissioner 

Sir your most Obed 4 Serv 1 

(Signd) Edw d Darrell 

Copy of the Governors Answer 

I think I desired the Commissioners of the Navy Several [break] 
ago to have this done, but if not I now request that they will 
Immediately, 

March 7 th . 1780 (Signd) 

J Rutledge 
A Letter to Cap* [break] 
Sir Navy [break] 

The Commissioners of the Navy direct [break] remove the 
Brigg 1 . Adriana as soon as possible to the mouth of Hog Island 
Creek, where you are to keep Strict look out every night to prevent 
Surprize, and to stop all boats and detain those that have not passes 
Signed by persons appointed for that purpose and to report any 
meterial Occurrences 

you are also to apply to the Commissary of 

the Navy for daily provisions for your Vessell who will be Orderd 
to Supply you therewith 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . Comm r 
1780 
March 
The following Vessels being taken for the use of the State were 



J This note, in the handwriting of Governor Rutledge, is pasted to the page 
containing Blake's note of the 6th and Darrell's and the Governor's notes of 
the 7th. 



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appraised by Mess rs Nath 1 Russel and Dan 1 Bourdeaux with the 
Stores belonging to Said Vessels Viz* 

The Ship James %3 Inventory del'd at 200,000 

Schooner Chance ^ ditto . . . . d 50,000 

a Note from the Governor, March II th . . 1780 
The Governor Requests that the Comm rs : of the Navy will procure 
the Articles within mentioned and send them to Commodore Whip- 
pel as soon as Possible, 
Viz* 400 fathom Cable, 2 Large Anchors 
24 Small Anchors, 12 Crafts or boats 300 fathom Chains 
400 fathom Small Chain 

Rec d from E d . Blake Esq r .to pay Bounty for Seamen 
[break] to pay Bounty to Seamen, rec d from E. Blake 19760 

[Break] Cap 1 Isaac Caton 

[Break] Navy Board II th March [break] 

The Brigg 1 . . under your Command being taken [break] the 
Service of the State, the Commissioners of the Navy direct that you 
do as soon as Possible remove the Said Brigg 1 . into Ashley River, 
and moore her about a Cables Length above Cap 1 . Newtons Schooner 
and that a Strict nightly watch be kept on board to prevent a Sur- 
prize and to give allarm of the approach of any boat or Vessel ; you 
are to Stop all boats and detain Such as have not proper passes and 
report every meterial Occurrence 

The Commissioners of the Navy will Supply you with daily Pro- 
visions and if any Ammunition should be wanted for your Vessel 
you are to apply to the Navy Board 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . Com [break] 

The Commissioners of the Navy are hereby. Impowered to Impress 
and take such articles as may be Necessary for the Public service 
giving the Owners thereof a Certificate of their having taken them 

Sign'd J Rutledge 
March 13. 1780 

A Letter to Cap*. George -of Schooner [break] > 
Sir Navy Board n March [break] 

The Commissioners of the Navy direct that you remove your 
Schooner, between the French Polacre & Shutes folly [break] to 



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Intercept any boats that may be passing and that you [break] a 
Strict nightly watch and Stop all boats that may be passing and 
detain all such as have not proper passes [break] and to report any 
meterial Occurrence The Commiss[ break] of the Navy will 
Supply you with daily provisions for [break] people and if any 
Ammunition is wanted you are to apply [break] Navy Board 

By order of the Board 

E Blake i ls . [break] 
Cap* George Schooner Red Bird 

A Letter to [break] 

Sir/ Navy Board [break] 

There is a large chain lying in the mouth of [break] which is 
Immediately wanted for particular Service The Commissioners of 
the Navy board direct that you do with the assistance of Cap 1 . 
Crowley in the Marquest of Britigney Galley endeavour to take up 
said chain and send it Immediately to Gibbs Wharf The Commis- 
sioners particularly recommend that you place the Galley in Such 
posision as to prevent the Enemy fireing on the boats Employed in 
takeing up the Chain But should you and Cap 1 Crowley be of 
Opinion that the work Cannot be Effected with out two great Risque 
of your mens lives, they desire that you will Immediately report to 
the Board in writing 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st . Comm r . 
Copy of the above wrote Cap 1 Crowley 
of the Marquest of Britigney Galley 

A Letter to Abraham Whippel Esq r 
Sir/ Navy Board 12 th March 1780 

His Excell y the Governor has put into the hands of the Comm rs 
of the Navy a Letter from yourself and the Capt ns . of the Navy 
requiring Sundry Articles, which he has directed us to furnish if 
possible But we are Sorry to Acquaint you it is out of our power 
to furnish all the Articles you require, with respect to the large 
Cable we are not possesed with any that will Answer for One and 
we Immagine that a Cable may be had from Cap 1 " . . Engs and Cap 1 . 
Holroyds Ship, But these will not be Sufficient without the assist- 
ance of the Vessels below, the Small Cable must be taken from the 
Vessels here as also the small anchors, but it will be utterly Impos- 
cible to procure the Quantity of Chain you want there is about 50 



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fathom of large chain laying aCross Wappo Cut which Cap 1 
Lockwood can Inform you about and this is all that [break] pro- 
cured, If you think the articles we can Supply [break] with your 
Own assistance we [break] [Break of several words at the top of 
the page] present to chuse such of them as [break] accounts 
We are Sir your most Obed 1 Serv*s 

E Blake I st . Comm r 
P. S. 

If you send an Officer to Chuse the Articles 
we request he may be Instructed as to the 
Size of the Anchors and Cables, as also the 
Craft and boats 

The Brigg 1 Nancy belonging to Cap* Caton, being this day taken 
into the State Servis was appraised by M r Natha 1 Russ [break] & 
M r Dan 1 Bourdeaux as <{$ Inventory did i6 th March 80 at Two 
hundred & thirty thousand pounds Car a . Curry 230,00 [break] 
2o th March Russell & Curley p d them Amo 1 of their Acco 1 . by Edw d 

Blake Esq r for work done to the Ship Bricole 4387. .10 

An Order was drawn on the Treasury for in fav r . of} 

White & Doghty for am 1 of their Acco 1 . (21 18. 10 

a Letter to Cap 1 James Pyne 

Sir/ Navy Board 22 nd March [break] 
The Commissioners of the Navy Board direct that you [break] 
from on board the Ship Truit, all the Guns shot & powder [break] 
Send them to cha s town in the most Expeditious manner you 
[break] the Powder we would recommend be sent in thee Pilot boat, 
[break] Other Vessel wanted besides the Continental Schooners you 
[break] Stop the One which is gone to the fort with Stores 



A Letter to [break] 
Sir/ Navy Board [break] 

The Commissioners of the Navy Board d [break] do Imme- 
diately go down with the Crissis Pilot boat allong side the Truit and 
take out of her all the Shot & powder Cap 1 Pyne will deliver you 
which you are to bring to Ch s town with all Possible dispatch 

By Order of the Board 

E Blake I st Comm r 



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1780 

March Tho s Ferguson (p d by Edw d Blake Esq r .) for Amo*. 

of his Acco 4 for Provisions Supply the Commissary. . . .22.200 

March 23 rd . 1780 
Paide John Prioleau, by Edw d Blake Esq r - for Salt 

Peter for the use of the fire ship 812.. 10 

Paid Tho s Grayson p d by Edw d Blake Esq r for Beef) 

Supplyed the S. Edisto Galley, Cap 4 . Ford -J 954,, , 



INDEX. 



Addison, John, 18; Letter to, 18. 

Admiralty, Court of, 19, 22, 32. 

Adriana (brigantine), 82. 

Advertisement, 30. 

Agnew, , 37. 

America, 19, 73 ; Cause of, 21, 22, 32. 

American Army, 20, 21 (2), 31 (2). 

Anchors, 30, 83, 84, 85. 

Argo (sloop), 4. 

Ariel (British ship), 12. 

Arthur, Captain, 74. 

Ashley Ferry, 68. 

Ashley River, 76, 77, 80, 83. 

Newton, Downham, Schooner of, 83. 

Atkinson, Joseph, 4. 

Atwell, Ichabod, 40. 

Beard, Robert, 25. 

Beaufort (brigantine), 4, 6 (5), 7, 8, 

12 (3), 13 (3), 14, 16 (2), 17 (2), 

25, 28, 29, 34 (2), 37, 40, 67, 68, 69. 
Bee (brigantine), 5. 
Bee, Joseph, 5, 34. 
Beef, 24, 25 (2), 26, 30, 37, 39, 42, 

45- 47, 54, 58, 70, 71, 73 (3), 86. 
Beekman & Co., Samuel, 4, 63. 
Bellamy, Mr., 15. 
Bellona (brigantine), 25, 26. 
Bermuda, 6. 
Biscuits, 30. 
Blake, Edward, First Commissioner 

of the Navy, 4-5, 7-20, 22-30, 32-42, 

44-56, 58-67, 70-86. 
Blake, Edward and John, 45, 63, 79. 
Blake, John, Edward &, 45, 63, 79. 
Blake's Wharf, 76. 
Blakes & Sawyer, 4, 24 (2), 27. 
Blocks, 50. 
Boatkeeper of the Navy Department, 

13, 28, 29, 68. (See also William 

Selthridge.) 
Boitard, Marshal, 10, 18, 30, 43, 50, 

71. 72, 78; Letters to, 19, 30, 36, 41, 

45, 46, 58. 

Boomer, Jacob, 25, 42. 
Bouchineau, Charles, 42. 



Bounties, 8, 14, 16, 32, 46, 47, 63, 75, 
76, 79, 83. 

Bourdoux, Daniel, 83, 85. 

Bourke, Thomas, 25. 

Bread, 30, 58, 78. 

Bricken, James, 24. 

Bricole (ship), 23, 52, 53, 55 (2), 58, 
59 (2), 60 (2), 61, 62 (2), 63, 64 
(3), 65, 66 (2), 72 (2), 74 (2), 77, 
78, 85. . 

Broad River, 69, 71, 73. 

Bruce, Robert, 39. 

Buckle. Thomas, 15, 23. 

Bull's Bay, 52. 

Burt, William, Clerk of Commission- 
ers of the Navy, 4 (4), 5, 18, 24 
(2), 25 (2), 27, 28, 29, 30, 34 (2), 
39, 40, 42 (2), 47, 49, 54 (2), 57, 71, 
75, 76, 79 (2) ; Letter to, 30; Let- 
ters from, to Captains Hall and 
Boitard, 30. 

Butter, 30, 42, 54. 

Cables, 83, 84, 85. 

Cameron, William, 28. 

Cannon, 75. 

Canvas, 10, 38. 

Carolina (galley), 26, 28, 31, 32, 34, 
37, 39 (2), 40, 49, 50, 51, 54, 57, 
69, 73- 

Cartridge paper, 30. 

Caton, Isaac, 85 ; Letter to, 83. 

Cedar, 38. 

Chains, 83. 84 (2). 

Chance (schooner), 83. 

Charles Town, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 18, 19, 
23, 29, 33, 36 (3), 61, 66, 68, 73, 74, 
85 (2); Bar of, 6 (4), 7 (5), 8; 
Harbour of, 53, 62, 72 (2), 75, 81. 

Choplin, William, 39. 

Clarke, William, 25, 57. 

Clerk of the Commissioners of the 
Navy, 24, 28, 30, 39, 40, 42 (2), 46, 
61, 65. (See also William Burt.) 

Cochran's shipyard, 13, 23, 26, 34, 68. 

Cole, Thomas, 32. 



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Cole, William, 8. 

Combahee River, 69, 71, 73. 

Commissary of the Navy Department, 
25, 27, 30, 32, 34, 38, 40, 42, 43, 45 
(2), 46, 47, 53, 54, 58, 63, 67 (3), 
71 (2), 75, 78, 79, 86.- (See also 
Daniel Smith.) 

Commissary of Prisoners, 9. 

Continental vessels, 54, 56, 78, 85. 

Cooper River, 9. 

Coopers, 23, 32. 

Cordage, 10, 15, 27, 42. 

Corvisier, Captain, 19, 41, 43, 45, 64; 
Letter to, 47. 

Count of Sabran (ship), 25. 

Court Martial, 65. 

Court of admiralty, 19, 22, 32. 

Creighton, John, 61 (3), 

Crissis (pilot boat), 4, 10, 25, 29, 53, 
54, 85. 

Croft, George, 52. 

Croskey, William, 24. 

Crowley, Charles, 74, 78, 84 (3) ; Let- 
ters to, 49-50, 74-75, 81. 

Cruises, 6-7, 12, 13-14, 19, 20-22, 
22-23, 31-32, 40, 41, 46, 47, 49- 5i, 

56, 69, 71, 73. 
Cryer, James, 81. 
Cummings' Point, 41. 
Curley & Russell, 66 (2), 85. 
Dacosta, Abraham & Co., 43. 
Dacosta, Isaac, Jr., 43: 
Darling, Joseph, 34. 
Darling, Mrs. Mary, 34, 38. 
Darrell, Edward, a Commissioner of 

the Navy, 4, 5, 24-29, 32, 35, 37-40. 

42, 45, 46-50, 54, 56, 58, 62, 66, 70, 

74-75, 79, 82. 

Darrell, Smith, DeSaussure &, 29, 45. 
Day, Charles, 4. 
DeBurdt, Captain, 57. 
D'Estaing, Count, 16, 17 (2), 18, 19, 

20 (2), 21 (3), 22 (2), 23; 31 (4), 

57, 71- 

DeLuke, , 64, 65 ; Letter to, 65. 
DeSaussure (Smith, DeSaussure & 

Darrell), 29, 45. 
Deall, John, 56. 

Dickinson, Jeremiah, 56 (2), 57, 80. 
Doctor, 52. 



Dogharty, White &, 85. 

Dorsius, John, 15, 74. 

Dupont, Gideon, 58. 

Dupont, Josiah, 54. 

Duremain, Monsieur, 56 (2), 58. 

Duval, Stephen, 48, 56; Letters to, 

10, 17, 32-33, 36, 53- 
Eagle (pilot boat), 4, 25, 30 (2), 31, 

32, 33 (2), 34, 36, 45, 48, 53 (3), 57- 
Earl of Chester (prison ship), 9. 
Edgar, David, 34; Letters to, 23, 62, 

65- 
Edwards, John, a Commissioner of 

the Navy, 48, 56, 66, 79. 
Engs, Captain, 84. . 

Enlistments, 41, 46, 47, 58, 63. 
Exchange, the, Charles Town, 9, 67. 
Exports, 10, n. 
Fancy (sloop), 4. 
Fardo & Gaillard, 25. 
Farr, Thomas, 15. 
Farragat, George, 62, 62-63, 69, 71, 72, 

78- 

Farrow, John, 38, 53 (2). 
Ferguson, Thomas, 86. 
Fireship, 86. 

Flags of 'Truce, 4, 5, 35, 49. 
Flour, 38, 43, 47, 50. 
Ford, Benjamin, 10 (2), 16, 19, 28, 

32, 51, 54, 69, 71, 79, 80, 86; Letters 

to, 20, 31-32, 37, 40, 73, 8 1." 
Fordham, Richard, 5, 45. 
France, 64. 
French Consul, 67. 
French fleet, 16, 17 (2), 18 (2), 23, 

3L 32, 33, 56, 57- 
French Polacre, 83. 
Gaboriel, John, Letter to, 26. 
Gaillard, Fardo &, 25. 
Gale, 22. 
Galleys, 8, 9, 20, 25, 48, 72 (2), 75; 

Pay of officers and seamen of, 

I4-I5- 

Gasque, Captain, 25. 
Gazettes, 24. 

General Assembly, 33, 79. 
General Gates (schooner), 80. 
General Moultrie (ship), 18 (2), 32, 

50. 
George, James, Letter to, 83-84. 



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George Town, 6 (2), 7, 9, 11, 52, 79- 
81 (2). 

Georgia, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22 (2), 31, 32, 
35, 43, 45, 49, 56; Expedition to, in 
1779, 45- 

Gibbes's Wharf, 84. 

Gibson, , 36. 

Giel, Lewis, 58. 

Gilbert, Seth, 28. 

Gordon, James, 52. 

Governor, 36, 60, 61 (2), 65, 68, 70, 
76, 77; Letters from the, 4, 9-10, n, 
13, 16, 17, 33, 33-34, 34, 4, 44, 45, 
52 (2), 53, 54-55, 55, 56, 59-6o, 65, 
71, 71-72, 77, 78, 78-79, 79 (2), 80 
(2), 81-82, 82, 83 (2) ; Letters to, 
4-5, 8, 10-11, 13, 18, 43, 44 (2), 45- 
46, 48-49, 51-52, 54, 56, 57-58, 59, 
62, 64-65, 67, 68-69, 69, /2, 74, 80, 
82; Orders from, 57. 

Governor's Bridge, 68 (2). 

Gowdy, William, 42. 

Grayson, Thomas, 86. 

Great Britain, 6, 7, 19. 

Gurley, John, 42. 

Hall, George Abbott, 79. 

Hall, William, 7 (2), 12, 14, 30, 38, 
41, 44, 46, 50; Letters to, 6-7, 8, 12, 
13-14, 16, 22-23, 30, 35-36, 42. 

Ham, Richard, Letter to, 31. 

Hamilton, David, 9, 25, 40, 50, 57; 
Letter to, 55-56, 64. 

Hardy, John, 5, 10, 39; Letters to, 9, 
ii. 

Hart, Philip, 47. 

Harvey, Katharine, 26. 

Hawes, Benjamin, 25, 34. 

Heriot, Robert, 81 (2). 

Hobcaw, ii, 27, 38, 39, 41, 42, 46, 47, 
51, 59, 61, 74 (2). 

Hog Island Creek. 82. 

Holroyd, Captain, 80; Ship of, 84. 

House of Representatives, resolution 
of, 14-15- 

Hugel, John, 5. 

Hughes, Edward & Co., 71. 

Hulls, 38. 

Hutton, George, 27. 

Imports, ii. 

Impressments, 33, 33-34, 83. 



Inland navigation, 51. 

Inland trade, 19, 48, 69. 

Iron, 27. 

James (ship), 80, 83. 

James's Island, 68, 80. 

Jenkins, Benjamin, 26. 

Jenkins, Daniel, 25. 

Johnson, William, 29, 50. 

Junks, 50. 

Kinloch, Francis, 25. 

Knights, John, 6. 

Koskey, Anthony John, 23. 

Lafont, Captain, 39. 

LamboH's Bridge. 80. 

Langrage, 25. 

Larry, Robert, 39. 

Lator, Monsieur, 5. 

Lawford's Channel, 26. 

Lawrence, Etsell ; Letter to, 64. 

Layfield, George, 56, 63, 81. 

Lebby, Nathaniel, 6, 29. 

Lee (galley), 19, 26, 30, 34, 36 (2), 

41, 42, 43, 44 (2), 45 (2), 46, 57, 

58. 71, 72, 74, 75, 78. 
Lempriere, Mrs., 76. 
Lethgow, Wells &, 75. 
Lincoln, Gen. Benjamin, 4 (2), 20, 

21, 31, 33, 35, 65, 77, 82. 
Livingston, , 78. 
Lockwood, David, 23, 55 (2), 58, 60, 

64 (3), 78, 85; Letters to, 61, 72, 

T4- 77, 78. 
Logan, William, 4. 
Magazine (powder), 41. 
Marine Department, 60. 
Mark, Leading, 26. 
Marquis of Brittany (galley), 19, 27, 

29, 36 (3), 4i, 43, 44 (2), 45, 47 

(2). 64, 65, 66, 74 (2), 78, 84 (2). 
Match stuffe, 30. 
Miller, Captain, 77. 
Minott, Captain, 18. 
Minott, John, 4. 
Moses, Meyer, 53. 
Motte's Wharf, 75-76. ^ 
Muskets, 30. 
Nancy (brigantine), 85. 
Negroes (slaves), 4, 5, 15, 16, 23, 24, 

25, 26. 36, 63, 74, 76. 
New Providence, 6. 



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Nisbett, William, Secretary of the 
Privy Council, 6, 57, 59. 

North, E., 23. 

North & Trescot, 45. 

North Edisto River, 6 (2), 12. 

Notre Dame (brigantine), 6 (3), 7 
(4), 8, ii, 12, 13 (3), 14 (2), 16 
(2), 17 (2), 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 
30, 31, 34 (2), 35, 38, 39 (2), 41 
(2), 42, 44, 46, 50, 51, 57, 59, 60 
(2), 62, 70 (2), 72 (3), 77, 78. 

Oakum, 42. 

Oars, 20, 68, 76. 

Officers of galleys, pay of, 14. 

Ogeechee, Ga., 33 (2).. 

Osnaburgs, 24. 

Pack Horse (prison schooner), 5, 9, 
ii (2), 29, 37, 39, 54, 55 (2), 61 
(3), 66, 74- 

Paine, Samuel, 27. 

Peacock, William, 56, 57. 

Peas, 30, 78. . 

Phillips, William, 78; Letter to, 77. 

Pilot boats,- 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 17, 24, 25, 

29, 3i, 32, 34, 37, 53, 54- 
Pilots, 4, 5, 6 (2), 17, 18, 32, 33, 38, 

52, 53 (2), 56, 57 (2), 58 (2), 81 

(2). 

Pinckney, Charles (1732-1782), 15. 
Plnmbard, , 69, 71. 
Poinsett, , 33, 34, 35; Letters to, 

17, 33, 35- 

Polly (brigantine), 39. 
Pork, 8, 30 (3), 37, 73 (2), 74. 
Powder, 30, 41, 77, 85 (3). 
President of the Senr.te, 15. 
Prioleau, John, 86. 
Prioleau, Samuel, Jr., & Co., 25. 
Prison ships, 5 (2), 9, 34, 76. 
Prisoners, 7, n, 35; Commissary of, 

9, ii. 
Pritchard, Paul, 24, 35, 39, 42, 44, 46, 

50, 61, 65, 71, 72; Orders to, n, 75; 
Letters to, 20, 22, 37, 37-38, 39, 48, 

51, 55, 60, 61, 76 (2). 
Pritchard's, 68. 

Privy Council, 17, 33, 53, 60, 71, 72, 

78; Orders of, 6, 59 (2). 
Prizes, 6, 7, 8, 43, 44, 45. 



Provisions, 7, 8, 19, 21, 31, 41, 46, 47, 

5i, 53, 70, 86. 
Pyne, James, 19, 20, 21, 31, 51, 59 (3), 

60, 71, 72, 77 (2), 78, 85; Letters 

to, 5, 16, 20-21, 45, 50, 52, 53, 60, 

85- 

Rachel (sloop), 4. 
Rammers, 30, 76. 
Ranger (pilot boat), 53 (2). 
Rations, 34, 78. 

Rattle Snake (armed schooner), 24. 
Red. Bird (schooner), 84. 
Revenge (galley), 5 (2), 16, 21, 25, 

34 (2), 35, 36, 40, 42 (2), 43, 45, 

46, 47, 48, 49 (2), 50, 62 (2), 69, 

71, 72, 75, 78. 
Rhems, 30. 

Rhoads, Daniel, 9, 28, 29. 
Rice, 10, ii, 24, 30 (2), 34, 63, 71, 78. 
Rice Bird (schooner), 6 (4), 7 (2), 8. 

16 (2), 17 (4), 18, 33 (2), 35 (3), 

48, 50, 59, 61 (3). 
Righton, McCully, 32. 
Roach, James, 42. 
Robinson, Septimus, 34, 38. 
Rogers, Andrew, 9. 
Rosewell, Mrs. Honore, 68. 
Rosewell, John, 67, 68, 69. 
Rothmahler, Job, 81 (2). 
Rum, 24 (2), 30 (2), 38, 42, 47, 52, 

7i. 

Russell, Nathaniel, 83, 85. 

Russell, Curley &, 66 (2), 85. 

Rutledge (galley), 5 (2), 10, 16 (2), 
20, 21, 28, 31, 45, 71 (2). 

Rutledge, John, Governor, 18, 78, 82; 
Letters from, 4, 9-10, n, 16, 17, 33, 
33-34, 34, 34, 53, 54-55- 55- 56, 59-6o, 
71, 71-72, 79, 81-82, 82, 83; Letters 
to, 4-5, 8, 10-11, 13, 18, 44, 48-49; 
Orders from, 57. 

Sailmakers, 34, 38. 

Sails, 38, 55, 62, 64, 79. 

Sally (prison brigantine), 9, 24, 29. 

Sally (sloop), 4. 

Salt, 37, 38, 73, 74, 79. 

Saltpetre, 86. 

Santee River, 52. 

Savannah, Ga., 4 (2), 31, 36. 

Sawyer, Blakes &, 4, 24 (2), 27. 



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Saylor, David, 23. 

Schutes's Folly Island, 83. 

Scull Creek, 49 (2), 69. 

Seamen, 10, 14, 15, 16, 41, 44, 46, 47, 
58, 63, 75 (2), 76, 79, 83. 

Selthridge, William, Boatkeeper of 
the Navy Department, 28, 68; Let- 
ters to, 13, 29, 65, 70. 

Ship Bread, 15. 

Shipcarpenters, 59, 60, 62, 64 (2), 65, 
66, 70, 72. 

Shipyards, 5, 13, 23, 26, 27, 34, 38, 39, 
42, 46, 50, 55-56, 59, 60; Clerk of, 
66. (See also Hobcaw and Coch- 
ran's.) 

Shot, 30, 85 (2). 

Shrewsberry, Edward, 57 ; Letter to, 
64. 

Shubrick, Thomas, 25. 

Sisk, William, 10, 19, 20 (2), 35, 36, 

45, 47, 49 (2), 52 (3), 60 (2), 61, 
72, 77, 78; Letters to, 21-22, 35, 43, 

46, 48, 51, 61, 70-71. 

Slaves, 4, 5, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26, 36, 

63. 66. 
Smith, Daniel, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30, 32, 

39, 46, 67, 75, 79 ; Letters to, 15, 38, 

47, 55- 

Smith, George, 67, 79. 

Smith, Josiah, Jr., a Commissioner of 
the Navy, 4, 5, 24-29, 32, 35, 37-40, 
42-50. 54, 56, 58, 62, 70, 74, 76, 79. 

Smith, Roger, 79. 

Smith, Thomas, 10, 11; Letter to, 9. 

Smith, DeSaussure & Darrell, 29, 45. 

Somersall, William, 34. 

South Bay, Charleston, 76. 

South Edisto (galley), 6, 9. 16, 24 
(2), 25, 27, 37, 66, 75, 76, 81 (2), 86. 

South Edisto Inlet, 19, 51. 

Spars, 38. 

Speaker of House of Representa- 
tives, 15. 

Speedwell (schooner), 57. 

Spunges, 30, 76. 

St. Eustatia, 4 (3). 

St. Helena Sound, 40, 49. 51, 52. 

Stevens & Co., 43. 



Stewart, Thomas, 6, 26. 

Stone, Benjamin, 4. 

Stone, Ruth, 24. 

Stone, William, 6, 18, 25. 

Surgical instruments, 5. 

Swain, , 53. 

Taffia, 38, 39. 

Timber, 22. 

Timothy, Peter, gazette of (The 
Gazette of the State of South-Car- 
olina), 24. 

Trescot, North &, 45. 

Troup, John, 69. 

Trout, or Truit (ship), 52, 59 (4), 
60 (3), 62, 66, 72 (3), 74, 77 (2), 
78, 85 (2). 

Trusler, William, 24. 

Try all (pilot boat), 24. 

Tryon, William, 6, 12, 52, 67, 69; 
Letters to, 7-8, 12, 14, 17. 

Tucker, Benjamin, 18, 24. 

Tuffts, Simon, 50. 

Turner, John, 10, 25. 

Tybee, 46. 

United States, 73. 

Wages, 41, 63. 

Wallis's Bridge, 68. 

Wappoo Cut, 76, 85. 

Waring, Thomas, 71. 

Watboo (schooner), 25. 

Wells, John, Jr., gazette of (The 
South-Carolina and American Gen 
eral Gazette), 24. 

Wells & Lethgow, 75. 

West Indies, n, 13. 

Weyman, Edward, 53. 

Whipple, Commodore Abraham, 54, 
55, 71, 72, 75, 77, 78, 83; Letter to, 
84-85. 

Whitaker, John, 56. 

White & Dogharty, 85. 

Williman, Christopher, 45. 

Withers, John, Proposals of, 73; Let- 
ter to, 73. 

Wolf, Mathias, 47. 

Wood, 54. 

Worthing, Benjamin, 38. 

Wragg, , Schooner of, 25. 



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