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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 



NAVAL RECORDS 



OF THE 



AMERICAN REVOLUTION 



1775-1788 



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PREPARED FROM THE ORIGINALS 
IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 
BY CHARLES HENRY LINCOLN, OF 
THE DIVISION OF MANUSCRIPTS 



WASHINGTON 

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 
1906 



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PREFATORY NOTE 

The Naval records of the Revolution exjst only in very incomplete 
forms, scattered in many different places, and having little of official 
character. The " Papers of the Continental Congress," which were 
transferred to the Library of Congress in 1903, contained little beyond 
the bonds given by Letters of Marque, the reports of various com 
mittees upon naval subjects, and an occasional letter or memorial from 
persons who had served in the Continental Navy. The Library was 
iilrauly in possession of the letter book of the Marine Committee and 
its successors, 177<>-17SO, an extremely valuable series of transcripts 
so far as it goes, but a mere fragment. This poverty of record may 
be explained in many ways. The early efforts to establish a navy 
were quite unsuccessful, and it was soon recognized that Great Britain, 
possessed of a sea power far beyond the possibilities of America under 
its then condition of blockade, could easily neutralize the feeble 
attempts of the States to equip and maintain vessels of war. Priva 
teering became the easiest method of annoying the enemy, and the 
profits held out to the undertakers made it a favorite form of mari 
time activity, until even privateers were few in number, the risks of 
venturing greatly increased, and the intervention of the French by 
sea turned the scale of naval advantage toward the Americans. 

In this volume are included what fragments of naval records are to 
be found in the manuscript collections of the Library of Congress. 
The bonds of the Letters of Marque have been listed in such a manner 
as to indicate all who were concerned in the vessels. The letters of 
the Marine Committee and other naval papers of the Congress consti 
tute another division of this volume, and will show, as far as the 
documents do show, the service of individuals. There is to be found 
among them no list or roster of the Navy, and it is only from an occa 
sional mention that an officer.or sailor can be located. The John Paul 
Jones and Peter Landais papers are not listed in this volume, as the 
former, with some few exceptions, have been fully treated in the 
"Calendar of John Paul Jones Manuscripts," prepared by Mr. 
Charles H. Lincoln in 1903. Nor has it been deemed necessary to 
repeat what was given in the "List of Benjamin Franklin Papers," 
prepared by Mr. John C. Fitzpatrick, of the Division of Manuscripts. 

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4 PREFATORY NOTE 

The Robert Morris papers are not included, as they will constitute a 
separate issue. These omissions do not materially affect the complete 
ness of this calendar, as the question of appointment, rank, and serv 
ice are only incidentally mentioned in these series of papers. With 
the assistance of the records of service printed by the various States 
of the Union, this calendar will prove of value, and must, apart from 
records found in State Archives, constitute the one great source of the 
naval history of the Revolution. 

WOETHINGTON ClIAUNCKY Foiil) 

Ch iff of Division of Man ux<-r!j>t>t 
HERBERT PUTNAM 

Librarian of Congress 

Washington, July, 1906 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Page. 

Prefatory note 3 

Abbreviations employed 5 

Miscellaneous Naval Records 9 

Bonds of the Letters of Marque 217 

Index . . . 497 



ABBKEVIATIONS EMPLOYED 

A. 1>. Autograph document 
A. D. S. Autograph document signed 
I). S. Document signed 
A. L. Autograph letter 
A. L. S. Autograph letter signed 

L. S. Letter signed 
[ ]. Information supplied 
[ ? ]. Doubtful reading or information 

* Omissions 

C. C. I apers of the Continental Congress 

Navy Misc. Miscellaneous Naval Papers in the Library of Congress 
\V. Washington Papers 



NAVAL RECORDS 

OF THE 

AMERICAN REVOLUTION 



1775-1788 



NAVAL RECORDS 

1775 G-reat Britain, navy. " Private signals for knowing each 

Sep. 22 other to be observed by .-hips ... in America." 

Enclosed in following entry. 

1775 Robinson, John, Treasury Chambers [London]. To 
Oct. 19 [captains of British merchantmen in America]. 

Encloses signals for recognition of British ships 
of war. A. L. S. Letter captured by Conti 
nental cruiser of! New England coast. 

C. C. 51, 2, 157 

1 " Harrison. Agreement between Daniel Adams, mariner 
of Plymouth, and Ephraim Bowen in behalf of 
(icnl. [George] Washington for use of schooner 
Harrison between Cape Cod and Cape Ann from 
Oct. Hi, 1775, until discharged. Conditions of 
agreement. D. S., Daniel Adams, Ephraim 
Bowen. 

Prizes and Captures, No. 75 

1775 Washington. Massachusetts brigantine. Agreement 
Nov. 3 between John Torrey and Benjamin Wormwell, 

of Plymouth, and Ephraim Bowen in behalf of 
Gcnl. [George] Washington for use of vessel 
between Cape Cod and Cape Ann or elsewhere 
from Nov. 3, 1775, till discharged by His Excel 
lency; conditions of agreement. D. 8. John 
Torrey. Benjamin Wormwell. Ephraim Bowen. 

Prizes and Captures, No. 289 

1776 Continental Congress. To Esek Hopkins: Commission 
-Tan. 5 and Instructions to Hopkins as Commander in 

Chief of the Navy. Copy by Samuel Lyon, 

secretary to Hopkins. 

C. C. 58, 239 

1776 Tilghman, Matthew, Annapolis. To John Hancock, 

J an - 5 President Continental Congress. Requests that 

the Hornet and Wasp be assigned to convoy duty 

for Maryland vessels ready to sail for West 

Indies. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 22, 5 

9 



10 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1776 Morris, Robert, and three others, Philadelphia. To 
Jan. 9 James Craig, James W barton, Nathaniel Fal 

coner and William Davis. Appoint them Com 
missioners of Naval Stores; outline duties under 
existing acts of Congress. Copy enclosed in 
Wharton, James, to Continental Congress, Jul. 

25, 1781. 

C. 0. 78, 24, :m 

1776 Newton, Henry, Halifax [Nova Scotia]. Clearance 
Mar. 2 papers granted to Miller Johnston, Master sloop 

Pegyy, at Custom-House at Halifax. D. S. 
Form for short clearance filled in. 

C. C. 44, 443 

1776 Cunningham, Richard, Halifax. To Miller Johns[t]on. 
Mar. .i Instructions for cruise in the Peggy. A. L. S. ; 

"for self and partners." 

C. C. 44, 457 

1776 Hopkins, Esek, Providence. To John Hancock, Presi- 
Mar. 9 dent Continental Congress. Account of expedi 

tion against New Providence. L. S. 

C. C. 78,11,33 

1776 Continental Congress. Resolutions as to Privateering. In 
Mar. 23 Congress March 23, 1776. Whereas etc. |. . . 

Resolved, That the Inhabitants of these Colonies 
be permitted to tit out Armed vessels to cruise 
on the Enemies | of these United Colonies. Four 
additional resolves. Printed by John Dunlap. 
[1776.] Philadelphia. Broadside. 32x20 cms. 

W. 90, 77 

1776 Newton, Henry, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Clearance papers 

Mar. 27 granted to Miller Johnston, Master sloop Peggy, 

at Custom-] louse, Halifax. Form for short 

clearance rilled in. 

C. C. 44, 447 

1776 Continental Congress. Conditions for Issuance of Coin- 
Apr. 3 missions to Privateers. Resolved, That every 
Person intending to set forth \ and tit out a 
Private ship or Vessel of War, and applying | for 
a Commission or Letters of Marque and Reprisal 
for that | Purpose, shall produce a writing, sub 
scribed by him, containing | etc. Broadside. 
32.7 x 22.7 cm. D. S. John Hancock. 

C. C. 190, 4, 77 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 11 

1776 Continental Congress. Instructions to Privateers. 
Apr. 3 Instructions to the Commanders of private Ships 

or Vessels of | War, which shall have Commis 
sions of Letters of Marque and Reprisal 
author- ising them to make Captures of British 
Vessels and Cargoes, etc. Broadside. 30 x 18.5 
cm. I). S. Henry Laurens. Other prints signed 
by Samuel Huntington and John Hancock respec 
tively are in the Library. Reproduction of Han 
cock print in Mat-lay Privateers. N. Y. 1899. 

p. 132. 

C. C. 196, 1, 1 

1776 Ambrose, Israel, and Peter Simon. To Continental Con- 
May 1 gress. Petition respecting capture of sloop Sally. 
A. I). S. of Ambrose signed by Simon. An in 
ventory of vessel and cargo accompany the peti 
tion. 

C. C. 42, 7, 3-1 1 

1776 Cunningham, Joseph, Ebenezer Dorr and Joseph Gard- 
May 7 ner. Bond for 5,000 dollars to Continental Con 

gress as Captain and sureties for the Lady Wash 
ington. Copy attested: John Avery, D. Secy. 
Enclosed: Duarte, John Garcia, to John Jay, 

Presdt. Cont. Cong. Jan. 7, 1779. 

C. C. 44, 177 

1776 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on treat- 
May 10 ment to be accorded vessels sailing with effects 
of the enemy on board; powers of sale of such 
vessels when captured to be vested in Continental 
agents where no courts have been established. 

C. C. 19, 6, 201 

1776 Hopkins, Esek, Providence. To Lt. John Pfaul] Jones 
May LO [Providence]. Is to take command of the Provi 

dence, put her in condition, and convey soldiers to 
[George] Washington. L. S. Printed: Force, 

Amer. Arch., IV, 6, 418. 

C. C. 58, 149 

1776 Continental Congress. Regulations as to Prisoners 
May 21 captured. 

In Congress, | May 21, 1776. | Resolved, | That 
all persons taken in arms, on board any prize, be 
deemed prisoners, to be taken care of by the 
supreme executive power in each Colony, etc. 

Broadside. 33 x 20 cm. 

W. 89, 143 



12 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1776 Babcock, Henry, Stonington. To John Hancock, Phil- 
May 28 adelphia. Proposals for raising two battalions of 

Marines. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 2, 185 

1776 Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 

May 30 once, Philadelphia. To William Hodge. Fitting 

out ships in France, Spain, and Holland; is to 

show his credentials to Silas Dcanc. In MS. of 

John Brown. Printed: Force, Amer. Arch. IV, 

6, 618. 

C. C. :;7, i 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Philadel- 
May 31 phia. To Esek Hopkins [Providence?]. Direct 

Hopkins to furnish convoy for vessels from Ncw- 
buryport to Philadelphia. John Hancock, chair 
man. Copy in Hopkins to John Paul Jones. Jun. 

13, 1776. 

C. C. 58, 155 

1776 Betsey and Anne. Proceedings of Court at Greenwich 

Jun. 3 relative to cargo of sloop. 

C. C. 58, 211. 

1776 Continental Congress. Committee. Report on letter of 

Jun. 7 May 2-, 1776. from Commodore Esek Hopkins. 

Compensation to be given Charles Walker, of 

North Providence, for seizure of sloop Endeavour. 

0. C. 19, 3, 109 

1776 Hallock, William. Cape May. To Marine Committee. 
Jun. 8 Considers his sloop unsafe and awaits repairs 

before proceeding to sea. A. L. S. 

C. C, 78,11,57 

1776 [Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 
Jun. 10 ence], Philadelphia. To William Bingham. Ji/ - 

jjrlsal has been given them by Marine Committee; 
enclose orders for Capt. Lambert Wickes, who is to 
take Bingham to Martinique. Signed: Benj[amin] 
Harrison, John Dickinson, Robert Morris. Copy. 
Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., IV, 6, 783. 

C. C. 37, 7 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Philadelphia. 
Jun. 10 To Lambert Wickes [the Reprisal]. Have put 

the Reprisal under the orders of the Committee 
of Secret Correspondence. Signed: John Han 
cock, Richard Henry Lee, Step[hen] Hopkins, 
Jonathan] Sergeant, Joseph Hewes, George 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 13 

Road, William Whipple. Copy with .preceding 
letter. Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., IV, 6, 783. 

C. C. 37, 7 

1776 Hopkins, Esek, Newport. To John Pfaul] Jones, Provi- 
Jun. 11 dcncc. Is to put the Providence in condition at 

once and report at Newport. Printed: Force, 
Amer. Arch., IV, <i, S 20. L. S. 

C. C. 58, 151 

1776 Hopkins, Ksek, Newport. To John Paul Jones, Prori- 
Jun. 13 ilcnce. Sends copy of orders from Marino Com 

mittee directing that convov l>e furnished Capt. 
John Bradford to Delaware Hay. Printed: Force, 
Amer. Arch., IV, 6, H44. L. S. 

C. C. 5s, 155 

1776 Wickes, Lambert. Reprisal [Philadelphia]. To Com- 

Jun. It) mittee of Secret Correspondence. Accepts their 

proposal for a cruise to West Indies. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 23, 2S9 

1770 Hopkins, Ksek, Providence. To John P[aul] Jones, 
Jun. IS Newport. Has received orders directing that 

Jones send prizes into Boston, that city being the 
safest port on the continent. L. S. 

C. C. 58, 157 

1776 Walker, Charles, Philadelphia. To Continental Con- 
Jun. 18 gross. Requests compensation for vessel fur 

nished Esek Hopkins at island of Providence; 
account of cost of vessel is enclosed. D. S. 

C. C. 42, 8, 125 

177R New Hampshire, Legislature. "An Act for encourag- 
Jul. 3 ing the fixing out of armed vessels, to defend the 

Sea Coast of America and to cruize on the Ene 
mies of the United Colonies, as also for erecting 
a Court, to try and condemn, all Ships, and other 
Vessels," etc. Enclosed in Sullivan, John, to 
Thomas Jefferson, Jan. f>, 1784. See Act of Nov. 

L>7. 1777. 

C. C. 44, 245 

1776 [Continental Congress, Marine Committee] Philadel- 

Jul. 10 phia. To Capt. Peter Parker. Arrangements for 

taking merchandise on the Dispatch to France. 

Draft in MS. of Robert Morris. Printed: Force, 

Amer. Arch., V, 1, 158. 

C. u. 37, 15 



14 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1776 [Continental Congress, Marine Committee] Philadel- 
Jul. 10 phia. To Samuel and John II. Delap [Bordeaux]. 

Are sending goods by the Dixpatck to be sold 
in France; messages for Silas Deane to be 
forwarded. Draft in MS. of Robert Morris. 
Printed: Force, Amor. Arch., V, 1, 158. 

C. C. 37, 15 

1776 Wickes, Lambert, Reprisal [Martinique]. To Conmut- 
Jul. 11-18 tee of Secret Correspondence. Details cruise to 

West Indies, captures made, etc. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 215, 293-295 

177(5 [Continental Congress, Marine Committee] Philadel- 

Jul. 30 phia. To Capt. Stephen Cleveland. Appoint 

Cleveland captain of the Dixpatcli and give him 

instructions for bearing merchandise to Europe. 

Draft in MS. of Robert Morris. Printed: Force, 

Amer. Arch., V. 1, (570. 

C. C. 37, 23 

1776 [Continental Congress, Marine Committee] Philadel- 
Jul. 30 phia. To Samuel and Jfohn] II. Delap. Mes 

sages for Silas Deane; use of the Dispatch., Capt. 
Stephen Cleveland. Draft in MS. of Robert 
Morris. Printed: Force, Amer. Arch.,V, 1, (7 J. 

C. C. 37, 31 

1776 [Continental Congress, Marine Committee] Philaclcl- 
Jul. 30 phia. To John Bradford [Boston]. Enclose 

dispatches for Samuel and J. H. Delap; possi 
bility of purchasing more ships. Draft in MS. 
of Robert Morris. Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., 

V, 1, 670. 

C. C. 37, 19 

1776 Anderson E[phrai]m, New York. To John Hancock, 
Jul. 31 President, Continental Congress. Preparation of 

lire ships for destruction of British fleet at New 
York. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 1, 19 

1776 Bourne, Shearjasheel. Oath as to register of brigantine 
Aug. 3 Susannah, London. Swears that vessel was built 

at Hanover in New England in 1760 and that he 
is the owner; " no foreigner directly or indirectly 
hath any share or part or interest therein." Oath 
taken before S[ ] Powell at custom-house, 
London. On verso are records of transfer of 
command of vessel from Matthew Wood to Lot 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 15 

Lewis. Mar. 27, 1777, and retransfer to Wood, 
Jul. 14, 1777. Copy examined: Jona. M. Sewall, 
Geo. King. Enclosed: Sullivan, John, to Thomas 
Jefferson, Jan. (5, 1784. 

C. C. 44, 275 

| 177ti] Queen of Hungary. Description of flag of French sloop 
[Jul-Aug] (Juan of IIi/iK/xry transmitted to Marine Com 

mittee and by it sent to John Paul Jones and 
William Hallock. Enclosed: Marine Committee 
to Jones and Hallock, 177(>, Aug. lt>. Printed: 
Force, Amer. Arch., V, 1, !78. 

C. C. 58, 16 

17i<> Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Philadelphia. 

Aug. (i To John Paul Jones, Providence. Instructions 

for cruise about Bermuda. A. D. S. Kobert 

Morris, and signed by eight others. Printed: 

Force, Amer. Arch., V, 1, 784. 

C. C. 58, 161 

177t> [Continental Congress, Marine Committee] Philadel- 
Ang. 7 phia. To [Silas] Deane [Bordeaux?]. Position of 

armies about New York; development of the 
American defense. Draft in MS. of Robert Mor 
ris. Printed: Force, Amer. Arch. V, 1, 809. 

C. C. 37, 37 

177<! Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Philadelphia. 
Aug. 1(> To John Paul Jones and William Hallock, Provi 

dence. French sloop [ Queen of Hungary f] daily 
expected from Martinique with arms and ammu 
nition; he and Hallock are to cruise about the 
capes [of Delaware] and aid her. Contemporary 
copy. Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., V, 1, 977. 

C. C. 58, 165 

177G Hopkins, P^sek, Philadelphia. To John Hancock, Presi- 
Aug. 17 dent, Continental Congress. Awaits commands 

of Congress. L. S. 

C. 0. 78, 11, 79 

177ti Continental Navy. List of prizes condemned at New 
Apr. 4- London. Account of sales, names of prizes, 

Aug. 22 captors, and date of sale. 

Navy Misc. 

177(! Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Philadelphia. 

Aug. 22 To Nathaniel Shaw, jr. [New London]. Direct 

the, purchase of armed schooner recommended by 

[Esek] Hopkins. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 17 



16 LIBEAEY OF CONGRESS. 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 22 phia]. To Lt. Hoysted Hacker [Philadelphia]. 

Direct him to report to Commodore [EsekJ Hop 
kins for orders. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 17 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Aug. 22 phia]. To Nathaniel Shaw, jr. [New London |. 

Directions as to receipt of sundry articles from 

Barnabas Deane ; is to keep record of all stores 

received in behalf of the continent. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. Ill 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 23 phia]. To Lt. John Baldwin. Directions for a 

cruise in the schooner Wasp. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 17 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 27 phia]. To William Stone. Offer to purchase 

the sloop Hornet. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 18 

1776 Continental Congress [Philadelphia]. Resolution direct- 
Aug. 30 ing that duck in hands of [Thomas] Green, Prov 

idence, be made up into tents and forwarded to 
Genl. [George] Washington. 

Enclosed in following letter. 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 2 phia]. To Daniel Tillinghast [Providence, R. l.J. 

Receipt of goods from Thomas Green and for 
warding tents to Genl. [George] Washington; 
resolution of Congress of Aug. 30, 1776, directing 
this action is enclosed. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 19 

1776 Jones, John P[aul], Providence at sea. [To Marine Com- 
Sep. 4 mittee, Continental Congress, Philadelphia.] De 

tailed account of cruise to the Bermudas; capture 
of <SV<7 Nymph. Contemporary copy. Printed: 

Force, Amer. Arch., V, 2, 171. 

C. C. 5S, SI 

1776 New Hampshire Legislature. Resolution empowering 
Sep. 5 Maritime Court of New Hampshire to pass on 

capture of any vessel belonging to any subject of 
King of Great Britain, except inhabitant of Ber 
mudas, Providence, or Bahamas. "A true copy: 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 17 

.1 oseph Pearson, Dep. Secy." Enclosed: Sullivan, 
John, to Thomas Jefferson, Jan. (5, 1784. 

C. C. 44, 258 

1776 Jones, John P[aul], Providence at sea. [To Marine Com- 
Sep. 7 mittee, Continental Congress, Philadelphia]. De 

tails cruise since Sep. 4, including capture of 
Favourite. Auto, draft signed. Printed: Force, 

Amer. Arch., V, 2, 226. 

C. C. 58, 85 

1776 Johnston, Miller, Halifax. To Thomas, James & William 
Sep. 10 Cochran. Bill of lading for cargo on hoard sloop 

Un /Abound to Horton. Printed form filled in 
and signed by Johnston. 

C. C. 44, 451. 

1776 Bulkeley,J[ ] B., Halifax. List of crew of Unity; 

Sep. 12 certificate of Entrance by Miller Johnston of the 

"list of his Vessel s Company." D. S. 

C. C. 44, 439 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 20 pliiaj. To Capt. John Young [Philadelphia]. 

Directions for cruise in sloop Independence to 
Martinique. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 20 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 21 phia]. To Thomas dishing, Boston. Committee 

will order Capts. [Hector] McNeill and [Thomas] 
Thompson to cruise on Massachusetts coast in 
hopes of capturing or driving away the frigate 
Milford; directions as to cooperation with 
Massachusetts Assembly in fitting out McNeill s 
vessel. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 21 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Sep. 21 phiaj. To John Bradford [Boston]. Direct 

Bradford to do all in his power to aid [Thomas] 

dishing and Capt. Hector McNeill in fitting out 

frigate [Boston] commanded by latter. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 22 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Sep. 21 phia]. To Capt. Thomas Thompson [Portsmouth, 

N. H.]. Directions as to fitting out of frigate 

[Raleigfi] under his command and cruise with 

Capt. [Hector] McNeill [in the Boston] against 

the MUford. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 22 



18 LIBEARY OF CONGRESS. 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Sep. 21 phia]. To Capt. Hector McNeill [Boston ?]. 

Directions as to fitting out of frigate [Boston] 

and cruise in company with Capt. [Thomas] 

Thompson [in the Ralcigli\ against the Milford. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 2:! 

1776 Continental Congress, Marino Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 21 phiaj. To John Langdon, [Portsmouth, N. H. |. 

Directions as to fitting out of frigate \Rnlei(iJ<\ 
for Capt. [Thomas] Thompson. 

Marine Committee Letter Rook, p. L 4 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 21 phia]. To Lambert Wickes [Philadelphia]. Di 

rect that the Reprisal be prepared for immediate 

service. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 1*5 

1776 Cunningham, Joseph, John Rowe and Elias Warner. 

Sep. 24 Bond for 5,000 dollars to Continental Congress 

as Captain and Sureties for privateer Phoenix. 

Copv attested. John A very, Dep. Secy. Enclosed: 

Duarte, John Garcia to John Jay, Jan. 18, 177H. 

C. C. 44, 149 

1776 Deschamps, J[ame]s. Windsor, Nova Scotia. Clearance 
Sep. 28 papers granted to Miller Johnston for his sloop 

Unity at Custom-House at Windsor. D. S. 

C. C. 44, 437 

1776 [Jones, John Paul], Providence, off Isle of Sable. To 
Sep. 30 Marine Committee, Continental Congress. Phila 

delphia. Cruise since Sep. 7; capture of 12 
British vessels. Auto, draft. Printed: Force, 
Amer. Arch., V, 2, 624. 

C. C. 58, 89 

1776 [Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 

Sep. 21- ence] Philadelphia. To William Bingham [Mar- 

Oct. 1 tinique]. News regarding British and American 

shipping; opportunity for France to secure prixe 

vessels from England; appreciate favors shown 

American shipping. Draft in MS. of Robert 

Morris. Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., V, 2, 

425. 

C. C. 37, 37 

1776 [Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 
Oct. 1 ence] Philadelphia. To [William] Bingham [Mar 

tinique]. Enclose Certificate " In Congress Oct. 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 19 

1 " that Benj. Franklin and Robert Morris have 
been appointed members of Committee of Secret 
Correspondence. Draft in MS. of Robert Morris. 
Printed: Force. Anier. Arch.. V, 2, 822. 

C. C. 37, 45 

177*! Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oet. 1 pliiaj. To Lt. Thomas Albcrtson [Philadelphia]. 

Directions for a cruise with the J/tMynitv to Eden- 
town, N. C. 

Marine Committee Ix-tter Book, p. L o 

1 77*! [ Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 
Oct. 1 encc| Pliiladelpliia. To S[ilasJ Dearie [Paris]. 

Condition of armies in America; tories in the 
southern states; difficulties in equipping vessels; 
need of supplies for troops. In MS. of Robert 
Morris. Printed: Force, Amer. Arch.,V, 2, 1107. 

C. C. 37, 47 

177(i Lane, Son & Fraser, London. To Shearjasfhjcel Bourne. 
Oct. 1 1 luve received his letters of [Sep. ] 3 and 27 regard 

ing Susannah; reasons for her not sailing sooner; 
t rouble as to cargo ; "Provincial Privateers" have 
caused much trouble to English trade; regret the 
many captures; see no immediate prospect of end 
of war by conquest or accommodation. Copy of 
letter of Edward Crosby to Capt. William Spry 
of Jul. 1(5, 1777, is on same sheet as is copy of 
letter of Bourne [of Aug. 21, 1777]. Copies. 
Enclosed: Sullivan, John, to Thomas Jefferson, 

Jan. 6, 1784. 

C. C. 44, 311 

177G [Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 
Oct. 2 ence] Philadelphia. To Silas Deane [Paris |. 

Enclose plan for treaty with France and Com 
missions and Instructions to Benjamin Franklin, 
Thomas Jefferson and Deane for negotiating the 
treaty. Copy. In MS. of Robert Morris. 
Printed: Force, Amer. Arch.,V, 2, 839. 

C. C. 37, 55 

17**! [Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 
ence] Philadelphia. To William Hodge [Phila 
delphia]. Enclose duplicate of instructions of 
May 30, 1776, with copies of credentials, etc.; 
is to consult with Silas Deane and Thomas Mor 
ris as to business in France; further instructions 



20 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

as to equipment of privateers in that country. 
Draft in MS. of John Brown. Printed: Force, 

Amer. Arch., V, 2, 851. 

C. C. 37, 3 

1776 Continental Congress [Committee of Secret Correspond- 
Oct. 3 encej Philadelphia. To William Hodge, [Phila 

delphia]. Is to embark on the Independence, 
Capt. John Young, and carry dispatches to 
William Bingham at Martinique; will take pas 
sage thence to France with dispatches for Silas 
Deane and Thomas Morris. Draft in MS. of 
Timothy Matlack. Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., 

V, 2, 852. 

C. C. 37, 59 

1776 [Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 
Oct. 3 once] Philadelphia. To Samuel & J|ohnj 11. 

Delap, Bourdeaux. Instructions to aid William 
Hodge in his mission to France. Draft in MS. 
of Timothy Matlack. Duplicate to John I). 
Bchweighauser, Nantes; Andrew Limozin, 
Havre; P. Steval & Son, Dunkirk. Printed: 

Force, Amer. Arch., V, 2, 852. 

C. C. 37, (il 

1776 Continental Congress, Marino Committee [Philadel- 

Oct. 3 phia]. To Hewes & Smith [Kdentown, N. C.J. 

Directions as to cargo to be sent by Lt. Thomas 

Albertson in tine Mosquito , tar, tallow, and rosin 

much needed. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. -6 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadcl- 
Oct. - phia]. To William Bingham [Martinique]. En 

close a memorandum from commissioners of 
public stores giving list of stores desired for the 
Navy; is to send as much as possible by the /IK/, - 
pendencv; if goods can not be obtained list is lo 
be forwarded to Thomas Morris. 

Marine Committee Letter ISook, p. 1 ti 

[1776] [Jones, John Paul, Newport ., H. I. To Marine Com- 
[Oct. 8] mittee, Continental Congress, Philadelphia.] 

Account of cruise of the Providence 1776, Aug. 
21-Oct. 7; eight prizes manned and sent in, eight 
others sunk. Enclosed: Jones to Committee 
1776, Oct. 30. Contemporary copy. Printed: 
Force, Amer. Arch., V, 2, 1303. 

C. C. 58, 93 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 21 

ITTt; Continental Congress, Miirinc Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. phia|. To Stephen Hopkins [Providence, II. I.]. 

Enclose copy of letter from John Langdon com 
plaining against committee appointed by Hop 
kins to superintend building of two frigates in 
Providence; high rates demanded by committee 
for cannon, etc. ; expect matters to be cleared up 
and abuses rectified. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 21 

17TC> Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. , phiaj. To the Committee for building Conti 

nental frigates at Providence. Charges are made 
by John Langdon that cannon which can not be 
used at Providence are denied for his use in 
titling out the litilelyli; direct that cannon and 
stores desired by Langdon be supplied him; 
agent will be sent to examine work being done at 
Providence. Two letters of equal date. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, pp. 27-28 

iTTfi Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Oct. !> phia). To Nathaniel Falconer [Philadelphia]. Is 

to repair to Providence and examine work done 

under direction of committee for building frigates 

at that city; early report desired. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 29 

ITTti Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. t phiaj. To John Langdon [Portsmouth]. Action 

taken immediately upon reading his letter of 
Sep. 1-i complaining of the committee on build 
ing frigates at Providence; copy of letter for 
warded to Gov. Stephen Hopkins of Rhode 
Island; Providence committee directed to aid him 
in fitting out the Raleigh; agent sent to examine 
work; request haste in preparation of thcfiafei(//i. 
Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 29 

177fi Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 9 phia]. To the Convention of New York. Call 

attention to report that British war ships have 
passed the obstructions in Hudson river and urge 
the safeguarding of Continental vessels building 
in New York. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 80 



22 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 10 phia]. To Commodore Esek Hopkins [Provi 

dence]. Directions for cruise to coast of North 
Carolina with the Alfred, Columbus, Cabot, and 
Hampden; regret that expedition to Newfound 
land was made impossible by sailing of vessels 
under order from Gov. [Jonathan] Trumbnll of 

Connecticut. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 30 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Oct. 10 phia]. To Henry Tucker of Somerset, and Thomas 

Godet, Bermuda. Request that five or six large 

vessels be chartered, loaded with salt, and sent to 

America; payment will be made in provisions. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 31 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 13 phia]. To Capt. Nathaniel Falconer [Marble- 

head?] Direct Falconer to purchase two vessels 
at Marblehead, load them with coal, and send to 
Philadelphia; if unable to secure coal is to send 
load of salt, sugar, or rum to Benjamin Harrison, 
Virginia, advising him to exchange same for coal; 
is to call on New England agents for aid and to 
examine Continental frigates at Providence if 
they are not ready for sea. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 32 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 13 phia]. To John Bradford [Boston]. Any neces 

sary assistance is to be given Capt. Nathaniel 
Falconer, who acts as agent of the Committee. 
Duplicate to John Langdon, Portsmouth, N. H. ; 
Nathaniel Shaw, jr., New London, Conn.; Daniel 
Tillinghast, Providence, R. T. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 33 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 13 phia]. To the Committee for building Conti 

nental Frigates at Providence, R. I. Rescind 
order of Oct. 9 in case vessels building arc ready 
for service, but are to answer regarding high 
rates demanded for cannon. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 33 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Oct. 13 phia]. To John Lahgdon [Portsmouth, N. H.J. 

Since order of Oct. 9 understand that vessels in 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 23 

Rhode Island are ready for sea; did not mean to 

show favoritism, and if vessels are completed 

cannon are to be kept in Providence for their use. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 34 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 17 phia]. To Capt. Isaiah Robinson, Andrew Dorio. 

Directions for cruise under instructions from 
Secret Committee of Congress. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 34 

177! Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. IS phia.] To Capt. William llallock, Lexington. 

Directions for cruise under instructions of Secret 
Committee of Congress. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, j>. 35 

177* ) Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 18 phiaj. To Capt. James Robinson, Sachem. Di 

rections for cruise under instructions of Secret 
Committee of Congress. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 35 

177i Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 1<S phia]. To John Langdon, Portsmouth, X. II. 

Enclose regulations of Congress for accounting 
for prizes and distribution of prize money; direc 
tions of the Marine Committee by virtue of power 
given by resolutions of Congress. Duplicate to 
John Bradford, Boston, Mass. ; Daniel Tillinghast, 
Providence, R. I. ; Nathaniel Shaw, jr., New Lon 
don, Conn.; Jacobus Van Zant, New York; John 
Nixon and John Maxwell Nesbitt, Philadelphia; 
William Lux, Baltimore, Md. ; John Teazwell, 
Williamsburg, Va. ; Robert Smith, Edentown, 
N. C. ; Richard Ellis, Newbern, N. C. ; Cornelius 
Harnett, Wilmington, N. C. ; Livinus Clarkson 
and John Dorsius, Charleston, S. C. ; John 
Wercat, Savannah, Ga. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 35 

177t> Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadcl- 
Oct. lis phia]. To William Bartlet, Beverly, Mass. En 

close resolve of Congress authorizing the Marine 
Committee to call for accounting in case of all 
prizes taken by cruisers fitted out under orders of 
Genl. [George] Washington; directions as to man 
ner of accounting and for forwarding money re- 



24 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

ceived. Duplicate to William Watson, Plymouth, 
Mass.; John Wentworth, Portsmouth, N. H. ; 
Winthrop Sargent, Cape Anne, Mass. ; Bartlet & 
Glover, Lynn, Mass.; John Bradford, Boston. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 37 

1776 Hopkins, Esek, Newport [K. I.]. To Capts. John P[aul] 

Oct. 18 Jones or lloysted Hacker [Newport]. Directions 

as to treatment to be accorded sloop commanded 

by [William?] Dennis. Printed: Force, Amer. 

Arch., V, 2, 112(>. L. S. 

C. 0. 58, 171 

1776 [Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 
Oct. 21 ence] Philadelphia. To William Bingham [Mar 

tinique]. Upon receipt of supplies from France 
he is to forward them to America in the Andrew 
Don a. Draft in MS. of Robert Morris. Printed: 
Force, Amer. Arch., V, 2, 1148. 

C. C. 37, 63 

1776 Hopkins, Esek, Newport [K. I.]. Orders to Capt. John 
Oct. 22 P[aul] Jones [Newport]. Directs that Jones take 

command of the Alfred and with the Ifanipden, 
Capt. [Hoysted] Hacker, cruise against British 
vessels bound to any port except Bermuda or 
New Providence. L. S. Printed: Force, Amer. 
Arch., V. 2, 111)4. 

C. C. 58, 175 

1776 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To Silas Dcane [Paris]. 
Oct. 23 Encloses instructions of Congress as to treaties 

with foreign nations. Auto, copy signed. 
Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., V, 2, 1197. 

C. C. 37, 67 

1776 M[orris], R[obert], Philadelphia. To William Bingham 

Oct. 23 [Martinique]. Encloses important letter of same 

date to be forwarded to Silas Dcane. Auto, copy 

signed for Committee of Secret Correspondence. 

Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., V, 2, 1198. 

C. C. 37, 69 

1776 M[orris], R[obert], Philadelphia. To Silas Dearie [Paris]. 
Oct. 23 Enclose triplicate of instructions for his guid 

ance in France. Auto, draft signed for Commit 
tee of Secret Correspondence. Printed: Force, 
Amer. Arch., V, 2, 1198. 

C. C. 37, 71 



NAVAL RECORDS OF T11K REVOLUTION . 25 

ITTtl M[orris], R[olu-rt], Philadelphia. To Siiinucl &,I[ohn| II. 

Oct. 23 Delap [ Bordeaux |. Encloses packet for Silas 

Doane. Auto, draft signed [for Coininittce of 

Secret Correspondence.] Printed: Force, Amer. 

Ar-li.. V, 2, ll .tS. 

C. ( . 37, 72 

1 77*1 | Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 
Oet. 23 ence] Philadelphia. To Stephen Ceronio [Cape 

Francois], Enclose letter for Samuel & John 
II. Delap of equal date containing instructions 
for Silas Deane. Draft in MS. of Robert Morris. 
Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., V, 2, 1198. 

C. C. 37, 7 la 

177*! [Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 
Oct. 23 encej Philadelphia. To Stephen Ceronio [Cape 

Francois], Enclose letter [Sep. 21-Oct. 1] giving 
account of conditions in America, and state of 
British shipping; opportunity for France to prey 
oa latter. Signed: B[enjamin] Ffranklin] and 
R[obert]M[orris] for Committee, Copy. Printed: 

Force, Amer. Arch., V, 2, 1218. 

C. C. 87, 79 

1776 [Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 
Oct. 23 ence] Philadelphia. To Silas Deane [Paris]. In 

form him of choice of Arthur Lee as commis 
sioner vice Thomas Jefferson who declines serv 
ing; direct him to procure eight line of battle 
ships by hire or purchase. Draft in MS. of 
Robert Morris. Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., 

V, 2, 1198. 

C. C. 37, 85 

I77*i | Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 
Oct. 2:> ence] Philadephia. To Arthur Lee [Paris]. No 

tify him of his appointment by Congress as Com 
missioner for negotiating treaties with France and 
other European nations; Silas Deane will give 
fuller information. Draft in MS. of Robert 
Morris. Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., V, 2, 1199. 

C. C. 37, 86 

177(5 [Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 
Oct. 23 ence] Philadelphia. To William Bingham [Mar 

tinique]. Enclose dispatches for Silas Deane to 
be forwarded by first opportunity. Draft in 
MS. of Robert Morris. Printed: Force, Amer. 

Arch., V, 2, 1198. 

C. C. 37, 86 



26 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 23 phia]. To Commodore Esek Hopkins [Providence, 

R. I.]. Instructions for cruise along coast of Vir 
ginia and the Carolinas. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 38 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Oct. 23 phia]. To Capts. [William] Manley, [Hector] 

McNeill, and [Thomas] Thompson. Instructions 

for joint cruise off coast from Newfoundland to 

Rhode Island. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 39 

1776 Continental Congress, Marino Committee [Philadel- 

Oct. 23 phia]. To Gov. [Richard Caswell] and Council 

of North Carolina. Request aid for expedition 

of Commodore [Esek] Hopkins to the Virginia 

and Carolina coast. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 39 

1776 [Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 
Oct. 24 ence] Philadelphia. To U. S. Commissioners in 

France [Paris]. Arrangements for taking Benja 
min Franklin to France; Capt. Lambert Wickes 
and the Reprisal assigned by Congress for that 
purpose. Draft in MS. of John Brown. Printed: 
Force, Amer. Arch., V, 2, 1211. 

C. C. 37, 75 

1776 [Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 
Oct. 24 ence] Philadelphia. To [Charles W. F.] Dumas 

[The Hague]. Introduce [Benjamin] Franklin 
and give composition of Committee of Secret 
Correspondence, Draft in MS. of John Brown. 
Printed: Force, Amer. Arch..V, 2, 1213. 

C. C. 37, 89 

1776 [Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 
Oct. 24 ence] Philadelphia. To Silas Deane [Paris]. 

Enclose commissions for Commissioners to France; 
changes in Committee of Secret Correspondence. 
Copy by William Winder, jr. Printed: Force, 
Amer. Arch., V, 2,1214. 

C. C. 37, 91 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Philadelphia. 
Oct. 24 To Capt. Lambert Wickes [Philadelphia]. In 

structions placing him under the direction of the 
Committee of Secret Correspondence for vo3 r age 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 27 

to Franco; on return is to report to Marine Com 
mittee. Draft by John Brown. Printed: Force, 

Amer. Arch., V, 2, 1213. 

0. 0. 87, 83 

177<I [Continental Congress, Committee of Secret Correspond- 
Oct. 24 (Mice] Philadelphia. To Capt. Lambert Wickes 

[Philadelphia]. Is to proceed at once to Nantes 
in the Reprisal taking Benjamin Franklin with 
him; directions as to future procedure. Secre 
tary s draft. Printed: Force, Amer., Arch., V, 2, 

12 15 as from the Marine Committee. 

C. C. 37, ,15 

177(> Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Oct. 25 phiaj. To (Jov. [Jonathan] Trumbull [Lebanon, 

Conn.]. Request him to provide cannon for the 

Continental frigates building in New Hampshire 

and Massachusetts. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 40 

1770 Hopkins, Esek, Providence. To Capt. John P[aul] Jones. 
Oct. 28 Directs him to proceed to Newport at once and, 

if necessary, to transfer Capt. [Hoysted] Hacker 
and his crew from the Hampden to the Providence; 
is to follow orders as given. A. L. S. Printed: 
Force, Amer. Arch.. V, 2, 1277. 

C. C. 58, 177 

1776 Jfones] J[ohn] P[aulJ. Alfred^ R. I. To Marine Com- 

Oct. 30 mittee, [Continental Congress] Philadelphia. 

Dissatisfaction with Commander in Chief [Esek 

Hopkins]. Auto, draft signed. Printed : Force, 

Amer. Arch., V, 2, 1303. 

C. C. 58, 95 

177*3 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadcl- 
Oct. 30 phi-,]. To Daniel Tillinghast [Providence, R. I.]. 

Supplies for the Raleigh, Trumbull, and frigate 
building in New Hampshire. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 41 

177<i Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 30 pliia]. To Commodore Esek Hopkins [Provi 

dence, R. I.]. Further directions regarding cruise 
along coast of Virginia and the Carolinas. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 41 

177<> Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. I phia]. To Capt. Elisha Warner, sloop Fly. In 

structions for a cruise along the New Jersey coast 



28 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

in union with Lt. [John] Baldwin commanding 
schooner Wasp. Similar i nstructions were given 
Lt. Baldwin." 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 42 

1776 J[ones] J[ohn] Paul, Alfred, Tarpawling Cove. To Com- 

Nov. 2 modore E[sek] H[opkins, Providence]. Deserters 

found on the Eagle taken out by Hopkins s orders. 

Auto, cop} signed. Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., 

V, 3, 491. 

0. C. 58, 97 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. 11 phia]. To Capt, Elisha Warner [Fly, off New Jer 

sey]. British are to embark 15,000 men from 
New York; Warner and Lt. [John] Baldwin are 
to watch them, sending news of destination to offi 
cials of district threatened. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 43 

1776 J[ones] J[ohn] P[aul], Alfred, off Cape Breton. Letter 

Nov. 12 to Marine Committee, Philadelphia. Account of 

cruise since Nov. 1. Capture of the Active and 

tbeJUellisk. Auto, draft signed. Printed: Force, 

Amer. Arch., V, 3, 659. 

C. 0. 58, <) 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philaclel- 
Nov. 14 phia]. To John Wereat [Savannah, Ga.]. In 

structions as Continental Agent in Georgia. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 44 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. 14 phia]. To Lt. Isaac Buck [Georgia Packet]. In 

structions for voyage to Savannah. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 45 

1776 Jfones] Jfohn] P[aul], Alfred, off Cape Breton. Letter 

Nov. 16 to Marine Committee, Philadelphia. Condition 

of Alfred &n&. Providence; captures made. Auto. 

draft signed. Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., V, 

3, 738. 

C. C. 58, 101 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Nov. 17 phia]. To Livinus Clarkson and John Dorsius 

[Charleston, S. C.]. Notice of appointment and 

instructions as Continental Agents in South 

Carolina. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 46 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 29 

177<> Eyre, Benjamin, Philadelphia. To Continental Congress. 
Nov. 18 Memorial for money for services in building wur 

galley!-!, etc. A. D. S. 

C. C. 41, 3, l 

177t! Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. J9 phia). To Capt. Elishu Warner, Fly. Instruc 

tions to return to Philadelphia, bringing his 

wounded with him. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 47 

177fi [Johnston] Miller. Cornwallis [Nova Scotia]. Bill of 

Dec. 7 Lading for cargo on sloop Unity to be delivered 

at [Roseau], Dominica, to Ebenezer Thayer. 

I). S. [Mutilated.] 

C. C. 44, 454 

|177t>] Continental Congress, Committee. Report favoring 
[Dec. Ti] compulsory service on United States armed ves 

sels of captured British sailors in retaliation for 
similar treatment accorded by Great Britain to 
Americans. In compliance with the spirit of this 
report Congress empowered Capt. Nicholas Bid- 
die to take prisoners from gaol to serve on his 
fleet. See Journals of Congress, Dec. 7, 1776. 

C. C. 19, 3, 581 

177<> Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Philadel- 

Dec. 10 phia. To Capt. John Paul Jones, Alfred, R. I. 

Direct him to proceed on cruise of six weeks, 

doing all injury possible to the enemy. A. D. S. 

Robert Morris. Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., 

V, 3. 1148. 

C. C. 58, 179 

1770 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To John Hancock, Presi- 
Dec. 13 dent Continental Congress, Baltimore. Plans for 

various vessels .of Navy. Read Dec. 20 and 
referred to R. II. Lee, James Wilson, Benj. Har 
rison, and Samuel Adams. A. L. S. Printed: 

Force, Amer. Arch., V, 3, 1198. 

C. C. 137, app., 1 

177(5 Wickes, Lambert, Quiberon Bay. To Committee of 

Dec. 13 Secret Correspondence [Philadelphia]. Trip to 

Finance; prizes taken; landing of (Benjamin] 

Franklin. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 23, 331 

177C, Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To John Hancock, Presi- 
14. dent Continental Congress, Baltimore. Move 

ments of Randolph and Hornet, position of Dela- 



30 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

ware and Washington. Read Dec. 20 and referred 
to R. H. Lee, James Wilson, Benjamin Harrison, 
and Samuel Adams. A. L. S. Printed: Force, 

Amer. Arch., V, 3, 1213. 

C. C. 137, app., 4 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Dec. 14 phia]. To William Bingham [Martinique]. In 

structions regarding 1 employment of Capt. John 
Nicholson and the Hornet in West Indies. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 47 

1776 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To John Hancock, Presi- 
Dec. 16 dent Continental Congress, Baltimore. Capt. 

[Charles] Alexander is in Philadelphia and work 
is progressing on the Delaware / encloses letters 
from France, several letters to Marine Commit 
tee, especially "a very pleasing one [Oct. 17?] 
from Capt. [John Paul] Jones. " Read Dec. 20 and 
referred to R. II. Lee, James Wilson, Benjamin 
Harrison, and Samuel Adams. A. L. S. Printed: 
Force, Amer. Arch., V, 3, 1239. 

C. C. 137, app., 9 

1776 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To Committee of Secret 
Dec. 16 Correspondence, Baltimore. Notes as to the Inde 

pendence, Sachem, and Andrew Dor la. A. L. S. 
Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., V, 3, L242. 

C. C. 137, app., 15 

1776 Braxton, Carter. To [Joseph] Cunningham. Instruc- 
Dec. 16 tions for cruise of the Phoenix ; owners of lat 

ter have left directions as to cruise in hands of 
Messrs. Phipp and Braxton, and they in turn 
give but general outlines; Portuguese vessels to 
be taken if ships of that nation prey on American 
craft; English ships to be taken; directions as to 
disposal of prizes and as to action in case of dis 
tress; Willing & Morris with Braxton bound to 
furnish three months supplies. "A true copy of 
the original Ezek 1 . Price, Not. Pub/ ". A. D. 
of Price. [Enclosed: Duarte, John Garcia, to 

Congress, July 2, 1779.] 

C. C. 44, 17 

1776 Braxton, Carter. To Joseph Cunningham. Instructions 
Dec. 16 for cruise of Phoenix. "A true copy from Mr. 

Braxton s Letter Book." George Seaton. 

C. C. 44, 21 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 31 

177<i Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. [To .John Hancock, Presi- 
Dec. 17 dent Continental Congress. Baltimore]. Loca 

tion of British ships Roebuck and falcon ; word 
sent to Capt. [Nicholas] Biddlo. Read Dec. 2<> 
mid referred to K. 11. Lee. -Tames Wilson, Benja 
min Harrison, and Samuel Adams. A. L. S. 
Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., V, , 5, 1254. 

C. ( . 137, app., 19 

177*i Hopkins, Ksek, Providence. To John Pjaul] Jones, 

Dec. IS Boston. Suggestions and directions as to ships 

and prisoners. L. S. Printed: Force, Amer. 

Arch., V, 3, 1281. 

C. C. 58, 185 

1776 Harrison, Benjamin, Baltimore. To [Daniel of St. 
Dec. [IS] Thomas Jenifer and the Council of Safety of 

Maryland]. Requests the council to allow Con 
gress the use of Capt. [Peter?] Martin s brig. 
Auto, draft signed and dated Dec. 25. Printed: 

Force, Amer. Arch., V, 3, 1416. 

C. C. 37, lOla 

177(1 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To John Hancock, Presi- 

Dec. til dent Continental Congress [Baltimore]. News 

regarding the Delaware, Waxp, Fly, and Hornet; 

other notes. Read Dec. 24. A. L. S. Printed: 

Force. Amer. Arch., V, 3, 1331. 

C. C. 137, app., 21 

1776 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To John Hancock, Presi- 

Dec. 2o dent Continental Congress, Baltimore. Read 

Dec. 26. A. L. S. Printed: Force, Amer. 

Arch., V, 3, 1370. 

0. C. 137, app., 25 

1776 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Dec. 25 phiaj. To Capt. John Nicholson [Hornet, Phila 

delphia]. Instructions to accompany Capt. 
[Nicholas] Biddle with the Randolph to sea, 
thence making his way to Carolina. Robert Mor 
ris. V. P. 

Marino Committee Letter Book, p. 48 

1776 [Harrison, Benjamin], Baltimore. To Daniel of St. 
Dec. [25] Thomas Jenifer and the Council of Safety [of 

Maryland]. Thanks the Maryland authorities 
for sending an armed vessel as requested; Capt. 
[Peter;] Martin has been ordered to sea. Draft 
dated Dec. 18. Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., V, 

3, 1271. 

C. C. 37, 101 



32 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1776 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To John Hancock [Presi- 
Dec. 26 dent Continental Congress, Baltimore]. Recom 

mendations as to use to be made of prize ships. 
A. L. S. Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., V, 3, 
1427. 

C. C. 137, app., 33 

1776 Hall, ,T[ohn], In Council of Safety [Annapolis, Md.]. To 
Dec. 27 Benjamin Harrison [Baltimore]. Council is em 

barrassed by request for Capt. [Peter] Martin s 
vessel, as she is laden and expected at Martin 
ique; will send Martin s vessel if necessary, but 
State has another ship which council would prefer 
to send. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 11, 109 

1776 Morris, Robert, Walton, George, and George Clymer, 
Dec. 28 Philadelphia. To [John Hancock, President, 

Continental Congress, Baltimore]. Committee 
have opened office and are doing continental 
business. Capt. [Isaiah] Robinson premature; 
his prize not yet arrived nor has the Flij been 
able to find her; Waxj> cruising outside British 
fleet. A. L. S. of Morris. Signed by Walton 
and Clymer also. [Read Dec. 31.] Printed: 
Force, Amer. Arch., V, 3, 1458. 

C. C. 137, app., 41 

1776 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To Benjamin Harrison, 
Dec. 29 Baltimore. No British cruisers at Capes of Vir 

ginia so far as he knows; other military news; 
has said everything he "could say with decency" 
to encourage a pursuit of our enemies with his 
whole force. A. L. S. Printed: Force, Amer. 
Arch., V, 3, 1471. 

C. C. 137, app., 47 

1776 [Harrison, Benjamin], Baltimore. To [Daniel of St. 
Dec 29 Thomas Jenifer], President of the Council of 

Safety of Maryland [Annapolis]. Will not re 
quire the use of Capt. [Peter;] Martin s brig if 
allowed the use of the small Maryland schooner 
now in Baltimore. Auto, draft. Printed: 
Force, Amer. Arch., V, 3, 1471. 

0. C. 37, 103 

1776 Hall, J[ohn], Annapolis. To Benjamin Harrison, Balti- 
Dec. 30 more. State of Maryland will deliver schooner 

requested to the Secret Committee of Congress 
at cost price. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 11, 113 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 33 

ITTti Morris, Robert, Walton, Gourde, and Clymer, George, 
Dec. 30 Philadelphia. To John Hancock [President Con 

tinental Congress], Baltimore. Six British 
ships in Delaware Bay so stationed that [Nicholas] 
Biddle [with the ////*>/] can not pas.s them; Fly 
and MitM/iiitu watching on inside and }Va>ip on 
outside of fleet; spy to lie .sent to Cape May. 
A. L. S. of Morris. L. S. of Walton and Clymer. 
Printed: Force, Amer. Arch., V, 3, U83. 

C. C. 137, app., 49 

177fi Hamond, A[ndrew] S[napeJ. Roebuck off Lewestown. 
Dec. HO To Robert Morris [Philadelphia]. Having re 

ceived assurances that prisoners taken from Brit 
ish ships will be exchanged, has ordered all pris 
oners on his vessels released. Copy. 

C. C. 78, 11, 117 

1T77 Continental Congress, Marino Committee [Philadel- 
Jan. 1 phia]. To Lt. John Baldwin, Wxj> [Delaware 

River]. Instructions to make return of stores 
wanted for three-months cruise on voyage to 
Europe; prizes at Egg Harbor will be cared for. 
Rfobert] Morris, V. P. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 48 

1777 Morris, Robert, Clymer, George, and George Walton, 
Jan. 3 Philadelphia. To John Hancock [President 

Continental Congress, Baltimore]. Monies left 
with committee almost exhausted; militia joining 
Genl. Washington but hopes no more will be called 
during war; British ships remain in bay; fear 
much damage will be done; Randolph, Hornet, 
and other vessels waiting an opening to push out; 
.soldiers whose term is about to expire wish to 
return home before reenlisting. A. L. S. of 
Morris signed by Walton and Clymer. 

C. C. 137, app., 57 

1777 Morris, Robert, Clymer, George, and George Walton, 
Jan. 7 Philadelphia. To John Hancock, President Con 

tinental Congress, Baltimore. Continental 
schooner Georgia Packet arrived Jan. 0; no Brit 
ish men-of-war in Delaware Bay reported; will 
verify information before sending continental 
vessels to sea ; information as to army movements, 
casting of cannon, etc. A. L. 8. of Morris signed 

by Clymer and Walton. 

C. C. 137, app., 77 
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1777 Jones, John P[aul], Boston. To Marine Committee [Phil- 
Jan. 11 adelphiaj. Has been disposing- of prisoners since 
Dec. 15; poor condition of the Alfred; suggests 
her employment in merchant service. Auto. 

draft signed. 

C. C. 58, 103 

1777 J[ones] J[ohn] P[aulJ, Boston. To Marine Committee 
Jan. 12 [Philadelphia]. Gives full account of late cruise; 

misbehaviour of [Capt. Hoysted Hacker of J the 
Providence; captures made on the cruise; sub 
mits his conduct to committee with deference to 
its judgement. Auto, draft signed. 

C. C. 58, 107 

1777 Morris, Robert, Clymer, George, and George Walton, 
Jan. 14 Philadelphia. To John Hancock, President, 

Congress, Baltimore. Capt. [Thomas] Bell re 
ports most of the British men-of-war cruising on 
American coast; understands they will do so all the 
winter; many prizes taken by them. A. L. S. 
of Morris signed by Clymer and Walton. Letter 
read in Congress Jan. 20, 1777. 

C. C. 137 App., 85 

1777 Morris, Robert, Clymer, George, and George Walton, 
Jan. 1*3 Philadelphia. To John Hancock, President, 

Congress, Baltimore. Suggests that [Maj.] Genl. 
[Philip] Schuyler lead troops across New York 
on sleds to ascertain number of British vessels 
on Lake [Ontario]; Sachem, Capt. James Robi- 
son, arrived from Martinique although chased by 
British ships; encloses copy of Capt. [John Paul] 
Jones s account of cruise in Alfred; Jones a fine 
fellow and should be kept employed; will suggest 
expeditions to him and let him choose. A. L. S. 
of Morris signed by Clymer and Walton. Letter 
read in Congress Jan. 20. 

C. C. 137, app., 89 

1777 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To John Hancock, Presi- 
Jan. 17 dent, Continental Congress [Baltimore]. Informs 

him of arrival of brigantine Jamaica Packet, 
Capt. [Lambert] Wickes, at Chester; close escape 
from the Roebuck; Packet was one of vessels 
stopped in Hamburg by British minister; con 
ditions of her sailing. A. L. S. 

C. C. 137, app., 93 



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1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Baltimore. 
.Ian. 21 To Esek Hopkins [Providence, R. I.]. Is to send 

out the Warren and Providence as soon as possible 
to cruise from Rhode Island to Virginia. En 
closed in committee to Robert Morris, Jan. 24, 

1777. 

Marino Committee Letter Rook, p. 50 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee. Baltimore. 
Jan. 21 To Esek Hopkins [Providence]. Is to see that 

wages and prize money due seamen are paid as 
punctually as possible; complaint received. u By 
order of Marino Committee, John Hancock, Chair 
man." Copy enclosed in Hopkins to John Paul 
Jones, 1777, Mar. 1. 

1777 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To Benjamin Harrison, 
Jan. 22 Chairman Committee of Secret Correspondence, 

Baltimore. The Sachem is at Cape May ; com 
plains of "piratical conduct" of Capt. [William] 
Patterson; hopes severe measures will be taken 
lest reputation of United States be like that of 

Barbary States. A. L. S. 

C. C. 137, app., 101 

1777 Harris, Bcnton, Snow Hill [Md. |. To Daniel of St. 

Jan. 23 Thomas Jenifer, Annapolis. Encloses bond of 

privateer Buckskin, Joseph Handy, master, dated 

Nov. 11, 1776. A. L. S. 

C. C. 196, 2, 56 

1777 Wickes, Lambert, St. Auzear. To Committee of Secret 
an. 24 Correspondence. Vessels in France which America 

might obtain, and their condition. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 23, 355 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Baltimore. 
Ian. 24 To Robert Morris [Philadelphia]. Request cer 

tain articles for equipment of frigate Virginia 
now ready for sea; enclose letter of Jan. 21 for 
Commodore [Esek] Hopkins. John Hancock, 
Ch m . 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 51 

1777 Morris, Robert, and George Clymer, Philadelphia. To 
Jan. 25 John Hancock, President Continental Congress, 

Baltimore. Regrets poor account of Capt. [ ] 

Roach; suspected character should not be trusted 
with a ship, but specific charges should be made 
and justified before Roach s dismissal. A. L. S. 
of Morris and signed by Clymer. 

C. C. 137, app., Ill 



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1777 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To John Hancock. Prcsi- 
Jan. 26 dent Continental Congress, Baltimore. Delaware 

River too full of ice for vessels to sail altho Capt. 
[Nicholas] Bicldle lias -200 men on the Itundolpli 
and is ready to push out at tirst opening; other 
ships will be prepared as early as possible. 

A. L. S. 

0. C. 137, app., 115 

1777 Hopkins, Esek, Providence. Letter to John P|aulJ Jones 

Jan. 28 and E[lisha] llininan, Boston. Difficulties as to 

distribution of prize money, plan proposed by 

Capt. [Abraham j AVhipple and Thomas Mumford. 

L. S. 

( . C. 58, 1S7 

1777 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To Benjamin Harrison, 
Jan. 28 Chairman, Committee of Secret Correspondence. 

Baltimore. Delaware promises to he open for 
vessels soon; letter from Silas Deane, dated Bor 
deaux, Sep. 17, 1776, states stores to be sent to 
America; if commissions be given to seize Portu 
guese ships, alliance with Spain may be counted 
on; Deane considers a general war in Europe 
probable and advises increase of Navy; writer 
approves Deane s ideas as to Portugal; will send 
vessels to Martinique for stores. A. L. S. 

C. C. 137, app., l->3 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
j an- go phia]. To Capt. Nicholas Biddle, Randolph. 

Instructions for cruise. Robert Morris, V. P. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 4!> 

1777 Bourne, Shearjasheel, London. Memorial to the Lords 
Jan. 30 Commissioners of the Treasury. States facts re 

lating to the loss of cargo shipped on the Sivn- 
duttky and captured by the Halifax; prays redress. 
Copy examined by Jon." M. Sewall and Nath . 
Adams. Enclosed in Sullivan, John, to Thomas 

Jefferson, Jan. <>, 17S4. 

C. C. 44, 807 

1777 [Bourne, Shearjasheel] [London]. Notes from diary of. 

Jan. 30- Took papers [in connection with his Memorial of 

Mar. 5 Jan. 30 to the Lords Commissioners] to court 

of chancery where they were enrolled; sought 

interview with, or introduction to. Lord North; 

obtained letter of introduction to his secretary. 



NAVAL RECORDS OK THE REVOLUTION. 37 

Notes continue until Mar. f> and show efforts of 
Bourne to secure favorable action on above 
memorial, thereby showing his eagerness to be 
considered loyal to King George III. Copy ex 
amined by Jon." M. Sewall and \atli. 1 Adams. 
Enclosed: Sullivan, John, to Thomas Jefferson, 
Jan. , ITS-i. 

C. C. 44, 309 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee. Philadelphia. 
Feb. 1 To Capt. John Paul Jones [Boston]. In Calen 

dar of Jones Manuscripts. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 52 

1777 Morris, Robert, and George Clymer, Philadelphia. To 
Feb. 4 John Hancock, President Continental Congress, 

Baltimore. Board of assistants to Marine Com 
mittee getting war vessels into shape; fund from 
sale of prizes is exhausted; Ratulolpli convoying 
merchantmen down the Delaware in company with 
the Hornet and Fly. Randolph will then pro 
ceed to sea. A. L. S. of Morris, signed by Clymer. 

C. C. 137, app., 137 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Feb. 5 phia]. To Esek Hopkins [Providence, K. I.]. 

Instructions to place certain vessels under com 
mand of Capt. John Paul .Jones. Robert Mor 
ris, V[iceJ Pfresident], 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 54 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Baltimore. 
Feb. .") To Robert Morris [Philadelphia]. All armed 

vessels at Philadelphia and the Randolph are to 
be sent to the West Indies for stores; port to 
which each is sent is left to discretion of Morris. 
J[ohn] Hancock, President. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 59 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Philadelphia. 
Feb. 7 To John Bradford [Boston]. Vessels hired by 

Genl. [George] Washington to be bought or dis 
charged; proposed cruise of Capt. John Paul 
Jones; sailors to have fair reward for prizes 
taken. Robert Morris, Vfice] Pfresident]. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 5!) 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Baltimore. 

Feb. 1) To Capt. James Campbell, Enterprise. Is to act 

as convoy for Continental troops crossing the 



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Chesapeake and to act in conjunction with them 
against the British forces. Jfohn] Hancock, 
President. Duplicate to Capt. William Rogers 
of the Montgomery. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, j>. lit) 

1777 Morris, Robert, arid George Clymer, Philadelphia. To 
Feb. 10 .John Hancock, President Continental Congress, 

Baltimore. The Randolph and ships under 
her convoy safe at sea; "the frigate sails well 
and is not badly manned." A. L. S. of Morris, 
signed by Clymer. 

0. C. 137, app., 147 

1777 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To the Committee of 
Feb. 10 Secret Correspondence, Baltimore. Notes 

arrival of vessel from Nantes with salt; no news 
from [Silas] Deane; sloop Independence nearly 
laden; intends to send her to Martinique; French 
ships in the Mediterranean and their encounter 

with English vessels. A. L. S. 

C. C. 137, app., 151 

1777 Watson, William, Plymouth, Mass. To John Hancock, 

Feb. 11 President Continental Congress, Baltimore. 

Steps taken to aid in building ship and frigate at 

Boston: supplies sent to Baltimore by the Sally; 

will settle accounts as Continental Agent soon. 

A. L. S. with enclosures. 

C. C. 78, 23, 359-3(35 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Philadelphia. 
Feb. 15 To Nicholas Bicldle, Randolph. Instructions to 

proceed to various West Indian ports for sup 
plies needed by Continental army; conduct in 
various ports entered; signals. Robert Morris, 
V[ice] President]. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 55 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Feb. 16 phiaj. To John Nicholson [Hornet, Delaware 

River]. As he has been delayed time limit of his 
cruise is extended; receipt of stores from William 
Bingham of more consequence than cruising. 
Robert Morris, V[ice] P[ resident]. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 59 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Feb. 15-17 phia). To Capt. Elisha Warner, sloop Fly. In 

structions as to delivery of despatches to Capt. 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 39 

Nicholas Biddle in the Randolph, is then to pre 
vent Continental vessels going into Chesapeake 
Hay lest they be captured. Robert Morris, Vfiee] 
P[ resident], 

Marine Committee letter Book, p. 57-58 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Fel>. 18 pliia]. To Lieut. Thomas Albertson, Moxyulto. 

Is to deliver instructions [of Feb. 15-17] to Capt. 

Elisha Warnor. Robert Morris, Vfico] P[ resident]. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 58 

1777 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To Committee of Secret 
Feb. 1!> Correspondence [Baltimore]. Has sent the J*"ly 

in search of the Randolph, Capt. [Nicholas] Bid- 
die, with orders to proceed to Martinique; Sa 
chem, ready to carry despatches, as is the Andreio 
Doria and Race Horse; Mosquito needs repairs; 
Georgia Packet laden for Georgia. A. L. S. 

C. C. 137, app., 177 

1777 Warren, Officers and Men. To Marine Committee [Con- 

Feb. 19 tincntal Congress], Memorial for investigation 

into conduct of Esek Hopkins. Ten signatures. 

This memorial is followed by specific charges, to 

each of which the signatures vary. 

C. C. 58, 225-230 

1777 Hopkins, Esek, "On board the Warren" To Joseph 
Feb. 28 Olney, Boston. Has received orders from Rob 

ert Morris to put the Alfred, Columbus, Cabot, 
Providence, and Hampden under command of 
Capt. [John Paul] Jones; directs Olney after six 
weeks cruise to put Cabot under Jones as ordered. 

Copy by Jones. 

C. C. 58, 191 

1777 J| ones], Jfohn] P[aul], Boston. [To Esek Hopkins, Provi- 

Feb. 28 dence.] Does not understand previous conduct, 

but will bury private difficulties if public good 

may be promoted. Auto, copy signed. See 

reply Mar. 1, 1777. 

C. C. 58, 117-121 

1777 Wickes, Lambert. Reprisal [Qa ibeTOu], To Committee 

Feb. 28 of Secret Correspondence. Difficulties attending 

disposal of prizes in France and arrangements for 

his own vessel. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 23, 377 



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[1777] G-rannis, John. Examination on subjects mentioned in 
[Feb.] memorial [Feb. lit] against Esek Hopkins. 

C. C. 58, 235 

1777 Hopkins, Esek, Providence. To John P[aulJ Jones, Bos- 
Mar. 1 ton. Encloses copy of paragraph of order [of 
Jan. 21] from Marine Committee as to payment 
of seamen s wages; requests Jones to pay wages 
of his men. L. S. 

C. C. 58, 193 

1777 Hopkins, Esek, " On board the Warren" [Providence]. 
Mar. 1 Letter to John P[aul] Jones, Boston. Acknowl 

edges receipt of letter [of Feb. 28]; considers it 
"impracticable to get those Vessels fitted and 
mann d" for Jones s expedition "and shall ac 
quaint the Hon. Marine Board with my reasons." 
L. S. 

C. C. 58, 197 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Philadelphia, 

Mar. 12 To Capt. James Robinson, Sachem. Instructions 

for voyage to St. Eustatius with cargo of indigo 

shipped by Secret Committee of Congress and 

return with stores which may there be obtained. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 61 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Mar. 21 phia]. To Isaac Smith, Ebenezer Storer, and 

William Philips, Boston. Enclose notification of 
appointment as commissioners on part of United 
States to settle accounts with agents for prizes 
appointed by Genl. [George] Washington when 
fleet was under his direction. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. (il 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Mar. 21 phia]. To William Bartlet. Beverly. Mass. 

Appointment of Isaac Smith. Ebenezer Storer, 
and William Philips commissioners to adjust 
accounts of agents named by Genl. [George] 
Washington for fleet fitted out under his direc 
tion; as one of those agents is to assist commis 
sioners in work of settlement. Duplicates to 
William Watson, Plymouth, Mass.; Joshua 
Wentworth, Portsmouth, X. H. ; Winthrop Ser 
geant. Cape Ann, Mass.; Bartlett & George, 
Lynn, Mass.; John Bradford, Boston, Mass. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 02 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 41 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Mar.il phia). To John Bradford [Boston, Mass.]. Have 

received reports that he is negligent in settle 
ment of accounts for prize monev; urge speedy 
settlement. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 03 

1777 Duer, Samuel and others, Roseau, Dominica. Certiti- 
Mar. 22 rate that sloop Unity, Miller Johnston, master, 

arrived from Halifax Jan. 11, 1777, landing 
stated cargo; latter given in certificate from 
Halifax Nov. 9, 1776, and landed at Roseau. 
Duplicate MS. for second portion of cargo. 
D. S. Samuel Duer. Collector; John Adamson, 
Dep. Comptroller; Donald Morison, Dep. Naval 
Officer. 

C. C. 44, 445, 455 

1777 Shirley, Thomas, Roseau, Dominica. Permit to Miller 
Mar. 22 Johnston, master of sloop I nity "to pass for 

Antigua having entered and cleared at 

the Naval, and all other his Majesty s officers 
according to Law." [ Unity arrived at Dominica 
Jan. 11, 1777]. D. S. and attested. 

C. C. 44, 4:i5 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Mar. 25 phia]. To [John] Bradford and Leonard Jarvis 

[Boston and Dartmouth, Mass.]. Instructions 
for purchase and fitting out of three fast sailing 
vessels, one of which Capt. [John Paul] Jones is 
to command. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 63 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Mar. 25 phia]. To Capt. John Paul Jones [Boston]. Is 

to choose one, of three vessels to be purchased 

and fitted out by [.John] Bradford for his own 

command. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, j>. t>4 

1777 Robeson, Andreas [Philadelphia]. Certificate of jury 
Mar. 28 verdict before Court of Admiralty that Isaiah 

Robinson in the Andrew Doria captured the Ruce- 
hot KK. A. D. S. Enclosed in following entry. 

C. C. 28, 173 

1777 [Robinson, Isaiah] [Philadelphia]. To Marine Commit- 

Mar. 28 tee, Continental Congress. Claim for bounty due 

officers and privates of. Andrew Doria for capture 



42 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

of the Racehorse; amount claimed is .255 [680 
dollars]. A. I). Endorsed: "Ordered to be 
paid, 23 April, 1777." See Journals of Congress. 

C. C. 28, 173a 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Mar. 29 phia]. To Capt, James Robinson, /Sue/ion. 

Packets for William Bingham at Martinique to 

be delivered without fail. Robert Morris, V[ice] 

P| resident]. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 64 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [ Phi lade I- 

Mar. 29 phia]. To William Bingharn [Martinique]. Sends 

various packets by Capt. James Robinson which 

would have gone earlier had not the Rando/jil 

been injured. Robert Morris, V[ice] P[ resident]. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. Ii4 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. i phiaj. To Capt. J[ohn] B. Hopkins, Warren, 

Providence, R. I. Urge haste in getting to sea 
and preying on British transports and commerce; 
is to cooperate with Council of War at Provi 
dence. Duplicates to Capt. Abraham Whipple. 
Providence; Capt. Dudley Salstonstall, Trnt/<- 
bull. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 65 

[1777] [Continental Congress, Marine Committee!.] Report 
[Apr. 5] respecting Commissions granted private ships of 

war by the Governor of Rhode Island. A. 1). 
William Ellery. Endorsed 1778, but see Jour 
nals of Congress, Apr. 5, 1777. 

C. c. ;{?, 421 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. 8 phia]. To Capt. Charles Alexander, Delaware 

[Delaware River]. Understand that the Delaware- 
is completed; instructions for cruise along Amer 
ican coast in search of British transport and pro 
vision vessels. The Delaware never got to sea. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 65 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. 8 phiaj. To Capt. James Nicholson \_V!.ry!n!a, 

Baltimore, Md.J. Instructions for a cruise to 
Martinique for stores in keeping of William 
Bingham; is to shun British war vessels until 
crew is well trained. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. nil 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 43 

177T Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Philadel- 
Apr. lh phia. To Capt. Benjamin Dunn, iS wTyrwe [Phila 

delphia]. Is to proceed down the Delaware River 
and assist in defense of the Cape May channel 
against the British; other orders; Capt. Isaiah 
Robinson, of the Andrvw Doria, his superior 
officer. Second letter of same tenor to Capt. 
Elisha Warner, Fly, Philadelphia. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 08 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. 18 phia]. To Capt. Isaiah Kobinson, Andrew Doria 

[Philadelphia]. Instructions to open the Cape 
May channel for American vessels, and, in con 
junction with the Surprise, Fly, and two Penn 
sylvania galleys, to drive away British vessels 
obstructing the passage. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, ]>. 69 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. i!3 phiaj. To Capt. Elisha Hinman [Boston]. In 

structions for a cruise in the Atlantic; is to return 
to Boston by July 1, where fresh orders will be 

awaiting him. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 70 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. 2, A phia]. To Capt. John Peck Kathburne [Philadel 

phia?]. Instructions for cruise in sloop Proei- 
dt-ncf, is to lose no time joining the sloop, cruise 
for three months along Atlantic coast, then put in 
port for additional orders. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 71 

1777 Dickson, David [Philadelphia ?]. To Continental Con- 
Apr. 2-t gress. Memorial in behalf of eight men [names 
stated] owners of the schooner Betsey of Massa 
chusetts; vessel sailed from Boston for Bordeaux 
with stated cargo; captured by British and re 
captured; detail as to disposal of cargo; claims, 
in behalf of owners, such parts of vessel and cargo 
as can be found. A. I). S. 

C. C. 42, 2, 281. 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Apr. 26 phia]. To Capt. Nicholas Biddle [Charleston, 

S. C.]. Instructions as to care to be taken of 

Randolph to prevent illness of crew; directions 

as to cargo to be received and cruise to be made; 



44 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

may cruise in West Indies until Jul. 10, after 
which is to follow sealed instructions enclosed. 
See letter of Apr. 29 forming the sealed instruc 
tions. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 73 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. 26 phia]. To Livinus Clarkson and John Dorsius 

[Charleston, S. C.]. Instructions as to purchase 
of naval and other stores; need of economy in 
public expenditures; disposal of stores; immedi 
ate aid to be given Capt. [Nicholas] Biddle. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 75 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. 29 phia]. To Nicholas Biddle [Charleston, S. C.]. 

Instructions to be opened Jul. 10 and enclosing 
plan of the Marine Committee for an attack of 
the whole available American naval force upon 
the British Jamaica fleet; Abacoa, near New 
Providence, the rendezvous of the Americans and 
July 25 the date. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 77 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. 29 phia]. To various captains in U. S. Navy. 

Plan adopted by the Marine Committee for an 
attack by the whole available American naval 
force upon the British Jamaica fleet. Vessels to 
rendezvous at Abacoa; captain with earliest com 
mission to act as commodore. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 78 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. 29 phia]. To John Dupuy [Mole St. Nicholas, His- 

paniolaj. Supplies for Capt. Nicholas Biddle. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 81 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. 29 phia]. To [Capt.] Thomas Thompson [Ports 

mouth, N. H.]. Urge haste in completion of 
Raleigh for sea; is to cruise against British ves 
sels seeking port of New York until June; in 
July is to open sealed instructions; if guns for 
vessel can not be secured in New England is to 
sail at once for France and apply to American 
agents; in this case cruise in European waters 
may be substituted for one proposed. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 81 



NAVAL RECORDS OF T11K REVOLUTION. 45 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Fhiladel- 
Apr. 2 .i phisi]. To Benjamin Franklin. Silas Deane, and 

Arthur Lee [Paris]. In case ( apt. Thomas 
Thompson of the Ruli-iyli presents this letter 
committee requests that he he furnished with 
cannon for his vessel; none available in New Eng 
land: Thompson may he employed in European 
waters if they have any particular service for him. 
Mariiu Committee Letter Book, [>. 84 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee (Philadel- 
Apr. ^9 phiaj. To Capt. flames Nicholson [Baltimore]. 

Is not to leave Baltimore with the Virginia until 
further orders. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, \>. 85 

1777 Martin, Samfueljand Will[iam| Entwiste [Antigua 4 J An 
Apr. "29 account of the names of men belonging to sloop 

Unity of Halifax, Miller Johnson, master. 
A. D. S. of Entwiste and signed by Martin. 

C. C. 44, 449 

1777 Unity, Antigua. Shipping agreement between master 
Apr. 30 and seamen of sloop Unity bound from Antigua 

to Nova Scotia. Printed. 

C. C. 44, 441 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Maj- 1 phiaj. To Thomas Johnston [Baltimore?]. Ar 

rangements made for rectifying "the contempt 
offered by Capt. James Nicholson against the 
executive power of the State of Maryland;" 
request information as to action of Nicholson in 
carrying out instructions. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 85 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
May 1 phia]. To Lt. Aquila Johns [Baltimore]. Dur 

ing temporary suspension of Capt. James Nichol 
son from command of the Virginia Johns will be 
in command; instructions as to conduct. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 86 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Apr. ! .- phia]. To Capt. Isaiah Robinson [Andrew Doria. 

May 2 Philadelphia]. Directions for cruise to Hispaniola 

after clearing the Cape May passage. As Capt. 

Robinson was delayed at Philadelphia until May 

2 the second portion of the letter changes pre- 



46 LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS. 

ceeding instructions and directs the c;ipt;iiii to 
proceed to Abacoa according to sealed instruc 
tions. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. Sli 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. 19- phia]. To Capt. Benjamin Dunn, Surj>rise[Phlh- 

May 2 delphia]. Directions for cruise to Hispaniola. 

Owing to delay in leaving Philadelphia second 



part of instructions is changed and Dunn 



is 



directed to proceed from Hispaniola for a short 
cruise until July at which time sealed instructions 
are to be opened [providing for movement against 
British Jamaica fleet]. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 88 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Ma y 9 phia]. To Capt. John Paul Jones [Boston]. In 

Calendar of Jones Manuscripts. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 90 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
May 13 phia]. To Capt. John Young [Providence \ R. I.]. 

Instructions for a cruise off the capes of Dela 
ware warning American vessels of dangers in 
attempting to make ports in Delaware and Chesa 
peake bays. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 90 

1777 Morris, Gouverneur, Kingston [N. I .] To the Board of 
May 13 War, Philadelphia. Applies to Board for assist 

ance in procuring men for gallies on the Hudson 
River; fleet fitted out but no men available. A. 
L. S. Read and referred to Marine Committee 
Ma} 20. 

C. C. 78, 15, 107 

[1777] Navy, Lieutenants [Delaware River]. To Continenta 
[May 15] Congress. Memorial as to their grievances. 

Ten signatures. See: Journals of Congress, Jul. 
23, 1777. 

C. C. 4L>, 4, 11-1 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel 
16 phia]. To C apt. Hoysted Hacker [Philadelphia |. 

Instructions to proceed to Providence, R. I., as 
sume command of the Columbus, and sail against 
British transports laden with stores for New 
York; on Jul. 10 is to open enclosed instructions 
and proceed [to Abacoa to join the expedition 
against the British Jamaica fleet]. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 91 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 4? 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

May It; phiuj. To Daniel Tillinghast [Providence, It. I.J. 

Encloses blank warrants for petty officers to be 

selected by Capt. Iloysted Hacker and himself 

for the Columbus, 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 92 

1777 Eyre, Benjamin, Philadelphia. To Continental Congress. 
May 21 Repetition of memorial of Nov. 18, 177t>, with 

supporting documents. A. D. S. 

C. C. 41, . {, 5-11 

1777 Wickes, Lambert. Reprisal. To Capt. Samuel Niehol- 
Mav 23 s on, Dolphin. Orders for cruise of squadron. 

Directions as to disposition of prizes. D. S. 

C. C. 41, 7, 145 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
May 2t> phia]. To the Commissioners who built the Frig 

ates at Providence, R. I. Upon passage of Com 
missioners accounts for building frigates, the 
balance due them will be promptly remitted by 
the Committee. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 91 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Jun. 1 phia]. To Capt. Thomas Thompson [Portsmouth, 

N. II.]. Encloses sealed instructions to be opened 

Jul. 1 as directed in letter of Committee of Apr. 

^9. John Brown, Secy. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 92 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee. Resolve as 

Jun. > to service of officers and men on Continental war 

vessels. [Extract from minutes enclosed by 

Joseph Pennell in letter to Richard H. Lee, 

Mar. 11, 1785]. 

C. C. 31, 115 

1777 Lane, Son & Eraser. "Invoice of Sundry Merchandizes 
Jun. 10 j-hipped in good condition on board the Susannah, 

Matthew Wood, Master, bound to Halifax." 
Detailed statement of all goods on board the 
Susannah with their values. Copy examined by 
Jon a . M. Sewall and Nath 1 . Adams. [Original 
in Bourne to the Messrs. Cochran, Jul., 1777. 
This copy enclosed: Sullivan. John, to Thomas 

Jefferson, Jun. ti, 1784]. 

C. C. 44, 287 



48 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1777 Continental Navy Board, Philadelphia. To Robert 
Jun. 13 Morris. Will endeavor to carry out ideas of 

Congress as to cooperative defence of the Pela- 
aware River by Continental and State vessels. 
A. L. S. Francis Hopkinson signed by John 
Nixon and James Wharton. 

C. C. 78, 23, 409-41 :i 

1777 Massachusetts Council, Boston. To John Hancock, 
Jun. Id President Continental Congress. State has ex 

hausted supply of Commissions, Instructions, 
and Bonds" for armed vessels and requests more. 
A. L. S. John A very, Dep. Secy. 

C. C. 78, 1 , !I3 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jun. 17 phia]. To Nathaniel Shaw, jr. [New London, 

Conn.]. Exceeded his orders in purchase of the 
Resistance; Committee will retain her and in- 
tructs Shaw to assist Capt. Samuel Chew, ap 
pointed to her command, in fitting vessel for a 
four months cruise. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 92 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Jun. 17 phia]. To Capt. Samuel Chew [Philadelphia]. 

Instructions to repair to New London, Conn., and 

assume command of the Resistance; petty officers 

will be appointed by [John] Deshon. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 93 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jun. 17 phia]. To John Ueshon [New London]. Enclose 

blank commissions for lieutenants and other offi 
cers on board the brigantine Resistance, Capt. 

Samuel Chew. 

Marine Committee -Letter Book, p. 94 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jun. IS phia]. To [Capt.] John Paul Jones [Boston]. In 

Calendar of Jones Manuscripts. 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jun. 18 phia]. To William Whipple, John Langdon, and 

John Paul Jones. In Calendar of Jones manu 
scripts. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 96 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Jun. 26 phia]. To Capt. Thomas Grenell [Hudson River]. 

Is to use his vessel in accordance with directions 




NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 49 

from Genl. [George] Washington for the defense 
of North River; is to unite with New York Coun 
cil of Safety in appointing minor officers. Dupli 
cate to dipt. John I lodge. 

Marine Committee Letter Hook, p. !i" 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Jun. -W phia.] To the Council of Safety of New York. 

Frigates on Hudson River placed under orders 

of Genl. [George] Washington; request assistance 

of Council in fitting out vessels and in selecting 

minor officers. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 98 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jtin. k Jti phia]. To James Warren, William Vernon, and 

John Deshon [Boston]. Enclose resolution of 
Congress appointing them a "Navy Hoard in the 
Eastern Department;" enclose instructions. See 
.Journals of Congress May 6, 1777. 

Marine Committee [Better Book, p. 98 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jul. i) phia]. To Capt. John Young [Providence ? 11. 1. ]. 

Instructions for a cruise to Nantes; while in 
European waters will obey directions of Ameri 
can Commissioners in France. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 99 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jul. 11 phia.] To James Warren, William Vernon, and 

John Deshon [Boston]. Urge them as a Navy 
Board for the Eastern Department to equip and 
send out from New England ports all available 
Continental war ships. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 100 

1777 Crosby, Edward. Birmingham. To William Spry, Hali- 
Jul. Iti fax. Recommends [Shearjasheel] Bourne; plans 

of latter now and after subdual of America; 
goods on board [the Susannah] intended for the 
Halifax Market. Copy examined by Jon". M. 
Sewall and George Knight. 2d copy in Lane, 
Son & F rase r to Bourne, Oct. 1, 1776. [Enclosed: 
Sullivan, John, to Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 6, 1784] 

C. C. 44, 305 

1777 Jfones,] [John] Pfaul], Portsmouth. Le tter to Marine Com- 
Jul. -_M mittee [Philadelphia]. Progress made in equip- 

oLMii <M; 4 



50 LIBKARY OF CONGRESS. 

ment and preparation of the Hunger; refers to 
the board questions regarding distribution of prize 
money. Auto, draft signed. 

C. C. 58, 115 

1777 Navy, Lieutenants. To John Barry [Delaware River]. 
Jul. 21 Refuse to serve in any capacity until grievances 

are redressed. 12 signatures. 

C. C. 42, 4, 116 

1777 Edenson, William & Co., London. Invoice of goods 
j u l. 23 shipped on the Susannah. Invoice of 265 bbls. and 

26 tierces of beef shipped on board the Susannah, 
Capt. Matthew Wood, bound for Halifax and 
consigned to Shearjasheel Bourne "to sell for our 
account" and wortb.^1057 12 S 6". Copy examined 
by Jon a . M. Bewail and Nath 1 . Adams. Original 
in Bourne to the Messrs. Cochran, July, 1777. 
This copv in Sullivan, John, to Thomas Jefferson 

Jan. 6, 1784 

C. C. 44, 297 

1777 Vaughan, Thomas [Philadelphia]. To Marine Com- 
Jul. 24 mittee. Regrets previous bad conduct on the 

Andrew Doria ; asks pardon and restoration to 
rank of 1st Lieut, on that vessel. D. S. Read 
in Congress same date and referred to Marine 
Committee. 

C. C. 42, S, 25 

1777 Rodney, Caesar, Dover [Del. ]. To John Hancock, Presi- 
Jul. 30 dent Continental Congress. Has word from 

town of Lewes that 220 British ships are in the 
offing. A. L. S. 

C. C. 77, 19, 101 

[1777] Bourne, Shearjasheel, [London?]. To Thomas, James & 
[Jul. ] William Cochran [Halifax]. P^ncloses invoices 

and bills of lading showing various consignments 
to him; directions as to disposal of same; are to 
act under directions of Lane, Son & Fraser, of 
London, Elisha & Isaiah Doanc, of Boston, or of 
himself, and be accountable to same people; is to 
dismiss captain and lay up ship [Susannah} until 
contrary orders are received from any of above- 
named persons. Copy examined: Jon a . M. Sewall 
and Nath 1 . Adams. Enclosed in Sullivan, John, 
to Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 6, 1784? 

C. C. 44,803 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 51 

1777 Continental Navy Board [Middle District] [Philadel- 

Aug. <i pliia]. To John Hancock, President of Marine 

Committee. Request commission as 2d Lieut. 

for John Rode/. A. L. S. of John Nixon. L. S. 

John Wharton. 

C. C. 37, 105 

[1777] Bordley, Wfilliam] [Baltimore]. To William Paca 
Aug. 21 [Philadelphia]. Si/e and movements of British 

fleet in Chesapeake Bay. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 2, 225 

[ 1 777 ] Buchanan, Andrew, Baltimore. To John Hancock, Phila- 

Aug. -2 1 delphia. Enclose, letter from ( apt. Nicholson 

giving location of British fleet. A. L. S. See 

following letter. 

C. C. 78, 2, 227 

1777 Nicholson, .fames [BaltimoreJ. To Commanding Officer 
Aug. 21 at Baltimore. Location of British fleet in Chesa 

peake Bay. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 2, 231 

[1777 1 Continental Congress, Committee. Report that 
[Aug. 21] Marine Committee prepare a vessel to carry to 

France foreign officers who can not be em 
ployed in American service. 

C. C. 25,1,19 

1777 Massachusetts, Privateers. "List of privateer bonds." 
Jul. -4 Names of 15 vessels and commanders, with date of 

Aug. 21 commission issued to each. 

C. C. 196, lt>, 71 

[ 1777 1 Bourne, Shearjasheel. [To Thomas, James, & William 
[Aug. 21:] Cochran?] Incase of certain action on part of 

[James] Shepherd advises them to appeal to 
Lane, Son, and Fraser, of London, for amount 
of expense incurred, sending copy of letter to 
him [Bourne]; expects by that time to have 
sufficient proceeds from the Susannah to settle 
the account. Copy examined by Jon". M. 
Sewall and Nath 1 . Adams. Enclosed: Sullivan, 
John, to Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 6, 178i. 

C. C. 44,312 

1777 Nicholson, James, Wheltons Point Fort [now Fort Mc- 
Aug. 22 Henry], Md. To [Andrew] Buchanan or com 

manding officer at Baltimore. Five large ships 
of British fleet anchored below the river; whole 
fleet not over 85 vessels; considers landing of 



52 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

troops on Eastern Shore probable; advises send 
ing news to Congress at once. A. L. S. 

C. 0. 78, 17, 29 

1777 Buchanan, Andrew, Baltimore. To John Hancock, 

Aug. 24 Philadelphia. Report of Capt. John David, of 

the Conqueror, as to size and location of British 

fleet in Chesapeake Bay. A. L. S. Read Aug. -28. 

C. C. 78, 2, 233 

1777 Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report re- 
Aug. 25 specting pay of officers serving in Naval opera 

tions on LakeChamplain; same pay to be allowed 
as to officers of equal rank in the Navy. 

C. C. 136, 1, 383 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 25 phiaj. To Lt. John Stevens [Charleston, S. C J. 

Instructions placing his schooner Lewis and him 
self under direction of the Commercial Committee 
for voyages between Charleston and Martinique. 
Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 101 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel 
Aug. 27 phiaj. To Maxwell & Loyal [Gosport, Va.J. Ap 

prehension felt for safet} of frigates under con 
struction by them; wish to know of any assist 
ance the Committee can furnish. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 1(11 

1777 Cunningham, -Joseph [1 ha ntz], at sea. To John Ward- 
Aug. 28 well \Ph<K>u.a:]. Orders Wardwell to take charge 

of Portuguese snow St. Joseph, alias St. Ant //.//, 
convoy her to America, and notify Carter Brax- 
ton; he [Cunningham] has especial orders to cap 
ture Portuguese vessels. Enclosed in Morris, 
Robert, to Continental Congress, Mar. 0, 177JS. 

Copv. 

C. C. 44, 57 

1777 Biddle, Nicholas. Randolph [off Charleston, S. C.J. To 
Sep.l Robert Morris. Condition of Randolph; priva 

teers take his seamen; no redress except by use 

of force. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 2, 237 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. (J phia]. To Capt. Thomas Thompson [Portsmouth?, 

N. II.]. Is to sail for France as soon as possible; 
in France will be subject to American Commis 
sioners. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 102 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 53 

177T Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 10. phiaj. To Stephen Hopkins [Providence, R. I.]. 

Accounts of builders of frigates at Providence; 
Hopkins to pay from money in his hands, turn 
ing remainder over to Daniel Tillinghast. 

Marine Committee letter Book, p. 102 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 10 phia]. To Daniel Tillinghast [Providence, R.I.]. 

Enclose draft on Stephen Hopkins. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 103 

1777 Biddle, Nicholas [Randolph, Charleston, S. C.J. To 

Sep. 12 Robert Morris. Capture of four prizes off the 

coast; testifies to good character of his crew. 

A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 2, 241 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Lancaster. 

Sep. lit) To Commodore [JohnJ Hazlewood [Pennsylvania 

fleet. Delaware RiverJ. Continental vessels on the 

Delaware River put under his command for the 

defense of Philadelphia. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 103 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Lancaster. 
Sep. J<J To [Capt.J Charles Alexander or the officer com 

manding Continental vessels on the Delaware. 
Urge valor in the defense of the Delaware River; 
Continental ships will act under orders of Com 
modore John Hax.lewood of the Pennsylvania 
State navy. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 103 

17 1 7 Rowe, John, Boston. To Robert Morris. Gratified that 
S C P- - Morris approves his course in not prosecuting 

[Carter] Braxton s schooner; Capt. [Joseph] Cun 
ningham has just sent a prize into Boston [Our 
Lady <>f Mount Carmel, etc.]; docs not understand 
the reason, as her papers are Portuguese. Cir 
cumstances connected with the capture. A. L. S. 

C. C. 44, 23 

[1777] Randolph, Officers of. To Capt. Nicholas Biddle, Ran- 

[Sep.] dolph. Request the dismissal of Lieut. Panstiere 

do la Falconer; statement of his conduct. Six 

signatures. 

C. C. 78, 2, 245 



54 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1777 Chester. Papers relating to the capture of the Dutch ship 
Oct. 3 Chester by the South Carolina privateers Fail- 

American and Experiment. 

C. ( . 45, 93-255 

1777 Rowe, John [Boston]. Memorial to Council and House 
[Oct. 6?] of Representatives of Massachusetts. Is agent of 

Carter Braxton and Robert Morris, owners of 
the private armed schooner Phcenix." Capt. 
Joseph Cunningham of the I hcenw has sent in 
Portuguese schooner Sf. Joseph as a prize; fears 
complications with Portugal and asks advice as to 
procedure. Resolved in Council Oct. 6 and con 
curred in by House of Representatives Oct. 7, that 
trial of schooner be postponed until her papers 
are translated and read in English; maritime 
judge of district to be given copy of order. 
Copy. John Avery, Dep. Sec. [Enclosed in 
Rowe to Morris Nov. 1777, and sent by latter to 

Continental Congress.] 

C. 0. 44, 27 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, York [Pa.]. 
Oct. 23 To [Capt.] James Nicholson [Baltimore?]. Instruc 

tions to proceed on voyage to West Indies with 
the Virginia as directed by the Commercial Com 
mittee ; is to convoy to sea vessels in Chesapeake 
Bay requiring that aid. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 104 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, York [Pa.J. 
Oct. 24 To [Capt.] Nicholas Biddle [Charleston, S. C.]. 

Instructions for a cruise to France; upon arrival 
he is to make as little show of war as possible 
and put himself under the direction of the Ameri 
can Commissioners at Paris. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 105 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, York. To 
Oct. 26 the Commissioners of the Navy Board, Boston. 

Instructions as to powers and duties- of the Nav\* 
Board; conditions in Providence, R. I.; vessels 
are to be hurried to sea as rapidly as possible 
and ordered to France. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 106 

1777 Morris, Robert. To John Rowe [Boston]. Referred letter 

Oct. 27 of Sep. 29 to Congress; has had no opportunity 

to bring the matter up in session; does not up- 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 55 

hold conduct of Capt. [Joseph] Cunningham in 
seizing snow [ Our L<ulij\ if latter is Portuguese; 
certainly if acquitted in Admiralty Court she 
should be returned at once. L. S. [Enclosed in 
Rowe to Council & House of Representatives of 
Massachusetts Jan. 19, 1778]. 

C. C. 44, L>9 

1777 Our Lady of Mount Carmel &. St. Anthony [Portu- 
Oct. i!. guese snowj. Translation of sentence of deniza- 

tion and .naturalization of above snow owned by 
John Ignatius de Oliveria and Pereira & Anto 
nio dias dos Santos. Attested by two merchants 
of Fayal .Jan. 30, 17t>9. Enclosed: Rowe, John, 
to Robert Morris Nov. 17, 1777. Original is 
dated Jan. 4, 1769. 

C. C. 44, 137 

1777 J[onesJ J[ohn] P[aul], Portsmouth [N. H.]. To Marine 
Oct. 29 Committee [Philadelphia.] Encloses copies of 

previous letters, inventory and muster book of 
the Hanger. Auto, copy signed. 

C. C. 58, 113 

1777 J[ones] J[ohn] P[aul] Portsmouth [N. H.]. Letter to 
Oct. 31 Commissioners of Navy Board, Boston. Encloses 

inventory and muster book of the Ranger, diffi 
culties in fitting out the ship. Auto, copy signed. 

0. C. 58, 129 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Nov. 5 Tp the Commissioners of the Navy Board of the 

Middle Department [Bordentown, N. J.]. In 
structions from Congress for the guidance of 
the board; in other matters are to be governed 
by Genl. [George] Washington. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 108 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Nov. To [Capt,] James Nicholson [Baltimore?]. Is to 

proceed to sea with the Virginia at first favor 
able opportunity; exchange of prisoners between 
America and Great Britain to be officer for offi 
cer and man for man of equal rank. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 108 

1777 Susannah, Libel of, Portsmouth, N. H. Libel of John 
Nov. 11 Penhallow and Jacob Treadwell, Agents for own 

ers of McClarey, and George Wentworth, Agent 



56 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS. 

for Captors of Susannah against the Susannah, 
Matthew Wood, Commander. Information and 
Libel presented to Joshua Brackett, Judge of 
Maritime Court of New Hampshire. Copy ex 
amined by Jon* M. Sewall, Keg 1 , and Nath! 
Adams, clerk. $<<> Proceedings of Court, Dec. 
16. [Enclosed Sullivan, John, to Thomas Jeffer 
son, Jan. 6, 1784. J 

C. C. 44, 265 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 

Nov. 12 To the Commissioners of the Navy Board at 

Boston. Loss of the Hampden; expense and 

importance of a navy; conduct of Capt. [Hector] 

McNeill; danger to vessels in Providence River. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 109 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Nov. 13 To Thomas dishing [Boston]. Is to apply to the 

Navy Board, Eastern Department, for instruc 
tions and money for completing his agency; guns 
for his 36-gun frigate will be provided. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. Ill 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Nov. 13 To John Deshon, Providence. Danger of Conti 

nental ships in Providence River; forwarded 
money before arrival of letter of Oct. 26. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. Ill 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Nov. 13 To Daniel Tillinghast [Providence]. Enclose let 

ter of Sep. 10 and orders of same date on Stephen 
Hopkins and Rhode Island Loan Office; accounts 
to be presented to Navy Board, Eastern Depart 
ment, for examination and forwarding; case of 
the Kingston Packet. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. Ill 

1777 Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report that 
Nov. 13 two warrants for a total of 52,000 dollars be issued 

in favor of Marine Committee. 

C. C. 136, 1, 477 

1777 Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report that 
Nov. 16 a warrant for 20,!50 dollars be issued in favor of 

Marine Committee in payment for frigates pur 
chased in Rhode Island. 

C. C. 136, 1, 483 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 57 

1777 Rowe, John [Boston]. To Robert Morris [Philadelphia], 

Nov. [17 .\ Encloses copies of papers regarding cruise of 

Phcenixso far as translated: tiruls nothing in them 
to justify dipt. [Joseph] Cunningham s conduct; 
encloses manifests of cargo and asks regarding 
disposal of ship. A. L. S. Forwarded by Mor 
ris to Congress, Mar. >. 1778. 

C. C. 44, : 

[1777] OurLadyof Mount Carmel and St. Anthony. Manifests 
[Nov. 17?] of Cargo of above-named vessel captured Aug. 

28, 1777, by the Ploi-n i,c. Enclosed in preceding 
entry. 

C. C. 44, 1(>9 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa. \. 

Nov. 17 To Stephen Hopkins [Providence]. Errors in 

charges against him for money received; will 

explain matters to Daniel Tillinghast and forward 

other funds to him. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 1 VI 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa. ]. 
Nov. 17 To Daniel Tillingliast [Providence]. Explain 

error made in charging money to Stephen Hop 
kins which lie never received; enclose other 
means for meeting charges for building frigates 
at Providence. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 1 13 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 

Nov. -2-2 To Jonathan Hudson [Baltimore?]. Instructions 

to prepare the Baltimore for se& &t once; rigging 

smd sail cloth may be obtained from Samuel & 

Robert Purviance. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 114 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Nov. 22 To Samuel & Robert Purviance [Baltimore]. Re 

quest supplies of sailcloth and rigging for Jona 
than Hudson. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 114 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.J. 
Nov. 22 To the Commissioners of the Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Schooner Lee to be returned to owner at 
close of present cruise; position to be found for 
Capt. [Henry] Skinner if possible. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 114 



58 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1777 Bourne, Shearjasheel, Boston. To Isaiah Doano. Re- 
Nov. 24 ceipted bill for certain named articles arid "all 

other interest I have on board the brig Sitxttii- 
na[h]." Copy examined, Jon* M. So wall and 
Nath! Adams. Enclosed Sullivan, John, to 
Thomas Jefferson, Jan. (i, 1784. 

C. C. 44, :515 

1777 Trumbull, Jonathan, Lebanon [Conn.]. To [Henry Lau- 
Nov. 24 rcns, York, Pa.J. List of bonds for Letters of 

Marque; 24 vessels named; bonds date from May 
13, 1770, to Nov. 10, 1777. D. S. 

C. C. 196, 16, 58 

1777 Barry, John, Bordentown, N. J. To Marine Committee, 
Nov. 26 Yorktown, Pa. Encloses copy of Court Martial 

held on ship Lion for trial of men from the Re 
pulse. A. L. S. and copy proceedings of court. 
Read Dec. 5 and referred to Marine Committee. 

C. C. 78, 2, 303-811 

1777 New Hampshire Legislature. An Act for repealing a 
Nov. 27 certain Clause in an Act [of Jul. 3, 1776] for en 

couraging fitting out of armed vessels, etc. Re 
peals clause allowing seamen on board merchant 
ships captured to draw their wages up to time of 
condemnation to be paid from proceeds of sale of 
vessel. Copy attested by Joseph Pearson, Dep. 
Secy. Enclosed in Sullivan, John, to Thomas 

Jefferson, Jan. 6, 1784. 

C. C. 44, 259 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Nov. 27 To Commissioners of Navy Board, Middle De 

partment [Bordentown?, N. J.]. Seamen from 
Continental fleet destroyed in the Delaware to be 
kept together until further word. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 115 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 

Nov. 29 To Maxwell & Loyall [Gosport?, Va.]. Enclose 

resolves of Congress for their guidance relative 

to the frigates building, also draft on Virginia 

Loan office. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 115 

1777 Doane, Elisha. To Joshua Brackett. Plea in behalf of 

Dec. 1 Elisha Doane, of Massachusetts, to Joshua 

Brackett, Judge of Maritime Court of New 

Hampshire. Copy examined by Jon M. Sewall 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 59 

and Math! Adams. Enclosed: Sullivan, John, to 
Thomas Jefferson, Jan. >, 1784. See following 
entry. 

C. C. 44, 267 

1777 Doane, Isaiah. To Joshua Bruckott. Plea in behalf of 
Dec. 1 Isaiah Doane, of Massachusetts, to Joshua 

Brackett, Judge of Maritime Court of New 
Hampshire. Plea sets forth claims of Doane to 
articles mentioned in attached list of goods on 
board the Susannah when captured by the 
]\Ii-C 1ar<iy. Copy examined by .Ion* M. Sewall 
and Nath! Adams. Enclosed: Sullivan, John, to 
Thomas .Jefferson, Jan. H. 17S4-. 

C. C. 44, 269 

1777 Shepherd, James. To Joshua Brackett. Plea in behalf 
Dec. 1 of James Shepherd, of Massachusetts, to Joshua 

Brackett, Judge of Maritime Court of New 
Hampshire. Plea sets forth claims of Shepherd 
to articles mentioned in attached list of goods on 
board the Smannah when captured by the 
McClarey. Copy examined by Jon* M. Sewall 
and Nath! Adams. Enclosed: Sullivan, John, to 

Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 6, 1784. 

C. C. 44, 271 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Dec. ~2 To the Commissioners of the Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Urge the completion of frigates building 
in Rhode Island. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 116 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Dec. -2 ToCapt. James Nicholson [Baltimore?]. Instruc 

tions to get to sea in accordance with orders of 
Oct. 23; is to have fast sailing tender precede him 
giving notice of force opposed to the Virginia. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 116 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Doc. -2 To Jonathan Hudson [Baltimore?]. The Haiti- 

more to be fitted out as a merchantman. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 117 

Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
T John Langdon [Portsmouth, N. H.]. Is to 
apply to the Navy Board at Boston in every mat 
ter relating to public business under his care. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 117 



60 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1777 Casey, Thomas. Testimony as to capture of the Sxn/i<-ih, 
Dec. 3 by the HcClarey, Testimony before Samuel 

Jenness, Justice of the Peace, for use in case of 
Penhallow and others vs. Doane and others to be 
heard by N. H. Maritime Court at Portsmouth, 
Dec. 16; ground covered is from sailing of Su 
sannah from England Aug. 21, 1777, until capture 
by McClarey, Oct. 30, 1777. Sworn to before 
Samuel Jenness. Copy examined by Nath! 
Adams. Enclosed: Sullivan, John, to Thomas 
Jefferson, Jan. 6, 1784. 

C. C. 44, 277 

1777 Casey, Mary [Mrs. Thomas Casey]. Testimony as to 
Dec. 6 capture of the Stwninal by the McClart<i/. Tes- 

timon\ T before Samuel Jenness, Justice of the 
Peace, for use in case of Penhallow and others vs. 
Doane and others to be heard by Maritime Court 
Dec. 16. Sworn to before Samuel Jenness. 
Copy examined by Jon tt M. Sewall and Nath! 
Adams. Enclosed: Sullivan, John, to Thomas 
Jefferson Jan. (i, 17.S4-. See preceding entry. 

C. C. 44, 281 

1777 Lewis, Lot. Testimony as to capture of the Susannah by 

Dec. [42] the McClarey, Sworn testimony before Samuel 

Jenness, for use in above case. Copy examined 

by Jon" M. Sewall and Nath! Adams. Enclosed: 

Sullivan, John, to Thomas Jefferson, Jan. <>, 17S4-. 

C. C. 44, 283 

1777 Braxton, Carter. To Robert Morris. Encloses copy of 
Dec. 5 instructions to Capt. [James] Cunningham of 

Dec. It), 1776. A. L. S. 

C. 0. 44, 37 

1777 Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report 
Dec. 5 advocating the issuance of warrant for 50,000 

dollars in favor of Marine Committee for use of 
Navy Board at Boston. 

C. C. 130, 1, 513 

1777 [Jones, John PaulJ, Nantes. To Bfenjaniin] Franklin, 
Dec. 5 S[ilasj Deane, and A[rthur) Lee. [Passy). En 

closes various letters: outlines plan of operations 
for Naval forces. Auto, draft. 

C. C. 58, 133 

1776 Maryland, Privateers. List of bonds given on issuing 
Jun. 24- Commissions for Privateers in the State of Mary - 

1777 land." Names of 39 vessels and masters are given 
Dec. 10 with dates of commission of each. 

C. C. 190, 10, 65 



NAVAL RECORDS OF T1IE REVOLUTION. 61 

1777 J|ones|, JfohnJ P[aul], Nantes. To Marino Committee. 
Dec. 10 Report of voyage across the Atlantic, Nov. 1-Dec. 

2; two prizes; is eager for service and will pro 
ceed with the Ranger alone, if no accompanying 
vessels arc available. Auto, draft signed. 

C. C. 58, 137 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Dec. 12 To the Commissioners of the Navy Board of the 

Middle District [Bordentown?, N. J.j. Men and 
supplies needed for the Virginia at Baltimore; 
men formerly on I*. S. vessels in the Delaware 
ran be used; masters and seamen needed former- 
chant vessels at Baltimore also. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 117 

1777 Duarte, John Garcia. Instrument of Justification in be- 
Dec. 16 half of Duarte, late master of snow Nimsa- ttenJiora 

do C lii iito f S?ifo Antonio, dated Dec. 16, 1777. 
Vessel sailed from Rio Janeiro Jul. 11, 1777; on 
Aug. 28, 1777, captured by PhoenLr ; Sep. 15 
Duarte and crew placed on an English brigantine; 
Little Robert captured by Americans; other de 
tails. Instrument signed by Francis Xavier de 
Barto and attested in translation by William 
Southern, Br. Vice Consul of Lisbon, and by seven 
British merchants Jul. 24-, 1778. Copy certified 
by Seth Loring, Secy. Mass. Board of War. En 
closed in Duarte to President of Congress .Ian. 13, 

1779. 

C. C. 44, 165 

1777 New Hampshire, Maritime Court, Rockingham Count} , 
Dec. 16 sessions at Portsmouth. Proceedings in case of 

John Penhallow & Jacob Treadwell, agents for 
owners of the MieClarey,9,nd George Wentworth, 
agent for captain and crew of Susannah, Elisha & 
Isaiah Doane and James Shepherd, claimants. 
. 1 ury finds f or libcllants and Court orders Suxanna h 
to be considered a lawful prixe; claimants pray 
appeal to Congress, but Court rules such appeal 
contrary to laws of State; appeal to superior 
court in State granted. Copy examined by Jon? 
M. Sewall and Nath! Adams, clerks. Enclosed: 
Doane, Elisha, to Continental Congress Sep. 14> 
1778. See alw Ruling of Superior Court of 

N. H. Sep. 2, 1778. 

C. C. 44, 263. 



62 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1777 Morris, Robert, Manheim [Pa.]. To [Henry Laurens?] 
Dec. 19 President Marine Committee, Baltimore. En 

closes letter intended for Marine Committee; 
Capt. [John] Barry wished to relate reasons for 
dispute with Navy Board, but Morris did not 
wish to hear one side of the story without the 
other; Barry considers himself able to defend 
himself against the accusation of the board. 

A. L. S. 

C. C. 137, app., 197 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.J. 
Dec. 19 To Capt. James Nicholson [Baltimore]. Instructs 

him to receive from the Commercial Committee 
tobacco which they have for shipment. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 118 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Dec. 20 To Capt. James Nicholson [Baltimore]. Large 

French ship expected daily; instruct Nicholson to 
give her captain full information of British forces 
in Chesapeake Bay- 
Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 119 

1777 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.J. 
Dec. 20 To Patrick Henry [Williamsburg, Va.]. Informa 

tion of arrival of large French frigate with sup 
plies of clothing; suggest that Virginia send out 
scouting vessels to aid frigate in reaching port. 

.Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 119 

, 1777 Langdon, John, Poftsmounh [N. H.J. To Marine Com- 
Dec. 20 mittee, Continental Congress, York. Pa. IIus 

written to Committee requesting money but has 
received no reply; compelled to draw for 12,000 
dollars; asks if in future his accounts are to be 
with the Nav} Board at Boston or with Marine 
Committee as heretofore. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 14, 197 

1777 Shepherd, James. Bond for prosecuting appeal from 
Dec. 22 N. H. Maritime Court to Superior Court. Bond 

is for 50, and is given by Oliver Whipple and 
Isaac Rindge; appeal is to be taken from decision 
of Maritime Court in case of Libel of John Pen- 
hallow and others vs. the Susannah, Elisha Doane 
and others, claimants. Copy examined by Jon* 
M. Sewall and Nath! Adams. Enclosed: Sulli 
van, John, to Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 6, 1784. 

C. C. 44, 313 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THK REVOLUTION. 63 

1777 [Jones, John Paul], Nantes. To Marine Committee. IIus 

Dec. ~2 2 been summoned to Paris; on return will proceed 

to sea with the Ranger; hopes for additional 

ships. Auto, draft. 

( . 0. 58, Hi 

1777 Continental Congress. Resolve giving Navy boards 
Dec. 2!* power to suspend any Navy officer within their 

jurisdictions refusing to obey their orders. Copy 

attested by William Story. 

C. C. 193, (559 

[1777] Fountaine, Charles A. [Baltimore]. To Continental Con 
gress. Memorial for reimbursement for expenses 
incurred in Connecticut service, with account for 

same. A. D. S. 

C. C. 41, 3, 169-175 

1778 Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report 
Jan. 7 that a draft for 6,000 dollars on the Continental 

Loan Office in Maryland be drawn in favor of 

Marine Committee. 

C. C. 136, 2, 7 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York. Pa.]. 
Jan. 7 To Commissioners of Navy Board, Middle De 

partment [Bordentown, N. J.]. Request board 
to purchase flour and iron to be deposited at Little 
Egg Harbor and later taken to Boston. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 11!) 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.J. 

Jan. 10 To William Smith [Philadelphia?] Ask infor 5 

mation as to collecting supplies of flour and iron 

at some point on the Eastern Shore of Maryland 

.for shipment to New England. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 120 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Jan. 18 To Thomas Read [Bordenton, N. J.J. Direct him 

to proceed to Baltimore, take charge of the packet 
Baltimore and prepare her for sea as soon as pos 
sible; Commercial Committee will give him direc 
tions for voyage. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 120 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Jan. 13 To Jonathan Hudson [Baltimore]. Is to assist 

Capt. Thomas Read who has been assigned to the 
packet Baltimore in fitting her for sea. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 121 



64 LIBRAEY OF CONGRESS. 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Jan. 16 To Commissioners Navy Board, Eastern Depart 

ment [Boston]. Answer letters of Nov. is, Dec. 
Iti and 19, 1777; Thomas Cush ing s hill for work 
on 74-gun ship in Massachusetts Bay; voyages 
planned for various vessels; distribution of prize 
money; preservation of vessels in Providence 
River. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 122 

1778 Warner, Elisha, Providence [R, I.J. To Continental Con- 
Jan. It! gross, York [Pa.]. Requests leave to remain in 
Providence with his family until he shall he ap 
pointed to command of some vessel. A. L. S. 

( . C. 78, L>3, 443 

1778 Rowe, John. Memorial to the Council and House of 
Jan. lit Representatives of Massachusetts. Is agent for 

the owners of the Phoenix; snow Our Lady of 
Mount Carmel cfe St. Anthony recently brought 
in as prize by Phoenix; Maritime Court middle dis 
trict found her a Portuguese vessel, not liable to 
condemnation ; requests the appointment of person 
to take charge of snow until an order of Congress 
may be had as to her disposal. Auto, signed 
copy enclosed in Rowe to Morris, Jan. 21, 1778. 

C. C. 44, 39 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 

Jan. 20 To Samuel and Robert Purviance [Baltimore, 

Md.]. Enclose warrant of Congress for 10,000 

dollars; request that accounts with the Committee 

be closed up and forwarded. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 123 

1778 Rowe, John, Boston. To Robert Morris. Portuguese 
Jan. 21 snow [ Our Lady of Mount Otrmel d St. Anthony] 

acquitted at Maritime Court trial; has petitioned 
Massachusetts General Court asking that some 
person be appointed to have charge of vessel 
until decision of Congress is reached. A. L. S. 

C. C. 44, 43 

[1778] Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St. Anthony. Estimate 

[Jan. 21] of the value of above vessel and her cargo, with 

the losses, interests, and damages sustained by 

her owners occasioned by her capture. A. D. 

John Rowe. Enclosed in preceding letter. 

C. C. 44, 185 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 65 

1778 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on form of 

Jan. 21 oatli or affirmation to he taken by officers of the 

Army and Navy and other mentioned classes of 

persons. Ordered to be considered Jan. 22. 

Considered Feb. 3, 1778 and passed, repealing 

form adopted Oct. 21, 1776. 

C. C. 23, :-n 

1778 Continental Congress, Committee. Report as to pay of 
Jan. 21 officers in the Navy. Endorsed: "Consideration 

postponed until to-morrow." 

C. C. 28, 1S7 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa. |. 
.Ian. 22 To the Commissioners of the Navy Board [Middle 

District], Bordentown. Request the removal of 
the board to Baltimore. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 124 

1776 New Hampshire, Privateers. " List of bonds given on 

Sop. 2- issuing commissions for privateers in [State of] 

1778 New Hampshire." Names of 15 vessels and com- 

Jan. 28 nmnders given with date of commission issued to 

each. 

C. C. 196, 1(5, 77 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 

Jan. 28 To Capt. James Nicholson [Baltimore]. Urge 

repetition of attempt to get to sea; additional 

seamen are on the way from Bordentown, N. .1. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 124 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Jan. 21) To Capt. John Barry [Bordentown?]. Instruc 

tions for a cruise on the Delaware River. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 125 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Jan. 29 To the Commissioners of the Navy Board [Mid 

dle District] Bordentown. Instructions to aid 
Capt. John Barry in every possible way during 
his cruise on the Delaware River. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 126 

177S Rathburne, John Peck, Providence. To any Continental 

Jan. 29 Agent. Assigns shares of the prize Tryal to 

John Cochran and others who are taking that 

vessel to the United States. L. S. -See Cochran s 

statement Feb. 21, 1778. 

C. C. 41, 10. 23 

f>212 0<3 5 



66 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1778 Rowe, John, Boston. To Robert Morris. General Court 
Jan. 29 of Massachusetts refuses to act on [Howe s] peti 

tion [of Jan. 19] as to Portuguese snow \<)nr 
Lady of Mount Carmcl 06 St. Anthony]; neces 
sary for Congress to take action and is awaiting 
word from him as to the matter. A. L. S. 
"Duplicate." 

C. (X 44, 47 

1778 Williams, Jonathan] Nantes. [To Capt. John Paul Jones, 
Feb. 2 Hanger, Paim boeuf]. Account of Sales of prize 

brig Mary by Thomas Morris and himself. Note 
by Jones: "The only account of sales I ever have 
received from any agent." A. D. S. and con 
temporary copy. 

C. C. 193, 45; 132, 15 

1778 [Jones, John Paul]. To B[enjamin] Franklin, Silas 
Feb. 10 Deane, and A[rtlmr] Lee, Paris. In list of 

Franklin Papers. 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 

Feb. 12 To Commissioners of Navy Board, Boston. 

Transference of account of John Langdon, of 

Portsmouth, from books of committee to those 

of the Navy Board. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. \26 

1778 Cochran, John and others, Newborn [N. C.]. Statement 
Feb. 21 respecting the capture of the Tryal and claim of 

Cochran, Cornelius Anable, Nathan Moore, and 
Isaac Mackey for prize money. Cont. Copy en 
closed in William Tisdale to Congress May 11. 
1778. 

C. C. 41, 10, 21 

1778 [Jones, John Paul] Ranger, Quiberon Bay. To "the 

Feb. 22 Secret Committee" [Continental Congress]. 

Thanks committee for orders of May 9; ambition 

of his life to deserve future commendation. 

Auto, draft. 

C. C. 58, 147 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.J. 
Feb. 23 To Commissioners 1 of Navy Board, Boston. 

Arrangements for putting a Continental captain 
and two lieutenants on board the French ship 
Flamondon her trip from Portsmouth to Charles 
ton for purpose of capturing prizes; instructions 
to dispatch a schooner for flour and iron in 
Maryland. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 127 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 67 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Feb. i 4 To William Smith [Baltimore?]. Request the 

purclia.se of flour and iron to be taken to New 
England. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 12S 

177s Duarte, John Garcia. Statement of powers granted 
I eb. 25 Duarte as captain of the snow Our Lndij of Mount 

Cnrmel and St. Anthony by merchants of Fayal 
Feb. 25, 1778. Copy certified by Seth Loring, 
Secy. Mass. Board of War. Enclosed in Duarte 
to President of Congress Jan. 13, 1779. 

C. C. 44, 129 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Feb. 28 To Nathaniel Shaw, jr. [New London, Conn.].. 

Transference of accounts from the Marine Com 
mittee to the Commissioners at Boston; wish his 
accounts with central body closed. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 128 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Feb. 28 To Commissioners, Nav} r Board, Boston. Noti 

fies the board of payment of money to Nathaniel 
Shaw, jr. and transference of latter .s account to 
them from the central body. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 129 

[1778?] [Jones, John Paul]. [Hanger, Paimboeuf ?]. Arrange- 
[Feb. ;) ment for disposition of certain prize money. 

A. D. 

C. C. 193, 47 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Mar. 4 To Stephen Steward [West River, Md.]. Noti 

fies Steward of his appointment as agent for 
supplying the Virginia. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 129 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Mar. 4 To Capt. James Nicholson [Baltimore]. Arrange 

ments made to assist in another attempt to get to 
sea with the Virginia. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 129 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committtee [York, Pa.J. 
Mar. 4 To Thomas Johnston [Annapolis ?, Md.]. Accepts 

ofi er for six cannon for the Baltimore ; requests 
aid for Capt. James Nicholson. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 130 



68 LIBKAKY OF CONGRESS. 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa. |. 
Mar. 6 To Commissioners, Navy Board, Boston. Fitting 

out vessels: the Warren to go to the West Indies; 
distribution of prize money; suspension of Capt. 
[John] Roche; enclose copy of "Rules and Regu 
lations for the Navy," and request suggestions as 
to changes. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 131 

1778 Morris, Robert. To Continental Congress. Memorial 
Mar. [6?] in behalf of the owners of the J^hcenix^ privateer, 

Joseph Cunningham, master, in case of attack on 
Portuguese vessel Our Lady of Mount Curm<-l cf; 
St. Anthony. D. S. Read and referred Mar. (i 
to committee. 

C. C. 44, 4< 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa. |. 
Mar. 11 To Capt. .John Barry [Delaware River]. Cruises 

and successes of Barry on the Delaware: appor 
tionment of prize money. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 134 

1778 Tupper, Benjamin, Valley Forge. To Henry Laurens, 
Mar. 19 President Continental Congress. Calls attention 

to certain vessels captured by him in October, 
1775, off Marthas Vineyard; acted under orders 
from Genl. [George] Washington; considers ves 
sels suitable for Continental service and that some 
recompense is due the writer. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 22, 557-561 

1778 Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report that 
Mar. 24 a warrant on the treasurer for 3,000 dollars issue 

in favor of Marine Committee. 

C. C. 136, 2, 185 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Mar. 26 To Capt. John Barry [Delaware River]. Stealing 

by the militia; distribution of prize money; field 
for future operations. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 135 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.J. 
Apr. 3 To John Langdon [Portsmouth, N. H.J. Building 

of 7--gun ship at Portsmouth to be discontinued 
for lack of money. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 136 



NAVAL RECORDS OK THE REVOLUTION. 69 

177S Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report that 
Apr. -I several warrants on various Continental Loan 

Ollices he issued in favor of the Marino Commit 
tee, the total amounting to 100,000 dollars. 

C. C. 136, 2, 199 

177s Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.J. 

Apr. i To Commissioners of Navy Board, Boston. Kn- 

rlose sailing instructions and signals for British 

vessels under convoy: hope the Providence may 

get to sea soon. 

Marine Committal Letter Book, p. 136 

1778 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To .lames 
Apr. (.! Lovell, Yorktown, Pa. Board will do its best to 

forward letters to Lovell s agents in Europe; 
know little of Capt. [ William . \ Burke who carries 
this letter and will apply to Congress for an 
appointment. In MS. of William Story. Signed: 
J[ames | Warren. 

C. C. 37, 109 

177s Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York. Pa.]. 

Apr. i) To Capt. Thomas Plunket [Baltimore?]. Regret 

that Virgin! it went to sea without [John] Fanning 

and himself: no employment for him at present. 

[The Virgin in struck on a bank and was captured. ] 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 137 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Apr. 6 To Capt. Thomas Read [Baltimore?]. Hopes he 

has the Baltimore ready for sea; suggest employ 
ment of men left behind by the Virginia. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 137 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 

Apr. 7 To Lawrence & Tudor [Poughkeepsie. N. Y.]. 

Sails belonging to frigates destroyed in Hudson 

River are to be held subject to the order of the 

Continental Navy Board at Boston. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 137 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Apr. 7 To Capt. Peter Landais [York ?], Can not give 

him a command in the Navy at present without 
neglecting several good men already in com 
mission. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 138 



70 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Apr. 8 To Commissioners, Navy Board, Bordentown 

[N. J.]. Change of station of commissioners to 
Baltimore; new arrangements necessary; ask 
suggestions in revision of naval rules and regu 
lations; loss of the Virginia; Capt. [James] 
Nicholson and nine of crew escaped; naval 

accounts. 

Marino Committee Letter Book, p. 138 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Apr. ! To Isaac Smith, Ebenezer Storer, and William 

Philips [Boston]. Sale of prize vessels. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 140 

1778 Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report that 
Apr. 10 various warrants amounting to 18,800 dollars be 

issued in favor of Marine Committee for purchase 
of iron, etc. 

C. C. 13(5, 2, 215 

1778 Continental Congress, Marino Committee [York, Pa. |. 

Apr. 11 To Maxwell & Loyal [Portsmouth, Va.]. Work 

on frigates building in Virginia is to cease for 

the present; settlement of accounts for work on 

those vessels. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 140 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa. |. 
Apr. 11 To David Stodder [Gosport. Va.]. May enter 

the employment of Virginia as work on U. S. 
frigates is to be discontinued; proper allowance 
will be made, him for care of frames and material 
thus far purchased. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 1-11 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Apr. 11 To Patrick Henry [Williamsburgb, Va.]. Em 

ployment of [David] Stodder by Virginia. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 141 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa. ]. 
Apr. 14 To William Smith [Baltimore?]. Money to ob 

tain flour and iron for the Navy in the Eastern 

Department. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 141 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York. Pa.]. 
Apr. 20 To Gov. [Jonathan] Trumbull [Lebanon, Conn.]. 

Would like to give Capt. [Seth] Harding com 
mand of frigate at Norwich but are unable to 

pass others by. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 142 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 71 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pu. ]. 
Apr. -2-2 To Capt. Thomas Road [Baltimore]. Pay of 

officers and men on hoard tho Baltimore. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 142 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 

Apr. 2-2 To Richard Ellis, [Newberne, N. C.]. Request 

details as to sale of the sloop Tryal captured bv 

the Providence. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 143 

177s Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 

Apr. -2-i To Nicholas Vandyke, [Newcastle Co.. Del.]. 

Request him to bring to Congress or give to the 

Navy Board at Baltimore tho Continental share 

in the prizes captured by John Barry. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 143 

177S Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Apr. 28 To John Bradford [Boston]. Goods to be deliv 

ered to Navy Board, Kastern District; loss of the 
Alfred and Randolph; conduct of the, linlcigh 
to be inquired into; enclose resolve of Congress 
appointing William Burke captain in the Navy; 
rank of captains of vessels fitted out by order of 
Genl. Washington; death of Capt. [Samuel] 
Chew. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 143 

177s Hopkinson, Francis, and John Wharton, York Town. 
Apr. 20 [I 1 1 -]- To Continental Congress. Request rec 

ompense for expense attendant upon removal of 
Navy Board from Philadelphia to Bordentown. 
A. D. 8. of Hopkinson. Signed by Wharton. 

C. C. 41, 4, 31 

1778 Burke, William. York [Pa.]. To Continental Congress. 
Apr. 30 Has been commander of the Warren under com 

mission from Genl. [George] Washington; career 
until taken prisoner; requests employment. A. 
D. S. Read May 1. On May 30 Capt. Burke 
was assigned to command of the Resistance. 

C. C. 41, J, 162 

177* Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 

May 5 To Commissioners, Navy Board, Boston. Two 

swift packets to be prepared and placed at the 

disposal of the Council of Massachusetts for a 

voyage to France. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 145. 



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1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York. Pa. ]. 
May 5 To John Langdon [Portsmouth, X. II.]. Re 

quests him to prepare a swift packet for the use 
of the Committee of Foreign Affairs. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 145 

177$ Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa. |. 
May 5 To Gov [j ona th an ] Trumhull [Lebanon, Conn.]. 

Requests him to prepare the Spy for use of the 
Committee of Foreign Affairs. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 145 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York. Pa.]. 
May 6 To Capt. John Young [Edenton, X. C.]. Loss 

of the Independence; officers and men to come 
north for service. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 14(i 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 

May 6 To Hewes & Smith [Edenton, X. C.]. Loss of 

the Independence; are to aid Capt. John Young 

and his men in saving all possible from wreck 

and in reaching Portsmouth, Va. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 14(i 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa. ]. 
May 8 To Commissioners of the Navy Board, Boston. 

Inquiry to be made into the loss of the A/ f /(_</ 
and conduct of Capt. [Thomas] Thompson; latter 
should be suspended from command of ihvfialeigh 
until after the inquiry; measures to be taken to 
get the Warren to sea and to protect the Provi 
dence. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 147 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
May 9 To Commissioners of the Navy Board, Boston. 

Loss of the Colurnlma; preparation of TntmbuH, 
Warren, and Raleigh for sea; flour and iron wait 
ing at Senepuxent; Continental commission se 
cured for [William] Burke; officers commis 
sioned by Genl. Washington rank after those 
appointed by Marine Committee. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 14S 

1778 Tisdale, William, and John Cooke. Newberne [X. C.]. 
May 11 To Continental Congress. Memorial in behalf of 

John Cochran and others claiming prize irxmey 
resulting from capture of the Tryal. D. S. 

C. C. 41,10,17 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 73 

177^ Cooke, John. Ncwbcrno [N. C.]. To Cornelius Harriett 

Mavll [York, Pa.]. Encloses above nicniorial and 

prays Harriett to use his influence in Congress 

in behalf of Cochran and associates. A. L. S. 

Memorial read in Congress and prayer granted 

May 2:, 1778. 

C. C. 41, 10, 17 

177S Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.J. 

May 16 To Commissioners of the Navy Hoard, Middle 

District [Baltimore]. Officers to be appointed 

and accounts to be settled by the board; inquiry 

to be made into the loss of the Vhyfii/ tr. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 150 

1778 Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report that 

May 23 ;l warrant for 50,000 dollars be issued in favor of 

the Marine Committee for remittance to Boston. 

C. C. 136, 2, 31 1 

177S Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 

May 25 To Richard Ellis [Newberne, N. C.]. Direct the 

purchase of prize of salt made by the Raleigh; 

that commodity much needed; oath of office of 

Ellis has been deposited with the Secretary of 

Congress. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 151 

177S Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 

May 26 To Commissioners, Navy Board, Boston. Send 

50,000 dollars and urge the speedy preparation 

for sea of all vessels within the board s district. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 152 

177S Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report that 
Mav 28 a warrant for 16,000 dollars issue in favor of the 

Marine Committee, same to be paid to William 
Smith for materials needed by Navy. 

C. C. 136, 2, 321 

177S Continental Congress, Marino Committe [York, Pa.]. 
31) To John Langdon [Portsmouth, N. II.]. Change 

in plan of construction of ship on stocks at Ports 
mouth; Capt. [Peter] Landais will assist in super 
intending the construction. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 152 

17-^ Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Mav 30 ^ Jh n Bradford [Boston]. Request him to 

settle his accounts with the Navy Board [at Bos 
ton], with the Marine Committee, and against the 
vessels fitted out by order of Genl. Washington. 
Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 153 



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1778 Continental Congress, Marino Committee [York. Pa.]. 

May 30 To Capt. John Barry [Delaware River]. Is 

appointed to command the Raleigh at Boston; 

on taking command is to obey orders received 

from the Commissioners of Navy Board. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 153 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
May 30 To Commissioners, Navy Board, Boston. Capt. 

William Burke to be given command of the 
Resistance; cannon for the Alliance and the ship 
at Norwich ; affairs at Portsmouth ; John Bradford 
and John Langdon to settle accounts with them; 
vessels to be got to sea as soon as possible; mer 
chantmen to be under direction of Continental 
Agent and of Commercial Committee, but cruisers 
under the Commissioners. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 154 

1778 Rowe, John. To Board of War of Massachusetts. Ac- 
Jun. 2 count for keeping and sale of Portuguese snow 

Our Lady of Mount Gunnel and St. Anthony. 
See Massachusetts Board of War to Continental 
Congress July 15, 1778. 

1778 Courier, Harman, York [Pa.]. To Continental Congress. 
Jun. 3 Has seen service on privateer Oliver Cromwell 

and desires position in the Navv. A. D. S. 

C. C. 41,2,47 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Jun. 10 To the Commissioners of the United States, 

Paris. Cannon desired for shipbuilding at Ports 
mouth; these and other guns to be sent by the 
Boston and Providence if they be in France. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 157 

1778 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To James 

Jun. 12 Lovell, Yorktown, Pa. Loss of vessel bound to 

Bilboa by which a number of packets had been 

forwarded; hope packets were not captured. In 

MS. of William Story. Signed, J[ames] Warren, 

Jfohn] Dcshon. 

C. C. 37, 113 

177$ Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 

Jun. 18 To the Commissioners of the Navy Board [Middle 

District], Baltimore. Request a court of in- 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 75 

quiry into the loss of the Independence, Capt. 
John Young; if any commissioned officer be 
found guilty of negligence or malconduct a 
court-martial to be held. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 157 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.J. 
Jim. IS To Capt. John Young [York ?, Pa. ]. Instructions 

to proceed to Baltimore where a Court of Inquiry 
into the loss of the Independence will be held. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 158 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Jun. IS To Commissioners, Navy Board, Boston. Capt. 

Peter Landais, the bearer, appointed by Con 
gress to command the Alliance; wish her fitted 
for sea at once; Board is to pay Landais balance 
due on his wages; latter to aid in construction of 
vessel at Portsmouth also. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 158 

177S Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 

Jun. 18 To Capt. Peter Landais [York?, Pa.]. Has been 

appointed to command the Alliance by Congress; 

will proceed to Boston and assist the Navy Board 

there in getting her to sea and be governed by 

the orders of the Board; is to go to Portsmouth, 

N. H., and give advice as to the 56-gun vessel on 

the stocks there; gratuity to be paid him will be 

decided upon after consultation with Silas Deane. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 159 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 

Jun. 19 To William Smith [Baltimore]. Three vessels 

sent from Boston for flour and iron at Senepux- 

ent: if necessary, vessels will come to Baltimore. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 159 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa.]. 
Jim. ID To Commissioners, Navy Board, Boston. Wish 

accounts of doings of the board; authorize the 
appointment of a naval paymaster for the East 
ern District; the Providence desired to carry dis 
patches to France; six officers named are allowed 
to serve on private vessels if not needed in their 
public stations. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 159 



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1778 Continental Congress, Marino Committee [York. Pa.]. 
Jun. 19 To Capt. Daniel Waters [Boston?]. Refer him to 

letter [of May 30] to Navy Board at Boston re 
garding his refusal of command of the fiem xtdnce. 
Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 160 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York, Pa. |. 
J un . 19 To Capt. John Greene [Boston?]. Is to be gov 

erned in employment of his vessel [the Qiu-at of 
France?] by instructions of Navy Board. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 161 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York?, Pa.]. 
Jun. 24 To Oliver Bowen [Savannah, Ga.]. Congratulate 

him on his victory over the British and the cap 
ture of their vessels. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 161 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [York?, Pa.]. 
Jun. 24 To John Wereat [Savannah, Ga.]. Approve his 

intention to purchase vessels captured by Oliver 
Bowen for use on the Southern expedition planned 
for Continental troops; enclose set of "Rules 
and Regulations for the Navy," and will send the 
new set when framed. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 161 

1778 Bradford, J[ohn], Boston. [To Marine Committee, York, 

Jun. 2-4-25 Pa.] Information regarding the HciM u tta and 

Three Friends; items respecting the ^Vcvford, 

Washington, and Boston; other naval intelligence. 

A. L. S. 

C. C. 7S, >, -UKS-500 

1778 Bingham, William, St. Pierre, Martinique. To Conti- 

Jul. 6 nental Congress. Naval notes and intelligence 

as to prizes; statements of Captain and others of 

the Prudence. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, -1, 50.3-538 

1778 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To the- Coin- 

Jul. 6 mittee for Foreign Affairs, Yorktown, 1 a. 

Have forwarded certain letters entrusted to care 

of Board; request more explicit instructions as 

to others. In MS. of William Story. Signed by 

J[ames] Warren. 

C. C. 37, 117 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Philadel- 

Jul. 11 phia. To Gov. [Patrick] Henry [Williamsburg, 

Va.]. Request him to notify the commanders of 



NAVAL JMCCOUDri OK THK REVOLUTION. 77 

any French vessels on the Virginia coast that the 
fleet of Vice-Admiral d Kstaing is about toattaek 
the British in New York and that thov are 
requested to join forces with him. 

Marino Committee Letter Book, p. ll>2 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Philadel- 
Jul. 11 phia. To [Commissioners] Navy Board, Eastern 

Department [Boston]. Instructions that all avail 
able Continental war vessels within their juris 
diction 1)0 ordered to join squadron of Viee-Ad- 
niiral d Kstaing to act with Continental army 
against the British at New York. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 162 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jul. 12 phia]. To [Charles Henri Theodat] Comte 

d Kstaing [French fleet]. Committee has made 
arrangements for sending supply of water and 
food; means of securing temporary supplies till 
the larger lots are received; assurances that Con 
gress will give all assistance in its power. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 163 

1778 Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report that 
Jul. 14 a warrant for 80,000 dollars be issued in favor of 

the Marine Committee, the same to be paid to 
Nathaniel Shaw, jr., for the use of the Navy. 

C. C. 136, 2, -101 

1778 Massachusetts Board of War. To Continental Con- 
Jul. 15 gress. Account showing the charges allowed 

John Rowe in superintending the keeping and 
sale of the snow Our Lady of Mount Oarmel and 
Sf. Anthony [captured by the Phoenix]. "A true 
Copy." Seth Loring, Secy, of the Board. [En 
closed in Board of War to Samuel Huntington, 

Jan. 8, 1779.] 

C. C. 44, 53 

1778 Portugal, Crown. Maria, Queen. Permit to John Gar- 

Jul. 15 cia Duarte to go to any foreign dominion and 

recommendation of Duarte for good treatment. 

Translation. 

C. C. 44, 175 

1 776 Pennsylvania Privateers. List of bonds taken in State 

Sep. 23- of Pennsylvania. Names of four vessels and com- 

1778 manders with date of commission issued to each. 

Jul. 16 C. C. 196, 16, 63 



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1778 Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report that 
Jul. 16 a warrant for 524,000 dollars issue in favor of 

the Marine Committee for use of Navy Board, 
Eastern Department. 

C. C. 136, 2, 405 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Jul. 17 phia]. To [Charles Henri Theodat] Comte 

d Estaing [French fleet]. Further measures 

taken to supply the French fleet with water and 

provisions. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 104 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee, Philadel- 
24 phia. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Need of vessels to aid Comte d Estaing; 
news regarding ships sent to Maryland for flour 
andiron; instructions as to commanders, supplies, 
etc., for various vessels; measures to be taken 
regarding Capts. McNeill, Manley, and Waters; 
Queen of France to be equipped as a cruiser and 
command given to Capt. Joseph Olney; accounts 
for building Hancock and Boston to be forwarded; 
Court of Inquiry to sit on the loss of the Lex 
ington . 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 165 

1778 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To Commit- 

Jul. 28 tee for Foreign Affairs, Philadelphia. Board has 

sent vessel to France carrying [ ] Taylor with 

Committee s dispatches ; hope to forward letters 

to Martinique soon. In MS. of William Story. 

Signed, J[ames] Warren. 

C. C. 37, 119 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jul. 29 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, 

Boston. Send by William Dodd, the bearer, 
200,000 dollars; will send balance of 524,000 dol 
lars granted by Congress for use of Navy in 
Eastern Department in a few days. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 167 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jul. 29 phia]. To John Wereat [Savannah, Ga.]. In 

structions to send to Philadelphia public timber at 
Savannah, particularly that mentioned on list 

enclosed. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 167 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 79 

177S Oellers, James, and Henry Horn, Philadelphia. To 
,)ul. ^i> Continental Congress. Request compensation 

for schooner Duck Creek Packet taken in Sep. 
1777 and later condemned in the Court of Ad 
miralty. 1). S. Read Aug. 4 and referred to 

committee. 

C. C. 41, 7, 185 

177S Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
,Iul. 30 phia]. To John Beatty [White Plains, N. Y.]. 

Enclose resolution of Congress [of Jul. 30 author 
izing acceptance into American service of certain 
French seamen]. Further information may be 
obtained from the French minister. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 168 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Jul. 31 phia]. To Gov. [John Houston] and Council of 

Georgia. Enclose resolution of Congress of Jul. 

29 relative to Cols. [Samuel] Elbert and [Sims?] 

White. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 168 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 1 phia]. To John Wereat [Savannah, Ga.]. Expla 

nation of difference between captures by the Army 
without the agency of vessels and captures by 
Continental vessels having troops accidentally on 

board. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 168 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Aug. 4 phia]. To Gov. [Jeremiah Powell] and Council 

of Massachusetts. Requests the aid of the State 

for Commissioners of the Navy Board in manning 

the ships of war at Boston. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 169 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 5 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Direct the building of three swift sailing 
schooners for packets; compensation of [William] 
Story, clerk of the board, and allowances for trav 
elling expenses ; items regarding various vessels ; 
desire proceedings of courts-martial to be for 
warded. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 169 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
12 phia]. To John Beatty [White Plains, N. Y.]. 

Directions to send to New York British seamen, 



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prisoners of war, equal to Americans received 
from thence, but none captured by the French 
are to be exchanged by him. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 170 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 12 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Wish account of provisions furnished for 
army of [Maj.] Gen. [John] Sullivan. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 1 70 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Au - 12 phia]. To John Bradford [Boston]. Fish from 

the prize Nancy captured by the General Gat en to 
be given to [Jeremiah Wadsworth] Commissary 
General of Purchases for use of Army and French 
fleet. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 171 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 12 phia]. To Jeremiah Wadsworth [Boston?]. Di 

rections have been given John Bradford that the 
Continental share of the cargo of fish in the prize 
[Nancy] should be turned over to him if needed. 
Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 171 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 12 phia]. To [Charles Henri Theodat] Comte d Es- 

taing [French fleet], llegret that more plentiful 
supplies of provisions have not reached him; 
efforts made in his behalf; prospect for future is 
better. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 171 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 20 phia]. To John Greene [Retaliation, Delaware 

River]. Instructions for cruise to mouth of the 
Delaware with the French frigate Chimerc and 
continuation of cruise about the mouth alone or 
with the Pennsylvania brig Convention. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 1 72 

1778 Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report re- 
Aug. 20 specting wages of seamen on brigantine Morri.8. 

C. C. 136, 2, 47.3 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Aug. 21 phia]. To Richard Peters [Philadelphia]. In 

response to his letter of date the Committee has 

countermanded its direction for the military 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 81 

stores at Baltimore to he .sent to Portsmouth and 
they await the disposal of the hoard [of war]. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 173 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 24 phia]. To Capt. John Barry [Providence ?,K. I.]. 

Instructions for cruise in the Raleigh with Capt. 
[William] Burke in the Resistance along the 
Atlantic coast from Delaware Bay to North 

Carolina. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 173 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 24 phia]. To Capt, William Burke [Boston?]. Is 

to join ("apt. John Barry of the Raleigh and 
with the Rfsixtance cruise on the coast from 
Cape Henlopen to North Carolina; further orders 
will come from Capt. Barry. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 174 

177S Jones, John Paul. To [Benjamin] Franklin. Auto. 
Aug. 24 draft. In Calendar of Jones Manuscripts. 

1778 Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report that 
Aug. 2IJ si warrant for 305 JJ dollars issue in favor of the 

Marine Committee for payment of account of 
[Francis] Hopkinson and [John] Wharton. 

C. C. 136, 2, 499 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Aug. 28 phia]. To Capt. John Barry [Hampton, Va.]. 

Is to hold himself in readiness at any time to act 

with Capt. [William] Burke as convoy for vessels 

sent to sea by Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 174 

1778 [Jones, John Paul]. Brest. To Benjamin Franklin 
Aug. 31 [Passyj. Auto, draft. In List of Franklin 

Papers. 

1778 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on petition of 

Sep. 1 James Oellers and Henry Horn [Jul. 29, 1778] 

regarding the loss of the schooner Duck Creek 

Packet. 

C. C. 19, 4, 503 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Sep. 1 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, 

Boston. Directions for distribution of Sea 

Books [Signal books?] to officers; sent 324,000 

dollars Aug. 28 by William Jones. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 174 
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1778 New Hampshire, Superior Court, Rockingham County 
Sep. [1?] Session. [Exeter.] Verdict and judgment of 

Court in case of Ellsha and Isaiah Do.ine and 
James Shepherd, appellants, vs. John Penhallow, 
Jacob Treadwell, and George Wentworth, appel 
lees, from Maritime Court at Portsmouth, Dec. 16, 
1777. Libel of Penhallow and others gave record 
of capture of Susannah by the Me Clare;/ Oct. 30, 
1777; goods on board former vessel claimed by 
libellants as property of subjects of George III; 
judgment in lower court for libellants upheld by 
Superior Court. "Copy of Record Affr. Nath 1 
Adams. Endorsed by John Sullivan: "Verdt. 
& judgmt." and enclosed by him in letter to 

Thomas Jefferson Jan. 6, 1784. 

C. C, 44, :;i9 

1778 New Hampshire, Superior Court, Rockingham County 
Sep. [1?] Session. [Exeter.] Order of court to sheriff 

[John Parker] in case of Elisha and Isaiah Doane 
and James Shepherd, appellants, ?. [John Pen 
hallow and Jacob Treadwell, agents for] owners, 
and [George Wentworth, agent for] crew of pri 
vateer Jfr Clarey. Brigantine Susannah and cargo 
held to be lawful prize and ordered to he sold; 
proceeds, minus costs of sale and trial, to be 
given libellants. Oct. 8. Parker, John. Affi 
davit to execution of above order; proceeds 
divided among libellants 33,957 10s. 3id. En 
closed: Doane, Elisha, to Continental Congress 
Sep. 14, 1778. 



1778 New Hampshire, Superior Court, Rockingham County 
Sep. [1?] Session. [Exeter.] Verdict of Jury in case of 

Elisha and Isaiah Doane and James Shepherd vs. 
[John Penhallow and Jacob Treadwell, agents 
for] owners of the Me Clarey, privateer; signed 
Robert Collins, foreman; find fact stated in libel 
true and goods forfeited to libellants [Ponhallow 
and Treadwell]. Copy examined: Nath 1 Adams. 
Enclosed: Doane, Elisha. to Continental Con 
gress Sep. 14, 1778. 

" " 44, 318 



1778 Lowell, J[ohn] Notice of Appeal. To the " Rockingham 

Sep. [1?] Sup r Court" [Exeter, N. H.]. Claims appeal to 

the Continental Congress in behalf of Elisha 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 83 

Doanc, Isaiah Poane, and James Shepherd in 
case arising from capture of the Susannah by 
the McClarey; offers to give security in behalf of 
claimants. Copy examined by Nath Adams. 
Enclosed: Doane, Elisha, to Continental Con 
gress Sep. 14, 1778. 

0. 0. 44, 317 

1778 Oellers, .lames, Philadelphia. To Continental Congress. 

Sep. 4 Understands that committee report has been made 

on petition of Jul. 2 ., 1778, as to the Duck Creek 

I ttcki-t ; on behalf of himself and other owners of 

schooner requests definite action. I>. S. 

C. C. 41, 7, 187 

1778 Doane, Elisha. Petition to Continental Congress. Pravs 
Sep. 14 that he may be allowed an appeal from New 

Hampshire Superior Court to Congress. States 
origin of case, and declares decision as given by 
State court is unjust. [Read Oct. 9, 1778, and 
referred to committee on appeals William II. 
Dray ton, John Henry, William Ellery,and Oliver 
Ellsworth.] See also Bourne, Shearjasheel to 
Continental Congress, May 6, 1784. A. P. S. 

C. C. 44, 187 

177S Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 14 phiaj. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Arrangements for furnishing supplies to 
the French fleet; request the Board to order the 
Raleigh and Warren or Deane and Resistance to 
cruise on coast of Virginia, putting in at Hamp 
ton each week for orders; rank of captains in 
navy. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 175 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Sep. 14 phia]. To Jeremiah Wadsworth [Philadelphia]. 

Countermand orders for sending flour by water 

from Virginia to Boston for the French fleet; 

supplies to be stored in Virginia. 

Marine Committee letter Book, p. 176 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 14 phia]. To Deput}- Commissary of Purchases, 

Boston. Directions to bake into bread the 3,000 
bbls. of flour ordered to be sent from Albany to 
Boston; it is for the French fleet; vegetables and 
meat to be supplied. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 17(i 



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1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 14 phia]. To Deputy Quartermaster-General, Al 

bany. The Deputy Commissary of Purchases is 
to deliver to him 3,000 bbls. of flour; requests 
that it be forwarded to Boston for use of French 

fleet. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 177 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 14 phia]. To [Maj.] Genl. [Philip] Schuyler [Al 

bany]. Request him to advise the Deputy Quar 
termaster [Genl.] at Albany as to the best man 
ner of forwarding- to Boston the flour purchased 
for the French fleet. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 177 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 14 phia]. To the Committee of the City and County 

of Albany. Request assistance of committee in 
obtaining flour for French fleet at Boston. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, ]>. ITS 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 14 |)hia]. To Deputy Commissary of Purchases, Al 

bany. Direct the purchase of 3,000 bbls. of flour 
for use of French fleet at Boston, and delivery 
of same to Deputy Quartermaster [General] at 
Albany. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, j>. ITS 

1778 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To Henry 
Sep. Iti Laurens, President Continental Congress [Phila 

delphia]. Has received 39 commissions, with 
bonds, etc., for vessels of war; 24 given to State 
of Massachusetts; in default of instructions others 
retained. A. L. S. Win. Vernon, " in behalf 

of the Board." 

C. 0. 37, 125 

1778 Harding, Seth, Philadelphia. To Henry Laurens, Presi- 
Sep. 24 dent Continental Congress. Urges haste in set 

tlement of his claims by Congress. A. L. S. 

c. c. 7s, 11, :m 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadol- 

Sep. 25 phia]. To Gov. [Jonathan] Trumbull [Lebanon, 

Conn.]. Appointment of Capt. Seth Harding to 

command the Confederacy building at Norwich. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 178 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 85 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Sep. 26 phiaj. To Lt. Luke Mathewman [Philadelphia]. 

Instructions for si voyage to Martinique in the 

Phoenix. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 179 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Sep. 28 phia|. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Capt. Seth Harding lias been appointed by 
Congress to command the Confederacy; request 
their assistance in fitting that vessel for sea. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 17!) 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 28 phia]. To Capt. John Barry [Boston]. So soon 

as Iitileif/h is armed is to proceed to Portsmouth 
[Va.], and cruise on Virginia coast; if the !)<>une 
is with him is to attempt capture of British frig 
ate Purxeu* off Carolina. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 179a 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Sep. 29 phia]. To Jeremiah Wadsworth [Philadelphia]. 

Enclose resolves of Marine Committee passed 

during his absence; flour for French fleet to be 

obtained near Boston and not sent from Albany. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 180 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 1 phia]. To William Smith [Baltimore]. Shipment 

of provisions and iron for Boston; account de 
sired as soon as possible; receipts from the cap 
tains of the Loyalty and Swan will be forwarded 
to the Navy Board at Boston. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 180 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Oct. 10 phia]. To the Commissioners of Navy Board, 

Boston. Encloses receipts from captains of the 

Loyalty and Swan for money advanced them by 

William Smith, at Baltimore. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 181 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 10 phia]. To Col. John Beatty [Philadelphia]. 

Strict orders to be given his deputies in the 
Eastern States not to exchange prisoners made 
by the French fleet unless by order of the Ad 
miral or Minister of France. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 181 



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1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 14 phia]. To Col. John Beatty [Philadelphia]. 

Prisoners taken by the French to be collected at 
Elizabeth town, N. J., and New London, Conn., 
and kept safely until orders for their disposal 
are received from the French minister or from 
Comtc d Estaing. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 1S1 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Oct. 16 phia]. To Col. John Beatty [Philadelphia]. Lack 

of attention to business shown by Beatty s deputy 

for exchange of prisoners at Boston; exchange 

of Capt. David Waterbury, of Connecticut. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 182 

1778 Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report in 
Oct. 17 favor of issuance of warrant on David Rittenr 

house. Treasurer of Pennsylvania, for 5,000 dol 
lars for use of Navy. 

C. C. 136, 2, 631 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadcl- 

Oct. 17 phia]. To Maxwell & Loyal [Portsmouth, Va. ]. 

Wish building of ship on stocks at Gosport 

resumed; send 20,000 dollars by James White for 

work on vessel nearest completion. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 182 

1778 Holker [Jean], Boston. To [William] Verrion [Boston]. 
Oct. 18 The brig Le Hazard by French law is considered 

a French prize. Copy by William Story en 
closed in Navy Board, Eastern Department, to 
James Lovcll, Oct. 21, 1778. 

C. C. 37, 129 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct 20 phia]. To [Maj.] Genl. [William] Heath [Bos 

ton]. Exchange of prisoners taken by the 
French fleet. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 183 

1778 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To "John" 
Oct. 21 [James?] Lovell [Philadelphia, Pa.]. Negotia 

tions with [Jean] Holker relative to Le Hazard; 
forwarding of letters; copy of Holker s letter en 
closed. In MS. of William Story. Signed 

J[ames] Warren, Win. Vernon. 

C. C. 37, 123 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 87 

[ 1 77s | Continental Congress, Committee. Report on Letter of 
|( )c(. 21 ] Credence of Benjamin Franklin to French Court, 

draft of Instructions with accompanying papers. 
Naval matters mentioned. Report presented Oct. 
21; considered and agreed to Oct. 22; additional 
article considered Oct. 2-t and adopted Oct. 26 
after addition to original committee. 

C. 0. LT), 1, pp. 34, 35-38, -15 

177s Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Pbiladel- 
Oct. 24 phia]. To William Smith, Baltimore. The Swan 

to be loaded with flour at some port on Chesa 
peake Bay and hills of lading and invoice to be for 
warded to Navy Board at Boston. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 183 

177S Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 25 phia]. To [the Commissioners], Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Arrangements for securing provisions for 
. the Navy; loss of the Raleigh; Court of Inquiry 

on conduct of Capt. [.John] Barry; plans for vari 
ous ships; Alliance to take Marquis de Lafayette 

to France. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 184 

1 177s] Continental Congress, Committee. Report additional 
[Oct. 26] instruction to Benjamin Franklin as to exchange of 

French and American seamen. Report adopted. 
See Report Oct. 21, 1778. 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 26 phiaj. To Capt. Pablo Paulis Palermo, Charles 

ton, S. C. Have received his dispatches from 
Oliver Pollock at New Orleans; have directed 
Abram Livingston to furnish him transportation to 
New Orleans but can not give him command of 

a privateer. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 184 

177S Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Oct. 20 phia]. To Abram Livingston, Charleston [S. C.]. 

Direct Livingston to furnish Capt. Pablo Paulis 

Palermo and his people transportation to New 

Orleans. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 185 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 27 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Desire a frigate prepared to carry dis 
patches to Benjamin Franklin in France: prefer 



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the Alliance if she can be prepared in season not 
to delay the Marquis do Lafayette; instructions as 
to treatment to be accorded Lafayette by the Cap 
tain of the Alliance. 

Marine Committee Letter Rook, p. 185 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
O ct - 27 phiu]. To Benjamin Franklin [Pussy, France]. 

A second copy in List of Franklin Papers. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 186 

1778 Parker, John. Return of Sale of Susannah. Quotes 
O ct - 28 precept of Court ordering sale of Suxannah and 

Cargo for benefit of John Penhallow, Jacob 
Treadwell, and George Wentworth; amount 
deducted for cost of trial 59 15s; net proceeds 
to captors 33,957 10s 3d. Copy examined 
Nath! Adams. See Order of Court Sep. 1, 1778. 
Enclosed: Sullivan, John, to Thomas Jefferson 
Jan. 6, 1784. 

C. C. 44, 323 

1778 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on memorial 
Oct. 31 of John Harper respecting the capture of the 

schooner Liberty. 

C. C. 19, 3, 67 

1778 Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report in 
Oct. 31 favor of issuance of warrant for 150,000 dollars 

for use of Navy Board Eastern Department. 

C. C. 136, 2, 661 

1778 Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report 
Nov. 2 in favor of issuance of warrant for 5,000 dollars 

for payment of contingent expenses of Marine 
Committee. 

C. C. 136, 2, 663 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Nov - 6 phiaj. To Gov. [Thomas] Johnston [Annapolis, 

Md.]. Sloop Friendship laden with flour and 

stores for Continental use seized by Maryland 

naval officer at Baltimore; as whole cargo is public 

property orders for release of vessel are requested. 

Marine Committe Letter Book, p. 186 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. 6 phia]. To William Smith [Baltimore]. Com 

mittee has written to Governor and Council of 
Maryland regarding seizure by State officials of 
the sloop friendship; will write Congress also. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 186a 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 89 

177s Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. 7 phiti]. To the President and Council of Pennsyl 

vania. Committee requests the State to furnish 
a small vessel to precede the French frigate 
Chimere as a scout down Delaware Bay. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. ISlia 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. 9 phiaj. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Send 150,000 dollars to be used in hastening 
the equipment of Continental vessels for sea. Lt. 
Col. [Do MaduitJ Duplessis wishes to take pas 
sage with the Marquis de Lafayette for France. 
Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 186a 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. 15 phia]. To William Aylett [Williamsburgh, Va.J. 

Wish information as to flour purchased for French 

fleet. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 187 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. 13 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, 

Boston. Vessels to be sent to sea as soon as pos 
sible; desire the capture of "the infamous Good 
rich;^ recommendations of Capt. [Peter] Landais 
as to powder proofs to be followed; financial 

matters. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 187 

1778 Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report that 

Nov. 17 a warrant for 10,000 dollars issue in favor of 

the Marine Committee for the use of the Navy 

Board, Middle Department. 

C. C. 136, 2, 701 

1778 Ventades, Mig[ue]l de, London. Manifest of cargo on 
Nov. 17 board the brigantine Holy Martyrs, Capt. Joseph 

de Llano, from London for Cadiz, names of con 
signors and consignees given. D. S. 

C. C. 44, 495 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. 18 phia]. To William Smith [Baltimore]. Wish a 

detailed account of the circumstances attending 
the seizure of the Friendship. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 189 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Nov. 19 phia]. To [Commissioners] Navy Board, Eastern 

Department [Boston]. The frigate taking the 



90 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

Marquis de Lafaj ettc to France is to offer convov 
to vessel carrying French prisoners; request* of 
French minister to be complied with. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 189 

1778 New Jersey, Privateers. "List of privateer bonds. 
Mar. 20- Names of four vessels and commanders with date 

Nov. 20 of commission issued to each. 

( . 0. till), 10, 84 

177S Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Pliiladd- 
Nov. 20 phiaj. To Capt. , John Barry [Philadelphia ;j. In 

structions for an expedition against East Florida. 
Marine Committee Letter Hook, p. 191 

1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. 2-1 phiaj. To [the Commissioners] Navy Board. 

Eastern Department [Boston]. Account of [John] 
Langdon; enclose resolves of Congress Aug. 20, 
1776, as to disabled officers and seamen; compen 
sation for services of [Benjamin] Hill on the 
Ran<jei\ wish a list of all commissioned officers 
in Eastern Department. 

Marine Committee Letter Book p. 190 

1778 Continental Congress, Marino Committee [Philadel- 

Nov. 25 phiaj. To [Commissioners] Navy Board, Eastern 

Department [Boston]. Introduce Lt. Col. Crenis. 

a French officer late in Continental service who 

wishes passage to France. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 190 

1778 White, Peter, and others, Cadiz. Statement as to oon- 
Nov. 27 ditions of voyage with ship Sun, Francisco d<> Paula 

alias Valenciano from Cadiz to London; signed 
Pedro Blanco, Juan Bap ta de Lespona, Guillermo 
Tonson, Nicolas Devereux y Beamedez, Luca 
White, Lorenzo Estrange, Juan Ant. Solgado, 
Pedro Philip Monies. In Spanish. 

C. C. 44, 555 

1778 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on letter of 
Nov. 28 [Nov.] 15 from Admiral [James, Baron] Gambier 

respecting the sloop HotJiam. Agreed to. See 
Journals of Congress for Nov. 28 where the letter 
to Gambier constituting the report is given in 
full. 

C. C. 23, 51 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION". 91 

177S Continental Congress, .Marine Committee [Philadcl- 
Dcc. ~2 phiaj. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Ask information regarding charges made 
against seamen returned from France; matter 
lias been mentioned by Capt. Abraham Whipple. 
Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 102 

iTTs Ustarez & Leal, Cadiz. To Pedro Blanco [Peter White]. 

Dee. It! Directions for taking charge of their ship $<t/i 

Francisco da Pttul<i alias Vuli nc.iitnn on trip from 
Cadi/ to London; .Toaclii do Luca is Captain 
of vessel but will follow his instructions. 
Agreement with de Luca is inclosed. L. S. In 

Spanish. 

44, 553 

1T7S Ustarez & Leal, Cadiz. Agreement, as owners of the 
Dec. 10 Spanish vessel San Francisco de Paula alias Val- 

enciano, with Joachi do Luca, Captain of said 
ship, by which the latter is directed to follow 
directions of Peter White. On verso are ques 
tions put to Capt. de Luca in court [Apr. 3, 1779] 
regarding his action under those directions. En 
closed in same to Peter White of date. See also 
questions to de Luca Apr. 3, 1779. Contempor 
ary copy. In Spanish. 

C. C. 44, 551 

[177S] San Francisco de Paula alias Valenciano[ Cadiz]. Man- 
[Dec. H> .\ ifest of cargo of above vessel; statement includes 

names of shippers and consignees, marks and 
values of articles shipped. In Spanish. 

C. C. 44, 561 

177S Maryland, Privateers. "List of bonds given on issuing 
Mar. 2S- Commissions for Privateers in the State of Mary- 

Dec. 25 land." Names of 45 vessels and Commanders are 

given with date of commission of each. List is 
included in that given on p. 64 of same volume. 

C. C. 196, 16, 66 

177s Pennsylvania, Privateers. " List of bonds given on issu- 

Jun. 27- ing commissions for privateers in the State of 

Dec. 27 Pennsylvania. Names of 36 vessels and bonders 

are given with date of commission issued to each. 

C. C. 196, 16, 87 

177S Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To James 

Dec. 30 Lovell, Philadelphia. Letter of Gov. [William] 

Livingston will be forwarded to James Smith at 



92 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

Paris by the Marquis de Lafayette who sails on 
the Alliance. A. L. S. Win. Vernon. 

C. C. 37, 131 

1778 Navy Board, Eastern Department [Boston]. To Peter 
Dec. Landais [Alliance]. Extract of orders regarding 

treatment of Marquis de Lafayette and obedience 
of orders received from Benjamin Franklin. 
Extract attested by William Story. Used as 
evidence in court-martial of Landais, Nov. 20, 
1780- Jan. 6, 1781. 

C. C. 193, <>05 

1778 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To Peter 

Dec. Landais [Alliance], Orders given on departure 

for France. Attested by William Storj-. Used 

as evidence in court-martial of Landais, Nov. 20, 

1780-Jan. 6, 1781. 

C. C. 193, (>07 

1778 Massachusetts, Board of War. To Henry Laurens as 
Dec. President Continental Congress]. Await answer 

to letter of Jun. 2-Jul. 15 as to Our Lnhj 
of Mount Carmel & St. Anthony; enclose ac 
counts of Friendship and Laurens; sale of Our 
Lady completed, and account would be trans 
mitted but for dissatisfaction of John Howe with 
share allotted him; await exact directions as to 
disposition of proceeds of sale; Portuguese 
sailors from Our Lady have been supported at 
public expense; some have been allowed to go 
home, so that but two remain. Sam l Phips 
Savage, Prest. Duplicate. Enclosed in same to 
same Jan. 8, 1779. 

C. C. 44, 59 

[1778] Continental Congress, Committee on Appeals. Report 

[Dec. ?] on petition of Peter Knight and John Greer 

respecting the Polly. Committee recommends 

that appeal from courts of Georgia should be 

heard by the Congress in the case in point. 

C. C. 29, 347 

[1778?] Continental Congress, Committee. Report on memorial 
[of Oct. 20, 1778] of Griffin Green & Co. Re 
port that it is preferable for United States to 
charter rather than buy merchant vessels needed. 

C. C. 19, 2, 525 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 93 

[177s ;] Morris, Robert [Philadelphia]. To James Searle [Phila 
delphia]. Impossible for him to appear in 
behalf of the owners of the privateer Phoenix 
Capt. [Joseph] Cunningham; owns but 2 f of 
vessel. Carter Braxton and another Virginian 
are authorized to speak for all owners and com 
mittee is urged to send for Braxton. A. L. S. 

C. C. 137, app., 53 

1 77 . [Our Lady of ] Mount Carmel & St. Anthony. Ac- 
Jan. 3 count of sales of vessel and cargo. Sales were 
by auction and occurred on Jun. 16 and Jul. 21, 
1778; proceeds of sale. Copy enclosed: Massa 
chusetts Board of War to John Jay, Jan. 8, 1779. 

C. C. 44, 99-113 

177*,) Continental Congress, Marine Committee. Report on 
Jan. 4 Memorial of Jo[siah] Smith and others. Recom 

mend that Capt. [Gustavus] Conyngham present 
himself to Congress and give an account of him 
self. Endorsed by John Brown "The memorial 
of Jo: Smith and others on which within report 
is founded was delivered to Mr. Sfamuel] Adams 
for Marine Committee Feb. 10, 1779. Obsolete." 

C. C. 37, 165 

1779 Bradford, J [oh n], Boston. To Marine Board [Philadel- 
Jan. 5 phia]. News as to the General Arnold, Provi 

dence, Alliance, and Queen of France; other naval 

notes. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 3, 237-241 

177 .) Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadelphia]. 
Jam. 5 To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Boston. 

Wages due William Scallon and Redmond Lyons, 
late of the Itevenyt 1 . 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 192 

[177 .)] Dana, Francis. To Board of War of Massachusetts. 
[Jan. <;?] Opinion relative to the snow Our Lady of Mount 

Carmel- c( A /. Anthony. Does not consider papers 
presented by John Garcia Duarte as sufficient to 
prove his case; Congress should bring Capt. 
Duarte and Robert Morris together for a settle 
ment if possible; Board of War at Boston should 
retain fund obtained until Congress arrange a 
settlement or until the owners of the Phoenix be 
called upon to justify her action. Copy. Attest: 
Seth Loring. Forwarded to Congress by Board 
of War of Massachusetts Jan. 8, 1779. 

C. C. 44, 15 



94 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Duarte, John Garcia. [To John Jay, President Conti- 
Jan. 7 nental Congress]. Was master of Portuguese 

snow [Our Z,ady <>f Mount CarmeJ i\ St. Anthony 
taken by U. S. privateer; Congress l>y resolu 
tion May 11, 1778, directed [Mass.] Board of 
War to sell snow for benefit of her owners; has 
presented letters showing his powers to act for 
owners to Board of War, but has received noth 
ing; requests Congress to direct value of vessel 
and cargo be paid him, or to Isaac Smith, his 
agent. L. S. Read in Congress Jan. 19 and re- 
* ferred to committee. 

C. ( . 44, 6:i 

[1779] [Duarte], John Garcia. Invoice of cargo shipped on 
[Jan. 7?] board the snow [Our Lady of Mount C ftrnu! d } 

St. Anthony at the River de Jeniro, with list of 
sundries belonging to Capt. Duarte. Vessel and 
articles mentioned are valued by Duarte at 2,539 
half .Johannes [about 10,000 specie dollars]. 
Enclosed in Duarte to Congress of equal date. 

C. C. 44, 115-128 

1779 Massachusetts, Board of War. To John Jay, President 
Jan. 8 Continental Congress. Enclose copy of last 

letter [Dec. 1778], to Henry Laurens; have had 
a personal requisition from Capt. du Artie [John 
Garcia Duarte] for proceeds of sale of snow Our 
Lady of Mount Carmeldk St. Anthony SM&. cargo; 
Duarte has produced his power of receipt and 
opinion of [Francis] Dana [of Jan. 0] which is 
enclosed; await further directions of Congress 
on this matter and on payment of demands of 
John Rowe. A. L. S. Sam l Phips Savage. 
Read Jan. 26 and referred to committee on letter 
of Jan. 7 from Capt. Duarte. 

C. C. 44, 07 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jan. 9 phia). To the Commissioners, Navv Board, 

Boston. Committee has applied for money for 
them; urge action against the predatoiT ves 
sels of Goodrich s fleet; Virginia and Maryland 
alarmed by its depredations. [The Goodrich or 
Goodritch family was a Tory family which main 
tained a fleet in Chesapeake Bay.] 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 193 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 95 

177!) Duarte, John Garcia. Copies of Instrument of Justifi- 
Jan. 12 cation of, and statement of Powers granted to. 

See 1777, Dec. 10; 1778, Feb. 25. 

1779 Duarte, John Garcia. To John Jay, President Conti- 
tlan. 1H nental Congress. Reviews statements in his let 

ter [of Jan. 7[; bonds [of Joseph Cunningham 
May 7, 1770, for Laity Waxh t /iytoii] enclosed were 
not the proper ones; encloses correct bonds [of 
Sep. 24, 1770, for PJ><>rii!,,c\; rigging of vessel 
changed in Virginia from sloop to schooner; en 
closes also his protest and power of attorney to 
act. L. S. Read in Congress Jan. 20 and refer 
red to same committee as letter of Jan. 7. 

C. C. 44, 71 

177!) Continental Congress, Hoard of Treasury. Report that 
Jan. 15 two warrants be issued in favor of the Marine, 

Committee, the total 150,000 dollars to be re 
mitted to the Navy Board, Eastern Department. 

C. C. 136, 3, 37 

[1779] Continental Congress, Marine Committee. Report on 
[Jan. 15] Letters of Gov. [Thomas] Johnson, of Maryland, 

and Gov. Patrick Henry, of Virginia. Report: 
(a) Maryland gallies too small to be used in expe 
dition against Charleston; (b) Virginia gallies 
to proceed at once, as measures have been taken 
to protect Chesapeake Hay. "First part acted 

on; latter part postponed. " 

C. C. 37, 159 

[1779] Continental Congress, Marine Committee. Report on 
[Jan. 15] court-martial of [Hector] McNeill. Recommend 

sentence against Capt. McNeill be not carried 
into execution. An amendment or rewording of 
the resolution is attached, and MS. is endorsed: 
Read Jan. 15, 1779, and amended; the whole 

postponed. 

C. C. 37, 163 

177!) Oswald, Eleazer, and Jonathan Brown, Philadelphia. 
Jan. 10 To Continental Congress. Memorial as to value 

of certain vessels captured on the St. Lawrence, 
with accompanying papers, among them two cer 
tificates signed by Bfenedict] Arnold as to value 
of vessels and character of services rendered by 
memorialists. A. D. S. of Oswald signed by 

Brown. 

C. C. 41. 7, 221-229 



96 LTBEAKY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadcl- 
Jan. 22 phia]. To the President & Council of Massa 

chusetts. Notification of appointment of French 
consul at Boston. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 193 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Jan. 26 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, 

Boston. List of warrants granted by Congress 

to them; amount is 150,576 dollars, of which 

100,576 dollars is sent in letter. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 193 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Feb. 1 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board. Bos 

ton. Request 400 pieces light sail duck suitable 
for tents to be delivered to [Nathanael] Greene, 
Quartermaster-General. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 194 

1779 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on issuance 
Feb. 1 of a warrant for 20,000 dollars to the Marino 

Committee. 

C. C. 26, 51 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Feb. 5 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Enclose 50,000 dollars, the remainder of the 
money granted by Congress and mentioned in 
letter of Jan. 26. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 194 

1779 Wattson, George, Cape Francois. To Samuel Hunting- 
Feb. 5 ton, President Continental Congress. States cir 

cumstances of revolt of eight American seamen 
compelled to serve on British privateer; seamen 
obtained control of privateer and carried her into 
Cape St. Nicholas Mole; vessel sold but captors 
treated unjustry; requests cop} of law dealing 
with case and aid in securing justice. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 24, 195 

1779 Continental Congress. Resolutions on the report of 
Feb. 9 Committee as to treatment of John Garcia 

Duarte. (a) Mass. Board of War to pay Duarte 
net proceeds of sale of Our Lady /if jlfmi/if 
Carmel & St. Anthony and her cargo and deliver 
such portions of cargo as are unsold. (l>) Board 
to inform owners that further [special] damages 
may be collected against captors or owners by 

law. Copy. 

C. C. 44, 75 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 97 

177!) Continental Congress, Marino Committee [Philadel- 
Feb. 10 phia]. To Gov. f Jonathan] Trumhull [Lebanon, 

Conn.]. Arrangements for Capt. [Seth] Harding 
with the Confederacy to join the two Connecticut 
vessels for an expedition under direction of Gov. 
Trumbull. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 195 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Feb. 10 phiaj. To Capt. Joseph Olney, Queen of France. 

Instructions for a cruise on Atlantic coast. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 195 

177H Continental Congress, Marino Committee [Philadel- 
Feb. 10 pliia]. To Capt. Seth Harding, Confederacy 

[New London]. Instructions to obey orders of 
Gov. [Jonathan] Trumbull for a ten days cruise 
on Long Island Sound followed by directions for 
cruise along Atlantic coast. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 196 

177!) Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Feb. 10 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, 

Boston. Orders given for work of the Confed 
eracy and Queen of France , wish the Ranger to 
join them ; desire live small vessels sent to Bal 
timore for flour and iron. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 197 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Feb. 20 phia]. To Hewes, Smith, & Allen [Edenton, 

N. C.]. Directions for sale of brig Independence, 
reserving cannon and arms. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 198 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Feb. "21 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Direct that the I^rovidence be prepared 
for sea at once and be held in readiness subject to 

future orders. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 200 

1779 Eldeskin, Elisha, New Haven [Conn.]. To James Wads- 
Fob. -2-2 worth. New Haven. Libel in case of capture 
made by the True Blue. Case decided in New 
Haven court in favor of Eldeskin Apr. 7 and 
appealed to Continental Congress by Pierpont 
Edwards. Read and referred to Committee on 

Appeals Apr. 29, 1779. 

C. C. 42, 2, 382 



98 LIBRARY OF COXGRESS. 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Feb. 23 phia]. To William Smith, Samuel Purviance, 

and others in behalf of merchants of Baltimore. 
Measures adopted for protecting the commerce 
of Baltimore; suggest that State of Maryland 
furnish additional aid; will do more if possible. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 198 

1779 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To James 

Feb. 23 Lovell, Philadelphia. No foreign intelligence at 

hand; will forward letters at first opportunity. 

In MS. of William Story, signed William Vernon, 

John Deshon. 

C. C. 37, 1H5 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Feb. 26 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Send by Capt. Ephraim Bill 500.000 dollars; 
Providence to cruise on Atlantic coast under 
orders similar to those given the R<iny<_>r\G\>. loj. 
Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 200 

1779 Cleveland, Stephen [Boston]. Libel against the Frun- 
Feb. 26 ceaco cfe Paula alias Valendanti entered in Mari 

time Court, Middle District, Massachusetts, in 
behalf of owners, master, and crew of private 
armed ship Pilijr un. Copy attested by Isaac 
Mansfield, clerk of court. 

C.C. 44,527-5:50 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Mar. 2 phia]. To Capt. James Nicholson [Baltimore?]. 

Leave of absence granted subject to recall in case 
of Court Martial for loss of the Virginia. 

Marine Committee Letter Book. p. L>00 

1779 Tracy, Nathaniel, and John Coffin Jones [Boston]. Libel 
Mar. 2 against the Holy Martyr* entered in Maritime 

Court, Middle District, Massachusetts, in behalf 
of owners of Letter of Marque Schooner /?Mm-#.v, 
commanded by Philip Trask and John Fletcher, 
which captured the Holy Martyrs, Dec. 10, 177S. 
Cop} attested by Isaac Mansfield. 

C. C. 44, 461-4(17 

1779 Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report that 

Mar. 5 a warrant for 30,000 dollars be issued in favor of 

the Marine Committee for use of Navy Board, 

Middle Department. 

C. C. i:>, ;i, 145 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 99 

1779 [Hillegas, Michael, Treasurer. United States?], Philadel- 

Mar. G phia. To the United States Commissioners at 

Paris. Quadruplicate bills of exchange for 12,000 

Livres (" 90 days in favor of Capt. Peter 

Landais. Contemporary copy. 

C. C. 193, 57 

[1779] Keran, Edward [Philadelphia]. To Continental Congress. 
| Mar. >] Petition in behalf of crew of the Susannah for 

pri/c money due them. A. I). S. 

C. C. 41, 5, 77 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Mar. 9 phiaj. To Commissioners, Navy Board, Boston. 

Send copy of letter of Feb. 2t> and state that the 

Wurri /i is to be substituted for the Prvvidau-e in 

orders of that date. 

Marine Committee letter Book, p. 201 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Mar. lu phia]. To .Jackson, Tracy & Tracy [Newburyport, 

Mass.]. Request an account of all prizes received 

by them from Capt. [Gustavus] Conyngham when 

in command of the Revenge. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 201 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Mar. 10 phiaj. To Joseph Heed, President of Pennsyl 

vania. Sale of cutter Revenge. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 201 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Mar. 12 phia]. To William Aylett [Williamsburg. Va,]. 

Instructions to furnish Maxwell and Loyal with 
provisions as needed. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 202 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Mar. 12 phia]. To Maxwell and Loyal [Portsmouth, Va. ]. 

Agents for building vessels of war are allowed a 
commission of 5 per cent; the committee has in 
structed William Aylett to furnish provisions for 
builders of ship at Gosport and urge haste in the 

work. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 202 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Mar. 12 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, 

Boston. Allowances made to Capt. [ Dudley] Sal- 
stonstal; [Jean] Holker, Agent for French Ma 
rine, objects to charge of 5 per cent commission 



100 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

for provisions furnished the French fleet, and 
Committee considers 2Jr per cent sufficient; pur 
chase of minor ships. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 202 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee fPhiladel- 
Mar. 12 phia]. To William Smith [Baltimore]. Direc 

tions regarding; the flour and iron gathered at 
Senepuxent and Baltimore for shipment to New 

England. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 203 

1779 Continental Congress. Marine Committee [Philadol- 
Mar. 21 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, 

Boston. If the Warren has not sailed she is to be 
held subject to orders; otherwise the Proi idt nce 
is to be prepared for four months cruise: the 
Tnnnbull to be sent to sen. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 204 

1779 Llano, Joseph de [Captain ship Holy Martyrs] and others 

Mar. 25 [Boston]. Plea of Do Llano and other owners 

against libel of Holy Mui tyrs [by Nathaniel Tracy 

and John Coffin Jones] in behalf of Philip Trask 

and others. Copy attested by Isaac Mansfield, 

clerk of court. 

C. C. 44, 4G9 

1779 Luca, Joaclii de, Master ship San Francisco de I mda 

Mar. 25 [Boston]. Plea of de Luca in behalf of himself 

and others in reply to libel of Stephen Cleveland 

[Feb. 26, 1779] against San Francisco de Paula. 

Copy attested by Isaac Mansfield, clerk of court. 

C. C. 44, 531-533 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Mar. 26 phia]. To William Aylett [Portsmouth? Va.J. 

Directions as to disposition of provisions. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 205 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Mar. 26 phiaj. To Maxwell and Loyal [Portsmouth, Ya.J. 

Arc to supply with provisions any Continental 
vessel of war putting into Chesapeake Bay and 
making requisition; provisions may be obtained 
for purpose from William Aylett. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 205 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Mar. 26 phia]. To William Smith [Baltimore]. Direc 

tions for securing cargo of flour and iron for the 
General Arnold, for Boston. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 205 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 101 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Mar. :. <> phia]. To [the Commissioners] Navy Hoard, 

Boston. Approve plan for war vessels proposed 
by Commissioners in letter of Feb. 26; direct 
that the Boston be sent to join other vessels on 
Southern coasts with orders for fleet to execute 

that plan. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 206 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Mar. _ () phia|. To Col. John Beatty [Middlcbrook, N. J. |. 

Proposals for exchange of negro prisoner. 

Marine Committee Letter Hok, p. 207 

177! Continental Congress, Marine Committee | Philadel- 

Mar. "2(\ phiaj. To William West [Philadelphia]. Wish 

to know rent of his hanking house in Continental 

money. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 207 

1779 Ashmead, John, Philadelphia. To Marine Committee. 
Mar. H(> Memorial for increase of pay. A. D. S. 

C. C. 41, 1, 29 

1779 Llano, Joseph de [Boston]. Answers to questions pro- 
Mar. 30 pounded in Maritime Court during proceedings 
in the libel of brigantine Holy Martyr* by Na 
thaniel Tracy and John Coffin Jones. Questions 
relate to loading and cruise of that vessel, names 
of owners, conditions of capture, nativity of crew, 
etc.. Copy attested by Isaac Mansfield, clerk of 
court. 

C. C. 44, 491 

1779 Holy Martyrs [ Boston]. Finding of the Jury on the, libel 
[Mar. 31] [of Nathaniel Tracy and John Coffin Jones] against 

the vessel and pleas of Joseph de Llano in behalf 
of owners. Jury find brigantine the property of 
Spanish and the cargo the property of British 
owners other than inhabitants of Bermuda, Ba 
hama, and Providence. Copy attested by Isaac 

Mansfield, clerk of court. 

C. C. 44, 473 

1779 San Francisco de Paula alias Valenciano [Boston]. 
Apr. 2 Questions put to Matthew Costello and answered 

on oath in court as to the identity of above- 
named vessel. Knew the vessel for several vears 
as the King of Spain; explains his own connec 
tion with vessel and time of change of name. 
Copy attested by Isaac Mansfield, clerk of court. 

C. C. 44, 541 



102 LIBRAEY OF CONGRESS. 

1771) San Francisco de Paula alias Valenciano [Boston]. 
Apr. 3 Questions put to Joachi de Luca and answered 

on oath in court as to identification of above- 
named vessel and cargo. Copy attested by Isaac 
Mansfield, clerk of court. 

C. C. 44, 545 

1779 San Francisco de Paula alias Valenciano [Boston]. 
Apr. 8 Questions put to [Peter] AVhite and answered on 

oath in court as to identification of above-named 
vessel and cargo. Copy attested by Isaac Mans 
field, clerk of court. 

C. C. 44, 547 

1779 San Francisco de Paula alias Valenciano [Boston]. 
Apr. 6 Proceedings in Maritime Court for Middle Dis 

trict of Massachusetts in behalf of owners and 
crew of the Pilyrhii, Stephen Cleveland, Master, 
in libel against the San Francisco de Punla. 
Copy attested by Isaac Mansfield, clerk of court. 

( . C. 44, 501), 524 

[1779] San Francisco de Paula alias Valenciano [Boston ]. 
[Apr. ti] Finding of the Jury on the libel of Stephen 

Cleveland against the vessel, and upon the claim 
of Joachi de Luca. Find the ship to be British 
property; articles shown in Manifest and Bill of 
Lading No. 1-ias property of Spaniards; other 
articles in manifest and bills 12, 16-97 belonged 
to British subjects; recommend that all be turned 
over to owners of Pilijrim, who shall give bond 
to return what is proved to belong to neutrals. 
Copy attested by Isaac Mansfield, clerk of court. 

c. C. 44, 5:-r.:ii> 

1779 Holy Martyrs [Boston]. Proceedings in case of libel 
Apr. 6 against the brigantine Holy J\Iarti/rn. Record of 

actions of Mar. 2 by Nathaniel Tracy and others; 
filing of claim by Joseph do Llano, Master of 
said vessel [Mar. 25), and of trial Mar. 30-31 
before jury; judgment pronounced by Nathan 
Cashing for Tracy and others; trial in Maritime 
Court, Middle District, State of Massachusetts, 
at Boston. Copy attested by Isaac Mansfield, 
clerk of court. Enclosed in Cushing, Nathan, 
Certificate, Apr. 10, 1779. 

C. C. 44, 477-488 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 103 

177 .) Continental Congress. Committee report respecting the 
Apr. 9 claimants of the sloop Acth c. Endorsed: "Post 

poned. April 18, post d to April 24; further post 
poned to 15 Sept." 

C. C. 20, 2, 53 

1779 Gushing, Nfathan] [Boston]. Certificate of filing of libel 
Apr. 10 against the, Holy Marty rx on Mar. 2, "and there 

upon were had the proceedings exhibited in the 
foregoing copy of record attested by Isaac Mans 
field." I). S. See Holy Martyrs. Proceedings 
in case of libel of, Apr. 6, 1779. 

C. C. 44, 489 

1779 Continental Congress, Marino Committee [Philadel- 

Apr. 13 phiaj. To Nathaniel Shaw, jr. [New London]. 

Request accounts of all prizes taken by the 

Andrew Doria, Capt. Nicholas Biddlc, and put 

under his> care. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 210 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. Lo phia]. ToCol. John Beatty [Middlebrook, N. -I . ]. 

As to the exchange of prisoners taken by the 
forces of an individual State. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 209 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. 17 phiaj. To Capt. Seth Harding, Confederacy 

[New London]. On receipt of letter is to pro 
ceed to sea. Enclosed are instructions to .sail 
for Delaware Bay, anchor off Lewestown, and 
await orders from Marine Committee. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 207 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. 19 phiaj. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Approve plan for intercepting ships of the 
Hudson Bay Company; details left to commission 
ers; urge equipment of the Providence; enclose 
accounts of William Bingham for the Deane and 

Genl. Gates. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 208 

1779 Custis, Edmund [Philadelphia]. To Continental Con- 
Apr. 20 gross. Memorial as to sloop Kitty captured by 
French privateer from Guadaloupe, with support 
ing documents of varying date. A. D. S. 

C. C. 41, 2; 73-75, 82, 86, 88 



104 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. 21 phia]. To Henry Fisher, Lewestown [Del.]. In 

structions for furnishing frigate [Confederacy] 
with a pilot and forwarding dispatches from that 
vessel. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 209 

1779 Olmsted, Gideon, White, Artemas, and Aquila Ramsdell 
Apr. 2: [Philadelphia]. Memorial praying recompense 

for capture of the Active, in accordance with de 
cision of Court of Appeals, or a statement from 
Congress that nothing is to be expected. P. S. 
Read Apr. 2-i and postponed to Sep. 15. 

0. ( . 41, 247-251 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Apr. 24 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board 

[Boston]. Upon return of the Providence she 

is to be held in port subject to order of Marine 

Committee. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 209 

1779 Luca, Joachi de, Boston. To Continental Congress. As 
Apr. 26 master of ship San Francisco </f Paula alias Va- 

lenciano states, in behalf of owners of ship and 
cargo, his case against the privateer Pilyrhn, 
Hugh Hill [Stephen Cleveland?] master, by which 
vessel his ship was captured and brought into port 
of Beverly, Mass. P. S. Read and referred to 
Committee on Appeals May 18, 1779. 

C. C. 41, 5, 200 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadcl- 
Apr. 27 phiaj. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Instructions to purchase the Jason and the 
Hibernia of the prize ships; Confederacy to be 
given to Capt. [Dudley] Saltonstal if Capt. [Seth] 
Harding has been the cause of her delay in get 
ting to sea: wish accounts of prizes taken by the 
Deane; distribution of prize money. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 210 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. 27 phia|. To John Deshon [ New London?], Conn. 

Desire him to examine into the cause of the delay 
of the Confederacy in getting to sea. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 211 



NAVAL BECOBDS OF TIIE REVOLUTION. 105 

1771* Continental Congress, Marino Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. 27 phiii]. To Capt. Samuel Tucker, Boston, Chesa 

peake Bay. Instructions to proceed to Delaware 
Bay. Knclosed in following letter. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 211 

177!> Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. _ 7 phia]. To Maxwell A Loyal [Portsmouth, Va.]. 

Knclo.se letter [of equal date] for Capt. Samuel 
Tucker of the Boston. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, ]>. 212 

177H Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. 27 phia]. To the Commissioners of the United 

States, Paris. Have received no accounts from 
agents in France of disbursements for U. S. war 
ships; wish these accounts forwarded at once and 
regularly in the future, together with information 
as to prizes; claims made in behalf of crews of 
Reprisal and Revenge. 

Marjne Committee letter Book, p. 212 

177D Blanco, Pedro [Peter White]. [Boston]. Statement: 
Apr. 2S Efforts to obtain authenticated copies of papers 

in cases of brig Holy Jfart>/rx and the ship San 
Francisco de Paula alias V(tlencian<>\ papers 
refused on plea that the} were in the superior 
court of judicature at Concord; later applied to 
Samuel Winthrop, clerk of .superior court, for 
original papers or copies; Winthrop declared 
papers not in his possession. Statement attested 
by Samuel Pemberton, justice of peace, before 
whom oath of Blanco was taken. In MS. of 
Pemberton who signs for Blanco. Endorsed by 
Pemberton, as to be delivered to Sec. of American 
Congress. Other papers are in C. C. 41, 5, 200- 

204. 

C. C. 44, 559 

1770 Continental Congress, Marine, Committee [Philadel- 
Apr. 30 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Command of Jttxtm, if purchased, to be given 
to Capt. John Peck Kathburne. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 213 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
May4 phia]. To Capt. J[ohn] B. Hopkins [Boston]. 

Congratulations on the result of the cruise [of the 
Warren, Queen of France, and Ranger]. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 213 



106 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
May 4 phia]. To the Commissioner*, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Plan for employment of various vessels 
mentioned in letter of Apr. 27th in un attack on 
the British fleet off Georgia; the Providence to 
be held in reserve. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 213 

1779 Adams, William, Philadelphia. To .John Jay, President 
May 5 Continental Congress. Requests leave to resign 

commission as Surgeon in Navv and Armv. 
"Accepted." A. D. S. 

C. 0. 41, 1, 33 

1779 Franklin, Wfilliam] T[emple], Passy. To J[ohn] P[aul] 
M^ Jones [L Orient]. In List of Franklin Papers. 

A. L. S. and contemporary copy. 

C. 0. 193, 49; 132, 16 

1779 Franklin, Bfenjamin,] Passy. To [John Paul] Jones 
May 9 [I/Orient]. In List of Franklin Papers. L. S. 

and contemporary copy. 

C. C. 193, 25!): 132, 21) 

1779 Albouy, Leonard, and Joseph Basden, Philadelphia. 
May 14 To John Jay, President Continental Congress. 

Duties on prize goods in Bermuda; vessels of 
Goodrich. A. L. S. of Albouy. Signed by 
Basden. Read May 18, 177 .). with second letter 
dated May 16. Reports follow. 

C. C. 78, 1, 253, 257-270 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
May 20 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Instructions for Court of Inquiry and if 
needed a Court Martial on the conduct of Capts. 
[John Burroughs] Hopkins and [Joseph] OIney; 
in case of suspension, Capts. [Dudley] Salstonstall 
and [John P.] Rathburne to replace those Cap 
tains; Georgia expedition abandoned; proposed 
movements for vessels. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 215 

[1779] Continental Congress, Committee. Report on the con- 
[May 21] trol of Congress over all jurisdictions for decid 

ing the legality of captures on the high seas, and 
on the draft of a letter to the minister from 
France. "Agreed by the Committee Mav 21, 
177<J." [Passed May 22, 1779.] 

C. C. 25, i, in 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 107 

1779 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on Mcmo- 
[May 22] rial of [Apr. 2-1 from Conrad Alexandra] Gerard 

jde ReynevalJ with papers [of May 18 from Don 
Juan de Mirailles] as to capture of two Spanish 
vessels. Committee recommends that assurances 
of regard he given to Spain and that the resolu 
tions of Mar. <; as to V. S. jurisdiction in maritime 
cases be submitted to the several States for action. 
This memorial was referred to Committee on 
Appeals on Apr. 24. The Committee was in 
structed to prepare a system of regulation for 

marine jurisdiction. 

C. C. 29, 371 

177!) Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
JMav 2> phiaj. To the Commissioners, Navy Board. Bos 

ton. Approve suspension of Capt. [John Bur 
roughs] Hopkins; 500,000 dollars to be sent them 
from New Hampshire. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 216 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
May 26 phia]. To Capt. Seth Harding, Confederacy [Del 

aware River]. Instructions to send the chaplain 
of ship to Philadelphia under guard. 

Marine Committee letter Book, p. 216 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Mav 26 pliia). To Genl. [George] Washington [Middle- 

brook, N. J.]. No large vessels available [for 
protection of convention troops] as desired; supe 
riority of British ships to force at hand. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. -17 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jun. 2 phia]. To Col. John Beatty [Middlebrook, N. J.]. 

Enclose certificates from Silas Dearie and others, 
showing that Capt. [Gustavus] Conyngham was 
dulv commissioned commander of the Surprise; 
wish Beatty to inquire into the treatment accorded 
him by the British commissary of prisoners. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 217 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jun. 2 phia]. To Capt. Samuel Tucker [Boston, Dela 

ware River]. Instructions for a cruise along the 
Atlantic coast in company with other vessels. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 218 



108 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jun. 2 pliiaj. To Capt. Seth Harding {Confederacy, Del 

aware River]. Instructions for a cruise along the 
Atlantic coast in compaiw with other vessels. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 211) 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Jun. 7 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Hos- 

ton. Instructions as to care of ship timber, sale 

of the (ri neral Gates and cruise of the Prorirfcnce; 

Hour and iron sent to New England. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. IMS) 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jun. 12 phia]. To Capt. Samuel Nicholson \_Dean <.\ Dela 

ware River .]. Instructions for cruise on the 
Atlantic coast; will have the Boston and the Con 
federacy also under his command. 

Marine Committee Letter Book. p. 221 

1779 Eagle. Letter of marque to Pennsylvania brigantine 
Jun. 12 Eagle of 10 guns and 30 men, John Ashmead. 

master, owned by James Searle & Co., of Phila 
delphia. Signed by John Jay, President, Conti 
nental Congress, attested by Charles Thomson 
and countersigned by Timothy Matlack, Secv. 
Pennsylvania Council. See bond of same vessel 

for same date. 

C. C. 44, 367 

1779 Macpherson, John, Philadelphia. To Continental Con- 
Jun. 15 gress. Requests permission to cruise in prize 

ship lately captured by the Boston. D. S. 

42, 5, 150. 

1779 Duarte, John Garcia. Memorial to Continental Congress. 
Jun. [19?] Details voyage in Our Lady of Mount Carincl & 

St. Anthony from Rio de Janeiro, June 11, 1777; 
had all necessary papers for his vessel and no 
contraband on board; boarded by Joseph Cun 
ningham of privateer PJiwnix; movements since 
capture; action by American authorities far from 
adequate; requests Congress to give just damages 
in bills of exchange on any part of Europe. Read 
in Congress Jun. 19 and referred to Committee. 
See report Jun. 26, 1779. D. S. 

C. C. 44, 77 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 109 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jun. 21 pbia]. To William Aylctt [Williamsburg, Va.]. 

Ask regarding quality of hread purchased_by 
Aylett for use of Continental frigates. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 222 

1770 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jun. 21 phiaj. To Commissioners, Navj r Board, Boston. 

Petitions received by the Marine Committee; 
conduct of Capt. [John Burroughs] Hopkins; 
disposition of prize taken by Capt. [John P.] 
Ratbburne. 

Marine Committee Ix tter Book, p. 222 

1770 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jun. "25 phia). To [Thomas Jefferson] Governor of Vir 

ginia. Appointment of French consul at port of 

Alexandria. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 223 

1770 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jun. 25 phiii]. To Capt. Samuel Nicholson [Dettne, Dela 

ware Bay]. Instructions for cruise in company 
with the Boston; Confederacy ordered on another 

service. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 223 

1770 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jun. 25 phiaj. To Capt. Seth Harding, Confederacy 

[Delaware Bay]. Instructions to proceed to 
Chester [Del.] and anchor. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 224 

1770 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on Memorial 
Jun. 2(5 of John Garcia Duarte as to capture of Our Lady 

of Mount Carmeland St. Anthony\>y the I /ioems. 
Detail proceedings thus far; recommend that at 
present it is only necessary to inform memorialist 
what action has been taken and to urge him to 
proceed according to his rights. On Jul. 5 
memorial and report referred to second commit 
tee. See report Jul. 20, 1770. 

C. C. 44, 1 

1770 Macpherson, John [Philadelphia]. To John Jay, 
Jul. 2 President, Continental Congress. Has fitted out 

three privateers and requests two cannon owned 
by United States but not in use. Copy. Read 
Jul. 2 and referred to Board of War. One can 
non granted petitioner. 

C. C. 45, 144 



110 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Duarte, John Garcia, and John Codman, jr. To Conti 
Jul. 2 nental Congress. Memorial stating case of the 

master of snow Our Lady of Mount Canncl and 
St. Anthony; steps taken thus far to obtain 
justice. Read Jul. 5, 1779, and referred to Com 
mittee already considering the matter. See re 
ports Jim. 26, Jul. 20, and Jul. 21. 

C. 0. -44, 81! 

[1779] Duarte, John Garcia, to Continental Congress. States por- 
[Jul. 2?] tion of cargo for which specie value is asked. 

Postscript to memorial of same date? 

C. C. 44, \; , 



01- 



] 779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philad 
Jul. 2 phia]. To Capt. Samuel Nicholson \_Deam>, Dela 

ware BayJ. Are instructing Capt. [Seth] Hard 
ing to remain with him ten days longer. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, ]>. L L 4 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Jul. 2 phia]. To Capt. Seth Harding \_C<mfed<-Mcij, off 

Chester]. Is to remain in Company with Capt. 

[Samuel] Nicholson to support the Di-tun> and 

Boston for ten days. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. L L ."> 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jul. 5 phia]. To Col. John Beatty [New Windsor, N.Y.]. 

Condition of Capt. Gustavus Conyngham; ex 
change of Nicholas Ogden for James Willing. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 225 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Jul. 5 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, 

Boston. Movements of vessels and selection of 

officers; wages and allowances for officers; case 

of the Nancy. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, j>. 22f> 

1779 Continental Congress, Committee. [To Robert Morris]. 

Jul. 7 Desire Morris to meet committee in evening at 

State House to confer with him regarding the 
affair of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and her cap 
ture by the Pkocn-h-. 

C. C. 44, 81 

1779 Conyngham, Gustavus, Philadelphia. Petition of certain 

Jul. 14 residents of Philadelphia to Continental Congress 

in behalf of Conyngham. Pray Congress to 

protest against severity of treatment accorded 



NAVAL RECOUPS OF THE REVOLUTION. HI 

Conyngham us many signers are masters of ves 
sels and fear like usage in case of capture by 
British ships. Seventy-nine signatures. 

0. C. 42, 6, 218 

ITT!* Duarte, John Garcia. To Continental Congress. Refers 

fill- 14 to lack of action on memorials of Jun. [19?] and 

Jul. 2; awaits action of Congress on committee 

report. Read Jul. 16 and referred to committee. 

See committee report Jul. 20. 

C. C. 44, 87 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Jul. lt > phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Expedition to Penobscot; packet to sail 
[for France] with enclosed dispatches from Com 
mittee of Correspondence. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 226 

177! Duarte, John Garcia. To John Jay and Continental 
Jul. l! Congress. Has repeatedly addressed Congress 

on business connected with [loss of snow O\u 
Ludy of Mount Cannel & St. Anthony] ; wishes 
an immediate and determinate answer, that he 
may return to Portugal. Read Jul. 19 and re 
ferred to Committee. 

C. C. 44, 91 

177! Macpherson, John. Philadelphia. To John Jay. Presi- 

Jul. ^n dent. Continental Congress. Requests powder 

for his three privateers. Copy, with resolution 

of Congress of Jul. 21 granting petition, in MS. 

of and signed by Charles Thomson. 

C. C. 42, 5, 154-158 

[177H| Continental Congress, Committee. Report on Memorial 
Jul. 2u| of John (Jarcia Duarte and other papers, includ 

ing committee report of Jun. 20. Find Carter 
Braxton and | J Pliripp of Virginia, and 

Robert Morris owners in part of the Phoenix, but 
can identify no more; detail difficulties of situa 
tion, conference with Duarte, etc.; recommend 
resolutions looking to proceedings against own 
ers of Phii-nir and transference of all papers in 
the case and full powers against the Plurnii- to 
Congress by Duarte. Read and referred to new 
Committee. See following entry. 

C. C. 44, 9 



112 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

[ 1 779] Continental Congress, Committee. Report on Memorial 
[Jul. 21] of John Garcia Duarte, with other papers and 

reports relating to the capture of Our Lady of 
Mount C arnu-l & St. Anthony by the Phfvni.c. 
Recommend: (a) Board of War at Boston restore 
to Duarte all coin and parts of cargo of Our 
L<hj ; net proceeds of all sales from cargo to he 
paii to Carter Braxton, if Duarte refuses to take 
them, for use of owners of Pha-it /,// (b) authen 
ticated copies of all papers relating- to case be sent 
to Governor of Virginia, President of Pennsyl 
vania, and Council of Massachusetts, and that 
these States take measures to obtain full repa 
ration for Duarte for losses. A. D. Samuel 
Huntington. Action taken by Congress, Jul. 21, 
1779, follows lines of this report. 

0. C. 44, 5 

1779 Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St. Anthony. List of 
Jul. 21 Papers relating to vessel named. 

0. ( . 44, 171 

1779 Duarte, John Garcia. Memorial to Continental Congress. 
[Jul. 24] Has received copies of resolves of July 21; con 

siders these as intended to aid him in any action 
he may take against owners of Phwul-r; believes 
Congress bound by law of nations to make full 
reparation instead of referring him to other 
methods of securing compensation. Read in Con 
gress Jul. 24, 1779. 

C. <\ 44, 95 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [ Philadel- 
Jul. 25 phia]. To William Aylett [Williamsburg, Va.]. 

Disposal of bread not needed for Continental 
frigates. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 227 

1779 Moses, Isaac, Philadelphia. To Continental Congress. 
Jul. 27 Requests that powder be furnished him for his 

privateer. L. S. 

C. 0. 41, (>, 141 

1779 Low, Nicholas, Philadelphia. To Continental Congress. 
Aug. 9 Memorial in behalf of owners of the Sail;/. 

L. S. with accompanying papers. 

C. C. 41, 5, 212-216 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 113 

177!) Continental Congress, Murino Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 11 1 liisi.l- To William Smith [Baltimore]. Wish a 

statement of Hour on hand belonging to the Navy 
with expense attending same. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 227 

1779 Continental Congress, Hoard of Treasury. Report that 
Aug. 14 a warrant for 300,000 dollars be issued in favor 

of the Marine Committee for the use of the Navy 
Board, Middle District. 

C. C. 136, 3, 541 

177!) Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Aug. lt> phia]. To Col. John Beatty [West Point, N. Y]. 

Enclose list of prisoners delivered to British at 

Corunna by Capt. Wingate Newman of privateer 

V< n</rnn<><>, Oct., 177S; list to be used \>y Beatty 

for exchange purposes. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 227 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 17 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, 

Boston. Wish list of names of naval officers 
who have resigned or been dismissed, and of those 
acting without commissions or in private service; 
arrival of minister from France. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 228 

177!) Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To James 

Aug. 17 Lovell. Philadelphia. Will forward letters to 

[Benjamin] Franklin at first opportunity. Jn 

MS. of William Story. Signed: J[ames] Warren, 

John Dcshon. 

C. C. 37, 139 

177!) Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 20 phia]. To Gov. Joseph Reed [Philadelphia]. 

Deprecate the spirit of insolence and outrage" 
in officers and men of Continental vessels; con 
flict of authority prevents Marine Committee re 
dressing the wrong; hope State authority can act. 
Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 228 

177!) Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Aug. 20 phiaj. To Col. John Beatty [West Point, N. Y.]. 

Instructions to exchange British prisoners for 

French until the balance against the United States 

in its account with France h righted. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 229 
r>LM2 00 8 



114 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Ernes, John, Philadelphia. Proceedings in court mar- 
Aug. 23-24 tial of E:nes on charge of desertion when serving 

as pilot on ship Champion, James Josiah, Master, 
Sep. 27, 1777. 

C. C. 42, 2, 392 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 24 phiaj. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Success of the Providence, Queen of France, 
and Ranger [Jul. 15 off Newfoundland] ; Penob- 
scot expedition; conduct of lieutenants of the 

Alliance. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. -29 

17(9 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Au g- 2 phia]. To Capt. Seth Harding [Confeflrrctcy, 

Delaware Hay]. Instructions for cruise off Capes 

of Delaware until Sep. 5; lookout to be kept 

for the En</lt\ Capt. John Aslmiead, from St. 

Eustatius. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 230 

1776 Maryland, Privateers. List of bonds taken for Commis- 
Jun. 24- sions of Letters of Marque and Reprisal by the 

1779 Council of Safety of Maryland and by the Gov- 

Aug. 29 crnor and Council of same. Names of 121 ves 

sels, commanders, bonders, and owners are given, 
17 of which received commissions from the first- 
named authority and 104 from the last named. 
The date of commission for each vessel is added. 

C. C. 196, 16, 64 

1779 Maryland, Privateers. List of Bonds given on issuing 

Jan. 8- Commissions for Privateers in the State of Mary- 

Aug. 29 land. Names of 37 vessels and Commanders are 

given with date of commission of each. This 

list is included in the preceding entry. 

C. C. 196, 16, 67 

1779 Arbuthnot, Man-lot, New York. To John Jay [Presi- 
Aug. 30 dent Continental Congress]. Treatment of naval 

prisoners at Philadelphia. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 1, 313 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 31 phia]. To Col. John Beatty [ West Point, N. Y.]. 

Rigorous treatment of Capt. Porterfield at Bos 
ton to be discontinued; Lt. [Christopher] Hele 
selected as the person to suffer because of the 
enemy s treatment of Capt. Gustavus Conyng- 

bam. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 230 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 115 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Aug. 31 phia]. To Gov. Thomas .Johnston [Annapolis]. 

Information asked regarding cannon supplied by 
Maryland for the use of the Baltimore. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 231 

1779 Irwin, Mathcw, and others, Philadelphia. To John Jav. 
Sep. 2 President Continental Congress. Repairs on the 

Washington. A. L. S. of Irwin. 

C. C. 78, lit. 109 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 3 phia]. To Capt. Scth Harding [Confederacy, 

Delaware Bay]. Instructions to proceed to Ches 
ter with the Confederacy for further orders. 

Marine Committee letter Book, p. 231 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 3 phia]. ToOakey Hoaglandt [Tuckerton?,N. J.]. 

Notice of his appointment by Congress as Con 
tinental Agent for New Jersey; instructions as to 
duties of that office; particular instructions re 
garding the prizes taken by the Argo and sent 
into Egg Harbor. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 231 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 7 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Outfit for the Trunibull; urge the dispatch 
of all Continental vessels for cruising purposes; 
if Capt. [Abraham] W hippie can not make a 
cruise at present a new captain may be selected 
for the Providence. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 232 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Sep. 7 phia]. To John Bradford [Boston]. Instructions 

as to disposition of Continental share of cargoes 

of prizes taken [Jul. 15] by the Providence, 

Queen of France, and Ranger. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 233 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 7 phia]. To John Langdon [Portsmouth, N. H.]. 

Instructions as to disposition of any part of the 
cargoes of the prizes taken by the Providence, 
Queen of France, and Ranger in case they are 
sent into Portsmouth. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 234 



116 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 7 phia]. To Col. John Beatty [West Point, N. Y.J. 

Quote report from the Commissioners of the 
Continental Navy Board at Boston that the busi 
ness of the Commissary of Prisoners department 
in that city is very poorly conducted. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 2:54 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 7 phia]. To Oakey Hoaglandt [Tuckerton ., N. J.]. 

Countermand instructions of Sep. 3 regarding 
purchase of cargo of prize brigantine Chance. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 234 

1779 Wavy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To John 
Sep. 9 Jay, President Continental Congress, Philadel 

phia. As to disposal of box of counterfeiting 
apparatus. In MS. of William Story. L. S. 
J[ames] Warren, William Vcrnon. 

C. C. 37, 143 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 17 phia]. To Capt. Seth Harding [Confederacy, off 

Chester, Del.J. Instructions for cruise to France 
taking the French minister [Conrad Alexandra] 
Gerard [de Rayneval] home; further instructions 
to be received from Benjamin Franklin; stores 
and cannon to be brought from France. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 235 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 17 phia]. To Benjamin Franklin [Passy]. Con 

spirators on the Alliance.; hope for success of 
squadron under Capt. [John Paul] Jones; Capt. 
Seth Harding and the Confederacy placed under 
his instructions upon arrival in France: will en 
deavor to trouble him with no more maritime 
affairs. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, \i. 23(1 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 18 phiaj. To Oakey Hoaglandt [Tuckerton?, N. JJ. 

Further instructions as to disposal of cargo of 
prize brigantine Chance. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 237 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 18 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Instructions as to disposal of the Sandwich 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 117 

and Thome, prizes taken by the Deancund Boston; 
tlie captors to be refitted at once for further 
cruising. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 237 

177 . Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Sep. I .i phiu]. To Capt. Abraham Whipple [Boston]. 

Congratulate him on success of his cruise in the 

Providence, and urge the speedy preparation of 

that vessel for another cruise. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 238 

ITT .t Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Sep. lit phiaj. To Capt. Samuel Nicholson [Boston?]. 

Congratulate him on success of his cruise in the 

Dcnne, and urge him to hasten the refitting of 

that vessel. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 238 

J77! Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 2<> phia]. To Capt. James Nicholson [Baltimore?]. 

Notification of his appointment to command of the 
Ti iunbnll at New London; is to stop at Philadel 
phia for further instructions. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 238 

177 . Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 21 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Urge haste in the fitting for sea of the 
Dcane, Boston, and Queen of France as they will 
be needed shortly for an important service. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 239 

177H Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 22 phia]. To the Commissioners, Nav\y Board, Bos 

ton. Instructions for the dispatch of the Deane, 
Boston, and Queen of France to Charleston, S. C. ; 
destination to be kept secret; command to be 
vested in senior captain on board these vessels. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 239 

177! Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 22 phia]. To [Capt. Abraham Whipple] the Com 

manding Officer of the Fleet destined for South 
Carolina" [Boston]. Enclose copy of resolution 
of Congress of Sep. 20 directing conference and 
cooperation between the commander of the fleet 
and the commander of the Continental troops 
in South Carolina; enjoin strict obedience to 

resolution. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 239 



118 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Bradford, J[ohn], Boston. To Marine Committee, Phila- 
Sep. 23 delphia. Answers to queries in letter of Sep. 7. 

A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 3, 1551 

1779 Barr, James, Philadelphia. To Continental Congress. 
Sep. 24 Requests passport for vessel about to sail for 

Holland. A. D. S. 

C. C. 42, 1, 189 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Sep. 28 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, 

Boston. Information received of arrival of 
[Charles Henri Theodat] Comte d Estaing with 
large fleet and 5,000 troops; the whole naval 
force under direction of the Commissioners to be 
equipped for sea and held in readiness to sail 
under directions received from Genl. [George] 
Washington or the Comte d Estaing who are to 
cooperate with each other. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, j>. 240 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Phiiadei- 
Sep. 28 phia]. To Genl. [George] Washington [West 

Point, N. Y.]. Enclose copy of letter to the 
Commissioners of the Navy Board at Boston 
directing that the Continental naval force at that 
port be placed under direction of Comte d Estaing 

or himself. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 240 

1779 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To Marine 
Sep. 29 Committee [Continental Congress]. Defense of 

action in not purchasing prize ship Thnrne. In 
MS. of William Story. Signed, Win. Yornon 
"for the Board." Referred to Congress for 
report of Committee. Report made Dec. 2, 1779. 

c. c. :;:, 145 

1779 Pennsylvania, Legislature. Resolution regarding the 
Sep. 30 decree of the Court of Appeals in the case of the 

sloop Active. 

C. C. 19, 4, 499 

1779 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To the Ma- 
Oct. 6 rine, Committee [Continental Congress]. Par 

ticulars as to action in case of prize ship Thorne. 
In MS. of William Story. Signed J[ames] War 
ren. Win. Vernon. Referred to Continental Con 
gress. SM Committee report Dec. 2, 1779. 

C. C. 37, 147 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 119 

LIT!) Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 6 phia]. To Capt. James Nicholson [Philadelphia]. 

Instructions to proceed to New London, take 
command of the Trumlutt, tit her for sea, and 
report to the Commissioners of the Navy Board 
at Boston. 

Marino Committee Letter Book, p. 240 

177!) Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. <i phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Rules of appointment to command in the 
Navy forbade the selection of Capt. [Elisha] Hin- 
man for the Trumbuttv> hcn Capt. [James] Nichol 
son was the first captain on the Navy list and 
considered a man of merit. 

Marine Committee letter Book, p. 241 

ITT .t Navy Board, Middle District, Philadelphia. To Marine 

Oct. 7 Committee, Continental Congress. Conduct of 

James Anderson in selling public stores as though 

his own; stores on hand. L. S. John Wharton, 

James Read, William Winder. 

C. C. 37, 151 

1770 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. lii phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Have named the ship building at Middlctown 
[Conn.], the Bmirlmn and given the command to 
Capt. Thomas Read; the Thome, if purchased, to 
be given to Silas Talbot, appointed Captain by 
Congress Sep. 17; packets at Boston need be de 
tained no longer to carry dispatches, but may be 
used for importing supplies. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. T41 

177!) Olmsted, Gideon, and others [Philadelphia]. To Conti- 
Oct. 13 nental Congress. Pray recompense for losses 

occasioned by capture of Active. L. S. See 
memorial of Apr. 23, 1779. 

C. C. 42, 6, 31 

1779 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on memo- 

Oct. 15 rial of James Barr. Power of Congress on high 

seas and within the States; passport to Holland 

to be granted. 

C. C. 19, 1, 209-211 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Oct. 17 phia]. To Capt. Seth Harding [Confederacy, off 

Chester, Del.]. Instructions to receive John Jay, 



120 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

his secretary, and family, in addition to other pas 
sengers named Sep. 17, and carry them to France. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 242 

1779 Tyler, Isaac [Providence, 11. I.]. To Continental Congress. 
Oct. 18 Petition respecting the capture of the Betsey by 

the Dolphin, with accompanying papers. D. S. 
See Committee report Dec. 2, 1779. 

C. C. 42, 7, 356-394 

1779 Pearson [Richard], Pallas. To [John Paul] Jones [The 
Oct. 19 Texel.J Complains that Jones has not called upon 

him since his return from Amsterdam; asks re 
garding exchange. A. L. S. in body of MS. and 
Contemporary Copy. 

C. C. 193, 115; 132, 55 

[1779] Reynst [P H.], [Texcl], To [John] Paul Jones 

[Oct. 19?] [Serapis, Texel]. Desires a statement that Jones 

had a French Commission as well as an American 
one. and that it was lost at the sinking of the Bon 
Horn nn Riclmrd. A. N. S. in body of MS. and 
Contemporary Copy. In French. Sec: Dec. 17. 

C. C. 193, 109; 132, 25 

1779 Jones, John Paul, Serapis [The Texel]. To [Richard] 
Oct. 20 Pearson, Pallax. Comparison between treatment 

of prisoners by British and by Americans. Auto. 
Draft and Contemporary Copy. 

0. C. 193, 127; 132, 57 

1779 Pearson [Richard], Pallas. To [John Paul] Jones [&>- 

Oct. 20 ajris, Texel]. Requests an answer to his letter 

of Oct. 19, and treatment such as he is entitled 

by his rank and behavior to receive. A. N. S. 

and Contemporary Copy. 

C. C. 193, 123; 132, 56 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Oct. 21 phia]. To Capt. Thomas Read [Philadelphia]. 

Instructions to proceed to Middletown, Conn., and 

take command of the Bmirlxm; is to report to 

the Commissioners of the Navy Board at Boston. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 243 

[1779] Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadelphia]. 

[Oct. 23] Report on letter of Pros. [Joseph] Reed as to 

impressments by U. S. vessels. Recommend 

that no commander of any U. S. vessel impress 

men within a State without consent of said State. 

C. C. 37, 167 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 121 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Oct. 2(> phia]. To Col. John Beatty [West Point, N. Y.]. 

Enclose papers showing harsh treatment received 

by American prisoners at Antigua; urge efforts 

for their exchange. 

Marine Committee Letter Hook, p. 243 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 26 phia]. To Capt. Elisha Hinman [Boston?]. En 

close extract from minutes approving sentence 
of court martial in his trial. 

Marino Committee Letter Book, p. 243 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Oct. 29 phia]. To Maj. Henry Lee [West Points, N. Y. |. 

Request every courtesy for Capt. Patrick Dennis, 
who is employed to wait the arrival of the 
Count d Estaing s fleet off the Hook." [Altho 
the Board of Admiralty was established by Con 
gress on Oct. 28, 1779, it did not become organ 
ized for several weeks and the Marine Committee 
continued at the head of the Navy until Dec. 7, 

1779.] 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 243 

1779 Jones, John Paul, and Pearson, Richard, Pallas [Texel]. 
Oct. 31 Agreement as to care of prisoners from British 

ships. D. JS. and Contemporary Copy. 

C. C. 193, 131; 132, 59 

1779 Navy Board, Middle District, Philadelphia. To Marine 

Oct. Committee. Request instructions as to treatment 

of James Allen, detected in act of selling stolen 

public property. Extract. 

C. C. 1!, 1, 79 

[1779] Continental Congress, Committee. Report on the Me- 
[Oct.J morials of Gideon Olmstead [Apr. 19, 23, 1779] on 

the case of the sloop Active. 

C. C. 19, 4, 495 

1779 Emes, John [Philadelphia]. To Continental Congress. 

Nov. 1 Prays discharge from confinement; is ignorant 

of result of court martial [Aug. 23-24, 1779] and 

is cut off from work. A. D. S. Read Nov. 4 

and sentence of court remitted. See Journals 

for that date. 

C. C. 42, 2, 388 

1779 Russell, John, and John Fergusson, [Argo, Newport?]. 

Nov. 4 Subscribers were the Master and Mate of the 

prize vessel Betsey; statement relates to the cap- 



122 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

ture of the JB<?tci/ by the Argo, Silas Talhot, 
master, and is sworn to before Peter Phillips and 
Caleb Gardner. A. I). S. of Fergusson, D. S. of 
Russell, Phillips, and Gardner. Enclosed: Talbot, 
Silas, to Henry Marchand, Nov. 11, 1779. 

C. C. 37, 209 

1776 Connecticut, Privateers. List of bonds taken on issuing 
May 13 Commissions for privateers in the State of Con- 

1779 necticut. 78 vessels and commanders are given 

Nov. 4 with date of bond for each. 

C. C. 190, Iti, 59 

1777 United States, Privateers. List of bonds given to the 
Dec. 2- United States by commanders of private ships of 

1779 war. Names of 53 vessels and commanders, with 

Nov. 4 date of commission issued to each. 

C. C. 196, 16, 96 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. 5 phia]. To Col. John Beatty [West Point, N. Y.]. 

Authorizes freedom of action in regard to exchange 
of certain prisoners; question of Spanish prison 
ers to be referred to Congress. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 244 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadcl- 
Nov. 5 phiaj. To William Smith [Baltimore]. Ask pas 

sage to Europe for Maj. [Ernst Ludwig deJAVid- 
dersheim; prefer the ship Buckskin, if possible. 
Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 244 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. 6 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Notification of appointment of Capt. John 
Barry to command of vessel on stocks at Ports 
mouth; urge haste in her completion. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 245 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. 6 phia]. To Capt. John Barry [Philadelphia?]. 

Instructions to proceed to Portsmouth, N. II., and 
hasten the completion of the ship to whose com 
mand lie has been appointed; advisable alterations 
to be reported to Committee. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 244 

1779 Franklin, B[enjamin], Passy. To [John Paul] Jones 
Nov. 8 [tiertijtix, Texel]. In List of Franklin Papers. 

L. S. and contemporary copy. 

C. C. 193, 167; 132, 69 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 123 

[1779] Continental Congress, Committee. Report that three 
[Nov. 10J frigates at Boston be sent to Charleston [S. C.J. 

C. C. 19, 1, 27 

177!) Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. 10 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Directions to order the frigates [Deane, 
Boston, and Qiwn of France] to sail for Charles 
ton, S. C., at once, under same instructions as 
given in letter of Sep. 2. 

Marine Committee Ijetter Book, p. 245 

177!) Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Nov. 10 phiaj. To Genl. [George] Washington [West 

Point, New York]. Circumstances necessitate the 

immediate sailing of the three frigates ordered to 

South Carolina. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 245 

177!) Talbot, Silas. Argo, Newport [R. I.]. To Henry Mar- 
Nov. 11 chand [Philadelphia]. Three brigantines from 

Philadelphia rubbed him of the Betsey, a prize of 
his; incloses oaths of master and mate of the 
B<:txi>ij taken Nov. 4 and confirming his complaint. 
A. L. S. Letter laid before Congress by March- 
and, read Nov. 30, and referred to Board of 
Admiralty. See Board to Talbot Jan. 25, 1780, 
and Report of Board Feb. 28, 1780. 

C. C. 37; 193, 201 

1771* Dinzey, Thomas. Manifest of the cargo of the Eagle 

Nov. 18 reported at Saba. D. S. Enclosed: Report of 

Board of Admiralty to Congress Mar. 23, 1780. 

In Dutch. 

C. C. 44, 347 

1779 Ashmead, John, St. Eustatius. Protest against the cap- 
Nov. H! ture of the brig Kaijle by British vessels when 

former was lying off Fort Saba. Sworn to Nov. 
17 before Picter Runncll and Anthony Beaujon. 
D. S. Anthony Beaujon. Enclosed: Report of 
Board of Admiralty to Congress Mar. 23, 1780. 

C. C. 44, 339, 386 

1779 Ashmead, John; James Brown, and Francis Lange, St. 
Nov. 1(5 Eustatius. Depositions concerning the capture of 

the .Eagle by British vessels off Fort Saba. En 
closed in Report of Board of Admiralty to Con 
gress Mar. 23, 1780. 

C. C. 44, 335, 386 



124 LIBKAEY OF CONGRESS. 

1 779 Eagle, St. Christophers. Extract of a letter from Agents of 

Nov. 16 two Bristol privateers to Genl. [William Matthew] 

Burt relative to the capture of the Eagle of} Fort 

Saba. Copy. Enclosed: Burt to Pieter Runnel), 

Nov. 30, 1779. 

C. C. 44, 259 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadcl- 
Nov. 17 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Pilots retained for use of French fleet to be 

discharged. 

Marino Committee Letter Book, p. 246 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. 17 phiaj. To John Bradford [Boston]. Directions as 

to disposal of sugar for the State of New York. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 246 

1779 New Hampshire, Assembly. An Act toallow appeals to 
Nov. 18 Congress in certain Maritime Causes. Allows ap 

peal from State Courts where a citizen of a foreign 
and friendly State is concerned if appeal is taken 
within 21 hours and surety is given. Copies attested 
by Joseph Pearson, Dep. Sec. (1) Enclosed Weare, 
Meshech, to Saml. Huntington, Nov. 20, 1779, and 
(2) in Sullivan, John, to Thos. Jefferson, Jan. (i, 

1784. 

C. C. 44, 195, 260 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. 20 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Appointment of John Lowell and John 
Pickering, Continental Advocates for Mass, and 
N. II., respectively, and Capt. George Jerry 
Osborne to command of marines on vessel building 
at Portsmouth. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 246 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Nov, 20 phia]. To Col. John Beatty [West Point, N. Y.]. 

Instructions as to provisions for Spanish prisoners 

on British prison-ship; exchange of Nathaniel 

Gait, 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 246 

1779 Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 
Nov. 20 phia]. To .John Bradford [Boston]. Directions 

for disposal of all rum and sugar belonging to 
the continent and now in his care. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 247 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 125 

iTT .t Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadel- 

Nov. 20 phiiij. ToCapt. John Barry [Portsmouth ?,N. H.]. 

Appointment of C;ipt. George Jerry Oshorne to 

command marines on ship building 1 at Portsmouth. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 247 

177!) Eagle, St. Christopher. Extract of a letter from Attor- 
Nov. -"> ney-General of St. Christopher to Genl. Wil 

liam Matthew Hurt relative to proceeding s in 
Court of Admiralty against the KujL . Enclosed: 
Burt, "William Matthew, to Pieter Runnell, Nov. 
30, 1779. 

C. C. 44, 360 

177!) Wears, Meshech, Hampton Falls [N. H.J. To Samuel 
Nov. 2l> Hunting-ton, President Continental Congress. 

Has laid before General Assembly of N. H. the 
Resolutions of Congress of Mar. <>, 1779, as to 
right of Congress to sustain appeals from Mari 
time Courts; encloses copy of Act of Assembl}-, 
Nov. 18, 1779, sustaining the resolution. A. L. S. 
Read in Congress Dec. 28 and referred to Com 
mittee on Appeals. 

C. C. 44, 191 

1779 [Jones, John Paul]. Alliance, The Texcl. To B|enja- 
Nov. 29 min] Franklin [Pussy]. Certificates of conduct 

of Capt. [Peter] Landais. In List of Franklin 
Papers. Auto, draft and contemporary copy. 

C. 0. 193, 247; 132, 26 

177!) [Jones, John Paul]. Attiantv, Texel. To Bfenjamin] 
Nov. 29 Franklin [PassyJ. Forwarded through [Charles 

W. F. ] Dumas certificate as to Capt. [Peter] Lan 
dais before receiptof his letter of Nov. 8; Siirapis 
ready for sea when French Ambassador sum 
moned him to Amsterdam; hopes his conduct at 
interview will be approved, but does not under 
stand reason for trouble; expects Dumas will 
explain all to Franklin; has done all in his power 
to redeem American prisoners; did not desire to 
meet Capt. Landais or would have come on 
board as requested by Franklin Xov. IS; hope 
the Si-rnpift will become an American ship; she 
would cost less than an}- frigate in navy and is a 
good ship; has 100 prisoners on board; will receive 
Franklin s further orders at L Orient. Auto, 
draft and contemporary copy. 

C. C. 193, 247; 132, 26 



126 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1771) [Jones, John Paul], Alliance, Texel. To Jamos Moylan 
Nov. 29 [L Orient]. Has no present pretensions to title 

of Commodore; is in command of AUlanc,- by 
direction of [Benjamin] Franklin and not by any 
desire to supersede Capt. [Peter] Landais; has 
more satisfaction in hope of saving Americans 
from English prisons than in the applause of 
victory." Auto, draft and contemporary copy. 

C. 0. 193, (>5; 132, 22 

1779 [Jones, John Paul]. To [John Direk] Baron Van do 
Nov. 29 Capellen. In Calendar of Jones Manuscripts 

except note of Nov. 30, by C. W. F. Dumas, 
regretting his misunderstanding of the position 
taken by Jones. Auto, draft of Jones with A. 
N. S. of Dumas. 

C. C. 193, 41 

1779 Burt, William Matthew, Antigua. To Pieter Runncll 
Nov. 30 [St. Fustatius]. Affair of the tiic/le; encloses 

copy of letter received claiming that Americans 
took ammunition from the Ko/le ashore and 
fought from land. Two copies. Enclosed in 
Curson & Gouverneur to Commercial Committee 
Continental Congress, Jan. IS, 1780. 

C. C. 44, 355, 397 

1779 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on letters of 
Dec. 2 Sep. 29 and Oct. (5 from Navy Board, Eastern 

Department. Recommend disapproval .of Navy 
Board for breach of orders in not purchasing 
prize ship Thome. See Navy Board to Marine 
Committee Sep. 29 and Oct. (1, 177 .i. 

C. C. 2S, lS5:i 

1779 Continental Congress, Committee. Report disapproving 

Dec. 2 sales by J[ohn] Bradford, Continental Agent at 

Boston, of goods taken in prixes by the I \-oci- 

dence, Queen of France, &nA Ranger in Aug., 1779. 

C. C. 19, 1, 401 

1779 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on petition of 
Dec. 2 Isaac Tyler, master of private sloop of war Dol 

phin [Oct. 18, 1779] as to capture of schooner 

Betsey, " Dismissed." 

C. C. 19, 0, 105 

1779 [Jones, John Paul]. Alliance The Texel. To [Paul Fran- 
Dec. 7 eois de Quelen] Due do La Vaugiryon [La Have]. 
Exchange of British and American prisoners. 
Auto, draft and contemporary copy. 

C. C. 193, 243; 132, 73 



I AVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 127 

17711 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Philadel- 
Dec. 10 phia. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Dissolution of the Marine Committee and 
its replacement l>y the Board of Admiralty ; duties 
of the board ; instructions to be given commanders 
of Continental vessels of war cruising against the 
enemy; monthly accounts to be forwarded by 
Navy Boards to the Board of Admiralty. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 249 

177 ,) Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Dec. 10 phia |. To John Bradford [Boston.] Dissolution 

of the Marino. Committee and powers of the Board 
of Admiralty; wish accounts to Dec. 31, and in 
particular a statement of cash on hand. Dupli 
cate except last paragraph sent also to John 
Langdon, Portsmouth, N. H. ; Nathaniel Shaw, 
jr.. New London, Conn.; Daniel Tillinghast, 
Providence, R. I. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 250 

1771* Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report that 

Dec. 13 a warrant on the managers of the United States 

lottery for 50,000 dollars be issued in favor of 

the Board of Admiralty for the use of the Navy 

Board, Middle. Department. 

C. C. 136, 3, 896 

177! Curson & G-ouverneur, St. Eustatius. To the Commer- 
Dec. 14 cial Committee, Continental Congress. General 

[William M.] Burt, despite statements of burgess 
and inhabitants of Saba, claims that Americans 
from brig Eagle took possession of Fort Saba 
and fired on the British ships; Eagle has been 
condemned as a lawful prize; difficulties of situa 
tion; enclose copy of Genl. Hurt s letter from 
Antigua obtained from Pieter Runnell to whom 
it was addressed. Unsigned triplicate with same 
to same of Jan. 18, 1780. 

C. C. 44,351,389 

1779 Lironcourt, [ ] Chevalier de, The Helder, Texel 

Dec. 16 R 0!l d. To [John] Paul Jones [Texel]. Receipt 

for 472 prisoners taken by Jones from his various 
prizes; are to be exchanged for American prison 
ers in England. A. D. S. In French. 

C. C. 193, 211 



128 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 [Jones, John Paul], Alliance, Texel. To P[ ] H. 

Dec. 17 Reynst, Amsterdam. Has no orders to hoist 

French Hag over the Alliance; will hoist none 
but American colors unless ordered by Benjamin 
Franklin. Secry s draft, auto, draft, and con 
temporary copies. Printed: Wharton, Dip. 
Corres., Am. Rev., Wash., 1889, 3, 430. 

C. C. 193, 155, 183; 132, (><>, 72 

1779 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Dec. 18 phia]. To John Deshon [New London, Conn. ?] 

Powder and stores for the Trumbull and JBour- 

lion; new cannon for the former vessel; accounts 

to be returned to Board of Admiralty. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 252 

1779 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Dec. 18 phia]. To Gov. Jonathan Trumbull [Lebanon, 

Conn.]. Request powder for the Trumbnll and 
Bourbon from supplies held by Connecticut. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 252 

1779 Lewis, Francis. Philadelphia. To Samuel Huntiugton, 

Dec. 18 President, Continental Congress. Accepts posi 

tion as member of Board of Admiralty. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 14, 295 

1779 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Dec. 20 phia]. To William Smith [Baltimore]. Expenses 

iu the case of Maj. [Ernst Ludwig do] Widder- 
sheim and the securing a passage to Europe for 
him; Congressional action; passage in the Buck 
skin desired. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 250 

1779 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Dec. 20 phia]. To John Langdon [Portsmouth, N. II.]. 

His letter of Nov. 27 [regarding the America?] 
will be laid before Congress and an answer re 
turned by next post. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 251 

1779 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel 
Dec. 20 phiaj. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, 

Boston. Letter of Dec. 4 under consideration; 
order for gunpowder has been sent to [John] 
Deshon; supplies of iron [for the America] may 
be obtained in Connecticut. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 251 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 129 

1779 Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty [Philadei- 

Dec. 20 phia]. To John Deshon [New London, Conn. ?J. 

Remonstrance against sending letters by special 

messenger when the post answers same purpose. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 253 

177!) Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Dec. 20 phia]. To Col. [ j Westcot, Egg Harbor 

[N. J.J. Instructions as to disposition of wine 

and provisions saved from ship stranded on New 

Jersey coast. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 253 

177! Pennsylvania, Privateers. List of bonds taken on 

Jan. 20- issuing commissions for privateers in the State 

Dec. 2-t of Pennsylvania. Names of 81 vessels and 

bonders are given with date of commission issued 

to each. 

C. C. 196, 16, 85 

1779 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Dec. 28 phia]. To John Bradford [Boston]. Directions 

for disposition of rum and sugar in his hands; 

account of prize money on hand to be furnished 

the Board of Admiralty at once. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 253 

1779 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Dec. 28 phia]. To John Langdon [Portsmouth, N. H.]. 

Ship [America] to be completed according to first 
plan as a 74-gun vessel; no money available but 
that in hands of Continental agents at Boston and 
in New Hampshire; is to forward schedule of 
material and estimate of money needed to com 
plete the vessel. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 254 

1779 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Dec. 28 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Return to old plans in construction of the 
[America] , repeat instructions of Dec. 10 for fre 
quent accounting to the Board of Admiralty. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 255 

1779 Harding, Seth, Confederacy, Martinique. To Samuel 

Dec. 30 Huntington [President, Continental Congress]. 

Outlines voyage from Philadelphia to St. Pierre 

and Fort Royal; disaster suffered in gale made 

impossible trip to Europe as planned; present 

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

condition of vessel; will refit and proceed to 
Boston unless contrary orders are received. L/. 8. 

C. ( . 78, 11, 487 

1779 Continental Congress, Board of Admiraltj" [Philadcl- 
Dec. 31 phia]. To [Anne Cesar] Chevalier de La Lu- 

zerne [Philadelphia]. Enclose papers giving 
circumstances connected with the capture of the 
Daphne by Capt. [James] Robinson in the Fly 
and his being dispossessed of the prize by the 
Comte d Estaing on the coast of Georgia. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 255 

1779 Duarte, John Garcia. Statement as to departure of Our 
Lady of Mount Carmel t& St. Anthony from 
Rio de Janeiro and from Fayal; her capture by 

the Phoenix. A. D. S. 

C. C. 44, 181 

1779 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on letter of 

William Bingham as to seizure and detention of 
American vessels and citizens at Guadeloupe. 

C. C. 19, 1, 341 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty, Admiralty 
Jan. 3 Office. To [Samuel Huntington] President of 

Congress. In compliance with resolve of Dec. 
2. 1779, enclose return of provisions for one year s 
expenditure in Navy. Enclosure missing. 

C. C. 37, 169 

1780 Navy Board [Eastern Department], [Boston]. To the 
Jan. 7 Board of Admiralty [Philadelphia]. Great need 

of money for continuance of work on ship 
[America], for cannon for the Buurbon, and for 
work on other vessels. Extract enclosed in 
Board of Admiralty report Mar. 29, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 215 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Jan. 7 phia]. To the Board of Treasury. Request the 

board to report to Congress that a warrant issue 

in favor of [the Commissioners of] the Navy Board 

[at Boston] for not less than 100,000 dollars. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 256 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Jan. 7 phia]. To John Bradford [Boston]. Instructions 

for sale of certain stores now held by him; account 

expected in due time. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 256 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 131 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report re- 
Jan. 8 specting an allowance to be made to marines 
doing garrison duty. Marines entitled to same 
allowance as that given the Army by resolution 
of Aug. 18, 1779. Passed Jan. 8. 

C. 0. 37, 173 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on cstablish- 
J jln - li ment of a court of appeals. Committee recom- 

mendsthe establishment of a court of three judges, 
any two of whom can hold court; trials to be by 
usage of nations and not by jury; arrangements 
as to clerks, salaries, etc. The report was agreed 
to in part Jan. 15 and on Jan. 22, George Wythc, 
William Paca, and Titus Ilosmer were appointed 

judges. See also report of Mav 24. 

C. C. 29, 379 

1780 Curson & G-ouverneur, St. Eustatius. To Commercial 
Jan. 18 Committee, Continental Congress. Send copies of 

papers relating to capture of the Eagle; procedure 
after hearing that vessel was condemned in Vice- 
Admiralty court; lacked money to buy in the 
vessel. D. S. Enclosed in Report of Board of 
Admiralty to Congress Mar. 21, 1780. 

C. C. 44, 352, 390 

1780 Bradford, .John [Boston]. To the Board of Admiralty 
Jan. 18 [Philadelphia]. Extract giving amount of money 

paid to Navy Board [Eastern Department], being 
the Continental share of prizes received; amount 
is 544,548 13s 9d [currency?], beside revenue 
from supplies sold. In MS. of John Brown. 

C. C. 37, 219 

1780 Po.Uock, Oliver. Certificate of Agreement entered into 
Jan. 20 with [Philip Lyon and others] captors of the Went 

Florida. Copy. Enclosed in Lyon, Philip, and 
others to Continental Congress, Nov. 20, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 541 

1780 Dinzey, Thomas, and eleven others, Saba. Deposition as to 
Jan. 20 the capture of the Eagle by British vessels off Saba. 

No hostile action on part of crew of Eagle until 
British vessels attempted to cut her out from her 
anchorage. D. S. : Thomas Dinzey, Thomas Win- 
field, John Simmons, Charles Winfeild, Thomas 
Simmons, Isaac Simmons, Lucas Simmons, Wil 
liam Robards. John Simmons. Abram Simmons, 



132 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

Phenihas Wright, Abrain Simmons [jr. .]. En 
closed: Report of Board of Admiralty to Con 
gress Mar. 23, 17SU. 

( . C. 44, 863, 3611 

1T80 Whipple, William. Portsmouth [N. II.]. To Samuel 
Jan. 22 Hunting-toil. President Continental Congress. 

Accepts tender of position on Board of Admiralty. 
A. L. S. 

C. 0. 78, 24, 171 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Jan. 24 a return of the officers of Navy of United States 

[laid before Congress by Board Jan. 22 and re 
ferred hack]. Recommend: () Pay of all offi 
cers of Navy of United States not in actual 
service should cease, (b) Officers should retain 
rank but deposit commissions with Navy Boards 
until called into service. Passed Jan. 25. 178U. 

C. 0. 37, 175 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jan. 25 phia]. To Capt. Silas Talbot, Art/ft [Newport, 

R. I.]. Letter of Nov. 11, with enclosures, has 
been placed before Congress; strict inquiry has 
been set on foot to ascertain what vessels robbed 
him of his prize. See Talbot. Silas, to Henry 
Marchand, Nov. 11, 1771), and Report of Board 
of Admiralty to Congress Feb. 28, 1780. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 256 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
j an- 25 phia]. To John Murray, Providence [R. I.J. 

Distribution of prize money resulting from cap 
tures on the sea; case of Capt. J[ohn] B[urroughs] 
Hopkins. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. L 57 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jan. 25 phm.l- To Jacobus Van Zandt [Albany], N. Y. 

Stores under care of Capt, Samuel Tudor and 
inquiry as to places in which they are needed. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 1 5H 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
j an . 31 claims of William Duer and others for spars fur 

nished. Papers submitted showing character of 
claims. Report recommitted to Board. Sec Re 
port of Oct. 26, 1780. 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THK HF.VOLUT1ON . 133 

[178<i] Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

|Jan. SI ] phiaj. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, 

Boston. Salaries of officers in Continental Navy 

not in actual service; accounts of Commissioners; 

model of vessel built in Holland. 

Marine Committee Letter Hook, p. 258 

17-s<> Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jan. SI phiaj. To the Board of War [Philadelphia]. Ac 

commodation for Capt. John Barry s horses. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 258 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jun. SI phia]. To Jacobus Van Zandt [Albany, N. Y.]. 

Stores in care of Capt. Samuel Tudor to be held 
until further notice. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 259 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jan. SI phia]. To Capt. Samuel Nicholson, Define [Bos 

ton Harbor?]. Supplies for the I)<anc to be 
obtained through William Aylett; cruise to be as 
directed by the Navy Board at Boston. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 259 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Jan. SI phisij. To William Aylett [ Williamsburg, Va.]. 

Request him to secure supplies for the frigate 

Deane. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 260 

17so Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Feb. 1 motion [of Jan. 28, 1780]f or establishment of packet 

service between America and France. Recom 
mend: (a) Three packet boats be established; (b) 
mails to be made up on day of sailing; (c) boats 
to sail from America and France in June, Aug., 
and every second month; (</) service under direc 
tion of Board of Admiralty. 

C. C. 37, 179 

[1780] [Langdon, John, Portsmouth, N. H. To the Board of 
[Feb. 2?] Admiralty, Philadelphia]. Estimate of sundries 

required for the 74-gun ship [Aiiu r/ ca] building 
under his direction; 15,907 required, and silver 
is estimated at S5 to 1. A. D. See Continental 
Congress, Board of Admiralty to Langdon, Mar. 
17, 1780. Enclosed in Board of Admiralty to 

Continental Congress Mar. 29, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 217 



134 IJBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 [Harding, Seth] Confederacy, Martinique. To Samuel 
Feb. 4 Huntingdon, President, Continental Congress. 

Difficult}" of obtaining supplies for the (. <>ft-dvi - 
acy; repairs thus far effected; awaits orders, but 
in default of them coining soon will sail for Boston. 
Cont. Copv enclosed bv Harding in letter of 
Feb. 18. 

C. 0. 78, 12, 5 

[1780] Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty and Com- 
Feb. 4 mittee of Commerce. Report on motion |of Jan. 

28, 1780] favoring the transference of commercial 
business to the supervision of the Board of Ad- 
miraltv. Consider the board competent to oversee 
these matters, but propose a preliminary investi 
gation and settlement of past transactions of the 
Committee on Commerce. 

C. C. H7, 183 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Feb. 5 Courts of Inquiry and the loss of the Fly. Rec 

ommend: (a) Revival of resolutions of May 6, 1778. 
providing for Courts of Inquiry, and that (ft) by 
virtue of those resolutions the Board inquire into 
cause of loss of the Fly, Capt. flames Robinson. 
Report considered, amended, and passed Feb. 8, 
1780. 



1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Feb. [8?] Settlement of Accounts of Continental Agents. 

Recommend that as little attention has been paid 
by Agents to demands of Marine and Commercial 
Committees, William Denning and John Brown 
be appointed special commissioners for settlement 
and that the executives of the States be requested 
to aid them. Endorsed: "Read Feb. 8, 1780." 
See Journals of Congress Sep. 17, 1779, and Jim. 
12, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 189 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
11 phiaj. To William Aylett [Williamsburg, Va. j. 

Doubts as to Capt. Samuel Nicholson with the 
Deane coming to Chesapeake Bay. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. L til 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 135 

1780 Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Feh. 1^ phia]. To John Adams, P^li/abethtown [N. J.]. 

Request his aid as Commissary of Prisoners for 
Charles Savage Thierry. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 261 

1780 Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Feb. 15 phia]. ToCol. John Beatty [Morristown, N. J.]. 

Request a monthly return of all marine prisoners 
in his department or in the possession of the 
enemy; complaints of treatment received in New 
York; Lt. [Christopher] Ilele has broken his 

parole. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 262 

I78o Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Feb. 15 phia]. To Genl. [George] Washington [Morris- 

town, N. J.]. N 7 eglect of marine prisoners by 
Commissary General s Department; have written 
Col. [John] Beatty. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 261 

178<> Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Feb. 15 phia]. To John Langdon [Portsmouth, N. H.]. 

Urge haste in sending masts and spars to William 

Bingham at Martinique to supply equipment 

needed by the Confederacy. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 262 

1780 Harding, Seth, Confederacy, Martinique. To Samuel 

Feb. 18 Huntingdon, President Continental Congress. 

Conditions in Martinique. L. S. Letter of Feb. 

4 enclosed. 

C. C. 78, 12, 7 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Feb. 22 phia]. To Capt. Abra[ha]m Whipple, Providence 

[Charleston, S. C.]. Instructions to use the 
Qnenn of France as a merchant vessel. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 263 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Feb. 22 phia]. To [Capt.] John Peck Rathburne, Queen 

<>f France [Charleston, S. C.] Instructions as to 
use of his vessel. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 263 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Feb. 22 phia]. To Maj. Genl. [Benjamin] Lincoln [Charles 

ton, S. C.]. Instructions given to Capts. Whipple 



136 LIBRARY OV CONGRESS. 

and Rathburne as to the Queen of France; vessel to 
be sent to Philadelphia, with cargo of rice if he 
and Capt. Whipple consider her unfit to guard 
the entrance to Charleston Harbor. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 264 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadcl- 

Feb. 22 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, 

Boston. Provisions for the Deane; sails and 

rigging for the Bouifonf Treasury can spare no 

more mono} at present; credit of the nation at a 

low ebb. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 265 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Feb. 26 phia]. To [Capt.] Abra[ha]m Whipple [Provi 

dence, Charleston, S. C. j. Cargo for Queen of 
France to be secured from George A. Hall and 
John L. Gervais. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 264 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Feb. 28 claim of Silas Talbot. Claim is given in letter of 

Talbot to Henry Marchand of Nov. 11. 1779 
[read in Congress Nov. 80 and referred to the 
Marine Committee]. Recommend that Congress 
release to Talbot all interest the United States 
may have in the brigantine Betsey, captured by 
the Argo, Capt. Talbot. and taken from latter by 
vessels from Philadelphia. Resolution based on 
recommendation passed Mar. 1, 1780. See Tal 
ipot s letter of Nov. 11 and reply of Board of 
Admiralty, Jan. 25, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 197 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Feb. 28 phia]. To [Capt.] Seth Harding [Martinique]. 

Disaster to the Confederacy [in gale off the 
Bahamas] serious; stores to be procured at St. 
Eustatius after refitting. See Harding to Samuel 
Huntington, Dec. 30, 1779. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 266 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Feb. 28 phiaj. To William Bingham [Martinique]. 

Financial embarrassments; masts and spars for 
the Confederacy. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 266 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THK REVOLUTION. 137 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadol 
Mar. 4 phiaj. To Curson & Gouverneur [St. Eustatius]. 

Request assistance in procuring 1 stores for Amer 
ica; Capt. Seth Harding will bring them in the 

Confederacy, 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 267 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Mar. 17 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. "Low state of the public treasury;" needs 
at Charleston [S. C.] and Portsmouth [N. H.]; 
call for report on Accounts of the Navy Board. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 267 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Mar. 17 phia]. To .John Langdon [Portsmouth, N. H.]. 

Can spare no money at present; launching of the 
ship [America]; hope to send supplies soon. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 268 

1780 Lewis, Francis, Admiralty Office [Philadelphia]. To 
Mar. 21 Samuel Huntington, President, Continental Con 

gress. Calls attention to constitution of Board 
of Admiralty by Congressional resolution Oct. 
28, 1779; two members only of five designated 
are ready for service; hopes this condition of 
affairs will be remedied at once. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 14, 30!) 

1780 Ashmead, John, Captain V. S. Brig Eagle, Philadelphia. 
Mar. 21 Deposition sworn before Thomas McKean regard 

ing the capture of the Eayle by cruiser and con 
sorts Nov. 13, 1779, off Fort Saba; Eagle and 
cargo still withheld from him. D. S. Attested 
by McKean. Enclosed in Report of Board of 
Admiralty to Congress, Mar. 23, 1780. 

C. C. 44, 3_>7, 373 

1780 Taylor .John. Philadelphia. Deposition sworn before 

Mar. 2 1 Thomas McKean regarding capture of Continental 

brig Eagle Nov. 13, 1779, off Fort Saba. D. S. 

Attested by McKean. Enclosed in following 

Report of Board of Admiralty to Congress. 

C. C. 44,331,380 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report as 

Mar. 23 to capture of Continental brig Eagle. Eayle was 

lying under protection of fort on Saba Island; 

capture was by British privateers and contrary 



138 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

to laws of nations; lay affidavits regarding mat 
ter before Congress. Papers referred to com 
mittee. 

C. C. 44, .T25 

1780 Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Mar. 23 phia]. To Genl. [George] Washington [Morris- 

town, N. J.J. Proposed naval expedition under 
Maj. Genl. [Benedict] Arnold has been abandoned. 
Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 2(>9 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Mar. 23 phia]. To Benjamin Harrison, jr. [Berkley], Va. 

Request him to send coal to Portsmouth, N. II., 

to be used in advancing the construction of the 

[America]. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 269. 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Mar. 23 phiaj. To William Aylett [Williamsburg, Va. |. 

Instructions to complete a cargo for vessel on 

which Benjamin Harrison, jr., is to send coal to 

Portsmouth, N. II. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 270 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralt} [Philadel- 
Mar. 23 phia]. To Abram Livingston [Charleston, S. C. |. 

Unsatisfactory manner in which he has drawn 
bills upon the Board of Admiralty. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 271 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Mar. 24 phia]. To Capt. Abra[ha]m Whipple [Charles 

ton, S. C.]. Supplies desired. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 271 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Mar. 28 phia]. To John Bradford [Boston]. Instructions 

to forward the public wine, and an account of the 
public rum and sugar in his possession. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 272 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Thiladel- 
Mar. 28 phia]. To Benjamin Franklin, Paris. Depreda 

tions by British ships on American coasts; is to 
order the Alliance to Philadelphia. Copies. 
C. C. 193, 828, and Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 272 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Mar. 29 phia]. Report on condition of the [America] and 

the Bourbon. Great need of money for work on 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 139 

vessels named; recommend sale of sugar and ruin 
from prizes now in hands of Continental Agent 
[John Bradford] at Boston and application of 
money to continuance of work on these ships. 
S*-i; Letter John Langdon to Board of Admi 
ralty, Feb. 2, 1780, and Report of Board of Nov. 

24, "l780. 

C. C. 37, 211 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
M-ir. 31 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Urge investigation into certain captures 
made by the Revenge privateer; counterfeiting 
outfit captured to be forwarded to the Treasury 

office. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 273 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Apr. 4 phiaj. To Capt. Patrick Dennis [Albany, N. Y.]. 

Is to send pearl ash from Hudson River to Phila 
delphia. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, ]>. 273 

1780 Whipple, Abraham, Charleston [S. C.]. To William Ash 
Apr. *i [Boston}. Rations served on the Boston. L. S. 

C. C. 37, 259 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Apr. 7 phia]. To John Bradford [Boston]. Instruc 

tions as to disposition of prize ship taken by the 

Dcaiif. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 274 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Apr. 7 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, 

Boston. Suggestions regarding the cruise of 
the Trumbutt, Capt. James Nicholson. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 274 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Apr. 7 phia]. To Hewes, Smith and Allen [Edenton, 

N. C.]. Robbery of the public storehouse at 
Edenton of canvas and salt; Hewes, Smith and 
Allen held blameworthy; balance of accounts 
with Marine and Commercial Committees to be 
forwarded at once. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 275 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Apr. 10 transference of sugar from Boston to Philadel 

phia. Are about to order the Mercury from 



140 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

Boston; request authorization to freight her \vith 
20 hhds. of .sugar. Endorsed: Passed Apr. 10, 

1780. 

C. C. 157, 221 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Apr. 11 the fitting out of the Saratoga. Recommend: 

That balance of money in their hands from the 
sale of wines he applied to fitting out the Sara 
toga. Read and passed Apr. 12, 1780. 

C. C. :)7, 223 

1780 Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Apr. 11 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board. 

Boston. Cannon and stores for the Trninlndl 
and Bourbon; use of Government packets to 
carry private freight is disapproved; condition 
of the Confederacy. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 276 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Apr. 11 phia]. To John Bradford [Boston]. Boston ob 

taining too large a share of the prizes taken from 
the enemy; need for goods at Philadelphia. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 277 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty |Philadel- 
Apr. 12 phia.] To John M. Nesbit and John Nixon, Phila 

delphia. Instructions to furnish an account of 
the disposition of all Continental prizes coming 
to them as agents. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 278 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Apr. 1-t phia]. To John Bradford [Boston]. Instructions 

as to shipment of goods from Boston to Philadel 
phia. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 27S 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Apr. 1-t phia]. To John Langdon (Portsmouth, N. H.J. 

Have no money to send him; reliance must be 

placed on Navy Board at Boston; condition is 

result of sending all prizes into that port. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 279 

17SO Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty fPhiladel- 
Apr. 17 phia]. To Capt. James Nicholson, Tninibnll\ New 

London, Conn. ]. Instructions for a cruise in the 
Trumbull until end of June after which junction 
with the Saratoga and other available ships is to 
be made near Delaware Bay. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 280 



XAVAI. RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 141 

I7*u Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Apr. Is phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, 

Boston. Wages demanded by ship carpenters in 
Connecticut and at Philadelphia; orders given 
Capt. James Nicholson for cruise in the Trinnlmll; 
French forces in the West Indies. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, \>. _ 80 

L77! Pennsylvania, Privateers. List of bonds given on issuing 

Nov. (5- commissions for privateers in the State of Penn- 

17cSO sylvania. Names of 44 vessels and command- 
Apr. 27 ers are given with date of commission issued to 

each. 

C. C. 196, 16, 86 

[1780] [Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty.] Form of 

[Apr. 27 ] Bond recommended to Congress for use of private 

vessels of War. Enclosed in a report of the 

Board of Admiralty to Congress, Apr. 28, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 229 

[1780] Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Form of 
[Apr. -21 i\ Instructions to Captains and Commanders of 

private armed vessels, etc., with amendment to 
same. Enclosed in a report of the Board of Ad 
miralty to Congress, Apr. 28, 1780. 

C. C. 37. 233-235 

[1780] Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Form of 
[Apr. 27 .] Commission to be issued to private vessels of war. 

Enclosed in following entrv. 

C. C. 37, 239 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report 

Apr. 28 recommending forms for Commission. Bond, and 

Instructions suitable for private vessels of war. 

Three forms enclosed. Approved May 2. See 

preceding entries. 

C. C. 37, 225 

17SO Wilson, James, Philadelphia. To Continental Congress. 
May I Memorial in behalf of the Commissioners of the 

Admiralty. Sandwich Packet, captured by the 
DiaiK- and Boston, was condemned by Massa 
chusetts authorities, sold and whole proceeds 
given to her captors; memorialist prays Congress 
to hear appeal of John Bradford against this 
decision and his claim for one-half of proceeds 
for I nited States; hopes case can be tried in 
Court of Appeals of United States. D. S. 

C. C. 41, 10, 440 



142 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
May2 phia]. To Capt. Seth Harding {Confederacy, 

Delaware Bay]. Instructions to proceed to Phil 
adelphia and refit his ship. 

Marino Committee Letter Book, p. 281 

1780 Continental Congress. Instructions to privateers. In- 
May 2 structions | to the j Captains and Commanders j 

of Private armed vessels | etc. 2 pp. Printed: 
31.3 x 19 cm. See Instructions. Apr. ;}, 1776, 
Report of Board of Admiralty. Apr. 28, 17SO. 
and Report of Committee on Instructions. Apr. 
5, 1781. 

C. C. 37,511 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
May 2 phia]. To John Langdon [Portsmouth, N. H.]. 

Arrival of the Confederacy, Capt. Seth Harding, 
from Martinique. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, ]>. 282 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
May 2 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board. Bos 

ton. Plan for cruise by several Continental 
vessels in unison; capture of St. Lucia by the 
French. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 282 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
May 6 phiu]. To Genl. [George] Washington [Morris- 

town, X. J.]. By direction of Congress arc send 
ing him two pipes best Madeira wine. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 283 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
May 6 phia]. To Benjamin Franklin, Paris [Passy?, 

France]. Case of Capt. James Robinson of the 
Fhj; Robinson dispossessed of that sloop bv 
majority of crew; latter took Fhj and schooner 
Daphne to French fleet off Georgia where frigate 
Chimere seized them; application for redress 
referred by French minister to Franklin at Paris. 
Copy of letter of La Luzcrne included in letter 
to Franklin. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 284 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

May 9 phiaj. To Nathaniel Shaw, jr., New London 

[Conn.]. Instructions as to disposition of cargo 

of prize sent into port by the Dea ne [Capt. Samuel 

Nicholson]. See Letter May 22, 1780. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 283 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 143 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel 
May 112 phia]. To ,Iohn Bradford [Boston]. Papers 

relating to the Lord Sandwich lodged with Seev. 
of Congress; .1 leant ordered to Philadelphia. 

Marine Committee letter Book, \\. 284 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Mav 1 2 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, 

Boston. Conduct of the crew of the fieve/tye 
privateer; cargoes of certain prizes to be sold 
for benefit of the Army instead of the Navy; pro 
visions for the Deane; operations planned for the 
Trumbitll; disapprove joint expeditions of Conti 
nental ships and privateers. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 285 

17SO Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
May 12 phia]. To Capt. Samuel Nicholson [Boston]. 

Congratulate him on his success in the Dearu-; 
urge speedy refitting of that frigate for cruise in 
company with the Confederacy, Saratoga, and 
Truwbud. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 28;> 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
May 18 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board 

[Boston]. Orders given to Capt. James Nichol 
son by Board of Admiralty, Apr. 17, must not 
be superseded by Navy Board; expedition to 
Hudson Bay is disapproved. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 287 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
May U phia]. To John Bradford [Boston]. Bradford s 

conduct in disposing of any part of the Conti 
nental share of wine taken on prizes is contrary 
to express orders of the Board. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 286 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

May 22 phia]. To Nathaniel Shaw, jr. [New London, 

Conn. |. Further instructions as to disposition 

of cargo of prize sent into port by the Deane; 

money obtained to be forwarded by Ephraim 

Bill of the Confederacy. See Letter May 9, 1780. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 287 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
May 22 phia]. To ( apt. James Nicholson [Boston?]. 



144 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

Forbid his joining the Trumbull with the priva 
teer Mifflin, for a cruise, as indicated in his letter 
of May 3; repeat orders of Apr. IT. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 288 

1779 Maryland, Privateers. List of Bonds taken and Com- 
Sep. 2 2- missions of Letters of Marque & Reprisal issued 

1780 kv the Council of Maryland. Names of 38 ves- 
May -^ sels, commanders, bonders, and owners are given 

with date of commission of each vessel. 

C. C. ism, 16, t;s 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee of Foreign Affairs. 

May 23 Report on disposition of prizes captured by ( apt. 

John Paul Jones and carried into Denmark. 

Passed May 31, 1780. 

C. C. 25, 1, 307 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
May 23 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board 

[Boston]. American seamen aided to return to 
Boston by [John] Jay at Madrid; urge haste in 
fitting out the Deane; orders of Apr. 17 as to the 
Tnniibull to be strictly obeyed. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 288 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on memorial 

May 24 of James Wilson [May 1, 1780] respecting the 

Sandwich Packet; resolutions respecting the 

establishment of a Court of Appeals in cases of 

captures; division of prize money. 

C. C. 19; 6, 569. 29; 389, 394 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
May 26 [25] phia]. To [Samuel Huntington, President of 

Congress]. Enclose letter from Francis Hop- 
kinson with request that it be laid before Con 
gress. A. L. S. John Brown. Endorsed: Read 
Mav 25 and referred to Board of Treasury. 

C. C. 37, 243 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
May 26 condition of [America], Bourbon, and other war 

ships. No money available for completion of 
above-named vessels; recommend authorization 
to receive prize cargoes of rum and sugar from 
John Bradford, Continental Agent at Boston, 
the sale of which in Philadelphia will produce 
money for said object. Debated and consideration 
postponed May 27. Vote reversed Jun. 13, 1780. 

See also Action of Nov. 2-25, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 247 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 145 

17,so | Jones, .John Paul], L Oricnt. Memorandum [to Antoine 
May "21 Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel dc Sartine, 

Paris]. Concern at delay in .sale of Countess of 
Scarborough and Serapis; Alliance has remained 
idle too long; questions of prize money. Auto, 
draft and contemporary copy. 

C. C. 193, 271; 132, 32 

I78<> Washington, George, Morristown. To Board of Admir- 
May 29 alty [Continental Congress]. Recommends Capt. 

[Abraham] Van Dyck to a Captaincy in the 
Marines. L. S. In handwriting of Richard 
Kidder Meade. Enclosed in Board of Admiralty 
to Samuel Huntington Jul. 15, 1780. See Action 

of Jul. 8 and 23. 

C. C. 37, 423 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Mav 30 phia]. To John Deshon [New London, Conn. ]. 

Instructions to solicit Gov. [Jonathan] Trumhull 
for assistance in completion of the Bourbon; 
copies of resolution of Congress of May 27 and 
of letter of board to Gov. Trumbull of Ma} 30 

are enclosed. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 289 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

May 30 phia]. To Gov. [Jonathan] Trumbull [Lebanon, 

Conn.]. Request aid in completing the frigate 

Bourbon. 

Marine Committee letter Book, p. 289 

17SO Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Mav 30 phia]. To Pres. [Meshech Weare, Portsmouth, 

N. II. J. Request his aid in completing the 7-i-gun 
ship [America} building at Portsmouth. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 290 

17SO Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
May 30 phia]. To John Langdon [Portsmouth, N. H.]. 

Is to solicit Pres. [Meshech Weare] for assistance 
in completion of ship [America}; copy of resolu 
tion of Congress of May 27 relative to the navy 

enclosed. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 290 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
May 3o phia]. To Gov. [John Hancock, Boston]. Request 

liis aid in preparing the Deune and any other Con 
tinental vessel in Massachusetts for sea. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 291 
5212 (Hi 10 



146 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
May 30 phia]. To the Commissioner*, Mavy Hoard, Bos 

ton. Accounts of [John] Langdon; stores for the 
36-gun frigates shipped from France by the Terese 
in Apr., 1777, are yet at Cape Francois as directed 
by Commercial Committee at the time; instruc 
tions to solicit Gov. [John Hancock] for assistance 
in fitting out the Dennc. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 291 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Jun. 1 phia]. To [ ] Carabasse [Cape Francois]. 

Request that any Continental stores remaining 

be forwarded to America with an account of all 

stores received and forwarded. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 293 

1780 Navy Board, Middle District, Philadelphia. To Board of 
Jun. 5 Admiralty. Accommodations for crew of the 

Confederacy while being repaired. Referred to 
Congress by Francis Lewis, Jun. 12, 1780, in one 
of several letters stating the difficulty of main 
taining a quorum of the Board of Admiralty. 

Copy by Lewis. 

0. C. 78, 14, 337-345 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 

Jun. 7 the \\ <-x1 Florida. Recommend sale of sloop 

and apportionment of her crew to other vessels 

needing men. [Read and approved same day.] 

C. C. 37, 251 

1780 Degge, James, and 13 others, L Orient. To [Benjamin 
Jun. 7 Franklin, PassyJ. Request that they may be paid 

off and sent home; wish to have [Peter] Landais 
for captain. Contemporary copy. 

C. C. 193,431 

1780 Franklin, B[enjamin], Passy. To James [Arthur] Degge 
Jun. 7 and other officers of the Ailiano; L Orient. Com 

ments on their complaints, their changed feeling 
toward Capts. [Peter] Landais and [John Paul] 
Jones; advises theii peaceful return to America. 
L. S. 

C. C. 193, 405 

1780 Franklin, B[enjamin], Pussy. To [Peter] Landais, 

Juu. 7 L Orient. Charges him to interfere no more 

with the Alliance, and whole matter will be laid 

before their superiors. Copy and copy in MS. 

of J. P. Jones 

C. C. 193, 411, 831 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 147 

1780 Lewis, Francis. Admiralty Ollicv, Philadelphia. [To 

I .in- lii Continental Congress.] Kudoses several letters 

and .states that there are funds in hands of John 

Bradford to assist materially in construction of 

74-gun ship at Portsmouth. A. L. S. 

( . C. 78, 14, 349 

17SO Continental Congress, Committee. Keport recommend- 
.lun. 12 ing the reinbtirsement of John Garcia Duarte for 

the sale of his snow .Yoy^a Scnlivm da Cannd. 
Passed Jun. lit. 1780. 

C. C. 19, 2,115 

17SO Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty. Report on 

Jun. 1H conduct of John Paul Jones; urge an "honorable 

testimonial" be given him, his officers, and crew. 

C. C. 58, 201 

17SO Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Iun - ltf phia]. To Nathaniel Shaw. jr. [New London, 

Conn.]. Instructions for sale of one-half the wine 

belonging to the nation and now in his possession. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 293 

17SO Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty [Philadel 
Jun. It; phia]. To John Bradford [Boston.]. Instructions 

for delivery of certain -prize sugar to Navy Board 
at Boston the proceeds to be used in aiding con 
struction of ship [America] at Portsmouth. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 293 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
"" ! > phia]. To John Langdon [Portsmouth, N. H.]. 

Amount of aid obtained from Congress toward 
the continuation of work on the [America]. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 294 

17*0 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jun. 16 phiaj. To the Commissioners. Navy Board. Bos 

ton. Aid obtained from Congress for work on 
the [America]; hope to have the Trunibull,Dean<i, 
( onfederacy, and Saratoga off capes of Delaware 
by end of month. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 294 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jun. 1!) phia]. To Pres. Joseph Reed [Philadelphia]. 

The Mercury stationed in Delaware Bay to pre 
vent exportation of provisions; British boats 
could be attacked if Shite vessels would aid her. 
Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 295 



148 LIBEAEY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jun. 19 phia]. To Gov. [Thomas] Jefferson [Williams- 

burg], Va. Enclose requisition for aid in protec 
tion of arms and stores. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 296 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee. Report approving 
Jun. 19 conduct of William Bingham, late Continental 

Agent in French West Indies. Passed Jun. $0. 

C. C. 19, 1, 347 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jun. 24 phia]. To Nathaniel Shaw, jr., New London 

[Conn.]. Instructions to dispose of all Conti 
nental prize goods in his possession and remit 
proceeds at once to the Commissioners of the 
Navy Board at Boston. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 298 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jun. 24 phia]. To the Commissioners. Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Orders given to Nathaniel Shaw, jr.; Navy 
Board to use money obtained for continuance of 
work on the Hourbonj wish account of settle 
ment of prizes taken by Capt. [Silas] Talbot in 

the Aryo. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 29(> 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Philadel- 

Jun. 28 phia. To Col. [Abraham] Skinner, Elizabeth, 

[N. J.]. Request the exchange of "Lt." [Capt.] 

Hoysted Hacker for one of two named British 

officers. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 297 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jun. 30 phia]. To John Bradford [Boston]. Accounts 

for the cargo of the prize ship Hume; shipments 
to 1)0 made bv the Define and TrumbuU. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 298 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Jun. 30 phia]. To Capt. James Nicholson [Trumbull, 

Boston]. Engagement [between the Trumbull 

and the Watt]; urges him to rent and come on 

with the Deane as soon as possible. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 298 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jun. 30 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Relations between Board of Admiralty and 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 149 

Navy hoards; hope for hotter conditions in the 
Navy. 

Marine Committee letter Book, p. 299 

1780 Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty, Admiralty 
Jul. 8 Office. To Samuel Huntington, President of 

Congress. Enclose bill of Capt. [Abraham] 
Whipple for 7,350 dollars, with recommendation 
that it he paid. A. D S. Francis Lewis. En 
dorsed: Read the same day and acted upon." 
See Journals of Congress of date when payment 

is ordered. 

C. C. 37, 255 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Jul. 5 phia]. To Nathaniel Shaw, jr. [New London, 

Conn.]. Notice of draft for 100,000 Continental 

dollars drawn upon him (<r 10 days in favor of 

Thomas Mumford. 

Marino Committee Letter Book, p. 300 

1780 Crowly, Charles, Philadelphia. To Continental Congress. 

Jul. 6 Memorial for hire of sloop taken at Charleston 

by Stephen Dray ton and lost to the enemy. 

A. D. S. 

C. C. 41, 2, 106 

17SO Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jul. 7 phiaj. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Instructions to secure information regard 
ing British vessels in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, 
Canada, and, West Indies; directions as to sailing 
of the Trumbull and Denne; financial difficulties. 
Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 300 

17SO Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jul. 7 phia]. To [Brig.] Genl. [David] Forman, Mon- 

inouth Court House, N. J. Request assistance in 
keeping the Board of Admiralty informed as to 
size and character of the British naval force at 
New York. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 303 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jul. 7 phia]. To Nathaniel Shaw, jr. [New London, 

Conn.]. Is to obtain information as to number 
and character of British ships at New York or 
arriving from West Indies and transmit same to 
Board of Admiralty. 

Marine Committee letter Book, p. 303 



150 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

7so Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philaclel- 
7 phia]. To Richard Kills, Xcwhoni, N. C. Dis 

posal of money and naval stores in North Carolina; 
in formation regarding all British vessels arriving 
in America to he sent to Board as soon as obtained. 

.Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 304 

1780 Van Dyck, Abraham, Commission as Capt. of Marines, 
Jul. .S Philadelphia. This commission filled out by the 

Board of Admiralty and attested by Charles 
Thomson is not signed. It was enclosed in 
Francis Lewis to the President of Congress, 
July 14, 1780. The recommendation of the Board 
was voted down on July 21, but on Julv 24 Van 
Dyck was appointed Lieut, of Marines. See 
Journals of Congress of dates given and Recom 
mendation, Jul. 23, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 427 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Jul. 10 Pay of Officers and Men in the Navy. Recom 

mend payment in specie or its equivalent of 
amounts fixed upon Nov. 15, 1776, and Jul. 25, 

1777. Agreed to Jul. 11. 1780. 

C. C. 37, 261 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on the con- 
Jul. 10 duct of Capt. William Pickles in assisting in the 

reduction of West Florida in 1779. 

C. C. 19, 5, 193 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jul. 10 phiaj. To [the Commissioners] Navy Board, 

Eastern Department [Boston]. Canvas and duck 
for war ships; pay for Continental Naval officers 
when in captivity; exchange of officers cap 
tured at Charleston. 

Marino Committee Letter Book, p. 300 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty jPhiladel 
Jul. 11 phia]. To Genl. [George] Washington [Preak- 

ness. N. J.]. Capt. [Abraham] Van Dyck ap 
pointed Commander of Marines on Saratoga; 

wine for use of Washington. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 305 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jul. 11 phia]. To John Bradford [Boston]. Demand 

his account of naval transactions to Dec. 31, 
1779, with reprimand for delay already made. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 307 



NAVAL RECOHDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 151 

1780 Dumoine [ | mid Peter Joseph Lion [Philadelphia]. 
Jul. 11 To Continental Congress. Memorial relating to 

prizes made by and capture of ship Brilliant with 
papers. 1). S. See Report of Mar. U), 1781. 

C. C. 42, 5, 189-193 

1780 Lewis [Francis], Admiralty Office. To [Samuel Hunt- 
J ul. 14- ington], President Continental Congress. Re 

quests signature of President to enclosed com 
mission [of Jul. 8 to Abraham] Van Dyck as Cap 
tain of Marines. A. L. S. 

0. C. 37, 429 

1780 Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty. Report on 
Jul. 15 nomination of Abraham Van Dyck as Captain of 

Marines. Recommend appointment of Van D\ T ck 
as Captain of Marines to act at present as Lieu 
tenant on the Saratoga. Enclose letter [of May 
2!] from Genl. [George] Washington in support 
of recommendation. Report read Jul. 21 and 
negatived. See- Report Jul. 23. 

C. C. 37, 415 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Jul. 18 phia]. To Nathaniel Shaw, jr. [New London, 

Conn.]. Urgent call for 200,000 dollars of the 

proceeds resulting from sale of wines on prize 

vessels. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 307 

l~so Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Jul. 18 financial needs of the Board. The Mercury about 

to sail for Europe bearing Henry Laurens. 
Board recommends an appropriation of 1,000 for 
purchases in Holland, 30,000 dollars for sea stores 
for the cruise of the Jft-rcury, and calls attention 
to need of money for work on the Confederacy. 
Appropriations granted Jul. 19, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 431 

1780 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To John 
Jul. 18 Bradford, Boston. Great need of money to ful 

fill expectation of Board of Admiralty as to com 
pletion of vessels. Copy by Bradford enclosed 
in Bradford to Congress Jul. 31, 1780. 

C. C. 78, 3, 521 

1780 Bradford, Thomas, Philadelphia. . To President of Board 
Jul. 19 of Admiralty. Has on board the flagship 152 



152 LIBKAKY OF CONGRESS. , 

naval prisoners of war; awaits orders as to dis 
patching them for exchange purposes. A. L. S. 
Enclosed in following report. 

C. C. 87, 437 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. To [Samuel 
Jul- 2 Huntington], President of Congress. Enclose 

letter [Jul. 19, of Thomas Bradford], Deputy 
Commissary of Prisoners as to exchange at that 
time; advice of Congress requested. D. S. Fran 
cis Lewis. Report delivered Jul. 20, no action 
taken until Aug. 2i, when matter was taken from 
table and indefinitely postponed. 

C. C. 37, 435 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty, Admiraltv 

Jul. 21 Office. To [Samuel Huntington], President of 

Congress. Enclose estimate of cost of fitting the 

Confederacy for sea. A. L. S. Francis Lewis. 

C. C. 37, 269 

[1780] Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
[Jul. 21] fitting out the Confederacy. Estimate of funds 

required to furnish "materials and stores to equip 
the Confederacy for sea" amounts to 976,736 dol 
lars. Enclosed in Board of Admiralty to Samuel 
Huntington of equal date. 

C. C. 37, 273 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Jul. 21 funds for fitting out the Confederacy. Statement 

of amount necessary is followed by request for 
40,000 dollars as advance wages for crew of the 
Saratoga. Warrant for amount desired ordered 
on July 25. 

C. C. 37, 2fio 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admirality [Philadel- 
Jul. 21 phiaj. To John Langdon [Portsmouth, N. H.]. 

Importance of wqrk on the ship [America]; as 
sistance to be obtained from French fleet in 
Rhode Island and from Navy Board at Boston. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 308 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Jul. 21 phia]. To Richard Ellis, Newbern,N.C. Stores 

mentioned in letter of Jul. 7 are to be sent to 
Philadelphia in the Eagle, Lt. [George] House. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 309 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 153 

1780 Pennsylvania, Privateers. " List of bonds executed on 
Jul. 1-22 granting commissions to privateers in the com 

monwealth of Pennsylvania." Names of 17 ves 
sels and bonders given, with date of bond given 

for each. 

C. C. 196, 16, 88 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Jul. 23 appointment of Abraham Van Dyck as Lieutenant 

of Marines. Van Dyck recommended to the 
Board by the commander in chief, and has served 
as Lieutenant of Marines on the Saratoga since 
Jul. 7. Board recommends his appointment to 
that position. Report agreed to by Congress 
Jul. 24. See also Report of Board Jul. 14, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 275 

1780 [Jones, John Paul], L Orient. To Gourlade and Moylan, 
Jul. 23 I/Orient. Prize money due crews of Bon Homme 

Richard and Alliance. Auto, draft. 

C. C. 193, 5 

17SO Continental Congress, Board of Treasury. Report on 
Jnl. 24 issuance of warrant for use of Board of Admiralty. 

C. C. 136, 4, 441 

1780 Barney, Joshua, Philadelphia. To Continental Congress. 

Jul. 26 Career in the Navy; requests that his rank be 

fixed and amount of pay due him be ascertained. 

A. D. S. Read Jul. 26 and referred to Board of 

Admiralty. 

C. C. 41, 1, 301 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Jul. 26 Issuance by the several States of commissions to 

private armed vessels. Recommend: (a) Issu 
ance by State Executives of signed and attested 
Commissions with bonds and instructions when 
desired; (ft) bonds given to be lodged in office 
of Secretary of Congress; (c) account to be 
kept in Secretary s office of commissions, instruc 
tions and form of bonds issued, and of bonds re 
ceived. Recommendation approved by Congress 

Jul. 27, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 279 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 

Jul. 26 Captures at Sea. This report is supplementary to 

the previous MS. and is a more careful statement 

of reasons why consideration of subject should be 



154 LIBRARY OF CONOUESS. 

given to a special committee and not expected 
from a boai d already overloaded with work. 
See: Report following . 

C. C. 37, 281 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Jul. 26 Captures at Sea. Regulation of captures a duty 

of the late Commission of Appeals; Board of 
Admiralty is currying on work of Marine Com 
mittee in devising naval regulations and can not 
do this work also; recommend appointment of 
special committee to take up subject. On Jul. "2.1 
Congress named Thomas McKcan, Patrick Henry, 
.Tared Ingcrsoll, Richard Howley, and Nicholas 
Van Dyke as special committee desired. 

C. C. 37, 277 

1780 Adventure. Petition of Henry Mitchell to Continental 
Jul. 27 Congress respecting restoration of vessel. See 

Report Aug. 8. 

C. C. 42, 5, 197 

1780 [Jones, John Paul], L Orient. To Gourlade & Moylan, 
Jul. 29 L Orient. Requests a clear answer to his letter 

[Jul. 23] respecting claims of the American offi 
cers and seamen of the BonJiomine Richard and 

Alliance. Auto. Draft. 

C. C. 193, 29 

1780 Bradford, John, Boston. To Samuel Huntington, Presi- 

Jul. 31 dent Continental Congress. Vain attempts to 

secure money for use of Navy Board or for Capt. 

Duarte. Later letters on same subject will be 

found C. C. 78, 4, 7, 15, 19. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 3, 517 

[1780?] [Bland, Thcodoric]. Motion in Congress stipulating 
[Jul. ?] manner in which American produce is to be used 

in paj-ment for commodities purchased abroad. 
A. D. Referred to Board of Admiralty in con 
nection with sending out of Active, Mercury, or 
Alliance. 

C. C. 37, 510 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report 
Aug. 1 , on memorial of Lt. [Joshua] Barney [Jul. 26, 

1780] as to compensation of officers of Navy. 
Report: Any officer serving by commission or 
warrant on ship of war of 20 guns or more not 
to l>e reduced in pay by reason of service on 
smaller boat. Read and passed Aug. 7, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 285 



NAVAL KKl OUOS OK Till-: liKVOIA TIOX. 155 

17M> Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report 
Aug. 1 on letter of Gov. (Thomas Sim] Leo of Jul. 28 

as to use of U. S. ships in Maryland waters. 
Report: Tru?nbull, Deunc, Confederacy, and Sar- 
atixjii by act of Jul. 2i> are to cooperate with 
fleet of Admiral Do Ternay; no other vessels 
available for service. Report agreed to Aug. 

7, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 287 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report 
Aug. ~2 on petition of David Lockwood [Aug. 1, 1780]. 

Report: No place in the Navy for the petitioner. 
Read in Congress Aug. 5, but no action taken. 

C. C. 37, 280 

17So Schweighauser, Jfohn] D[aniel], Nantes. To the United 

Aug. 3 States of America. Account for "disbursements 

made by Puchelberg & Co. in L Orient for the 

Continental frigate Alliance commanded by 

P[eter] Landuis, Esq., by order of said captain." 

I). S. and attested. 

C. C. 193, 401 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on the seiz- 
Aug. 4 ure of the sloop Kitty by a French frigate. 

C. C. 19, 1, 213 

17SO Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Aug. 4 phia]. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, 

Boston. Apportionment of money from prizes 

to work on the Trunibull, Deane, and [America}. 

French ships to be warned of location of British 

vessels. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 310 

1780 Continental Congress. Committee report on letter of 
Aug. 4 John Bradford [Jul. 12, 1780] respecting sale of 

snow Nostra Senlwra. Referred to Committee 
Aug. 24, 1781. See: Report Sep. 3, 1781.. 

C. C. 19, 1, 403 

1780 Washington, George, Headquarters [on March toward 
Aug. 6 Kings Bridge, N. Y.]. To Board of Admi 

ralty. Requests directions as to union of cer 
tain Continental frigates [Trumbutt, Dcane, Con 
federacy, and Saratoga] with French fleet. L. S. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. En 
closed: Board of Admiralty to Samuel Hunting- 
ton, Aug. 14, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 311 



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1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Aug. 8 petition of Henry Mitchell regarding [the Ad 

venture, Jul. 27, 1780]. Report: Inexpedient to 
interfere with the Maritime Courts of Massa 
chusetts now acting in the matter. Agreed to 
Aug. 8. 

C. C. 87, 289 

1780 France, Crown Louis XVI. Letter to the Admiral of 
Aug. 10 France. Embodied in letter Chevalier de La 

Luzerne to Samuel Huntington Jan. 15, 178.1. 

1780 Alliance, Officers of [Alliance at sea]. To P[eter] Lan- 
Aug. 10 dais and .lames [A.] Degge. Representation that 

prudence requires them to make the first access 
ible port. Representation signed by 18 officers. 
Copy attested by Mfatthew] Parke. 

C. C. 193, 631 

1780 Alliance, Passengers [Alliance] at sea. To the officers of 
Aug. 10 the Alliance. Testimony that owing to the con 

duct of Capt. P[eter] Landais it is necessary that 
the officers choose one of their number to bring 
the ship into port in the United States. 

C. C. 193, 639 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Aug. 11 pliia]. To Capt. William Pickles [Philadelphia]. 

Appointment to command of packet Mercury; in 
structions for a voyage to Amsterdam and return ; 
is to bring Henry Laurens to America and obey 
his orders when in European waters. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 31 1 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Aug. 11 phia]. To Henry Laurens [Amsterdam]. Enclose 

bill of exchange on John Jay for 1,000; amounts 
to be paid Capt. [William] Pickles for himself and 
crew of the Mercury; list of goods to be pur 
chased; vessel and cargo to be insured. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 311 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Aug. 11 phia]. To Capt. James Nicholson, Tnniilmll 

[Delaware Bay]. Instructions for two weeks 

cruise off coast in company with the Deane and 

Saratoga; gunnery practice. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 312 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 157 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Aug. 11 phiaj. To [Capt. ] John Young, Saratoga [Phila 

delphia,]. Instructions for cruise off coast of 

Delaware. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 313 

1TSO Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Aug. 11 phiaj. To Capt. Samuel Nicholson, Deane [Dela 

ware Bay]. Instructions for a cruise in company 
with the Trumbull. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 314 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Aug. 11 phia]. To Nathaniel Shaw, jr. [New London, 

Conn.]. Remittance asked in letter of Jul. 7 is to 
be forwarded to Philadelphia in preference to 
satisfying any demand which the Navy Board of 
the Eastern Department ma}- make. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 314 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Aug. 11 phia]. To [the Commissioners], Navy Board, 

Eastern Department [Boston]. Difficult}" in 
manning the Deane; news of British and Amer 
ican vessels; approve exchange of prisoners at 

Halifax. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 315 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Aug. 1-i phia]. To Genl. [George] Washington [Tappan, 

N. J.]. Saratoga, Capt. John Young, acting as 
convoy for the Mercury for a few miles at sea; 
will then cruise with the TrumlnM and Deane off 
the coast to warn coming French ships of location 
of British fleet. 
Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 315, and copy in MS. 

of John Brown. 

C. C. 37, 2, 315 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Aug. 14 phia]. To [Samuel Huntington], President, Con 

tinental Congress. Enclose letter [of Aug. 6] from 
Genl. Washington and reply of date; ask in whom 
command of Continental frigates is vested; finan 
cial condition of the Board. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 316 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 

Aug. 14 case of John Nixon and John Maxwell Nesbitt. 

Nixon and Nesbitt are Continental Agents for 



158 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 



Pennsylvania and will not exhibit their accounts; 
recommend their dismissal from office iind au 
thorization for Board to act in their stead in the 
disposition of prizes. Endorsed: " Read 17th, 
passed Aug. 18, 1780." 



1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report the 
Aug. 19 arrival of the Truinlull and Dt-ane; outline serv 

ice these vessels could perform off New York and 
recommend appropriation of 200,000 dollars to 
put vessels in repair. Endorsed: Aug lit, 1780. 
Read, Referred to the Board of Treasury. " On 
Aug. 24 Treasury Board requested a warrant to be 
paid out of first money coming into the Treasury. 

C. C. 37, 295 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty |Philadel- 

Aug. 19 phiaj. To Capt. John Young, Saratoga [Dela 

ware Bay?]. Instructions for a cruise to Cape 

Francois. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 317 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Aug. 19 phiaj. To [ | Carubasse, Cape Francois. 

Instructions to deliver to Capt. John Young of 

the Saratoga stores sent from France by Rod- 

rique Hortalex & Co. for account of the United 

States. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 318 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Aug. 19 phiaj. To Henry Fisher, Lewestown, Cape Hen- 

lopen. Encloses a packet for Capt. John Young 
of the Saratoga. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 318 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Aug. 21 phiaj. To [Col. Charles Stewart], Commissary- 

General of Issues [Orangetown, N. J. .]. Bread 

and flour needed for Continental frigates at Phila 

delphia. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 319 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Aug. 22 phiaj. To Nathaniel Shaw, jr. [New London, 

Conn.]. Directions to sell wine from pri/e ves 

sels at once and remit 200,000 dollars by mes 

senger. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 319 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE INVOLUTION. 159 

ITsii Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty |Philadel- 
Au-. 2-2 phia]. To the Commissioners, Nav\- Hoard, Bos 

ton. Movements of the Dome and Trumbnll ; 
sei/ure of vessel of | Henry] Mitchell [by the 
Dcane\\ differences between Council of Massa 
chusetts and Navy Hoard. 

Marine Committee letter Book, p. 319 

17SO Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty. Report on 
Aug. 24 Employment of Navy. Difficult position of Hoard; 

request money that ships may be fitted to coop 
erate with French fleet as suggested by Genl. 
Washington. Endorsed: "Read the same day/ 

S>-t> Report of Aug. 19, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 299 

1780 Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Aug. 28 phiaj. To John Holker, Philadelphia. Request a 

loan of bread for Continental frigates. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p, 321 

1780 Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Aug. 28 phiaj. To Capt. -lames Nicholson, TrumlntU 

[Philadelphia]. Signals adopted by French fleet 

under [Charles Louis d Arsae] Chevalier de Ter- 

nay. 

Marine Committee letter Book, p. 322 

1780 Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Aug. 2!) phiaj. To Capt. James Nicholson, Trumbull [Phil 

adelphia]. Instructions for three weeks cruise 
off coast; the Deane will accompany him and be 
subject to his orders. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 321 

1780 Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Aug. 81 phiaj. To Genl. [George] Washington, [Teaneck, 

N. J.J Movements and condition of Continental 
vessels in the Middle Department. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 322 

1780 Pennsylvania, Privateers. List of Commissions or 

Jul. -2- Letters of Marque and Reprisal granted in the 

Sep. 2 State of Pennsylvania. Names of 25 vessels, 

commanders, and owners are given, with date of 

commission issued to each. 

C . C. 196, 16, 89 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
2 phiaj. To Capt. James Nicholson [Trumbull, 

Philadelphia]. Direct return of men impressed 
into service from the Fair American or the ITolfcer. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 323 



160 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 

Sep. 2 pliia]. To Charles Miller [Philadelphia]. In 

reply to petition in behalf of Blair McClenachan 

and others, owners of the fair American and 

Ilolker, state that orders have been given for 

return of any men impressed from those vessels. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 328 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. To Samuel 
Sep. -i Huntington, President of Congress. Information 

given that British fleet has passed Montang [Mon- 
tauk?, L. I.] and is on its way to New York. 
A. L. S. William Ellery. Endorsed: "Letter 
from Board of Admiralty. Read same day." 

0. C. 37, 303 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Sep. 4 pliia]. To [Anne Cesar. Chevalier de La Luzerne], 

Minister of France [Philadelphia]. As to fur 
nishing convoy for vessels with provisions for 
French fleet; location and condition of Continen 
tal frigates. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 324 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [ Philadel- 
5 phia|. To the Commissioners, Navy Board, Bos 

ton. Difficulties with British naval prisoners and 
regarding exchanges; cost of building war ships 
in various New England states; disgraceful condi 
tions on the Alliance; new officers appointed and 
court-martial of former ones suggested. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 324 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Sep. 5 phia]. To Capt. John Barry [Philadelphia]. 

Appointment to command of the Alliance. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 328 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Sep. 5 pliia]. To [Capt.] Hoysted Hacker [Philadel 

phia?]. Appointment as senior lieutenant of the 

Alliance. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 328 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Sep. 7 phiaj. To Pres. [Joseph Reed] and the Council 

of Pennsylvania. Protection for men cutting 
timber for masts on Blue Mountain. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 328 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 101 

1780 Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty [Philadcl- 
Scp. 9 pliia]. To Williuin Ellcry [Philadelphia]. Re 

quest Ellen- to inquire respecting the Pigot and 

the Pluit iii.r. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 329 

1780 Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Sep. 12 phiaj. To [Commissioners], Navy Hoard, Bos 

ton. Board is " entirely destitute of cash ;" trou 
ble caused by conduct of officers and crew of the 
Alliance; Navy Board to consult with Capt. John 
Barry and William Ellery regarding matter; 
[John] Langdon s accounts now under examina 
tion. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 329 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on discon 
Sep. li -i:> tinuance of Navy Board for Middle District and 

on salaries of other administrative officers. 

C. C. 26, 203 
1780 Continental Congress, Committee. Report respecting 

c on p.} American prisoners at Algiers. 

C. C. 25, 2, 505 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
g en- 13 phia]. To [Pros.] Joseph Reed [Philadelphia]. 

Request permission to sell at public auction Con 
tinental share of cargo of a prize snow captured 

by the Saratoga. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 330 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Scp. 14 phia]. To Capt. James Nicholson, Trumbull [off 

Delaware]. Cruise ordered on Aug. 29 to be con 
tinued until exhaustion of provisions; Capt. [John] 
Young, with the Saratoga, will join him. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 331 

17SO Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
gep. 14 phia]. To [Capt.] John Young [Saratoga, Phila 

delphia]. Instructions for cruise off coast, join 
ing Trumlndl and Deane if sighted. 

Marine Committee Letter Book, p. 331 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty [Philadel- 
Sep. 19 phiaj. To [the Commissioners], Navy Board, 

Boston. Rations or allowances for [American] 
seamen captured at Charleston; loss of Hannah 
ifc Molly; coal to be had in Virginia; location 
of coal and other stores. 

Marine Committae Letter Book, p. 332 
5212- 



162 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

[1780] Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty. Report on 
[Sep. 19] Sale of Prize Goods at Boston. John Bradford, 

Continental Agent at Boston, to deliver prize 
goods to Navy Board and goods above immedi 
ate needs to be sold by Board or by Bradford. 
Read Sep. 19, and Resolution based on report 
passed Oct. 9. 

C. C. 37, 317-321 

1780 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To Peter 
Sep. 22 Landais [Alliance]. Are directed by the Board 

of Admiralty to suspend him from command of 
the Alliance; Admiralty has appointed John 
Barry to command ship. Copy attested by Wil 
liam Story. 

C. C. 193, 655 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee. Report that seven 
Sep. 22 thousand pounds be advanced [William] Bingham . 

late Continental Agent in French West Indies. 

C. C. 19, 1, 349 

[1780] Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To Continental Congress. 
[Sep. 23] Memorial in behalf of owners and crew of the 

Livingston for prize money. D. S. Memorial 
read and granted Sep. 23, 1780. 

C. C. 41, 6, 195 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on Salaries 
Sep. 25 of Navy Boards and clerks of same. 

C. 0. 2(1, 205 

1780 Slade, Benjamin, Philadelphia. Deposition regarding 
Oct. 4 the capture of the Centurion and Poealumta* bv 

the Alcide and refusal of exchange to men on 
board captured vessels. D. S. 

C. C 19, 5, -1ST 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Oct. 6 supplies for Continental Naval prisoners at New 

York. Recommend: Agent for Continental 
prisoners at New York [Lewis Pintard] be 
directed to act in case of naval prisoner? as in 
those of army. Resolution passed Oct. 9, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 322 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Oct. b petition of Nathan Bush. Have examined vouch 

ers and consider 45,000 pounds current money of 
South Carolina due the petitioner. Enclose 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 1 ()3 

appraisement of accounts. Endorsed: "Read 
Oct. !), 1780, . . . Aug. 24, 1781 not to be 
acted upon." See Samuel Bush to Prest. of Con 
gress, Mar. 30, 1781. 

C. C. 37, 325 

17SO Continental Congress, Committee. Report as to treat 
Oct. 7 ment by British of American sailors of the Cen 

turion, Capt. Benjamin Slade, and of the Poca- 
hontax, Capt. [ ] Callendor, captured by 

British ship of war Alcide; directions to all cap 
tains to be issued by Board of Admiralty. 

C. C. 19, 5, 485 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Oct. 21 neutral rights. Instructions to be observed bv 

Captains under the IT. S. flag or on Letters of 
Marque in their treatment of neutral ships. In 
structions correspond to the principles of the 
declaration of Catherine of Russia, the reference 
of which to the Board on Oct. 5 was occasion of 
this report. See Journals of Congress for Oct. 
5; report read Nov. 3, 1780, and referred to 
Committee James Duane, John Adams, and 
George Plater and their report Nov. 27, 17su. 

C. C. 37, 447 

1780 Nicholson, James, Philadelphia. Memorial to President 
Oct. 21 of Congress. Considers that as he is the " Senior 

oflicer in the American service" he should have a 
command, although there are fewer ships than 
captains in the Navy. A. D. S. Read Oct. 23 
and referred to Board of Admiralty. See Report 
of Board Nov. 13, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 525 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report 
Oct. 26 on claim of William Duer for masts. Report: 

Documents received and presented show validity 
of claims and Board recommends that they be 
paid. Endorsed: "Passed Oct. 28, 1780, and 
referred for payment to the Board of Treasury." 

See Report of Jan. 31, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 233 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 

Nov. 2 engagement of Pilots. By virtue of resolution 

of Aug. 25, Board engaged William Stone and 

find no money available for payment of wages 



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due. Report read Nov. 3 and ordered that war 
rant for 4:, 000 dollars issue to Board for payment 
of Stone and that he be then discharged. 

0. ( . 37, 443 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Nov. 2 "the causes why the (loathing has not arrived in 

the Alliance. Report made by direction of Con 
gress of Oct. 27, 1778. Endorsed: "Read Nov. 

4, 1780." 

0. C. 193, 43!) 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Nov. - Constitution of the Board. [Benjamin] Hunting- 

ton and [Whitmill] Hill have discontinued attend 
ance at board meetings; three members being 
necessary for action, business of board has been 
retarded; note four vessels in the Delaware 
awaiting orders; recommend action of Congress 
making the board better able to act. Above 
report read in Congress Nov. 7, whereupon it 
was ordered that two members be elected in 
place of above named, and William Sharpe and 
John Hanson were chosen. 

C. C. 37, 51)3, 513 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report as 
Nov. 6 to conditions on board the Trunibull. Many of 

ere\v prefer service on private vessels; reasons; 
inability of board to act. Report delivered Nov. 
24 and referred to Committee. JSee Report Nov. 
25, 1780. 

(!. C. 37, 517 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Nov. 9 letter [of Nov. 1 from Anne Cesar, Chevalier de 

La Lu/erncJ regarding abuse made of American 
clearance papers when captured by the British. 
Recommend: (a) That on back of commissions for 
private vessels granted by States a description of 
the captain be placed. (?->) In cases where letters 
of marque are granted descriptions of master 
and mate shall be written on verso of clearance 
and signed under oath by the master. Resolves 
as recommended passed by Congress Nov. 10, 

1780. 

C. 0. 37, 531 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 165 

I7so Massachusetts, Council, Boston. To Charles Thomson, 
Nov. 10 Philadelphia. More bonds and blank commis 

sions for private armed vessels desired. A. L. 8. 

John A very, Seery. 

C. C. 78, 1, 383 

1 "SO Navy Board, Kastern Department, Boston. To John 
Nov. 10 Harry [Boston]. Order for Court -Martial for 

trial of Peter Landais. A. I). S. W[illiam] 
Vernon and signed by Jfanies] Warren. 

C. C. 193, 599 

1780 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To John 

Nov. 10 Barry [Boston]. Order for Court-Martial for 

trial of James [Arthur] Dogge. A. D. S. 

J[ ames] Warren and signed by W[illia]m Vernon. 

C. C. 193, 757 

1780 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To John 
Nov. 10 Barry and the Court-Martial of which he is Presi 

dent. Charges against Peter Landais in addition 
to those contained in the report of the Court of 
Inquiry. D. S. J[ames] Warren and signed 

W[illia]m Vernon. 

C. C. 193, 597 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Nov. 13 memorial of .lames Nicholson [of Oct. 21, 1780, 

referred Oct. 23J. Report: Established rule of 
Board to appoint officers to command according 
to seniority; Capt. Nicholson at sea when the 
Alliance was given to Capt. John Harry; Capt. 
[Seth] Harding appointed to the Confederacy by 
act of Congress. Recommend Nicholson s ap 
pointment to that vessel. See memorials of Nich 
olson Oct. 21, 1780, June 6, 1781. Endorsed 
"Aug. 24, 1781, not to be acted upon." 

C. C 1 . 37, 521 

1780 Pennsylvania, Privateers. List of Commissions or Let- 
Sop. 5- tors of Marque and Reprisal granted in the State 
Nov. 15 of Pennsylvania. Names of 29 vessels, command 
ers, and owners are given, with date of commis 
sion issued to each. 

C. C. 196, 16, 98 

1780 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To Court- 
Nov. 17 Martial sitting on trial of Peter Landais. Hands 

the court additional charges against Landais. 
L. S. W[illia]m Vernon, J[ames] Warren. 

C. C. 193, 663 



166 LIBEAKY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Lyoii, Philip, and others, Philadelphia. To Continental 
Nov. 20 Congress. Detail services on Morris, of New Or 

leans, during war to 1779, other services including 
capture of the West Florida; ask remuneration; 
enclose certificate of Oliver Pollock, Jan. 20, 1780. 
A. D. S. JohnChas. Murry, "Gunner/ 1 Signed 
by twelve persons, including Lyon, who signs as 
Master. " Read Nov. 20, 1788. Referred to the 
Board of Admiralty." See Board of Admiralty 

report, Dec. 5, 1780. 

C. 0. 37, 537 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 

Nov. 24 condition of the 74-gun ship [America], Work 

on vessel is discontinued and her sale to France 

is recommended. Endorsed: Read the same day 

and referred. See following report. 

C. C. 37, 529 

[1780] Continental Congress, Committee. Report on construc- 
[Nov. 25] tion of the ship [America] and other matters. 

Tru inbull- to be dispatched on a cruise; account 
of expense of America to be laid before Con 
gress; propose her sale to France. Last clause 
postponed, remainder read and passed Nov. 27, 
1780. 

C. C. 28, 125 

1780 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on report of 
Nov. [27] Board of Admiralty Oct. 21, 1780, on Declaration 

of Empress of Russia as to rights of neutrals. 
Recommend additional instructions for all com 
manders of U. S. war ships and of private ves 
sels sailing under letters of marque or commis 
sions in their treatment of neutrals; five articles. 
Read, amended, and passed Nov. 27, 1780. See 

Report of Admiraltv Oct. 21. 

C. C. 28, 129 

1780 Navy Board, Eastern Department [Boston]. To John 
Nov. 28 Barry [Boston]. Enclose copy of orders given 

Capt. [Peter] Landais by Navy Board as to taking- 
private property on board [the Alliance]. D. S. 
Wfilliam] Vernon, J[ames] Warren, J[ohn] 

Deshon. 

C. C. 193, 603 

1780 Parke, M[atthcw] [Alliance, Boston Harbor]. Testimony 
Nov. 29 before Court-Martial sitting on case of Peter 

Landais. D. S. 23 pp. 

C. C. 193, 679 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 167 

[1780] Parke, Mfatthew] [Alliance, Boston Harbor]. [To John 
[Nov. 292] Harry, PresidentCourt-Martial^l/foawce]. Hands 

copies of letters relative to conduct of Peter 
Landais; originals were retained by Court of In 
quiry upon that officer. A. L. 8. 

C. 0. 193, 609 

1780 Schweighauser, J[ohn] D[anie]l, Nantes. To [Samuel 
Nov. 30 Huntington], President Continental Congress 

[Philadelphia]. Gives an account of his dealings 
with [Peter] Landais. L. S. 

C. C. 193, 389 

LT80 Winder, William, Philadelphia. [To Samuel Hunting- 
Dcc. 4 ton. President, Continental Congress. ] Requests 

leave of absence without pay from the Navy 
Board, Middle Department, until Congress shall 
have decided to what extent it desire? that Board 
reorganized. A. L. S. "Leave granted." 

C. C. 78, 24, 283 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Dec. 5 petition of Philip Lyon and others of the Went 

Florida, referred to board Nov. 28. Report: 
Went Florida captured by the Morris appraised 
at New Orleans at 2,700 Spanish dollars, and board 
considers amount just; other money due crew. 
Recommend warrant on treasury for amount given 
and that Capt. William Pickles be relieved and 
crew paid. See Petition of Lyon, Nov. 20. Report 
read Dec. 8, 1780, and referred to Board of Treas 
ury. On Dec. 21, 1780, matter was postponed. 

C. C. 37, 535 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Dec. !> arrest of John Young, Capt. of Saratoga. Out 

line facts leading up to and in connection with 
arrest of Young by high sheriff of Philadelphia 
for removing live seamen from small private ves 
sel. Recommend that Congress support Capt. 
Young. Endorsed: "Read Dec. <), 1780 . . . 
Aug. 24, 1781, not to be acted upon." 

C. C. 37, 543 

1780 Simpson, Thomas [Portsmouth .]. To Navy Board, East- 
Dec, y ern Department [Boston]. As to wages of crew 
of the Ranger and accompanying papers. Copy. 

C. C. 42, 10, 458-469 



168 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Continental Congress. Committee report on tht im- 
Dec. 12 pressment of seamen by Capt. Seth Ilardinsr. 

C. C. 19, 3, .11 

1780 [Continental] Navy Board, Middle District, Philadelphia. 
Dec. 18 To Board of Admiralty. Backwardness of work 

caused by lack of clerk; hope Board will urge 
appointment of one by Congress. A. L. S. Wil 
liam Winder, and signed by James Read and 
John Wharton. See Board of Admiralty to Con 
gress, Dec. 20. 

C. C. 37, 49% (4911) 

1780 Landais, P[eter], Boston. To [John Barry, President] 
Dec. 18 Court-martial [Alliance, Boston Harbor]. Re 

quests adjournment of court until Dec. 20, that 
he may have time to prepare his defense. L. S. 

C. C. 193, (>75 

1780 Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty. Report on 
Dec. 19 cruise of the Active. Are about to send the Act ice 

to Amsterdam; cargo on board; request draft for 
1,000 in payment of suitable cargo for return 
voyage. Endorsed: Delivered Dec. 23, 1780, 
read . Aug. 24, 1781, not to be acted upon. 

C. C. 37, 451 

1780 Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty. To [Sam- 
Dec. 20 ucl Huntington,] President of Congress. Enclose 
an application [of Dec. 18] from the [Continental] 
Navy Board [Middle District] for the appoint 
ment of a clerk to that board. A. D. S. Francis 
Lewis. Endorsed: Aug. 24, 1781, not to be acted 

upon. 

C. C. 37, 4957, (49S) 

1780 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Dec. 20 the detention of the public clothing. Report is 

supplementary to that of Nov. 2, 1780. "Deliv 
ered Dec. 23, 1780." 

C. C. 193, 443 

1780 Landais, P[eter]. To [John Barry, President] Court Mar- 
Dec. 2(3 tial [ Alliance, Boston Harbor]. Prays an adjourn 
ment of the court until [Jan. 2, 1781?, when he 
shall] have had time to prepare his defense. 
A. L. S. 

C. C. 193, 073 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 169 

1780 Massachusetts. Privateers. List of bonds taken on 
Aug. 15- granting commissions for privateers in the State 

Her. ~M of Massachusetts. Names of 73 vessels and com 

manders are given, with date of commission issued 
to each. 

( . 0. 196, 16, 74 

17*0 Maryland, Privateers. List of bauds taken and commis- 

May 3- sion of Letters of Marque & Reprisal issued by 

I^ e. 30 the Council of Maryland. Names of 37 vessels, 

commanders, bonders, and owners are given, 

with date of commission of each vessel. 

C. C. 196, 16, 70 

[17S01 [Langdon, John. Portsmoutli, N. H.]. To Wfilliam] 

Ll )( 1 - 1 Sharpe [Philadelphia]. "Cost of the seventy-four 

gun ship [America] as she now stands" with an 

estimate of what is "still wanting to complete 

the hull & launching." In MS. of Secretary. 

C. 0. :H, 299 

| ITso] Whipple, Abraham, and others. To Continental Congress. 
[Dec.J Memorial of Capts. Whipple of the P-rnpidvnce, 

John P. Kathburne of the Queen of France, 
Samuel Tucker of the Boxton, and Thomas Simp 
son of the Hanger, respecting wages of officers 
and crews of several vessels. Cop} , with accom 
panying papers. 

C. C. 41, 10, 4f)4-469 

1777 United States, Privateers. List of bonds [given] to the 
Sep. !>- Navy Board of the United States by commanders 

17x1 of private ships of war. Names of 43 corn- 

Jan. 3 manders[?] are given with date of commission 

issued to each. 

C. C. 196, 16, 97 

1781 Wharton, John, Philadelphia. To Samuel Huntington, 
Jan. 4 President, Continental Congress. Resigns posi 
tion as member of [Continental] Navy Board 
[Middle District]. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 24, 293 

1780 New Hampshire, Privateers. List of bonds given on 
Sep. 7- granting commissions to privateers in the State 

1781 of New Hampshire [and Massachusetts]. Names 
an - 5 of 10 vessels and commanders are given with date 

of commission issued to each. Of these 10 ves 
sels 6 appear to be from Massachusetts. 

C. C. 196, 16, 78 



170 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Landais, P[eterj [Alliance, Boston Harbor]. Defense 
Jan. 2-5 before the Court-Martial appointed to try him. 

A. D. S. 51 pp. 

( . 0. 193, 705 

1781 Macpherson, John, Philadelphia. To Continental Con- 
Jan. 6 gress. Requests position as Commissioner of 
thfe Navy [Board] resigned by John Wharton. 
1). S. 

( .( . 41, (i, 207 

1780 Landais, Peter, Alliance [Boston Harbor]. Proceedings 
Nov. 20- of a Court-Martial for trial of. Court consisted of 

1781 Capt. John Barry, President, and of Capts. Iloy- 
Jan. 6 sted Hacker, Samuel Nicholson; Lieuts. Silas 

Devol, Patrick Fletcher, Nicholas Gardner and 
Lieut, of Marines Samuel Pritchard. Thomas 
Dawes, jr., was Judge Advocate. Proceedings 
begun lyy reading charges brought by Navy 
Board [Eastern Department]. Landais sen 
tenced to be broke and rendered incapable of 
service in Navy thereafter. Document is signed 
by members of Court and consists of 1-12 pp. 

C. ( . 193, 451-505 

1781 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Jan. 9 resignation of John Wharton. Regret resig 

nation but recommend its acceptance and the 
authorization of James Read to conduct the busi 
ness of the [Continental Navy] Board with per 
mission to engage a clerk if necessary. W liar- 
ton s resignation was tendered in letter of Jan. 4 
to Congress; referred to Board Jan. 5. Above 
report accepted and resolutions based thereon 

passed Jan. 11, 1781. 

C. C. 37, 455 

1781 La Luzerne [Anne Cesar], Chevalier de [Philadelphia]. 
Jan. 15 To [Samuel Hunting-ton, President of Congress]. 

Forwards a copy of letter from Louis XVI to 
the Admiral of France [Aug. 10, 1780], stating 
the regulations by which American privateers 
are to be governed in France. Translation with 
translation of letter of the king by Charles Thom 
son. Referred to Thomas McKean, James Duane. 
and Thomas Burke, and [on Jan. 17] to the Board 
of Admiralty. See Report of Jan. 23. 

C. C. 37, 341 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 171 

1781 Continental Congress. Committee report on French 
Jan. 17 Declaration us to American Privateers. Con 

siders that the same treatment outlined in com 
munication [of Jan. 15J from [Anne Cesar] Chev 
alier de La Luzcrne as accorded to American ves 
sels in French ports should be given French ves 
sels in American ports. Report reported with 
changes suggested by Board of Admiralty Jan. 

23. and considered Jan. 24, 1781. 

C. C. 37, 345 

1781 Trumbull, .Jonathan, Lebanon [Conn.J. To Board of Ad- 
Jan. l J miralty [Continental Congress]. Encloses fortv- 
tliree bonds for Letters of Marque and duplicates; 
requests return of duplicates and that more blank 
forms be sent. A. L. S. [Forwarded to Con 
gress by the Admiralty. See Letter of Jan. 31, 

1781.] 

C. C. 37, 3ol 

1781 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To Court- 
Jan. 19 Martial sitting on case of James [Arthur] Degge 
[ . 1 /fiance, Boston Harbor]. Ask specific sentence 
by the Court as a bod} . A. D. S. J[ames] War 
ren and signed by W[illia]m Vernon and John 
Deshon. c. C. 193, 767 

1781 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Jan. 23 French declaration as to American Privateers. 

As the declarations contained in letter [of Anne 
Cesar, Chevalier de La Luzerne, Jan. 15] refer to 
captures by sea and not to Navy regulations, 
Board desires to be excused from report, but 
offers minor amendments to report of Committee 
as submitted [Jan. 17]. These amendments seem 
to have been accepted and appear in report as 
considered in Congress on following day. 

C. C. 37, 339 

1780 Degge, James, Alliance [Boston Harbor]. Proceedings 
Nov. 21- of Court-Martial for trial of. Composition of 

1781 court same as in trial of Peter Landais. Pro- 
Jan. 25 ceedings begun by reading call for court and 

charges preferred by Navy Board, Eastern De 
partment. On Jan. 19, 1781, various opinions 
were given by members of court and on Jan. 
25[?J, in response to letter of Jan. 19 from 



172 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

Navy Board, court sentenced Doggo ; to he 
broke, cashiered, and rendered incapable of serv 
ing in American Navy in future. Document is 
signed by members of court and consists of 41 

pp. C. c. 19:;, T;:; 

1781 [Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty]. To Charles 
Jan. 31 Thomson [Continental Congress]. Encloses a 

packet, of privateer bonds and letter from Gov. 
[Jonathan] Trumbull. A. L. S. John Brown. 
Sec. Siv Letter Trumbull, Jonathan, to Board 
of Admiralty, Jan. It). 

C. ( . 37, :M7 

1780 Massachusetts, Privateers. "List of bonds given on 
Dec. 20- granting commissions to privateers in the State 

1781 of New Hampshire" [Massachusetts*]. Names of 
Feb. 5 jive vessels and commanders are given with date 

of commission issued to each. 

0. C. 196, Iti, 75 

1781 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Feb. 7 the equipment of the Tnnnlntll, etc. Report: 

Money needed to tit out the Trinnlnill; to print 
commissions for private vessels of war and pay 
pressing debts. Read Feb. 8, and referred to 
Board of Treasury, which reported Feb. 12. See 
Report of Board of Admiralty May 5. 

C. C. 37, 355 

1781 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. To John 
Feb. 20 Paul Jones [Philadelphia?]. Summons and ques 

tions propounded to Jones regarding his conduct 
Nov. 1. 1777, to date; propose 47 questions and 
call for itemized answers. 

C. 0. 37, 399 

1781 Massachusetts Privateers. List of bonds given on 

Feb. 9-27 granting commissions to privateers in the State, 

of New Hampshire [Massachusetts ?J. Names of 

four vessels and commanders are given with date 

of commission issued to each. 

C. C. 196, 16, 76 

J7S1 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on letter of 
Fob. 27 May 30, 1780 [from Antoino Raymond dc Sar- 

tine] as to gallantry of Capt. John Paul Jones. 

C. C. 19, 3, 297 



NAVAL RECORDS OK THE REVOLUTION. 173 

1781 Connor, John, Philadelphia. To Samuel Iluntington, 
Mar. 5 President, Continental Congress. Persuaded his 

brother in Ireland to ship to him a cargo of salt 
on brig EUzalwth ; vessel and cargo seized Apr. 
3 on the Delaware River as British property and 
master and crew placed in conlinment; claims 
protection of Congress in case as importation of 
salt for public use is allowed. A. L. S. Read 
Mar. < and release of master and crew ordered. 

C. C. 42, 2, 96 

1781 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report as 
Mar. 10 to capture of the ship Brilliant. See Petition of 

Dumoine and Lion ,Tul. 11, 17SO. 

C. C. 37, 359 

1781 Jones, J[ohn] Paul, Philadelphia. To John Brown, Secy. 

Mar. IS to Board of Admiralty. Answers to questions 

propounded by the Board of Admiralty as to his 

conduct in Europe. A. L. S. See: Admiralty 

Report Mar. 28, 1781. 

C. C. 37, 377-397 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on the mode 
Mar. 17 of appointing courts for the trial of piracies or 

felonies committed on the high seas. Committee 
appointed Mar. 6, 1781. Draft a.s prepared was 
read Mar. 1 7 and on Apr. 5, the day appointed for 
its consideration, was passed. The text of the 
ordinance is given Journals of Congress Apr. 5, 

1781. 

C. C. 31, 281 

1781 Barry, John, L Orient. To Capt. [ ] Gallatheau, 3fr- 
Mar. 23 <juix de LafayMe, L Orient. Orders to prepare 

for sea. Copies. 

C. C. 78, 4, 149 anil 315 

1781 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Mar. 28 conduct of John Paul Jones in Europe. Pursuant 

to directions Jun. 8 and Oct. 25, 1780 have ex 
amined Jones in respect to all conduct; miscon 
duct of Peter Landais; plans of Jones for bring 
ing clothing and stores to America overset by 
Landais; Jones exonerated from all charges. 
Recommend that .Jones receive some distinguish 
ing mark of approbation from the United States 
in Congress assembled/ Delivered and read 



174 LJBRAKY OF CONGRESS. 

Mar. 28, and referred to committee; again reported 
and passed Apr. 1-1, 1781. A copy is enclosed in 
Jones to Washington May 7, 1781. 

C. C. 37, 3(53-373 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on the ap- 

Mar. 28 pointment of Secretary of Marine Department. 

Report considered Mar. 2!t; Mar. 30 assigned for 

further consideration and on that date postponed. 

C. C. 19, 4, 19 

1781 Bush, Sfamuel], Philadelphia. To Samuel lluntington. 
Mar. 30 President of Congress. As the report on the case 

of Nathan Bush made by Board of Admiralty has 
not been acted upon requests return of papers 
sent. A. L. S. S. Bush, agent for Nathan Bush. 
See Report of Board of Admiralty Oct. 6, 1780. 

C. C. 37, 329 

[1781] Jones, ,T[ohn] Paul [Philadelphia]. To John Brown, See- 
[Apr. 1] retary, Board of Admiralty. Desires directions 

as to disposition of French soldiers on the Arid. 
Copy in MS. of Francis Lewis enclosed in fol 
lowing report. 

C. C. 37, 405 

1781 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
2 letter from Capt. John Paul Jones. Enclose copy 

of letter [of Apr. 1 1 from Jones and ask sense of 
Congress as to future disposition of the Ariel and 
the French soldiers on board that vessel. See 
proceeding Letter of Jones. 

C. C. 37, 401 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on Letters of 
5 Marque. Instructions prepared by Board of 

Admiralty imperfect in many details, but as ex 
tensive as ordinances already existing; instruc 
tions are necessary and Committee recommend 
passage of those reported. Report agreed to and 
instructions passed Apr. 7, 1781. See Journals 
of Congress and Instructions of May 2, 1780. 

C. C. 31, 231 

1781 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report as 
Apr. 12 to salaries of Commissioners. Act of Congress 

Sep. 13, 1780, fixed salaries of Commissioners of 
Board of Admiralty and of War and Ordnance at 
same amount 1,850 dollars; salaries of latter 
board changed Feb. 22 to 2,000 dollars; recom 
mend that salaries of Board of Admiralt\ T be 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 175 

raised to same amount. Delivered Apr. 1-i and 
entered as of that date in Journals of Congress. 
A motion to agree to the recommendation was 

made, and lost Jul. 7, 1781. 

C. 0. 37, 407 

1781 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To Samuel 

Apr. 12 Huntington, President of Congress. Letter 

relates to salary of William Story. In MS. of 

William Story, and signed William Vernon, James 

Warren. Endorsed "read 23." 

C. C. 37, 155 

17S1 Nicholson, .lames, Philadelphia. To the Delegates in 

Apr. 17 Congress from Maryland. Acquaints them with 

the qualifications of Alexander Murray, applicant 

for position as Lieutenant in the Navy. A. L. S. 

See Application of Murray, Jim. 13, 1781, and 

report of Board. Jun. 18, 1781. 

C. C. 37, 491 

1781 Rochambeau [Jean Baptistc de Vimeur], Comte de, 

Apr. 18 Newport. To Continental Congress. Thanks 

Congress for approbation given himself and his 

officers; deserves it only by readiness to follow 

plans of Genl. [GeorgeJ Washington. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 19, 343 

1781 Jones, Jfohn] Paul, Philadelphia. To Samuel Hunting- 
Apr. 22 ton, President, Continental Congress. Thanks 
Congress for resolutions of Apr. 1-lth. A. L. S. 
Resolutions are in Calendar of Jones Manuscripts. 

C. C. 78, 13, 227 

1781 Deshon, John. New London [Conn.]. To Samuel Hunt- 
Apr. 2i> ington. President, Continental Congress. Begs 
leave to resign position on Navy Board, Eastern 
I >epartment. A. L. S. Read May 7 and resigna 
tion accepted. 

C. C. 78, 6, 383 

1781 Nicholson, James, and others [Philadelphia]. To the 
Apr. 28 Board of Admiralty. Memorial stating that, un 

less wages are counted in accordance with rates 
of depreciation no use in keeping place of enlist 
ment open. In MS. of Salstonstall and signed 
James Nicholson, Jonathan Maltbie, Gib[eon] 
Salstonstall, David Morrow, John Fanning. 
Portion of memorial agreed to Jun. 12, 1781; 
remainder postponed Aug. 24, 1781. 

C. C. 37, 475 



176 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report, on 
May 5 the condition of the Trumbutt, Judge from 

statement of James Nicholson that cost of equip 
ment of Truiitlmll will be not less than 4,000 
specie, and suggest borrowing from Pennsylvania 
as vessel may be much needed to cooperate with 
the French. Report read May 7. 

C. C. 37,411 

1781 Jones [John] Paul, Philadelphia. Letter to Gen. 
May 7 [George] Washington [New Windsor, N. Y.]. 

Was not to blame for detention in France of 
military stores; refers him to [James] Duane, 
who has copy of his [Jones s] examination [1781, 
Feb. 20-Mar. 1:5 J by Admiralty Board; will 
forward to him a copy of "a concise narrative 
of my proceedings since the beginning of the 
war" if desired; wishes to aid in putting the 
Navy on a good footing, and to catch from 
Washington the wise enthusiasm of the true hero. 
A. L. S. 

W. 49, I O 

1781 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report re- 
May 8 garding the Governor Johnston. Recommend 
reference of matter to the Commercial Commit 
tee. Passed May 8, 1781. 

C. C. :(7, 45!) 

1781 La Luzerne [Anne Cesar], Chevalier de, Philadelphia. 
May y [To Continental Congress.] Memorial stating 

inadequacy of present American laws regarding 
privateering; good service of American vessels 
in the West Indies. Read May 10 and referred 
to the Board of Admiralty. See following report. 

C. C. 37, 4<>:: 

1781 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
May 11 the Memorial of the Chevalier de La Luzerne [of 

May 9]. Measures passed Nov. 11, 1780, insuffi 
cient to prevent abuse of American clearance 
papers captured by the British. Recommend: 
That Congress urge the several States to pass laws 
remedying defects in execution of Congressional 
resolutions, and that the salaries of the Board be 
raised. First recommendation passed May 17, 
1781; second defeated Jul. 7, 17S1. 

C. C. 37, 4(i5 




NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 177 

1781 Smith, Resolve. Philadelphia. To Samuel Huntington, 
May 28 President, Continental Congress. Sets forth his 

experience in connection with naval affairs and 
requests an office "analagous to his Genius, Edu 
cation and Experience in the various branches of 
the. naval department." Accompanying this let 
ter is a plan for the reorganization of the Navy. 

A. L. S. and A. D. 

C. C. 78, 21, 69-76 

17s I Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 

May 29 Issuance of Commissions to Privateers. In future 

commissions should issue from Congress and not 

from States. See Memorial May !, report of 

_ d Committee May 30, and report of Jim. 5, 1781. 

C. C. 37, 467 

| I 7s 1 1 Continental Congress, Special Committee. Report on 
Mav 30 >.\ Issuance of Commissions to Privateers. Have con 

sidered recommendation of Board of Admiralty of 
May 29; hold that under Article 6 of the Confed 
eration each State has equal power with Congress 
to issue commissions; disapprove recommendation 
that Congress alone issue them. See Reports of 
Board of Admiralty, May 29 and Jun. 5, 1781. 

C. C. 37, 469 

1781 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
May 31 Memorial of James Nicholson and others [Apr. 

28, 1781]. The TrumbuLl can not he manned 
until more sailors are enlisted in the service; 
officers and men hold accounts against the Con 
gress, and as a step to reenlistment urge payment 
of accounts in specie. See Nicholson, James, to 
Board of Admiralty, Apr. 28, 1781, and report of 
Jun. (>. 

1781 Smith, Meriwether. Motion in Continental Congress as 
Jim. 2 to direction of the Marine. Favors placing naval 

forces in charge of Agent for the Marine, to be 
appointed by the Superintendent of Finance. 
Although headed as a committee, report this man 
uscript appears to be the original motion referred 
to the Committee, of which Smith was chairman 
and Roger Sherman and Daniel of St. Thomas 
Jenifer the other members. See Motion by 
Smith June 2(5 and Committee Report based on 

this motion made Jul. 2 and (!. 

C. U. 28, 13.3 
r>2i2 or, 12 



178 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Rhode Island, Privateers. List of bonds given on 
Aug. 21- granting commissions to privateers in the State 

1781 of Rhode Island. Names of 14 vessels and coni- 
Jun. 3 manders given, with date of commission issued 

to each. 

C. C. 196, Iti, 90 

1781 Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty. Report 
Jun. 5 cm the government of private armed vessels. 

Recommend: In future commissions, bonds and 
instructions be issued from Admiralty Office to 
Judges of Courts of Admiralty and granted to suit 
able persons by said courts; further recommenda 
tions. A. D. William Ellery. Read Jun. 14, 

1781. 

C. C. :i7, 507 

17S1 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Juu. t> the equipment of the Trurnbiill. Have arranged 

with [Robert Morris] Supt. of Finance as to 
funds for fitting out the Trumbullj request action 
as to method of paying wages, bounty, etc.. to 
officers and crew. Endorsed: Rough Report of 
Confer, with Super. Finance. This report ap 
pears to have been postponed. Aug. 24. 1781. The 
Triunlndl sailed Aug. 8, 1781. 

C. C. :17, 471, 505 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on account 
Jun. 11 of William Bingham, Continental Agent in French 

West Indies. 

C. C. 19, i, :i5:; 

[1781] Continental Congress, Committee. Report on the treat- 
[Jun. 11] ment of American sailors by the British. 

C. C. HI, 4, 457 

1781 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report 

Jun. 12 upon conduct of James Wharton and his request 

for a clerk. Read Jun. 15, 2d report Jun. 28. 

and request denied. 

C. C 1 . 37, L>, 4s:; 

[1781] Murray, Alexander [Philadelphia]. To Continental Con- 
[Jun. 13] gress. Asks position as Lieutenant on the Tnim- 

buH, A. D. S. 

C. 0. 41, ti, 2I 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on letter of 
Jun. 14 May 22, 1781, from Gov. Joseph Reed of Penn 

sylvania as to the powers of a Court of Admiralty 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 179 

in case of trial for pi nicy and the determination 
of a proper court. "Debated July 2l>. 17*1; 

nothing concluded." 

C. C. 20, 2, 129 

1781 Continental Congress, C ommittee. Report on Conference 
Tun. IS with minister of France. Question as to expres 

sions of armed neutrality by northern powers of 
Europe discussed. [See. also question of con 
traband in report on treaty with Holland. C. C. 

25, 1, 251.] 

C. C. 25, 1, 213 

17*1 Continental Congress, Hoard of Admiralty. Report on 
Jim. 18 memorial [Jan. 13, 17H1] of Alexander Murray 

and letter [Apr. 17, 1781] accompanying the same. 
Report: By memorial and letter it appears that 
Murray had been promised rank of Lieut, in U. S. 
Navy by John Hancock when Chairman Marine 
Committee, and by other members of Congress. 
Recommend appointment of Murray as Lieut, in 
U. S. Navy. Report delivered Jun. 18 and later, 
with report of Jul. B, referred to committee. 

See reports Jul. 16 and 20, 1781. 

C. C. 37, 487 

17sl Continental Congress Committee. Report on letter of 
Jun. 23 Jun. 22, from Robert Morris, as to the America. 

Recommend effectual measures for equipment and 
launching of the America; resources to be given 
Morris for this purpose; recommend Tuesday 
(26th) for election of Captain. Endorsed: Pass d 

Jun. 23. 

C. C. 28, 145 

1781 [Smith, Meriwether.] Motion in Continental Congress as 

Inn. 26 to management of the Marine. Apparently a 

second motion on the lines of that of Jun. 2. It 

was referred to same Committee and was reported 

on Jul. 2 and 6, forming, with the motion of June 

2, the basis of the later report. 

C. C. 28, 135 

17S1 Continental Congress, Committee. Report as to James 
.Fun. 28 W barton. Reason given by Wharton for nonset- 

tlementof account unsatisfactory; Board to com 
pel settlement at once. "Passed Jun. 28." See 
Report of Board of Admiralty. Jun. 12, 1781 

and Wharton s letter of Jul. 25. 

C. C. 28, 131 



180 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on applica- 
Jun. 29 tions of Capts. John Paul Jones, James Nichol 

son, and Thomas Read regarding rank in Navy; 
appointment of Commander in Chief suggested 
in room of Esek Hopkins. Endorsed: "Aug. 24, 
1781. Not to be acted on." 

C. C. 19, 3, L>99 

[1781] Continental Congress, Committee. Report regarding 
[Jun. 29] the employment of l/.S. Marine in connection with 

that of France. Report (a) Board of Admiralty 
to lay before Supt. of Finance exact state of Navy 
of U. S. (1>) Supt. of Finance recommend to Con 
gress means of fitting out vessels. (<) Vessels of 
war when equipped to be placed in fleet of De 
Barms. Endorsed: "Aug. 24, 1781; not to be 
acted upon." 

C. f . 2S, 319 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on motions 
Jul. [2-J () [Jun. 2, Jun. 2>J as to management of the Ma 

rine. Recommend: (a) Election of Secretary of 
Marine be postponed till lirst Monday in Novem 
ber. (/>) Various changes as to care of prisoners 
temporary transfer of Marine control to Supt. of 
Finance, seal of Admiralty to be in Congress. 
(a) Defeated. (It) Referred to committee 
Thomas McKean, Oliver Ellsworth, Theodoric 
Bland. 

C. C. L S, 149 

1781 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report on 
Jul. 6 appointment of William Nicholson as Captain of 

Marines. Sec Report Jul. 10, L781. 

C. C. 37, 495 

1781 Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report 
Jul. 8 regarding accounts for supplies furnished the 

Alliance. Passed Aug. 24, 1781. 

C. C. 37, 485 

1781 Maryland, Privateers. "A List of vessels commissioned 
Jan. 1- by the Governor and Council of Maryland in 

Jul. 9 1781." Names of 29 vessels, commanders, bond 

ers, and owners are given, with date of commis 
sion of each vessel. 

C. C. 190, Hi, 09 

1781 Lewis, Francis, Admiralty Office [ Philadelphia |. T< 
Jul. 12 [Thomas McKean] President, Continental Con 

gress. Owing to absence of William Ellery, 



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NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 181 

writer holds that he can not act as Commissioner 
of Board of Admiralty and requests leave to re 
sign his position. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 14, 445 

Continental Congress, Committee. Report on delivery to 
France of all French seamen serving on American 
vessels. [Affirmative action same day.] 

C. C. 25, 1, 453 

1 7M Continental Congress, Committee. Report on payment to 
I ul. 1-2 State of Connecticut for use of schooner Spy. 

C. C. 20, I, 27:i 

17S1 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on reports of 
.Fill. 1C, Hoard of Admiralty of Jim. 18 and Jul. (>, 1781. 

Recommend (ii) commissions granted by U. S. 
Ministers abroad be considered as temporary 
Brevets. (/;) William Nicholson be appointed 
Lieut, of Marines in t". S. service, (c) Richard 
Dale, Musco Livingston, and Alexander Murray 
be appointed Lieuts. U. S. Navy, (t/) above 
officers to receive pay when called into service. 
Action taken Jul. 17, Nicholson appointed, rest 
of report recommitted. Committee composed of 
Theodoric Bland, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer 
and Roger Sherman. See. Report Jul. 20, 1781. 

(!. C. 28, 141 

17H1 Lie Grand, Barrere & Co., Port au Prince. To Samuel 
Jul. Iti 1 1 untington [Philadelphia]. Offer service of their 

vessels to the American cause. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 14, 441 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on resigna- 
Jul. 17 tion of Francis Lewis one of the Commissioners 

of the Board of Admiralty. 

0. C. 19, :!, 547 

1781 Jones, [John] Paul. Philadelphia. Memorial to the 
Jul. 17 Tinted States in Congress assembled. Is ready 

to leave for Portsmouth to assume command of 
the America. A. D. S. 

C. C. 41, 4, 418 

[1781] Continental Congress, Committee. Report on various 
[Jul. 18] motions as to the Navy. Favor () appointment 

of Agent of Marine; (l>) care of Marine prisoners 
to be transferred from Board of Admiralty to 
Board of War; (c) Seal of Admiralty to be de 
posited with Secretary of Congress until Agent of 



182 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

Marine is appointed. () passed Aug. 27, 1781; 
(b and c) passed Jul. 18. Various clauses and 
additions to preceding motions referred to com 
mittee to which [James M.J Varnuin and [James] 
Duanc were added. 

C. 0, 28, 147, 147u 

[1781] Continental Congress, Committee. Report on reports of 
[Jul. 20] Board of Admiralty [Jan. 18, Jul. tij. Recom 

mend (<y) That Richard Dale be appointed 
Lieut, in U. S. Navy. (b) That appointment 
of Musco Livingston as Lieut, be postponed, 
(c) That Alexander Murray be appointed Lieut, 
in U. S. Navy. c Passed Jul. 20, 1781." A. D. 
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer. 

C. C. 28, 143 

1781 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To Board of 

Jul. 21 Admiralty [Continental Congress]. Urgent need 

of money; [John] Barry urges the promotion of 

[John) Buckley to a Lieutenancy on the Alliance. 

In MS. of William Story. 

C. C. 87, 499a (497) 

1781 New Hampshire, Privateers. "List of bonds taken on 

May 19- granting commissions to privateers in the State 

Jul. 23 of New Hampshire" [and of Massachusetts]. 

Names of nine vessels and commanders are 

given, with date of commission issued to each. 

Of these nine, vessels seven appear to be from 

Massachusetts. 

C. C. 1!>6, 16, 79 

1781 Barry, John, Boston. To the Board of Admiralty [Phil- 
Jul. 25 adelphiaj. Is almost recovered from his wound 

and will be able to attend to needs of his ship 
soon. A. L. S. 

0. C. 78, 4, 249 

1781 Wharton, James [Philadelphia]. To Continental Con- 
Jul. 25 gress. On Jan. [5] 1776, was appointed with 

three others Commissioner of Naval Stores by 
the Naval Board; since June 1777 has filled tins 
office alone as his companions resigned; experi 
ences in the position; obstacles preventing settle 
ment of accounts; prays Congress to reconsider 

resolution of Jun. 28. D. S. 

U. (- . 7,s, 24, 838 



NAVAL KECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 183 

1781 Crowninshield, George, and others, Salem. To Contin- 

[Jul.?] ental Congress. Petition relating to capture of 

the Elizabeth find Nancy, with accompanying 

papers. D. S. of Crowninshield. See Report 

Aug. 20. 

0. C. 42, 2, 118-142 

1781 Nicholas, Samuel, [Philadelphia]. To [Thomas McKean] 
Aug. 1U President, Continental Congress. Entered .serv 

ice on fleet of Commodore Esek Hopkins as Cap 
tain of Marines in 1775; details service since that 
date; in June [1776] was made Major; as resolu 
tions of the Admiralty prevented service of Major 
of Marines on smaller vessels than ships of the 
line Nicholas has been kept from sea service 
much of the time and compelled to serve on land; 
requests Congress to do him justice as to pay and 
prize money under these circumstances. L. S. 

c. c. 78, IT, 301 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on letter of 
Aug. In Major [Samuel] Nicholas as to settlement of ac 

counts. Referred to Board of War. 

C. C. 32, 217 

1781 Navy Board, Eastern Department, Boston. To the Com- 
Aug. 15 inissioners of the Admiralty. Condition of the 

Alliance; many privateers captured by the 
British; naval affairs in New England. [Letter 
received Aug. 27, reported to Congress and re 
ferred to committee Theodoric Bland, James M. 
Yarnum. and James Duane. L. S. William 

Vernon for the Board. 

C. C. 28, 245 

1781 Rodney, Thomas, Wilmington [Del.]. To Thomas Mifflin, 
Aug. 15 President, Continental Congress. Plundering 

and depredations along Delaware coast alarm the 
people; requests that commissions for masters of 
privately armed vessels be sent him at once. 
A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 19, 389 

1781 Massachusetts, Privateers. "List of bonds taken on 
.fan. -Aug. granting commissions to privateers in the Com- 

19 mon wealth of Massachusetts." Names of 55 ves 

sels and commanders are given with date of com 
mission issued to each.. 

C. C. 196, 16, 73 



184 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on the me- 
Aug. 2U morial of Gfeorge] Crowninshield and others 

[Nathaniel Silsbee ;ind .John Collins, of Sulem, 
Mas.s.] as to the capture! of their vessel [the 
Elisabeth and Nancy] by Capt. Seth Harding of 
the Confederacy and the condemnation thereof 
at Cape Francois. Memorialists dismissed Sop. 
25, 1781. 

C. C. 19, I. till 

1780 New Hampshire, Privateers. "List of bonds taken on 
Dec. 23- granting commissions for privateers in the State of 

1781 New Hampshire" [and of Massachusetts]. Names 
Aug. 24 o f .nine vessels and commanders are given with 

date of commission issued to each. Of these 
nine vessels six are from Massachusetts. 

C. C. 196, 16, 80 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on sale of 
Aug. 28 cannon and stores of sloop Arfju. 

19, 1, 4 25 



[1781] Continental Congress, Committee. Partial draft of re- 
[ Aug. 29?] port on duties and powers of Agent of Marine. 

In MS. of clerk. 

C. C. 28, 151 

[1781] Continental Congress. Report of Committee [of Jul. 
[Aug. 29] Its] respecting the Marine Department and its 

conduct. Recommend: (<t) Appointment of an 
Agent of the Marine to have charge of U. S. war 
vessels; (b) prizes to be sold under his direction; 
(() all accounts of marine go to him for record, 
payment, and settlement ;(</) salary 1,500 dollars a 
year, and clerk (": 500 dollars a year; (V) as soon 
as duties are entered on, Board of Admiralty, 
Navy Boards, and offices under them to cease, 
books and papers to be handed over to new 
officer. Endorsed: "Passed; Monday, Sep. 3, 
set for election of agent." 

C. C. 28, 249 " 

1781 McClenachan, Robert, Philadelphia. To Continental 

Aug. 29 Congress. Memorial in behalf of Roger Kean, 

Capt. brig 7AV/vv-, and other officers and crew, 

for prize money, with accompanying papers. 

A. D. S. 

C. C. 41, 5, 83-87 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. ] $5 

!7. wl Evans, Lewis, and Anthony Games. Philadelphia. To 
Aug. : >() I liomas McKean, President Continental Con 

gress. Ask wages due for services on the ( mi- 
federacy. IX S. 

( . C. 78, 8, 371 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee. Report respecting 

Aug. ;U money due certain marine ollicers recommended 

l)y Capt. John Paul .Jones. Passed in part Sep. 

1\ 1TS1. 

C. 0. 27, 143 

ITsi Continental Congress, Committee. Report on memorial 
Aug. HI of Roger Kean of the brigantine Ilvlker. Re 

ferred. 8<-e Report Sep. 3. 

C. C. 32, 235 

[ITsl] [Sherman, Roger. J Motion in Congress as to appoint- 
[Aiig. . | ment and powers of an Agent of Marine and of an 

Agent at Boston. [Resolution referred to Com 
mittee. See Journals of Congress, Aug. 29, and 
Resolve of Sep. 7, 1781. on Control of Marine.] 

A. I). 

C. C. 2S, 157 

17SO Massachusetts, Privateers. List of "bonds taken on 
Dec. 5- granting Commissions to privateers in the Com- 

17sl monwealth of Massachusetts." Names of 98 ves- 

Sej>. A sels and Commanders are given with date of com 

mission issued to each. 

C. C. 190, 16, 72 

17*1 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on sale of 
Sep. . i snow 3 bswi Sen horn. Board of War of Massa 

chusetts to settle claim of United States to vessel 
and cargo. Passed Sep. 5, 1781. 

C. C. 19, 1, 4(W 

1 ~S 1 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on petition of 

Sep. 3 Roger Kean in behalf of himself and others of the 

brigantine Holker. Endorsed: "Passed Sep. 5, 

1781." 

C. C. 19, 3, 323 

[17S1] [Madison, James.] Motion in Congress providing that 
[Sep. (\ .\ until the Appointment of an Agent of Marine the 

direction of the Navy be entrusted to [Robert Mor 
ris] Superintendent of Finance. [Resolution re 
ferred to Committee. See Journals, Aug. 29 and 
Sep. 7, 1781.] 

C. C. 28, 137 



186 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee. Report authorizing 
Sep. 11 [Robert Morris] Supt. of Finance to tit out ships of 

War. "Passed Sep. 12." 

C. C. 19, 4, 331 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee. Report as to pay- 
Sep. 14 nient by Rhode Island of rent for storehouses 

used by French fleet and Army. 

C. C. 20, 1, 207 

1781 Virginia, Privateers. "List of bunds taken on granting 

Jan. 22- Commissions for privateers in the State of Vir- 

Sep. 15 ginia." Names of 16 vessels and commanders 

are given with date of commission issued to each. 

C. C. ll)(i, 1(5, 93 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee. Report respecting 
Sep. 20 the sale of three British vessels captured in 

Georgia. 

C. C. Id, (5, 529 

1780 Connecticut, Privateers. List of Bonds taken by | Jona- 
Sep. 22- than] Truinbull for Naval Commissions. Names 

1781 of 39 vessels and commanders are given with date 
Sep. 28 of bond for each. 

C. C. 19li, Hi, (i() 

1780 Pennsylvania, Privateers. "List of Commissions or 
Nov. 28- Letters of Marque and Reprisal granted in the 

1781 State of Pennsylvania. " Names of 122 vessels, 
Sep. 29 commanders and owners are given with date of 

commission issued to each. 

0. C. 19(>, Hi, 91 

[1781] Continental Congress, Board of Admiralty. Report giv- 

[Sep. ] . ing list of the officers of the Navy of the I nited 

States with the dates of their commissions. List 

probably drawn up at time of transfer of authority 

from Board of Admiralty to Agent of Marine. 

c. c. 37, 47:; 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on memorial 
Oct. 1 of Major [Samuel] Nicholas [Aug. 10] as to settle 

ment of his accounts. 

C. C. 19, 4, 533 

1781 Barry, John, Philadelphia. To Thomas McKean, Presi- 
Oct. 13 dent, Continental Congress. Court-martial of 

three men now in Boston. A. L. S. 

C. C. 7S, 4, 2S7 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 187 

1781 Continental Congress, Committee. Report that salary 
Oct. 19 and expenses be advanced William Bingham, 

Continental agent in French West Indies. Passed 
Dec. 24, 1781. 

C. C. 19, 1, 351 

1781 Vance, John, Philadelphia. To Continental Congress. 
Oct. 22 Memorial protesting against capture, of his ship 

Countess of Clanl>razll in 1781 by the Junius 
Endm, John Brooks master, when the Countess 
had a pass from Benjamin Franklin. A. D. S. 
with accompanying papers. 

C. C. 41, 10, 331-337 

1781 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To President of Congress. 
Oct.- Best arrangements for courts-martial in the Navy. 

A. L. S. Amended and passed Jun. 12, 1782. 

C. C. 137, 1, 543 

Continental Congress, Committee. Report as to the 

duties of the Secretary of Marine; those duties 
to be assigned for the prese nt to Robert Morris, 
Superintendent of Finance. 

C. C. 19, 4, 339 

1781 Virginia, Privateers. " List of bonds given on granting 
Sep. 20- commissions for privateers in the State of Vir- 

Dec. 15 ginia." Names of 10 vessels and 12 commanders 

given with date of commission issued to each. 

C. C. 196, 16, !)4 

1781; Barry, John, Alliance. List of Officers and men on board 
the Alliance at L Orient Mar. 2!>, 1781, with 
names of those enlisting at a later date, those put 
on prizes, and of killed and wounded. Endorsed 
by Barry. "List," etc. 

Navy Misc. 

[1782] Continental Congress, Committee. Report as to legal 
[Jan. 2] captures upon the sea. Recommend that the 

several States pass acts for seizure and condemna 
tion of all British goods found on land within 
their respective jurisdictions. Passed [Jan. 2, 

1782], 

C. C. 28, 243 

1782 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To John Barry, Alliance. 

Jan. 5 Articles desired from Paris. L. S. 

Navv Misc. 



188 LIBEARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Wilson, .lames [Philadelphia]. To Continental Congress. 
Jan. 18 In behalf of owners of Marquis de Lafayette 

prays that the proceeds from the sale of the ship 
Mars captured by the Alliance and the L/tf<ttjeff<> 
[Apr. 3, 1781] may be divided in an equitable 
ratio; to this end prays that an appeal be allowed 
from Massachusetts authorities to United States 
Court of Appeals. A. D. S. Kef erred to Com 
mittee Jan. 19. 

C. C. 41, 10, 5X9 

1782 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on Memorial 

Jan. 22 o f James Wilson respecting the Marquis de La- 

fuyette and prize taken by her. Appeal should 

be allowed. "Agreed to." 

C. C. 19, 6, 567 

1782 Robeson, William, Nantes. To John Barry [Nantes]. 
Jan. 22 Experiences with Barry and questions as to future. 

A. L. S. and attested copy. 

C. C. 78, 4, 311 and :3 

1782 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on case of the 
Feb. 13 privateer Morning Star, James Ravel, master, 

and her capture of the schooner Hodgson. 

C. C. 19, 4, 447, 449 

1781 New Hampshire, Privateers. "List of bonds taken 
Sep. 1- on granting 1 commissions for privateers in the 

1782 State of New Hampshire " [and of Massachusetts]. 
Feb. 16 Names of 17 vessels and commanders given with 

date of commission issued to each. Of these 
17 vessels 10 are from Massachusetts. 

C. C. lilli, Hi, HI 

[1782] Continental Congress, Committee. Report as to ex- 
[Feb. 18 (\ change of marine prisoners. Favor authoriza 

tion of commander in chief to negotiate; such 
cartels for marine or other prisoners as he may 
consider necessary. Passed with minor amend 
ment as to citizens captured not in arms Feb. 
18, 1782. 

C. 0. 28, 57 

1782 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on condem- 
Feb. 23 nation of cargoes of ships Resolution and East 

ern. Acted on Mar. 7, 1782, and power given 
for suspension of execution in case of decisions 
by Court of Appeals. 

C. C. 25, 2, 85-89 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 189 

1782 Continental Congress, Committee. Report that Secrc- 
Mar. 8 tary for Foreign Affairs be directed to draw up a 

memorial respecting prize money due officers and 
crews of the Bon Ilmnme Richard and the. Alli 
ance. Passed Mar. 11, 1782. 

C. C. 25, 2, 83 

17S2 Landais, Peter, Philadelphia. To Continental Congress. 
Mar. 25 Memorial stating his claims upon the United 

States, with later papers and action of committee 
upon claims. A. D. S. 

C. C. 41, 275, 361-875 

1 782 Continental Congress. Committee report on [preceding] 
Mar. 27 petition of Peter Landais. 

C. C. 32, 299 

1781 Virginia, Privateers. "List of bonds taken on granting 
.Tun. 20- commissions for privateers in the State of Vir- 

I7$o ginia/ Names of !;"> vessels and commanders 

Apr. 1:5 with date of commission granted to each. 

C. C. 196, 16, 95 

1751 Connecticut, Privateers. List of naval bonds [taken in 
,f u ]. ;$_ State of Connecticut]. Names of 20 vessels and 

178;2 commanders are given with date of bond for 

Apr. is each. 

C. C. 196, 16, 61 

1752 Philadelphia, Merchants of. To Continental Congress. 
Apr. 29 Call attention to falling off in American com 
merce, the importance of the commercial inter 
ests, and request action by Congress to protect 
American shipping. 87 signatures. 

C. C. 41, 6, 283 

[1782] Continental Congress, Committee. Report on Memorial 
[May 2;J of Merchants of Philadelphia. Recommend: 

Memorial be referred to Agent of Marine to bike 
first order thereon. See following entry. 

C. C. 28, 243a 

1782 Morris, Robert, Office of Finance. [To Continental Con- 
May 4 gress.] Report on Memorial of Merchants of 

Philadelphia. Navy of United States can not 
give desired degree of protection to American 
shipping: recommends that navies of France and 
Spain be called upon for assistance. D. S. 

C. C. 137, 1, 435 



190 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

[1782] Continental Congress, Committee. Report [on Memorial 
[May -t] of Merchants of Philadelphia, read Apr. 29, and 

Report of Robert Morris]. Recommend: Agent 
of Marine be instructed to employ naval force of 
I . S. to protect I . S. trade and commerce and 
to call upon French and Spanish navies for as 
sistance. Endorsed: Referred to Agent of Ma 
rine to take order. [See Memorial of Apr. 29, 
and Journals of Congress May 4, 1782.] 

C. C. L S, 1 41 

1782 [Massachusetts, Council], Boston. To Charles Thorn- 
May 6 son. More bonds and blank commissions for 
private armed vessels desired. A. L. S. John 
Avery, Secy. 

C. ( . 78, 1, 417 

1782 Carew, Joseph, Norwich [Conn.]. To Continental Con- 
May 18 gress. Memorial for repayment of money loaned 
Joshua Hunting-ton for use on the Confederacy 
in 1778-1779 and which has since depreciated. 
D. S. Ordered to lie on table Jul. 2, 1782. 

C. C. 41, 2, I2f>-130 

1782 Barclay, Thomas, L Orient, To John Barry, Alliance. 
May 22 As to prize money. A. L. S. 

Navy ilisc,. 

1782 Morris, Robert, Marine Office. To [John] Hodge, Art! re. 
May 25 Is to put himself under orders of Capt. John 

Barry. L S. 

Navy .Misc. 

1782 Morris, Robert, Marine Office. To John Barry, Alliance. 
Jun. (3 Can secure him no pilot for the Delaware; lack 

of action by Congress respecting mutineers. 
L. S. 

Navy Iliac. 

1782 Continental Congress, Committee, Report on report of 
Jun. 12 [Robert Morris] Agent of Marine on Courts of 

Inquiry or Court-Martials in Navy or in Marine 
Service. Two amendments incorporated. A.I). 
Elias Boudinot. One amendment in MS. of 
Charles Thomson. Resolution based on report 
passed. See Report of Morris, Oct., 1781. 

C. C. 28, 237a, 2371), 239 

1782 Allen, William and others, Philadelphia. To Continen- 

Jun. 13 tal Congress. Petition of Masters of various 

vessels from port of Philadelphia captured on the 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 191 

high seas. Over one thousand persons in cap 
tivity at Now York who were taken from United 
States commercial and war vessels; pray that ar 
rangements he made for their exchange. Twenty- 
eight signatures. Read in Congress Jun. 25 and 
referred to committee. Settled by instructions 
to Commander in Chief and other acts of Con 
gress." 

C. C. 42, G, 272 

17K2 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on examina- 

Jun. !<"> tion of Capt. [John] Barry as to the loss of the 

Lnfayettf. 

( . C. !!), 1, 225 

17*2 Bon Homme Richard, Crew [Philadelphia]. To Conti- 

,hm. 24 nental Congress. Petition of sailors formerly of 

the Bun Hnmtin Richard for prixe money due 

them. Six signatures. Petitioners were informed 

that steps had been taken already for their relief. 

C. C. 42, 7, 147 

[1782] Continental Congress, Committee. Report on letter 
[.lun. 2<>] [from Robert Morris of Jun. 20] as to better dis 

tribution of prize money. Report: Repeal portion 
of earlier ordinance giving all prize money to 
captors and provide that only in case capture is 
of equal or superior force shall this provision 
hold; in other cases one-half proceeds will go to 
United States. Arrangements for bounty to every 
member of crew of capturing vessels is done away 
with. [Head Jun. 26, recommitted Jul. 5, read 
1st and 2d time with amendment: ordinance read 

3d time and passed Jul. 10.] 

C. 0. 28, 235-237 

1782 Barry, John, New London [Conn.]. To Thomas JNIcKean, 
Jul. [24] President Continental Congress. Sends pro 

ceedings taken from log book of the Alliance 
relating to the Marquis de Luf/iyefte. A. L. S. 

and copy. 

C. C. 78, 4, 30", 329 

1782 Barry, John, New London [Conn.]. To Charles Thomson, 

Aug. 1 Secy. Continental Congress. Encloses papers 

relating to the Marquis de Lafayette. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 4, 321 

1782 Barry, John, New London [Conn.]. [To Charles Thom- 
Aug. 2 son, Secy, of Congress.] "Attested copy of what 



192 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

I related to the Committee of Congress in Phila 
delphia" respecting the Marquis de Lafayette. 
Attested before Joshua Coit. 

C. C. 78, 4, . {25 

1781 Pennsylvania, Privateers. "Return of Commissions or 
Sep. 29- Letters of Marque and Reprisal granted in the 

1782 State of Pennsylvania. 1 Names of 104 vessels, 
Aug. 12 commanders, and owners are given, with date of 

commission issued to each. 

C. 0. 196, Hi, 91 

[1782J Continental Congress. Committee report on chums of 
Aug. 27 Francis Maxwell, commander of the transport 

Symetry. 

C. C. 19, 4, utM 

1782 Continental Congress. Committee report on the pur- 

Aug. 29 chase of the sloop WaxJtington. 

C. 0. 26, ::{ 

1781 New Hampshire, Privateers. List of bonds taken on 
Sep. 28- granting commissions for privateers in the, 

1782 State of New Hampshire. Names of 30 vessels, 
Sep. 2 commanders, and owners, with date of commis 
sion issued to each. 

C. C. 19li, 16, S2 

[1782] Continental Congress. Committee on the America. 
[Sep. 3] Report of Committee as to presentation of Amer 

ica to France. Recommend: That Agent of 
Marine present vessel to Chevalier de La Luzerne 
for service of France in place of the Mayn!ji<jue 
lately lost. Passed Sep. 3, 1782. 

C. C. 28, 23S 

1782 Letitia, Pennsylvania brigantine. Memorial of owners 
Sep. 30 regarding the taking from the Lei!.t!<i in the 

harbor of St. Christopher of her prize, thoT /Y^c/ .v. 
by officials of the port. Signed: Charles Young. 
Bentley Slice. Memorial referred to Agent of 
Marine. His report Oct. 7, referred to Sec 
retary for Foreign Affairs. 

C. C. 167, Kil 

1781 Connecticut, Privateers. List of bonds taken in State 
Sep. 26- of "New Hampshire" [Connecticut]. Names of 

1782 30 vessels, commanders, and owners are given, 
Nov. 8 with date of bond for each. See List by Jonathan 

Tnunbull in letter of Nov. 29, 1782. 

C. C. 190, 16, 62 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 193 

1 782 Alliance, Officers of. Power of attorney to John Barry 
Nov. 17 in regard to prize money due officers. Eight 

(signatures. 

Navy Misc. 

1782 Barclay. Thomas, L Orient. To John Barry, Alliance. 
Nov. 27 Approves conduct toward subordinate officers. 

L. S. 

Navy Misc. 

17S2 Trumbull, .Jonathan, Lebanon [Conn.]. To Charles Thom- 
Nov. 29 son [Philadelphia]. Kudoses list of bonds for 

commissions [for privateers]. Names of 30 ves 
sels and commanders, with dates of bonds, from 
Sep. 2<>, 1781, to Nov. 8, 1782. A. L. S. 

C. C. 196, 1(5, 99 

1782 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on letter of 

Dec. 3 Ca.pt. John Paul Jones to Agent of Marine [Nov. 

29, 1782] requesting permission to serve under 

the Marquis de Vaudreuil. Passed Dec. 4, 1782. 

C. 0. 19, 3, 803 

1782 Alliance, Capt. John Barry. Muster Book giving crew, 
Dec. 8 time of enlistment, with passengers taken aboard. 

The record extends to Apr. 10, 1783. 

Navy Misc. 

1782 Buchanan, John, Philadelphia. To Continental Congress. 
Dec. 13 Petition respecting pay as captain of water craft 

on Hudson River in 1776, etc., with certificate of 
Alexander MeDougall in support of same. D. S. 

C. C. 41, 294-296 

1783 Lowell, John, Boston. To Elias Bond i not, President 
Feb. 12 Continental Congress. Accepts tender of posi 
tion as Judge of Court of Appeals; can not sit 
on bench until certain cases in which he is inter 
ested are settled. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 14, 531 

1783 Turner, Gfeorge], Philadelphia. To David Sproat, New 
Mar. 11 York. Letter relates to exchange and parole of 

naval prisoners. Auto, copy enclosed in follow 
ing letter. 

C. C. 28, 1, 119 

[17]83 Turner, Gfeorge]. To Robert Morris [Philadelphia]. Sub- 
Mar. 1 1 mits -i state of my transactions concerning seamen 
from Pennsylvania, prisoners of war in New 
York. Encloses copy letter of Mar. 11 to 
5212 Ot! 13 



194 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

David Sproat, British Commissary-General for 
navul prisoners. A. L. S. Enclosed in following 
letter. 

C. C. 28, 151 

1783 Morris, Robert [Philadelphia]. To Committee on Appli- 
Mar. 13 cation of President [John] Dickinson. Exchange 

of 28 prisoners from British prison ship for 
Lt. [ ] Ilaight. L. S. 

c. c. 28, in 

1783 Morris, Robert, Marine Office. To John Barry [Affiance]. 
Mar. 2!) Repairs to and stores for the Alliance. L. S. 

Navy Mine. 

1783 Blair, Archibald, Virginia Council Chamber. To Charles 
Mar. 20 Thomson. Encloses 1!) bonds for as many Com 

missions for Letters of Marque issued by State 

of Virginia. A. L. S. 

C. C. 196, 1, -2 

[1783?] Shewell, Robert, and others. To Robert Gill, Vice Ad- 

[Apr. 5!\ miralty Court, Newfoundland. Certificate of 

finding 1} Amiable Elizabeth in lat. 45, long. 

39, and giving her in charge to Lieut. John 

Justice and six men. 

[May 29 ?] Grill, Robert. Certificate that above is true copy compared 
by him. Enclosed: Thomson, Charles, to John 
Adams and others, Jul. 16, 1784. 

C . 0. 44, 409 

1783 Morris, Robert [Philadelphia]. To [Elias Boudinot] 
Apr. 11 President of Congress. Respecting the use or 

sale of the Due de Lauzun. 

C. C. 26, 443 

1783 North Carolina, Delegates to Continental Congress, Phila- 
Apr. 16 delphia. To Continental Congress. Representa 

tion as to brig Adventure sent by North Carolina 
to Charleston and captured at that place by the 
Cormorant. D. S. Benjamin Hawkins. Hugh 
Williamson. 

C. C. 4H, 207 

1783 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on letter of 

Apr. 18 Apr. 11 from Robert Morris favoring sale of ship 

Due de Lauzun. Passed Apr. 21. See Journals 

of that date for service to be performed by ves - 

sel before her sale. 

C. U. 26, 441 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 195 

178i!- Barry, John. Letter Book of 7!) letters written or re- 
Oct. 31- ceived on board the T. S. frigate Alliance. 

I 7^ ^ 

. l Navv Misc. 

Apr. 19 

ITS:} Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To [Klias Boudinot] 

Apr. iy President of Congress. Need of appointment of 

commissioners for settling the accounts of the 

Navy: hopes soon to obtain a proper person for 

office now vacant; application of John Thomson. 

A. L. S. 

0. 0. 137, 2, 339 

1783 Barry, .John, Paris. Sale of prize ships Brittanica r 

Apr. 15- Anna, Commerce, and Kinyxton, captured by the 

May 15 Alliance&nA condemned by Benjamin Franklin. 

Tubulated statements signed by Thomas Barclay. 

Navy Misc. 

1783 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on Memorial 
May 15 of ( apt. Seth Harding as to settlement of accounts. 

Referred to Agent of Marine May 10. 

C. C. lit, 3, 43 

[178") | Continental Congress, Committee. Report on redress to 
[May 30J he secured from privateers offending laws of 

United States. Recommend authorization of 
Agent of Marine to take legal measures against 
offending commanders, obtaining redress through 
bonds given. Delivered May 30, passed June 2. 

( . 0. L>S, 181-183 

17S3 Grill, Robert [St. Johns]. To James (j ill. Summons for. 
.Fun. 5 persons interested in L Amiable Elizabeth to ap 

pear at the Vice Admiralty Court within twenty 
days to show cause why vessel and cargo should 
not be sold at auction. Copy enclosed: Thomson, 
Charles, to John Adams and others, Jul. 16, 

1784. 

C. C. 44, 413 

1783 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To President of Congress. 
Jul. ~2 2 Letter relates to condition and employment of 

vessels composing the Navy. L. S. 

C. C. 137, 2, (>77 

1783 Morris, Robert. Report on condition of the Navy: 
Jul. 31 United States in need of a Navy but should not 

purchase ships until more funds shall be granted 
by the several States. P. S. Delivered to Con 
gress and passed Aug. 5, 1783. 

C. C. 137, >, 725 



196 LIBEAEY OF CONGRESS. 

1783 Barclay, Thomas, L Orient. To John Barry. Philadel- 

Aug. 2 phia. As to prize money. A. L. S. 

Navy Misc. 

[1783] Rhode Island, Delegates from. To Continental Con- 
[Aug. 5] gross. Representation as to capture of schooner 

Good Fortune by brigs Unity and Providence. 
See Report Sep. 22, 1783. 

C. C. 20, 1, 243 

[1783] Continental Congress, Committee. Report on the Memo- 
[Aug. 1!*J rial of Navy Officers regarding eil ect of deprecia 

tion of money on their pay. Recommend depre 
ciation he allowed for in pay after Apr. 10, 17SO, 
if in actual service. X>-e Nicholson, James, and 
others to Board of Admiralty, Apr. 28, 17S1. 
Endorsed: "Acted on [and passed], 1 Aug. 

1*- i " 
787. 

C. C. 28, 2. 1S5 

1783 Thomson, Charles [Philadelphia]. To H[ugh] AVilliam- 

Aug. 19 S on. As to the capture of the schooner Good 

Fortune, George Hardwick, master, by the brigs 

Unity, Edward Coffin, master, and Providini e, 

Edward Bailey, Master. A. L. S. See Report 

Sep. 22, 1783. 

C. C. 20, 1, 241 

1783 Weare, M[eshech]. Certificate that Joseph Pearson is a 

Aug. 30 Deputy Secretory of New Hampshire, and that 

full faith should be given to his attestation of 

documents. D. S. Enclosed: Sullivan, John, 

to Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 6, 1784. 

C. C. 44, 261 

1783 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on letter of 
Sep. o Sep. 1, 1783, from [Robert Mori-is] respecting 

the Alliance. Report: Alliance to be unladen, 
her officers and crew discharged, the vessel to be 
surveyed and Agent of Marine to report to Con 
gress the cost of repairing her ; proceeds of cargo 
to be applied to payment of interest on Dutch 
loan. Section providing for disposition of pro 
ceeds of cargo struck out; remainder of report 

passed. 

C. C. 28, 229 

1783 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on the decree 

Sep. 10 of the Court of Appeals in case of capture of the 

brigantine St. Anthony, commanded by Andrew 

Dumont, by the Letter of Marque Polly, owned 

by Isaac Sears. 

C. C. 19, 5, 267 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 197 

17s3 Continental Congress. Court of Appeals in cases of rap- 
Sop. 17 hire [Philadelphia]. Judgment of Court in case 
of Elisha Donne, Isaiah Doune, and James Shep 
herd vs. the brigantine Susannah, etc. Ordered 
hv Court that sentence of inferior and superior 
courts of Rockingham County, N. II., he "re 
voked, reversed, and annulled;" property speci 
fied in claims of Doane and partners to he re- 
stared; parties to appeal to pay their own costs. 
Cyrus Griffin and George Read, judges. Copy 
with certificate of John Potts, jr., to its exact 
ness. A. D. S. John Potts, jr. [Enclosed in Sul 
livan, John, to Thomas Jefferson, Jan. (5, 1784.] 

C. C. 44, 293 

1783 Continental Congress. Committee report on capture of 
Sep. ~2~2 schooner Good Fortune by brigs Unity and 

Providence. 

C. C. 20, 1, 235-239 

17S3 Morris, Robert, Philadelphia. To John Barry, Thomas 
Oct. fi Read, and others as to petitions for relief. L. S. 

Navy Misc. 

[ 17S3] Conyngham,Gustavus [Princeton, N. J.]. To Continental 
[Oct. 11] Congress. Prays for same rank in Navy as that 

given him by Commission from Benjamin Frank 
lin Mar. 1, 1777; encloses copy of certificate Aug. 
7, 1782, from Benjamin Franklin. I). S. 

C. C. 41, 2, 152-154 

[1783] Continental Congress. Committee report on the Me- 
[Oct. 13] morial [Oct. 11] of Gustavus Conyngham [as to 

commission as Captain in Navy]. 

C. C. 32, 523 

1783 Justice, .John, St. Johns, Newfoundland. Protest against 
Oct. 14 treatment accorded the vessel I? Amiable Eliza- 

bi t/i by Nicholas Gill and his son Robert Gill, and 
for losses sustained. Protest is before Robert 
Bully, Mathew Blair, and John Warrand, and 
sworn to before Edward Langman. Copy. En 
closed: Thomson, Charles, to John Adams and 
others Jul. 1(3, 1784. 

C. C. 44, 415 

1783 Buchanan, Archibald. St. Johns, Newfoundland [to Robert 

Oct. 16 Shewell]. Account of the arrival of L? Amiable 

Elizabeth on May 29, assumption of control over 

her by the Judge of the Court of Vice- Admiralty; 



198 LIBEARY OF CONGRESS. 

treatment accorded by judge; cargo of vessel re- 
nioved and later (by accident) burned; one-third 
of proceeds offered John Justice by court if he 
consented to sale ; does not understand reasons for 
conduct of [Nicholas] Gill; has tried to show more 
civility to Justice and considers his protest a just 
one. L. S. Enclosed: Thomson, Charles, to 
John Adams and others Jul. 16, 1784. 

0. 0. 44, 4L :5 

1783 Fenhallow, John, and fourteen others [owners brigantine 
Oct. 20 McClart y]. To Council and House of Represen 

tatives of New Hampshire. The McClarey cap 
tured the Sitsannahia Nov., 1777; ship and cargo 
claimed by Elisha Doane and others; jury con 
demned vessel and [Maritime] Court passed on 
condemnation; appeal to Superior Court of New 
Hampshire granted; decision of Maritime Court 
affirmed ; claimants appealed to Congress i n spite 
of ruling of N. H. Courts forbidding appeal; 
judgment of U. S. Court of Appeals considered 
illegal; detail proceedings of state and national 
courts, adduce additional evidence, quote N. II. 
statutes, etc. Enclosed: "\Veare, Meshech, to 
Continental Congress Nov. 6, 1788. 

C. C. 44, 197 

1783 Seaward, Joseph, Portsmouth. Deposition as to sale of 
Oct. 25 Suxunndh. Was present at sale of Suxannnli and 

certain parts of cargo about Sep. 18, 1778; Elisha 
Do[a]ne present, and considered the loss of goods 
as unimportant; did not wish to lose vessel; made 
a bid of .500 for her, but was outbidden. A. D. S. 
Enclosed: Sullivan, John, to Thomas Jefferson. 
Jan. 6, 1784. 

( . C. 44,299 

1783 Continental Congress, Committee. Report recommend- 

Oct. 29 ing the appointment of dipt. John Paul Jones as 

prize agent in Europe. Endorsed: Passed Nov. 

1, 1781. 

C. C. 19,8,305 

1783 Weare, Meshech. To [Thomas Mifflin] President, Conti- 

Nov. 6 nental Congress. Is directed by New Hampshire 

Legislature to write on subject of memorial 

[Penhallow and others Oct. 20, 1783] enclosed; 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 199 

considers overruling of State Courts by [United 
States] Court of Appeals in case of Penhallow vx. 
Doanc derogatory to dignity and subversive of 
sovereignty and independence of state; encloses 
copies of maritime laws of N. H. showing no ap 
peal possible prior to the confederation; sugges 
tions of such legislation made by Congress in 
177(5, but N. H. did not agree that appeal from 
her courts was a right or even required; State, 
as recommended, erected Maritime Courts for 
trial by jury of captures; appeals of Congress to 
States confirmed impression that former body 
had no right to override state courts; Articles of 
Confederation grant right of appeal to Court of 
Congress in future, but clause does not apply to 
earlier cases and all powers not expressly given 
are left with the States. Foregoing letter re 
ported by Committee of N. H. House of Rep. and 
approved by House and Council Nov. 6. Vote of 
both bodies attested by Joseph Pearson, Dep. 
Secy. L. S. Read Jan. 2, 1784, and referred to 
Committee. See Report Jan. 12, 178-L 

C. 0. 44, 203 

17.H3 Moore, Philip [Philadelphia]. To Continental Congress. 
Dec. 18 Asks public vouchers for ship Un tied States, Capt. 

Thomas Bell, about to sail for China, and appoint 
ment of James Moore as Consul to that country. 

L. S. 

C. C. 41, <>, 315 

1783 Barclay, Thomas, Paris. To John Barry, Alliance. As to 

Dec. 25 pri/e money. 

Navy Mi*c. 

1773 Cowper, John [Annapolis, Md.]. To [Thomas Mifflin] 
Dec. 2(i President, Continental Congress. Prays recom 

pense for bigantine Commerce chartered to Hewes 
& Smith, Continental Agents in North Carolina, 
Dec. 3, 1776. Vessel used by Agents at a monthly 
hire until captured and sold by British; considers 
his firm, Scott, Irwin <& Cowper, entitled to hire 
and value of vessel; submits documents in sup 
port of his claim. A. D. S. with accompanying 
papers. 

C. C. 42, 2, 172-184 



200 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1783 Sullivan, John, Annapolis. To [Thomas Mifflin] Presi- 
Dec. 30 dent, Continental Congress. Is agent for (John 

Penlmllow and others] owners of the MrChu;-;/; 
is waiting determination of Congress on memorial 
of New Hampshire [sent Nov. (! by Mcsheeh 
Weare]; gives historical argument upholding 
position taken by Wcare. D. S. Read Jan. 2. 
1784, and referred to Committee. 8r Report 
Jan. 12, 1784. 

C. C. 44, 207-218 

[1783?] Alliance, officers and crew, to Continental Congress. 
Petition for payment of wages and prize money; 

IJ2 signatures. 

( . 0. 42, 6, 101 

1784 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on memorial 
Jan. 3 of Jan Hendrick Christian Heinecken respecting 

. capture of ship Miner ra. Endorsed: Passed Jan. 

8, 1784. 

C. C. 19, 3, 121 

1784 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on Petition of 
Jan. 3 Nathaniel Greenwood referring it to Agent of 

Marine. Referred Jan. 9. 

0. C. 19, 2,527 

1784 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on memorial 

Jan. 5 of Gustavus Conyngham [Oct. 11, 1783] for rank 

in Navy. Commissions issued at Paris are for 

temporary expeditions and do not give rank in 

Navv- Passed." 

C. C. 19, 1. <)21 

1784 Sullivan, John, Annapolis. To Gov. [Thomas] Jefferson. 
Jan. G Has selected papers mentioned by Jefferson, 

numbered them 1-30 and noted contents in en 
closed minutes; refers to his [Sullivan s] statement 
of objections [in case of Penhallow and others]; 
asks careful consideration and adds to points there 
presented; submits that if Articles of Confedera 
tion are relied on to justify aet of Court of 
Appeals, question arises as to time when Articles 
went into force. A. L. S. 

C. C. 44, 21!) 

1784 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on letter of 
Jan. 1 2 Meshech Weare [Nov. 6, 1783] regarding jurisdic 

tion in case of capture of Susannah by the Mc- 
Clarey. Committee discusses in detail arguments 
for National vs. State jurisdiction, and decides that 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 201 

capture having been inudo and .submitted to courts 
of Now Hampshire before completion of confed 
eration, when appeals to Congress in such cases 
were refused bv that State, neither Concrress nor 

r* 

any persons deriving authority from that body had 
jurisdiction in thi.s case. A. I). Thomas Jeffer 
son. Report read Jan. 13, 1784, and further con 
sideration postponed. Report taken up Jan. 21, 
considered until adjournment; further considered 
Mar. 19, 22, 2:5, 24, 25. On Mar. HO Congress 
refused to agree to report. Not settled till 1795. 
Penhallow vs. Doane, 3 Dallas, 54. 

C. C. 44, 223 

1784 Continental Congress, Committee. Report as to the 
Jan. 15 Alliance. Report: Honor of U. S. Hag and pro 

tection of her coasts and trade require repair of 
the Alliance; Agent of Marine to take orders for 
her repair. Endorsed: iv Mar. 27, 1784, referred." 

See Report of Mar. 30, 1784. 

C. C. 28, 221 

1784 Sullivan, John, Philadelphia. To [Thomas Mifflin] Presi- 
Jan. 24 dent of Congress. Encloses certificate of [John 

Potts] Register of Court and opinion of Court of 
Appeals of June [26], 1779, refusing to act in 
trial of Susannah; further action on case. 
A. L. S. See Potts, John, jr., Certificate, 1784, 
Jan. 24. Letter of Sullivan read Feb. 2, 1784. 

C. C. 44, 225 

1784 Potts, John, jr. Certificate of copy of opinion of Court 
Jan- -^ of Appeals of Continental Congress in case Elisha 

Doane and others vs. brig [Susannah], &c., John 
Penhallow, appellee. A. D. S. Enclosed: Sulli 
van, John, to Thomas Mifflin, of same date. 

C. C. 44, 229 

17S4 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on letter 
Jan. 30 [Sept. 20, 1783] from [Robert Morris] Supt. of 

Finance relative to pay of officers of the Navy. 
"Passed Mar. 23, 1784." 

C. C. 19, 4, 425 

17S4 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on granting 
Jan. 30 a Sea Letter to John trreen, commander of ship 

Empress of China; form of letter. 

C. C. 19, 5, 11 



202 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1784 Barney, Joshua, Annapolis [Md.]. To Thomas Mifflin, 
Mar. President Continental Congress. Requests pro 

motion from rank of Lieut, to that of Capt. U. 
S. Navy. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 4, 383 

1784 Morris, R[obert], Philadelphia. To Thomas Mifflin, Pres- 
Mar. lit ident Continental Congress. Letter relates to 

sale of the Washington, and Alliance. A. L. S. 

C. C. 137, 3, 483 

[1784] Continental Congress, Committee. Report on action to 
[Mar. 23] be taken in case of the Nancy. Recommend 

forwarding of papers relating to vessel to minis 
ters and a demand for indemnity. Endorsed: 
"Passed May, 1784." 

C. C. 28, 177:i 

[1784] Continental Congress, Committee. Report respecting 
[Mar. 30] sa l e of frigate Alliance and packet Wanhinf/ton. 

Report: (a) Cost of repairs for each vessel ren 
ders postponement and depreciation unavoidable; 
(/>) neither vessel longer necessary; (r) recom 
mend sale of each at auction; (d) approve certain 
conduct of Superintendent of Finance. Endorsed: 
Acted on, Apr. 8, 1784. Sale of Washington and 

article (</) agreed to. 

C. C. 2s, . .-> 

[1784] Williamson [Hugh]. Motion instructing United States 
[Mar. .] Ministers abroad to demand of Great Britian pay 

ment for schooner Nancy, illegally detained since 
cessation of arms. A. D. Referred to Commit 
tee. See Report of Committee, Mar. 23, 1784. 

C. ( . 28, 177 

1784 Waters, Daniel and others. Boston [Mass.]. To Con- 

May 3 tiuental Congress. Petition for reimbursement 

for losses caused by depreciation of pay. Twelve 

signatures. 

C. C. 42, 8. 2 .0 

1784 Bourne, Shearjasheel, Annapolis. To Continental Con- 
May 6 gress. Is agent for heirs of Elisha Doane and 

of Isaiah Doane and James Shepherd; enters plea 
in behalf of owners of Susannah and her cargo; 
sets forth case of owners [See Doane, Elisha, 
petition, Sep. 14, 1778] carrying same from Nov., 
1777, to date in opposition to plea of John Sul 
livan and action of New Hampshire legislature. 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 203 

A. D. S. Read M:iy 7 and ordered to he filed 
with other papers relating to brig Susannah. 

C. C. 44, 233-239 

1784 Bourne, Shear jasheel, Annapolis. To Thomas Mifflin, 
May 7 President of Congress. Has received private in 

formation that libnllants in case of the Susannah 
[John Penhallow and others] have applied to Con 
gress in their own behalf; wishes therefore to 
present case from point of view of Elisha Doane 
and others, late owners of above-named ship; 
states that view and hopes to be notified before 
any further action may be taken. A. L. S. See 
Remonstrance of May 6, 1784, enclosed in this 
letter, and Report of Committee, Jan. 12, 1784. 

C. C. 44, 241 

[1784] Alliance, Officers etc. To Thomas Mifflin, President 
[May 10*] Continental Congress. Petition of "a number 

of the Officers, Marines and Mariners late be 
longing to the Continental frigate Alliance 1 for 
wages and prize money. 62 signatures. See 

following entry. 

C. C. 42, 6, 101 

| 17K4] Continental Congress, Committee. Report on prize 

| May lo] money due officers, marines, and mariners lately 

on board the Alliance. Referred to Agent of 

Marine. 

0. C. 32, 559 

1784 Shewell, Robert, Annapolis. To Continental Congress. 
May 2Z Statement of position in case of capture of 

L" Amiable Elizabeth by the Nancy; prays re 
dress. Original referred to Committee and later 
to ( ommittec of States. See Reportof latter Com 
mittee, .Tul. 10, 1784. Copy. Enclosed: Thom 
son, Charles, to John Adams, Jul. 10, 1784. 

C. C. 44, 405 

17s4 Barry, John, Philadelphia. Account against the frigate 
,hil. L Alliance. Account amounts to l,599jj- dollars. 

D. S. 

Navy .Misc. 

1784 Continental Congress, Committee of the States. Re- 

Jul. 10 port of Committee to whom was referred petition 

of Robert Shewell [May 23, 1784], with attached 

papers. Resolved: That copies of papers relating 



204 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

to brig L" 1 Amiable Elizabeth . . . be sent to 
Ministers negotiating treaties of Commerce with 
foreign powers, and that they be instructed to 
require of British Court restoration of full value 
of brig and cargo for benefit of Robert Shewell 
and other just claimants. D. S. Charles Thom 
son. Enclosed in Thomson, Charles, to John 
Adams and others, Jul. 1(5, 1784. 

C. C. 31 , :S5; 44, 4:U 

1784 Thomson, Charles, Philadelphia. To John Adams, Benja- 
Jul. 16. min Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. By order 

of the Committee of the States sends them copies 
of papers relating to the brig L" 1 A in table ttltzu- 
Icth; she is a French vessel, deserted by her crew 
[on Apr. 8J; rescued by American crew and 
taken into St. Johns, Newfoundland; seized here 
by British olh ccrs and sold with cargo; plenipoten 
tiaries are to demand that her value be restored 
by British court to Robert Shewell by whom she 
was taken up at sea. A. L. S. 

C. C. 44, 401 

178-4 Alsop, John, and Francis Lewis, New York. To Conti- 
Nov. 1 nental Congress. Memorial for recompense due 

for loss of sloops Lucretia and Samuel when en 
gaged in Continental service. A. 1). S. of Lewis. 

signed by Alsop also. 

C. C. 41, 5, :!;!7 

1784 Leeds, Jedidiah, Trenton. To Continental Congress. Me- 
Dec. 10 morial for recompense due on account of loss 

occasioned by treatment given sloop l- urtnn,- 
by Capt. John Barry, with accompanying docu 
ments. A. D. S. 

C. C. 41, 5, :i -:;55 

1784 Continental Congress. Committee report on petition of 
Dec. 16 [Capt. John] Bar re praying for promotion in the 

Navy. Postponement recommended. 



1784 [Pennell, Joseph, J Marine Office. To Timothy Matlack. 
Dee. 30 Requests a written statement as to nature and 

time of service for Naval or Marine Committees 
of Congress, compensation received, and amount 
expected. Auto. Copy. Enclosed: Pennell to 
President of Congress, Jan. 15, 1785. 

c. c. ;ii, 10:? 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 205 

1784 Pennell, Joseph. Marine Office. [To President of Con- 
Doc. 30 gi ess,] Trenton, X. ,J . Account of monies paid 

liy Timothy Matlack and charged by the Naval 
Committee in their account passed by Resolve of 
Congress, Sep. ! ., 177(1; amount is 01753 dollars. 
I). S. Enclosed in Pennell to K. H. Lee, Presi 
dent of Congress, Jan. 15, 1785. 

C. C 31, 90 

17*5 [Barclay, Thomas, L Orientj. Account of monies paid 

Jan. 1 N J officers and crew of the Alliance and profit on 

shares purchased for Capt. John Barry and John 

Brown. A. 1). 

Navy Misc. 

17S5 Pennell, Joseph, Marine Office. To [Richard Henry Lee], 
.Ian. 15 President of Congress [New Yorkj. In letter of 

May 125, 1784, to Robert Morris mentioned allow 
ance to be made to Continental Agents and a re 
port upon accounts of late Naval Committee of 
Congress; understands these points were sub 
mitted to Congress; accounts of agents can not be 
settled until accounts of naval committee are 
investigated, as the two are closely connected; 
cites account of Timothy Matlack as one connected 
with both matters; encloses one account rendered 
by Matlack and mentions others which seem to 
be connected with work of latter when in another 
department; encloses letter of ,Dee. 30 to Mat- 
lack as to 2d matter; in reply to this Matlack has 
referred him to President of Congress; encloses 
extracts of letters of Nov. 1 and 5, 1784, from 
John Wereat, late Continental Agent, in Georgia, 
in regard to timber furnished in 1777; public 
securities have been offered him (Pennell) for 
debts due Marine Department and he asks in 
structions as to receipt of same. A. L. S. See 
Letter from Robt. Morris, June 1, 1789. This 
letter with another of Apr. 30 was on May 13 
referred to Board of Treasury to report; June 
10, 1785, report made, read June 13. allowing 
2 per cent on all expenditures and sales by agents 

when no other sum is specified. 

C. C. 31, 95 

1785 Minerva. Memorial in behalf of Prussian ship Minerva, 

Jan. 17 with accompanying papers. 

C. C. 41, 6, 412-420 



206 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1785 Continental Congress, Committee. Report recommend- 

Fel). Iti ing rank for George Turner, late Commissary of 

Naval prisoners. Report negatived Feb. 23, 

1785. 

C. C. 19, 6, 97 

[1785] Continental Congress, Committee. Report on report of 

[Feb. 18] [Joseph] Pennell as to money advanced William 

Bingham late Continental Agent in French West 

Indies for repairs to the Confederacy. Original 

report showing portion stricken out. Set-. Report 

Jan. 11, 178G. 

0. C. 19, 1, 855 

1785 Young, Joanna, New York. To Continental Congress. 
Feb. 23 As w id ow of Capt. John Young, late of the Inde 

pendence and the Saratoga, requests half pay for 
life as is granted to the widows of Army officers. 
D. S. -SVv Report Mar. 22; and for treatment 
accorded widows of Army officers w. Journals of 
Congress May 15, 1778; Aug. 24. and Oct. 21, 

1780. 

C. C. 42, 8, 4IS7. 

1785 Pennell, Joseph, Marine Office. To[Richard Henry Lee] 
Mar. 11 President of Congress [New York]. Report 

upon petition of William Henry, late clerk and 
steward of the Hornet; claim is one of many 
and will be taken up upon receipt of vouchers; 
wishes a rule of Congress for settlement of cer- 
tain class of cases of which this is a type; many 
marines enlisted during the war, some for a lixed 
time in years, some for a cruise, and some for 
the war; has not original shipping papers and 
wishes directions from Congress how to act in 
cases of doubt; encloses resolutions of Marine 
Committee under which he formerly acted, but is 
not authorized to do so now. A. I). S. Read 
Mar. 14 and referred to William p]llery, Samuel 

Hardy, and Pierce Long. 

0. C. 81, 118 

1785 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on negotia- 

Mar 11 tions with the Barbary States. 

C. C. 25, 2, 421 

1785 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on petition of 

Mar. 22 Joanna Young [Mrs. John Young, Feb. 23, 1785] 

respecting half pay for widows of Naval officers. 

Report that it is inexpedient to grant petition. 

Agreed to May 16, 1785. 

C. C. 19, 6, 603 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 207 

ITS.") Continental Congress, Committees. Various reports on 
Mar. 2-i- memorial of Capt. Seth Harding sis to his accounts. 

Apr. IS C. 0. 19; 3, 45, 47, 51, 55, 61 

1785 Nesbitt, Jjohn] M. To Joseph Pennell. Prize money 
Apr. S due Dennis Leary when serving on the Andreic 

I)<>r i. Copy. 

C. 0. 19, 3, 57 

1785 Pennell, Joseph, Marine Office. To [Richard II. Lee] 
Apr. 11 President of Congress [New York]. Report upon 

petitions and claims of Capt. Dennis Leary and 
Capt. Seth Harding; Leary has been paid in full to 
Jul. 1, 1779, since when he has been but a short 
time in service and has asked no settlement; Capt. 
Harding presents no vouchers for his claims, altho 
previously requested to do so; in any event sees 
no reason to pay him in a different manner from 
the other officers. A. D. S. Claims referred to 
Pennell Apr. 4; report read in Congress Apr. 18. 
See dlxo Petition of Harding dated Apr. 5, 1785, 
referred to William Ellery, William S. Johnson, 
and David Howell, upon whose report 500 dol 
lars was granted him Apr. 15, 1785. 

C. C. 31, 109 

1785 Jones, J[ohn] Paul, Paris. To George Washington 
Apr. 13 [Mount VernonJ. Candidacy of Edward Stack 

for membership in Society of the Cincinnati, with 
testimony of St. Simon, d Estaing, and Lafayette 
on point. Contemporary Cop} 7 by David Hum 
phries, endorsed by and enclosed in Jones to 
Washington. Jul. IS, 1785. 

\V. 68, 81 

1785 Nicholson, James, New York. To Richard Henry Lee, 

Apr. 14 President of Congress. Presents claims against 

Congress and requests leave of absence. A. L. S. 

C. C. 19, 4, oL 5 

1785 Continental Congress. Committee report on the claims 
Apr. 18 and accounts of Peter Landais. "Passed June 2, 

1785. 

C. C. 19, 3, 407, 409 

1785 Continental Congress. Committee report on petition of 
Apr. 19 Capt. Dennis Leary [for prize money due when 

serving on the Andrew Doria]. 

C. C. 19, 3, 55 



208 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1785 Nicholson, James, New York. To Hugh Williamson. 
Apr. 20 As to claims mentioned in letter to President of 

Congress, Apr. 11, 1785. A. L. S. 

0. C. 19, 4, 520 

1785 Continental Congress. Committee report on letter [Apr. 
Apr. 27 14, 1785] of Capt. James Nicholson. Leave of ab 

sence granted May 2, 1785. See letter of Apr. 1 4. 

C. C. 19, 4. 528 

1785 Nicholson, James. New York. To Richard Henry Lee, 
Apr. 29 President Continental Congress. Offers to serve 

as Marine Agent, Secretary of Marine Office or 
equivalent position. A. L. S. 

C. C. 7.s, 17, 175 

1785 Pennell, Joseph, Marine Office. To [Richard Henry Lee] 
Apr. 30 President of Congress [Xew York]. Encloses 

return of certiricates issued upon settlements in 
Marine Department to date, 24,278 dollars; ac 
counts include many settlements with officers and 
men of Navy, hut lacking accounts of Continental 
Agents could not settle prize accounts; accounts 
received from Board for Eastern District will not 
do away with necessity of taking books and papers 
of Marine Committee, etc.. to Boston; hopes for 
decision of Congress on questions in his letter of 
Jan. 15. A. L. S. Letter read May 5, and with 
letter of Jan. 15 was, on May 13, referred to 
Board of Treasury. Report made Jim. lu, read 
Jun. 13, allowed commission of 2J per cent to 
agents for all expenditures and sales, unless other 
agreement fixed. 

C. C. lil, 105 

1785 Continental Congress. Committee report that Board of 
May 13 Treasury take order for selling ship timber in 

Georgia belonging to the United States with ex 
tract of letter of Nov. 1, 1784, relating to same. 

C. C. 20, 2, 447, 448 

1785 Continental Congress. Committee report on letter of 
May 13 Joseph Pennell of Jan. 15 as to commissions 

allowed agents for settling marine accounts. 
Recommend: Letter, with enclosures, to be re 
ferred to Board of Treasury to report. 

C. C. 28, 219 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLTJTIOK. 209 

[1785] Continental Congress. Committee report on sale of the 
[May 23] Alliance. Recommend: (<i) Board of Treasury 

be authorized and directed to sell ship, giving 
previous notice in newspapers; (It) guns and mili 
tary appointments to be given in charge of Sec 
retary at War. Passed .Tun. 3, 1785. 

0. C. 28, 218 

[17S5] Continental Congress. Committee on Admiralty Cases. 

[Jun. Ij Report on action of Court of Appeals in Admiralty 

Cases. See Report on kindred subjects May 19, 

1786. 

C. C. 28, 205-211 

Jones, Jfohn] Paul, Paris. To George Washington 
[Mount VernonJ. Uncloses copy of letter of 
Apr. 13, and sends certificates as to candidacy of 
[Eugene] Macarty for membership in Society of 

Cincinnati. L. S. 

W. 68, 81 

1 7s5 
Barry, John, and Thomas Read, Philadelphia. To the 

President, Continental Congress. Transmitting 

memorial of equal date. 

C. C. 78, 4, 498 

Barry, John, and Thomas Read, Philadelphia. To Con 
tinental Congress. Memorial for themselves and 
others asking increased pay. D. S. Read Sep. 

26. 

C. C. 41, 1, 427 

1785 Continental Congress. Committee report recommend- 

Sep. 28 j n g reward for services rendered in case of John 

Jackson, British pilot on Bon Honnne, Richard. 

C. C. 19, 3, 271 

1785 Canton, Capt. Thomas Truxtun. Letter and memorial 
Dec. 22 of William Cox and others of Philadelphia pray 

ing a Sea Letter for the Canton. Read Dec. 28. 
For form of letter see Journal Jan. 2, 17st!, on 
which date memorial was granted. A. L. S. of 
Cox. 

C. C. 41, 2, 216-220 

17S5 Hooe. Richard, [T.] Alexandria. To President, Continen- 

Dec. 31 tal Congress. Letter relates to capture of brig 

Bctxeij, Capt. James Krwin, by the Moors. Read 

Pel). 2L, 1786. Consideration suspended until 

presentation of report of Commissioners to treat 

with Barbarv States. 

C. C. 59, 3, 105 
0212 (Hi 14 



210 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

[1786] Continental Congress, Committee. Report on repairs 
[Jan. 11J made to the Confederacy at Martinique. Amended 

report as referred to Board of Treasury. $<>< 
.Report Feb. IS, 1785. 

C. C. 2(5, 573 

1786 Thompson, Thomas, St. Pierre. To John Hancock, New 
Feb. 28 York. Number and condition of American ves 

sels in the West Indies. A. L. S. 

c. c. 7s, 2-2, :;i7 

[1786] Coffin, Tristram [Nantucket, Mass.]. To Continental 

[Mar. 29?] Congress. Memorial for property lost in the loan 

of a schooner Mar., 1779, to Samuel A. Otis, of 

Boston, for Continental use, with accompanying 

documents. D. S. 

C. C. 41, 1 , 301-317 

1786 Continental Congress, Committee. Report on negotin- 
Apr. 5 tions with the Barbary States. It is proper 

and expedient for the Federal Government to 
turn their earliest attention to the Marine Depart 
ment." Endorsed: "Apr. 11 assigned" [for con 
sideration]. 

C. C. 25, 2, 459 

1786 Continental Congress, Committee. Report 011 memorials 
May 19 and petitions from persons claiming vessels in 

Courts of Admiralty. Recommend: Judges of 
Courts of Appeals grant rehearings or new trials 
when justice demands it. Report read May 19, 
1786; brought up May 25; May 29 assigned for 
consideration; passed June 27, 1786. 

C. ( . 28, 201, 215 

1786 Pierce, Benjamin [New York]. To Continental Congress 
May 22 [New York]. Petition in behalf of himself, a 

gunner on the Alliance, arid "about fifty officers 
and mariners" of that vessel. Prays for receipt 
of wages and prize money due for services in 
1779 repeatedly promised but never paid; refers 
to previous petitions. D. S. Read and referred 
to Board of Treasury. On Jun. 7 Board reported 
and Congress resolved that an accurate list of 
persons entitled to prize money should be, made 
up and monies paid by Capt. John Paul Jones to 
the Treasury should be apportioned justly among 
the claimants. See Journals of Congress Jun. 7, 
1786. 

C. C. 42, 6, 375 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 211 

178ii Whipple, Abraham, New York. To Continental Con- 
Oct. (! gress [New York]. Petition for payment of vari 

ous sums of money considered his due. 1). S. 
with deposition of Oct. 10, and other papers. 

See following entry. 

0.0. 42,8,304-380 

178(5 Walker, Benfjamin] [New York]. To Continental Con- 
Get. 8 gress [New York]. Report as Commissioner of 
Accounts of the Marine Department on petition 
of Abraham Whipple. () Considers claim of 
Whipple for expenses in settling his accounts in 
admissible. (J) No authority shown for expenses 
of eleven passengers taken on board by order of 
Benjamin Franklin and resolve of Congress of Jul. 
25, 17T7, quoted as opposed to claim. (<) Allow 
ance for commanding more than one ship favored. 
Recommends: (1) Whipple be credited with pub 
lic money given him if remainder in his possession 
be returned, no account being made of amount 
stolen. (2) Reimbursement for amount expended 
on passengers if evidence is produced that they 
were taken by order of Franklin. (3) Allowance 
to be made for time when he had more than one 
vessel under his command. D. S. Report con 
sidered Oct. 10 and recommendations 1 and 2 
passed. Recommendation 3 postponed Oct. 10 
and lost Oct. 12. See preceding entry. 

C. C. 31, 159 

[17S(!?] Continental Congress. Committee report favoring the 
[Nov. 1J promotion of [John] May rant to the rank of 

Lieut, in U. S. Navy. Endorsed as read Nov. 1. 

Motion to same effect as made Oct. 31. Neither 

found in Journals of Congress. 

C. C. 19, 4, 123-127 

178(5 Walker, Benjamin, New York. To John Barry, Phila- 
Nov. 2 delphia. Asks regarding books of the Alliance 

later than 1781. A. L. S. 

Navy Misc. 

1787 Graudin, Elizabeth, Boston. To Continental Congress. 

Mar. 7 Prays that she may receive wages and prize 

money due her deceased husband, Philip (iaudin, 

who served under Commodore [Esek] Hopkins 

1775-177(5. A. D. S. 

C. C. 42, 3, 301 



212 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1787 Sally. List of papers relating to seizure of sloop received 
Mar. 21 from [John Collins] Governor of Rhode Island. 

( . C. :s, r>, :;r>i 

1787 Nicholson, Samuel, New York. To Continental Congress. 
Mar. 21 Memorial praying recompense for depreciation 

in value of Continental money received when in 
service during war and in settlement of accounts 
for 1778 and 1780. D. S. See: Walker. Benja 
min. Report Jul. 10, 1787. 

0. 0. 41, 7, i:iO 

1787 Nicholson, Samuel, New York. To Continental Congress. 

Mar. 23 Memorial praying the payment of share of prize 

money due him from results of cruise under Capt. 

Lambert Wickcs in 1777. D. S. 

C. 0. 41, 7, l">4 

1787 Walker, Ben[jamin] New York. To Mrs. Elizabeth Gau- 
Mar. 28 din [Boston]. Is unable to find name of her late 

husband Philip Gaudin on rolls of the A!f /<(/, 
Columbus, Cabot, Fly. or J / i/r/rfenr, ; if name. of 
ship be furnished, effort will be made to secure 
any amount due him. [This letter is in reply to 
the petition of Mrs. Gaudin of Mar. 7. 1787, 
which was read Mar. 29 and referred to Walker 
for report. The letter was to have been sub 
mitted to Congress as a report on Apr. 3, but no 
quorum being present action on it was not taken 
at that time and no further record has been 
traced. Gaudin appears to have served on the 
Oliver Ci onvwM, a Massachusetts privateer, when 
under the command of Capt. Samuel Smedley 
and Capt. Phineas Parker.] Auto, copy signed. 

( . 0. 31, 1(57 

1787 Walker, Ben[jamin] [New York]. To Continental Con- 
Apr. 8 gress [New York]. Report on petition of Mrs. 
Elizabeth Gaudin. See preceding entry and peti 
tion of Mrs. Gaudin, Mar. 7, 1787. 

1787 Lewis, Joseph, New York. To Continental Congress. 
Apr. 1) Memorial for wages and prize money due. but 

withheld by Capt. John Barry. D. S. 

C. C. 41, 5, 432 

1787 Marine Department, Benfjamin] Walker, Commissioner. 

Apr. 11 Report on the Memorial of Joseph Lewis; Capt. 

[John] Barry to pay Lewis monies retained on 

account. 

C. C. lit, 4, 143 



NAVAL RECORDS OF TIIK REVOLUTION. 213 

1787 Fownall, Thomas New York. To Continental Congress, 
May 8 Memorial praying compensation for depreciation 

in value of money received for services as Lieut, 
of Marines on the Virginia; vessel captured in 
March 17T8 and memorialist is informed that no 
provision has been made for depreciation in 
monies paid to the Navy before Jul. 11, 17SO. 
D. S. See following entry. 

C. C. 41, 8, 222 

1787 Walker, Benfjamin]. To Continental Congress [New 
Jul. 10 York]. Report on Memorial of Thomas Pow- 

nal [of Ma}- 8, 1787]. Returns Memorial to Con 
gress; Board of Treasury on Apr. 24 reported 
[in case of Memorial of Samuel Nicholson of Mar. 
21] on same general subject of compensation, and 
others, as well as Pownal, await action of Con 
gress on that report. A. D. S. [Report read 
Jul. 12, 1787. Report of Treasurer on Memorial 
of Nicholson presented Apr. 24. and Congress 
resolved on Aug. 1, 1787, that Marine accounts 
should be settled on lines adopted Apr. 10, 1780, 
for the army as to depreciation, no man to be 
benefited who was not in service or liable for 
service at that date.] 

C. C. 31, 171 

17S7 Jones, J[ohn] Paul, New York. To Arthur St. Clair, 

Aug. S President, Continental Congress. Requests 

return of reports on engagement with Serapis, 

etc. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 13, 409 

1787 Continental Congress. Board of Treasury. Report on 
Oct. f) claim of Richard Harrison for advances to officers 

and crew of the Butsy. 

C. C. 138, 1, 585 

17^7 Continental Congress. Committee report on division of 

Oct. ! prize money due to the Bon JIoinin<> Richard 

and the Alliance. Endorsed passed: "Oct. 11, 

1787." 

C. C. 19, 3, 309 

178" Continental Congress. Resolution requesting permis- 

Oct. 16 sion of Louis XVI for Capt. John Paul Jones to 

embark with the French fleets of evolution. 

Passed same date. 

C. C. 19, 3, 313. 



214 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

[1787] Continental Congress. Resolution awarding- a gold 
[Oct. 16] medal to Chevalier John Paul Jones. Passed 

unanimously same date. 

C. C. 19, 3, 315, 317 

1788 Nicholson, Samuel, New York. To Continental Con- 

Jun. 17 gress. Prays that an estimate be made of prize 

value of vessels taken in 1777 by fleet under 

command of Capt. Lemuel Wickes and that the 

petitioner s share be assigned him. A. P. S. 

C. C. 41, 7, 138 

1788 Continental Congress. Committee report on Memorial 
Jun. 27 | June 17, 1788] of Capt. Samuel Nicholson regard 

ing .prize money. "Passed Jul. 2, 1788." 

C. C. 19,4,517 

1788 Nicholson, Samuel, New York. To [Cyrus Griffin] 

Jul. 14 President, Continental Congress. Complains 

that under resolution of Jul. 2 he is not receiving 

fair share of prize money due him; will obtain a 

mere pittance and that with no interest; requests 

justice. A. L. S. 

C. C. 78, 17, 401 

1788 Continental Congress. Committee report granting Capt. 

Jul. 17 Samuel Nicholson a commission on sales of prizes 

taken in 1777 by the Reprisal, Lexington, and 

Dolphin. "Passed July 18, 1788." 

C. C. 19, 4, 515 

[1788] Continental Congress. Committee report on Memorial 
[Aug. 16] of Jan. H. C. Hiencken [Jan. 17, 1785?], regard 

ing the Minerva. 

C. C. 32, 619 

1794 Sweeny, Doyle. A list of officers who served in the 
Mar. 18 Continental Naval and Marine Service during the 

war 1775-1783. Contemporary copy. 

Navy Misc. 



BONDS OF THE 
LETTERS OF MARQUE 

215 



LETTERS OF MARQUE 



1778 Abiiigdoii. Maryland .sloop. Guns: 12. Crew: 14. 
Sep. 14 Bond: $5,000. Master: James Handy, [Balti 

more.] Mate: William Smith, [Philadelphia.] 
Boatswain: John Morgan. 

Bonders: James Handy [Baltimore]. Joseph Williams [An 
napolis?]. 

Owners: Samuel & Robert Purviance & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: Tfhomas] Johnson, jr. 

O. C. 196, vol. 1, ]>. 8 

1770 Achilles. Pennsylvania brigantinc. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Apr. 22 Not stilted. Bond: $10,000. Master: Thomas 

M unlock [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Cad wallader Morris, Philadelphia. Samuel C. Morris, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Thomas Morris, Philadelphia. Samuel C. Morris & 

Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 19 

177 .t Achilles. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Aug. 2S 30. Bond: $10,000. Master: George Thomson 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonder: Samuel C. Morris, Philadelphia. 

Owners: John Wilcocks [Philadelphia]. Samuel & Thomas 

Morris, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 2S 

177H Active. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 12. 
Apr. 30 Bond: $5,000. Master: William Green [Phila 

delphia?]. 

Bonders: Robert Bridges, Philadelphia. William Smith, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Robert Bridges & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 16 

217 



JIS I.IIIIIAKV UK C(iN(il(KSS. 



177 . Active, IViiii.svlviiniii. liri^unl inr. (inns: II. < rr\v: I 1 . 
Muy iil l n md: $10,111)0. Muster: Chiirlcs Alr.xinidrr. 

|M,,,.|I-| John \Vil.-nrliH, I III III. Irl |.li i;i. Chnrli-H A Ii-Mim Id, 

I lilluilrlpliiii. 
l IWIIITM: .lulin U ilrorliH i<. < ., l liiliuli<l|iliiil. 

\\ ilni"i:-n: .l| | r.iillm I., U illiiini I .II.H n. 

( . ( . Mill, vol. I, p. Ill 

Active. IVimMvlvimiii ;-l<i|i. (Jim.;: II. ( rrw: (in. 
Itimd: $ld, (MM). Muslcr: IVIiT I >n.y | I liihi.drl 
pliiii |. 
II In, riiili|, M, ,.,, I hil.hl. Iplii;, .Inmi H Anli, I lnlii. Irl 

pllill. 

<)uniTn: l lnli|< M.-I. I lliliulolpliill, .litincM Ai h A ( M., 
Phlliululplllll, 

\VilimMM: .liinic H Triiiililiv 

( . ( . IIM1, Mil. I, 1 1. II 

177)1 Active. riMiiiHylvnniii liri^. (Jims: II. Crrw: In. 
Nov. S Bond: $111,11(10. .Mnsl.cr: 1 lnniiii.M Misiinrd. 

Hundoi H: rhmiiiiM MiHiuir<l, l liil}i<lrl|iliiu. TlionuiH Kil/MiiiHUiH, 

I liiliuli lpliiii. <.,.,!.. M. i.l. I hlltuldlpllill. 
(IUMITM riliililllH l ll/.Mllllll!lH, l lllliultll|)l)lu. (ii nr^n Mrnilr A 

( (i., riiiiniii ipiiin. 

\Viliiiwi: Jiiini N I l iinlilc. 

Illlplli-lll.- I... lull 

( . <!. Mill, veil. I, pp. IV IS 

1 7so Active. I tMtimylviiiiiii l>i-i^-. (inns: I. ( i-cw: ;;o. 

()((.. 2S Mniid: f l .!0,000. Mnslcr: I liilip .lnci|iirlin I >n 
I toy. 

i ...ii.ii i I.IMI. ii. ii. i . rini.i.i. i|.in.i riiiiqi .1.1. .jn. iin i n 

Itny, I liiliuli lpliiii. 
iiHiii-i l liili|> ,lii< i|iii<lin l>ii Itny. 
\\ itin HM: .liuiii H Triinl ilc. 

( .. ( . Mill, vol. I, p. !. 

1 7SO Active. I l iinsylvaniu liri^iinl inr. (inns: lo. ( IT\V: is. 
Dec. I J Hond: $:!0,ono. Mnslrr: .lulin Crni^ | I liiland 

|iliin|. M.iic- NiillniM Solly | I lnh l. l| !.i.i 

I ... n. I. -i .lullll 1 iM.. i.. | |II|.I.|.-||.|M.I .lltllll H < i.n jr., I llila 

dolphin. 

* UM. i Jiiliii I tillon, I hilni Irlfiliia. .IninrH ( rai^, riiilmlrl 

pliiii. 
WilnrNH: .liiiiicH Triinliln. 

< . I . Mill, veil. I, p. l. i 

1 7so Active. Mussiu luisolls liri^iintinr. (inns: I J. ( rc\v:(!0. 
l)(\d. i;i Heind: # .M),000. Mnslor: Niilliiinifl SWHM-V. 

lleiihle-rn: \nl lmnirl SvutM V, HoVPrly. Anilre i \\ ( alieit, llcvri ly. 
Suiiilii l ( iilml, Itcvri-ly. 

. n. i , lullll ( ill Mil. Illlll ..III. -I I ., \ i i I \ 

\\ it nrHHi H: \\ illuun l.rurli, John ( iiliol, .loliu II. iviirH. 

{ . ( . Hill, vol. I, p. L U 



NAVAL KKCOHDS OK TIIK UK VI H ,1 TIHN . 1 \ 

I7si Active. MutwacliUHottH bri^aiitine. (inns: II. Crew: (10, 

Apr. .i Bond: # JO,OOO. Mnslrr: John I uUiii. 

BondorHi John I altin, [loverly, Uirlianl C^uftrtonuuM | Hcv- 

rrly|. John ft Aniltvw < aliot., Hcvitrly. 
OwniTM; Andrew it .liihn ( illicit, Beverly. 
\VitncMWH: .Iiiciil) Mel Innii ll, Samuel I 1 . llrook jr. 

( . < . l!MI, vol. I, |i. 20 

I7H1 Active. Connecticut sloop, (inns: hi, ( row: <>o. 
May "2"2 Bond: # 20,000. Muwldr: Clmrlr.s Hulklcy. 

Itdiidcru: CliarlcM Unlkli-y | WHhrrMllrl.l |. .lulin \Vrinhl, 

| \Vi-th.-i --lirlil |. .hiNliiH Kilcy. 
Ownrrn: |.l..hn \\ 1 1 .|,i .- i ., i \\ . 1 1,, i h, M 
WiliicHHi H: CharluN Oaldwell, .Inim. rnnnliiill, jr. 

( . ( . l!l, vi.l. I. p. I 1 - 

I7si Active. Pennsylvania brigantino. (inns: 7. drow: iM. 
Si-p. J . Huiid: $aO,000. MiiNtrr: ( Iliurlcs Hiddlo, I liiln 

<lrl|)ll l!l. Mlllil : HclljIUIlill I ,i-:iri:i| I, |l lnl.i 

delpbiaj. 

i. .n ii i Pnncii Ourney , I liilmli-iiiliiu. t lmrii-M isiiiiiu-, I hil- 

iidclpliia. 
( hviuTH: l runciH (iiirimv, (Miurlt H I rtlit, ( li int iit Blddle Rtld 

dtlicrH, | Philadelphia. } 
U iincHHCH: H| | Oibornn, JaniM Trimble, 

( . ( . I1MI, vnl. I, |.. II 

I7H J Active. Miissiiclmsctt.M liri^iiiilinc. (Inns: II. ( ntvt: 

Mn.V til. , r i(). Mond: $ 20,000. MiiHli r: Williiini |{OMH. 

ltuii<liTN: \Villlaiii HUNK, SiiliMn. .luiiiithiiii Lambert [Salem], 

.lai oli A..|ilnii, I Sail-in I 
Owner: N<it Htiitcil. 
Witiii HWM: Hainuiil M. WI-NI, .lolin I l-tcrH. 

<!. (!. l!Mi, vol. I, |>. . I 

1777 AdaniH. ( onncx ticiit, .sloop. diiiim: II. ( row: HO, 
Jill, -io Uond: #. ),ooo. Muster: Kdwiird Hi itlnt. 

IdiiiilrrH: Kdwiml ItniOic, WitthcrNlli ld. Hiiiniii l liroonir, 

NVcllmrnliclil. John llroomr, llarlfonl. 
<IS\IH-IH: S;iiniirl lirnoiiif, .lolin Itrooinr, \IH|H-\\ Kowland, 

.li n n.i:ili IMutt, I ..INlr. Ih lll 

WitiHiHWM: Jom>|>li Wcihl), HuiniK l (!urliH jr. 

< . <!. 1IMI, vol. I, |>. 24 

1778 Addition. Pennsylvania Hc.hooncr. (IIIIIH: 10. Orow: 
Dec.it 4 ft. Bond: $10,000. Muster: .lolin (Vuitf 1 1 liil 

adelphiaj. 

Bondera : William MurHhull, Philadelphia. .|ON<>|I|I durNon, 
Philadelphia. 

OWIIIT: Not HUilnl. 

\VitncHMcn: Itolwrt Mcdli-ay, Daniul KdwanlH. 

( . (J. IIMI, vol. 1, p. ^5 



220 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Addition. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 30. 
Jan. 11 Bond: $5,000. Master: James Spencer, [Phila 

delphia?]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Daniel Edwards, Phila 
delphia. 
Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 

Witness: Robert MoCleay. 

( . ( . 196, vol. 1, p. 26 

1782 Admiral Zoutman. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Jan. 14 HO. Bond: 20,000. Muster: William McFaden, 

Philadelphia. Mate: John Cochran, [Philadel 
phia]. 

Bonders: Benjamin Davis, jr., Philadelphia. William McFaden, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Benjamin Davis jr., John Pattern, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 9 

1778 Adriana. Maryland sloop. Guns: 15. Crew: 47. Bond: 
Oct. 8 5,000. Master: Joseph Vesey. 1st Mate: Philip 

Mann [Annapolis ? 2d Mate : William Cain. Boat 
swain: John Miller. Gunner: Christopher Lowe.] 

Bonders: Joseph Vesey [Boston, Mass.]. John Rogers, Annap 
olis, Md. 
Owners: Joseph Vesey. North & Trescot, Charleston, S. C. 

Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 29 

1780 Adriana. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Oct. 9 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: William Miller. 

Bonders: Alexander Stewart, Philadelphia. William Miller, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Alexander Stewart, Robert Totten [Philadelphia]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 28 

1781 Adriana. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Jul. 20 20. Bond: $20.000. Master: Robert Alcorn. 

Mate: John Sword [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Robert Alcorn, Philadelphia. James Crawford, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: George Haines, Philadelphia. Andrew & James 

Caldwell, Philadelphia. John Barclay, Philadelphia. 

John Mitchell, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Alexander Cain, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 27 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 221 

177! Adventure. New Hampshire schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Deo. 2 1(). Bond: $5,000. Master: James Johnson. 

Bonders: John Taylor Oilman, Exeter. William Klliot, Exeter. 

Isaac Marble, Exeter. James Johnson, Exeter. 
Owners: John Taylor Oilman, Exeter. William Elliot, Exeter. 

Isaac Marble, Exeter. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Blanchard, J[ohn] Wentworth. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 1, p. 33 

1777 Adventure. Maryland schooner, (runs: 3. drew: 7. 
Oct. y.< Bond: $5,000. Master: Thomas Robinson. 

Bonders: Thomas Robinson [Baltimore]. James Williams, 
Annapolis. 

Owners: James Williams, Joseph Williams, Richard Barnaby, 
David Robinson, and William A very, Maryland. 

Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

Altho this bond is dated Oct. 20, 1777, the commission to Rob 
inson was not issued until Jan. 24, 1778. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 38 

177!) Adventure. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 
J un . OK OK. Bond: $10,000. Master: John Mcllnoe. 

Bonders: Benjamin Towne, John Mcllnoe, Philadelphia. 
Owners: Benjamin Towne, Philadelphia. John Bartholomew 

&C o. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 1, p. 35 

17SO Adventure. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 80. 
Jul. 15 Bond: $-20,000. Master: John Leamy. 

Bonders: Alexander Nelson, Philadelphia. John l>eamy, Phila 
delphia. 
Owners: Alexander Nelson, Philadelphia. Philip Rocke & Co. 

[Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 34 

17SO Adventure. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Sep. 1 .) 70. Bond: $20,000. Master: James Morris. 

Bonders: James Morris, Boston. Elisha Sigourney, Boston. 

George Little, Boston. 
Owner: Henry Mitchell, Boston. 
Witnesses: William McKean, Oeorge Miles. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 37 

17SO Adventure. Massachusetts ship. Guns: (i. Crew: 45. 
Mov. -2-2 Bond: $-20,000. Master: Hector McNeill. 

Bonders: Hector McNeill, Boston. Stephen Hall, Boston. 

John Shattuck, Boston. 
Owner: Hector McNeill, Boston. 
Witnesses: James Wells, Stephen II. Gray. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 36 



222 LIBEAKY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Adventure. Connecticut galley. Guns: 6. Crew: oU. 
Jun. 1 Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Smith, jr. 

Bonders: Samuel Smith, jr. , Southington. Asa Bray, Southing- 
ton. Jonathan Root, Southington. 
Owners: Asa Bray & Co., Southington. 
Witnesses: Gideon Buckingham, John Mix. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 39 

1781 Adventure. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. 
Nov. 30 Bond: $20,000. Master: Edward Bacon, jr. 

Bonders: Edward Bacon jr., Barnstable. Stephen Higginson, 

Boston. 

Owners: Stephen Higginson and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Parsons, David Spear, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 82 

1782 Adventure. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
May 29 ). Bond: $20,000. Master: Matthew Strong. 

Mate: William Briggs [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Matthew Strong, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Blair McClenachan and 

others, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 40 

1782 Adventure. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 4. Crew: 10. 
Aug. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: Jonathan Tucker. 

Bonders: Jonathan Tucker [Salem]. John X orris, Salem. 

James King [Salem]. 
Owners: John Norris and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Samuel Mulliken, William Bumpmore. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 41 

1782 Adventure. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 12. Crew: 20. 
Oct. 15 Bond: $20.000. Master: Joseph Chase. 

Bonders: Joseph Chase, Xan tucket. Kbenezer Lane, Boston. 

Samuel Smith, Boston. 

Owners: Kbenezer Lane and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: John Oakes, Thomas Perkins. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. lU 

1782 Adventurous Fisherman. Massachusetts schooner. 
Aug. 29 Guns: 2. Crew: 10. Bond: $20,000. Master: 

Nicholas Bartlett. 

Bonders: Nicholas Bartlett, Marblehead. Joseph Prince, Boa- 
ton. Ffortesque] Vernon, Boston. 
Owners: Fortesque Vernon and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Samuel Tucker, Thomas C. Vernon. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 30 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 223 

1781 Ajax. Pennsylvania brigantine. (runs: 8. Crow: 23. 
Jan. t> Bond: $20,000. Master: John Ilarr. Mate: 

John Ute [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John Ilarr, Philadelphia. John Wilcocka, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: John Wilcoeks & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James. Trimble. 

C. ( . 196, vol. 1, p. 42 

1770 Alexander. Maryland brigantine. (runs: 12. Crew: 
Nov. 18 4d. Bond : $5,000. Master: Thomas Con way. 

Bonders: Thomas Conway [Baltimore]. John McLure, Balti 
more. 

Owners: John McLure & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 44 

1781 Alexander. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 150. 
Jan. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Simpson. 

Bonders: Thomas Simpson, Portsmouth, N. H. John Langdon, 
Portsmouth, N. H. Jacob Treadwell, Portsmouth, N. H. 
Owners: Henry Mitchell and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Edmund Roberts, Daniel R. Rogers. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 46 

1781 Alexander. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 
ret. 9 14. Bond: $20,000. Master: Gideon Craw 
ford jr. 

Bonders: Gideon Crawford, jr., Providence, R. I. William 

Foster, Boston. Bossenger Foster, Boston. 
Owner: William Foster and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Joseph Foster, William Payne. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 45 

1782 Alexander. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 60. 
Jan. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Simpson. 

Bonders: Thomas Simpson [Portsmouth, N. H.]. Thomas 

Thompson, Boston. Henry Mitchell, Boston. 
Owner: Henry Mitchell, Boston. 
Witnesses: Francis Johannes, Joseph Foster, George Benson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 47 

1783 Alexander. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 17. Crew: 50. 
Jan. 4 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Foster Williams. 

Bonders: John Foster Williams, Boston. Henry Mitchell, 

Boston. John Coffin Jones, Boston. 
Owners: Henry Mitchell and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Samuel Brooine, William Shattuck. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 48 



224 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Alexandria. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Jul. 7 40. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Thomas 

Boucher. 

Bonders: John Thomas Boucher [Alexandria, Va]. Richard 
Conway. [Baltimore?] Robert Adams [Baltimore]. 

Owners: John McLure, Baltimore. Robert T. Hooe and others, 
Alexandria [Va.]. 

Witnesses: John Fitzgerald, Samuel Drill. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 43 

1781 Alphin. [Alphen?] Maryland sloop. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Jul. 9 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Davis. 

Bonders: Samuel Davis [Philadelphia]. John Davidson, 

Annapolis. 

Owner: Nicholas Low, Philadelphia. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

An application for a commission by John Davidson in behalf of Nich 
olas Low dated Jan. 18, 17H2 is attached. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 50 

1781 Alphen. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 30. 
Sep. 8 Bond: $20,000. Master: Job Pray. Mate: Sam 

uel Davis [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Nicholas Low, Philadelphia. Job Pray, Philadelphia. 
Owners: Job Pray, Philadelphia. [Henry?] Hill, [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 1, p. 49 

1778 America. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 6. Crew. 20. 
Nov. -21 Bond: $10.000. Master: John Lig-htbourn. 

Bonders: Thomas Pryor, Philadelphia. John Lightbourn, 
Philadelphia. 

( >wners: Thomas Pryor, Philadelphia. John Lightbourn, Phila 
delphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. I9fi, vol. i, p. 5:5 

1780 America. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: loo. 
Oct. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: William CoiHn. 

Bonders: William Coffin [Newburyport]. David Cutler, New- 

buryport. John Coffin Jones, Boston. 
Owners: John Coffin Jones and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Robert McNeill, Thomas Blanchard. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 5L 

17S2 American. Massachusetts ship. Guns: l(i. Crew: (JO. 
Jul. U Bond: $20,000. Master: Robert Caldwell. 

Bonders: Robert Caldwell, Boston. Thomas Russell, Boston. 

Chambers Russell, Boston. 
Owners: John Donnaldson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: William Burroughs, Nathaniel Goodwin. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 51 



NAVAL REC. ORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 225 

17*2 American Hero. Massachusetts ship. Guns: Hi. Crew: 
Apr. L T 25. Bond: $20.000. Master: William Fail-field. 

Bonders: William Fairfield, Salem. George Crowninshield, 

Salem. John Collins, Salem. 

Owners: George Crowninshield and otliers, Salem. 
Witness: AV [ ] Harris. 

C. C. 190, vol. 1, p. 54 

L776 American Revenue. Connecticut sloop. (Juns: 8. Crew: 
Jim. 15 25. Bond: $5,000. Master: Stephen Tinker. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Shaw, jr., New London. Stephen Tinker, 

New London. Thomas Shaw, New London. 
Owner: Nathaniel Shaw, jr., New London. 
Witnesses: Simon Wolcott, John Clark. 

C. C. Kit), vol. 1, p. 58 

177i> American Revenue. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 12. 
Oct. y Civw: loo. Bond: $5,000. Master: Samuel 

Champlin jr. 

Bonders: Samuel Champlin, jr. [New London]. John Tilley. 

New London. Simon Wolcott, New London. 
Owners: Nathaniel Shaw jr. & Co. [New London]. 
Witnesses: William Alden, William Capron. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 55 

1778 American Revenue. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 14. 
Jul. 21 Crew: 100. Bond: $10,000. Master: William 

Leeds. 
Bonders: William Leeds [New London?]. Nathaniel Shaw, jr., 

[New London]. Thomas Shaw [New London]. 
Owners: Nathaniel Shaw jr. & Co., New London. 
Witnesses: Nathan Douglas, Daniel Shaw. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 57 

177 ,* American Revenue. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 14. 
Jun. y Crew: 70. Bond: $10,000. Master: Samuel 

Champlin. 

Bonders: Thomas Shaw [New London]. Samuel Champlin, 

New London. Michael Melally [New London]. 
Owners: Nathaniel Shaw & Co., New London. 
Witnesses: Samuel Chace, jr., William Rogers. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 56 

1782 Amiable Eunice. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. 
Apr. 29 Crew: 14. Bond: $20,000. Master: William 

Pearson. 

Bonders: William Pearson, Newburyport. Daniel Bell, Boston. 

Joseph De Valnais, Boston. 
Owners: Daniel Bell and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Charles Williams, Francis Newell. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 59 
5212 00 15 



226 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Amigos del Pays. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 12. 
May 9 Crew: 12. Bond: $20,000. Master: Juan Jo 

seph de Arbulu [Philadelphia?]. Mate: George 
Comer, [Philadelphia. ] 

Bonders: Claudius Paul Raguett [Philadelphia]. Joseph Gal- 
lego, Philadelphia. 

Owner: Juan Joseph de Arbulu [Philadelphia?]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 60 

1777 Amphitrite. New Hampshire ship. Guns: 2-4. Crew: 
Jun. 13 160. Bond: $10,000. Master: Nicholas Fautrel. 

Bonders: Nicholas Fautrel [Portsmouth]. John Langdon, 

Portsmouth. George Wentworth [Portsmouth]. 
Owner: John Langdon, Portsmouth. 
Witness: William Gardner. 

Name of master spelled Fautruel also. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, ]). 61 

1779 Andrew Caldwell. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 10. 
Jun. 1 Crew: 40. Bond: $10,000. Master: Thomas 

Truxtun. 

Bonders: James Caldwell, Philadelphia. Thomas Truxtun 

[Philadelphia]. 
Owners: Andrew Caldwell, Philadelphia. James Caldwell & 

Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 62 

1779 Annapolis. Maryland sloop. Guns: -4. Crew: 10. 
Jan. 8 Bond: $5,000. Master: James Forbes. 

Bonders: James Forbes [Philadelphia]. James Williams, 

Annapolis. 

Owners: James Williams, Annapolis. William Pollard [Phila 
delphia]. 

Witness: William Hyde. 
17go C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 63 

Nov 15 Anne. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 30. Bond: 

$20,000. Master: James Josiah. 

Bonders: George Henry, Philadelphia. James Josiah, Phila 
delphia. 
Owners: George Henry, Philadelphia. Robert Knox A Co., 

Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 
1782 C. C. 196, vol. I, p. 65 

Jan 7 Anne. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 30. Bond: 
$20,000. Mastej: John Ashmead. Mate: Joseph 
Brown [Philadelphia], 

Bonders: Robert Knox, Philadelphia. John Ashmead, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: George Henry, Philadelphia. David Lenox and 
others [Pennsylvania]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, 64 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 227 

1782 Annett. Virginia ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 45. Bond: 
Mar. 23 #20,000. Master: John Audobon. 

Bonders: John Audobon, [Virginia.] George Xicolson [Vir 
ginia]. 

Owners: David Ross & Co., Virginia. 
Witness: C[harles] Hay "astoG. Nicolson." 

C. C. 1%, vol. 1, p. 66 

1770 Anonymous. Pennsylvania vessel. Guns: 12. Crew: 30. 
Aug. 30 Bond: $10,000. Master: William Davis. 

Bunders: William Davis, Philadelphia. Samuel Meredith, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: William Davis, Philadelphia. Samuel Meredith, 

Philadelphia. John Nixon, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 4 

1781 Anonymous. Massachusetts boat. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. 
Apr. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Cooke. 

Bonders: William Cooke, Dartmouth. John Proud, Dartmouth. 

Charles Church, Dartmouth. 
Owners: William Cooke and others, Dartmouth. 
Witnesses: George Claghorn, John Sherman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 7 

1781 Anonymous. Virginia brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 65. 
Nov. 30 Bond, $20,000. Master: Christopher Clark. 

Bonders: Christopher Clark. Richard Baker [Richmond]. 

Owners: Baker & Blow [Richmond]. 
Witness: Archibald Blair. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 3 

1781 Anonymous. Virginia brig. Guns: 12. Crew: 75. 
Dec. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: Esek Brown. 

Bonders: Esek Brown. Hunter, Banks & Co. [Richmond]. 
Owners: Hunter, Banks & Co. 
Witness: None. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 5 

1782 Anonymous. Philadelphia ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 120. 
Apr. 27 Bond: $-20,000. Master: Joshua Barney, Phila 
delphia. 

Bonders: Joshua Barney, Philadelphia. Francis Gurney, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owner: Not stated. 
Witness: None. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 6 

1780 Antelope. Maryland schooner. Guns: 14. Crew: 40. 
Aug. 17 Bond: $20,000. Master: Jeremiah Yellott. 

Bonders: Jeremiah Yellott [Baltimore?]. Charles Wallace, 

Annapolis. 
Owners: John Sterrett [Sterett?], Jesse Hollingsworth and 

others, Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 19-.1, vol. 1, p. 70 



228 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Antelope. Maryland .schooner. Guns: 1-2. Crow: ?>5. 
Jan. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: Frederick Folyer. 

Mate: Peter Wing [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Frederick Folder [Annapolis]. William Neill, Balti 
more. 

Owners: John Sterett & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[hoinas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 69 

17S1 Antelope. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Oct. 29 18. Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Clouston. 

Bonders: Thomas Clouston, Newburyport. Tristram Dalton, 

Newburyport. Robert C. Hooper, Newburyport. 
Owner: Tristram Dalton, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Richard Titcomb, Joshua Prentiss. 

C. (. . 196, vol. 1, p. 67 

1782 Antelope. Massachusetts ship. (Inns: 8. Crew: 16. 
Feb. 6 Bond: $20,000. Master: Edward Fcttyplace. 

Bonders: Edward Fettyplace, Newburyport. Stephen Bruce, 

[Newburyport.] Nehemiah Somes [Newburyport.] 
Owners: Tristram Dalton and others, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: William Payne, John Fairservice. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 6H 

1782 Anti Smuggler. Massachusetts galley. Guns: small arms. 
Aug. 7 Crow: IS. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Per- 

cival. 

Bonders: John Percival, Barnstable. Samuel Brown, 

Boston. Russell Sturgis, Boston. 
Owners: Nathaniel Freeman and others, Sandwich. 
Witnesses: John Ilurd, Thomas Dennie. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 71 

1781 Anti Traitor. Pennsylvania boat. Guns: 2. Crew: 40. 
May 17 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Macpherson. 

Mate: John Krainsby [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John .Macpherson, Philadelphia. Thomas Novell, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: John Macpherson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: John Bransby, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 71 

1782 L Antoinette. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: ti. 
Mar. 30 Crew: 21. Bond: $20,000. Master: William 

Smith. Mate: Matthew M. Clarkson [Philadel 
phia]. 

Bonders: Lacaze & Mallet, Philadelphia. William Smith, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: James Lacaze, Philadelphia. Michael Mallet, Phila 
delphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 73 



NAVAL KKl OKUS OF THE KKVOLfTIOX. 229 

17SO Apollo. Massachusetts ship. Guns: L<>. Crew: 20. 
Oct. 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: Henry Skinner. 

Bonders: Henry Skinner [Boston?]. Thomas Dennie, Mungo 

Mackay, Boston. 

Owners: Thomas Dennie and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: David Porter, Thomas Porter. 

( . C. 196, vol. 1, p. 76 

1782 Apollo. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Jan. 14 Bond: $20,000. Master: Bradbury Sanders. 

Bonders: Bradbury Sanders, Cape Ann. Mungo Mackay, 

Boston. Thomas Dennie, Boston. 
Owners: Thomas Dennie and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Francis Bryant, William Payne. 

The name of the commander is spelled Saunders also. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 75 

1782 Apollo. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 6. Crew: 25. 
Dec. 13 Bond: $20,000. Master: Alexander Mackay. 

Bonders: Alexander Mackay, Boston. Thomas Dennie, Boston. 

Simeon Mayo, Boston. 

Owners: Thomas Dennie and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Daniel Sargent, Lendall Pitts. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 1, p. 74 

177 .t Argo. Pennsylvania hrigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 75. 
Nov. 2. Bond: $10,000. Master: Moses Griffing. 

Bonders: Benjamin Randolph, Philadelphia. Moses Griffing, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Benjamin Randolph & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 78 

1780 Argo. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 60. Bond: 
Mar. 18 $10,000. Master: John Ilidge [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Robert Duncan, Philadelphia. Richard Humphreys, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Robert Duncan, Philadelphia. Richard Humphreys 

& Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 79 

1780 Argo. Khode Island sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 14. 
Dec. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: Oliver Bowen. 

Bonders: Oliver Bowen, Providence. Jabex, Bowen, Provi 
dence. 

Owner: Jabez Bowen, Providence. 
Witnesses: Samuel Ward, Lydia Dexter. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 77 



230 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Argo. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 16. Crew: 40. Bond: 
Dec. 15 $20,000. Master: John Williamson. 

Bonders: John Williamson [Marblohead]. Samuel R. Irwitt, 

Marblehead. Marstoii Watson, Marblehead. 
Owners: Samuel R. Irwitt and others, Marblehead. 
Witness: William Gale. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 80 

1780 Ariel. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 16. Crew: 100. 
Aug. 28 Bond: $20,000. Master: Matthew Lawler, Phila 
delphia. 

Bonders: Samuel Inglis, Philadelphia. George Ord, Philadel 
phia. Matthew Lawler, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Robert Lawler, Philadelphia. Samuel Inglis & Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: James Trimble, Matthew Winderson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 81 

1781 Ariel. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 110. 
Mar. 8 Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Miller [Phila 
delphia]. Mate: Philip Brown, Philadelphia. 

Bonders: Samuel Inglis, Philadelphia. George Ord, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Samuel Inglis, Philadelphia. George Ord & Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 82 

1782 Assurance. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Dec. 3 75. Bond: $20,000. Master: David Porter. 

Bonders: David Porter, Boston. Isaac Sears, Boston. Paschal 

N. Smith, Boston. 

Owners: Isaac Sears and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Eliakim Raymond, George Scott. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 83 

1782 Astrea. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 50. 
Dec. 19 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Derby. 

Bonders: John Derby, Salem. Elias Basket Derby, Salem. 

William Colman [Salem]. 
Owner: Elias Hasket Derby, Salem. 

Witness: David Sears. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 84 

1782 Atalanta. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Oct. 21 Bond: $20,000. Master: Cornelius Thompson. 

Bonders: Cornelius Thompson, Salem. Joseph Sheds, [Sa 
lem?]. John Baker, [Salem]. 
Owners: Samuel Page and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: James Eaton, Isaac Skillman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 85 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 231 

1780 Aurora. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crow: 20. 
Oct. 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: David Porter. 

Bonders): David Porter [Boston]. Mungo Mackay, Boston. 

Thomas Dennie, Boston. 

Owners: Mungo Mackay and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Ezekiel Burroughs, Benjamin Tetard. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 87 

1781 Aurora. Massachusetts schooner, duns: 6. Crew: 20. 
Nov. 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: Reno Chaloche. 

Bonders: Rene Chaloche, Boston. Daniel Dumaine [Boston]. 

Bernard Lafitte [Boston]. 
Owner: Not stated. 
\Vitnesses: Isaac Peirce, \V[illiain] Harris. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 86 

1781 Aurora. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Dec. 27 12. Bond: $20,000. Master: George Williams 

jr. 

Bonders: George Williams jr., Salem. Joshua Grafton, Salem. 

Benjamin Frost, Salem. 

Owners: George Williams jr. and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Waldo, Nathaniel Perry. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 88 

1778 Bacchus. Maryland brig. Guns: 12. Crew: 18. Bond: 
Jun. 8 $5,000. Master: Charles Wells. 

Bonders: Charles Wells [Philadelphia]. William Hammond, 

Baltimore. 
Owners: William Hammond and others, Baltimore. Goodwin 

& Russell, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homaa] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, v. 1, p. 89 

1777 Bachelor. South Carolina schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Aug. 13 u. Bond: $5,000. Master: Nathaniel Bently. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Bently, Rhode Island. Alexander Rose, 

Charleston, S. C. Thomas Allon, North Carolina. 
Owner: Alexander Rose, Charleston, S. C. 
Witnesses: Nathaniel Peabody, E[benezer] Thompson. 

Bently s address is given later as Newburyport, Mass. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 9C 

1778 Baltimore. Maryland schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 6. 
Jun. 8 Bond: $5,000. Master: John Fanning. 

Bonders: John Fanning [Philadelphia]. Samuel Hughes 

[Baltimore]. 

Owners: Samuel Hughes and others [Baltimore]. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 92 



232 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Baltimore. Maryland schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 10. 
Jul. 26 Bond: $5,000. Master: Robert Caulfield. 

Bonders: James Calhoun, Baltimore. Robert Caulfield, Balti 
more. 

Owners: William Smith and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: Robert Smith. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 1, p. 91 

1776 Baltimore Hero. Maryland sloop. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Sep. 16 20. Bond: $5,000. Master: Thomas Waters, 

[Baltimore.] 1st Mate: William Jones [Balti 
more]. 2d Mate: John Pine, Baltimore. 3d Mate: 
John Sharp, Baltimore. 

Bonders: Thomas Waters [Baltimore]. Robert T. Hooe, 
[Alexandria, Va.]. John Crockett [Baltimore]. Thomas 
Ringgold, Baltimore. 
Owners: Abraham Vanbibber, [Baltimore]. Robert T. Hooe, 

John Crockett, Thomas Ringgold. 
Witness: None. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 94 

1779 Baltimore Hero. Maryland schooner. Guns: 22. Crew: 
May 15 30. Bond: $5,000. Master: John Earle. Mate: 

William Britton [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John Earle [Philadelphia]. John Crockett, Balti 
more. 

Owners: Ben. & John C rockett, John Sterett and others, Balti 
more. 

Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 93 

1782 Banter. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 50. 
May 25 Bond: $20,000. Master: Henry White, 

Bonders: Henry White [Salem]. John Norris, iSalem. Rob 
ert Stone [Salem?]. 

Owners: John Norris and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: William Patterson, Mark Clark. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 95 

1780 Batchelor. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 12. Crew: Not 
Oct. 5 stated. Bond: $20,000. Master: Bernard Gal 
lagher [Philadelphia.] 

Bonders: Samuel Caldwell, John Mitchell, Philadelphia. 
Owners: Mease, Caldwell & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Bernard Gallagher, James Trimble. 
Sec (t/KO Bachelor. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 96 

1778 Beaver. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 12. Crew: 65. 
Mar. 6 Bond: $5,000. Master: Joseph Dodge. 

Bonders: Joseph Dodge [Stonington, Conn.]. Samuel Broome, 
[Boston, Mass.?] John Broome [Hartford, Conn.?]. 

Owners: Joseph Trumbuil. Samuel & John Broome [Boston, 
Mass.?] John Livingston [Connecticut]. 

Witnesses: Pier[pont] Edwards, Sarah Lloyd. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 97 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 233 

1779 Beaver. Connecticut sloop. (Inns: 12. Crow: 65. 
Sep. 3 Bond: 5,000. Master: William Havens. 

Bonders: William Havens, New London. David Trumbull, 

Lebanon. .John Trumbull, Lebanon. 
Owners: Samuel Broome & Co. [Boston, Mass.?]. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Henry Porter. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 98 

1780 Beaver. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 12. Crew: 70. 
Mar. -i Bond: $5,000. Master: Dan Scovell [Farming- 
ton]. 

Bonders: Dan Scovell [Farrnington]. David Trumbull, Leba 
non. John Trumbull, Lebanon. 
Owners: John Broome & Co. [Hartford]. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Joseph Abel. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 101 

1781 Beaver. Massachusetts ship. Guns: (5. Crew: 20. 
Jan. 31. Bond: $20,000. Master: William Russell. 

Bonders: William Russell, Newburyport. Jonathan Mulliken, 
Newburyport. Joseph Stanwood, Newbury. 

Owners: Moses Brown, Newburyport. Joseph Stanwood, 
Newbury. Jonathan Mulliken, Newburyport. Abner 
Greenleaf, Newburyport. 

Witnesses: William Pike, M[ichael] Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 99 

1781 Beaver. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 6. Crew: 20. 
Feb. 5. Bond: $20,000. Master: William Russell. 

Bonders: William Russell, Newburyport. Moses Brown, New- 
bnryport. Jonathan Mulliken, Newburyport. 

Owners: Moses Brown, Newburyport. Jonathan Mulliken, 
Newburyport. 

Witnesses: Joseph Stanwood, John Mussey. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 100 

1777 Beggars Benison. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: . 
Jun. 7. Crew: 17. Bond: $5,000. Master: Samuel 

Smallcorn. 

Bonders: Samuel Smallcorn, Portsmouth, N. H. George Gains, 

Portsmouth, N. H. Jacob Sheafe jr., Portsmouth, N. II. 
Owners: Erskine, Donaldson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Ebenezer Thompson, Jonathan Blanchard. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 102 

1777 Beggars Benison. Maryland schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Jul. 7. G. Bond: 16,000. Master: Thomas Steel. 

Bonders: Thomas Steel, [Baltimore]. James Williams, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: James Williams and others, Maryland. 
Witness: Tfhomas] Johnson, jr. C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 103 

1778 Beggars Benison. See Two Sallies. 
Jun. 22. 



234 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Belisarius. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crow: 200. 
Apr. 14 Bond: $20,000. Master: James Munro. 

Bonders: James Munro, [Providence, ] R. I. William Shattuck, 

Boston, Mass. John Shattuck, Boston, Mass. 
Owners: William & John Shattuck, Boston. 
Witness: William Croft jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 104 

1781 Bellona. New Hampshire ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 100. 
Oct. 11 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Manning. 

Bonders: Thomas Manning, Portsmouth. Thomas Thompson, 
Portsmouth. William Gardner, Portsmouth. 

Owners: Thomas Thompson, Portsmouth. William Gardner, 
Portsmouth. 

Witnesses: William Whipple, Robert Irwin jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 105 

1778 Bennington. Maryland sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 15. 
Dec. 16 Bond: $5,000. Master: William Newton. 

Bonders: William Newton, Annapolis. John Davidson, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: Samuel & Robert Purviance [Baltimore]. Hugh 
Young & Co., Baltimore. 

Witness: James Buchanan. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 107 

1779 Bennington. Maryland sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 15. 
Aug. 18 Bond: $5,000. Master: Robert Craige. Mate: 

Nicholas Westcot [Baltimore?]. Boatswain: 
Stephen Diamond. Gunner: George Turner. 

Bonders: Robert Craige, Annapolis. Charles Wallace, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: Alexander Murray and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1, p. 106 

1776 Betsy [or Betsey.] Maryland sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Nov. 16 20. Bond: $2,000. Master: Robert Dashiell. 

Bonders: Robert Dashiell [Baltimore]. William Hamsley. 
Owners: William Hamsley and others, Maryland. 
Witness: R[ichard] Ridgely. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 9 

1778 Betsey. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: -i. Crew: 10. 
Aug. 1 Bond: $10,000. Master: Christopher Bradley 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph C. Fisher, Philadelphia. John D. Mercier, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Joseph C. Fisher, Philadelphia. Robert Knox & Co., 

Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Robert Craig, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 3 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 235 

1778 Betsey. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 40. 
Sep. 12 Bond: 10,000. Master: Thomas Ridge [Phila 

delphia]. 

Bonders: Blair Mi-Clenachan, Philadelphia. James Ash, 

Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 23 

1778 Betsey. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 9. Crew: 20. 
Oct. 17 Bond: $5,000. Master: Elisha Brown. 

Bonders: Elisha Brown, Hartford. Samuel Kilbourn, Hart 
ford. Deodat Williams, Hartford. 
Owners: Samuel Kilhourn and others, Hartford. 
Witnesses: J[ ] Lawrence, jr., Samuel Lawrence. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 5 

1778 Betsey. Maryland brig. Guns: 10. Crew: 12. Bond: 
Nov. 17 $5,000. Master: Benjamin Bradhurst. 

Bonders: Benjamin Bradhurst [Baltimore?]. James Williams, 

Annapolis. 

Owners: William Pollard [Philadelphia] and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 2 

177D Betsey. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 24. 
Sep. 16 Bond: 5,000. Master: Robert Harris. 

Bonders: John Taylor, Philadelphia. Robert Harris, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Alexander Stewart & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 15 

1779 Betsey. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Nov. 20 Bond: 10,000. Master: Joshua Allen. 

Bonders: James Oellers, Philadelphia. Joshua Allen, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Oellers & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 1 

1780 Betsey. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 14. 
Mar. 3 Bond: $10,000. Master: Alexander Thompson 

Ogilvie [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John Taylor, Philadelphia. John McKim, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Isaac Sidman, Philadelphia. John Taylor, Philadel 
phia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 21 



236 LJBKARY OF COXGKESS. 

1780 Betsey. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 11. 
Jul. 11 Bond: $20,000. Master: John I larr. 

Bonders: Isaac Sidman, Philadelphia. John Audebert, Phila 
delphia. John Harr, Philadelphia. 
Owners: Sidrnan, Audebert & Co., Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 19li, vol. 1 , p. 14 

1780 Betsey. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: Not stated. Crew: 
Aug. 17 Not stated. Bond: $20,000. Master: [James 

Lincoln?] 

Bonders: James Lincoln [Philadelphia?]. 
Owner: Not stated. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 16 

1780 Betsey. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 20. 
Sep. 26 Bond: $20,000. Master: Benjamin Willis. 

Bonders: Benjamin Willis, Boston. John Codman, Boston. 

William Smith, Boston. 
Owners: Smith & Codner, Boston. 
Witnesses: Daniel Parker, William Codman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2. p. 26 

1780 Betsey. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 20. 
Oct. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Paul. 

Bonders: George Nixon, Philadelphia. William Paul, Phila 
delphia. 

Owner: George Nixon, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Fredrick Snider. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 22 

1780 Betsey. Massachusetts brigantine. (inns: 4. Crew: !>. 
Nov. 29 Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Wells. 

Bonders: Peter Wells, Boston. Stephen Iligginson, Bjston. 

John Coffin Jones, Boston. 
Owner: Stephen Iligginson, Boston. 
Witnesses: Daniel Sargent, George Burroughs. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 25 

1781 Betsey. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: (5. Crew: 20. 
Jan. 1 Bond: $20,000. Master: Barzilla Smith. 

Bonders: Bar/ilia Smith, Cape Cod. Isaac Smith, Boston. 

William Smith, Boston. 
Owners: Isaac Smith and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Nathaniel Austin, Foster Crust. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 24 

1781 Betsey. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 40. 

Bond: 20,000. Master: Benjamin Lurvy. 
Bonders: Benjamin Lurvy, Amesbury. Tristram Dalton, New 
buryport. S[ilvanus] Loell, Newburyport. 
Owners: Tristram Dalton and others, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Joseph Coffin, George Barker. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 18 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 237 

1781 Betsey. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: i;ju. 
Feb. -2 Bond: SL O.OOO. Master: Philemon Haskell. 

Bonders: Philemon Haskell, Gloucester. Eben Parsons, Boston. 

William Parsons, Iloston. 
Owner: David Peirce, Gloucester. 
Witnesses: Josiah Kliot, John (i. Rogers. 

C. ( . 19f, vol. 2, p. 12 

1781 Betsey. Massachusetts brig. Guns: G. Crew: 25. 
Jim. 16 Bond: 20,000. Master: Jesse Harding. 

Bonders: Jesse Harding, Boston. John Codman jr., Boston. 

William Smith, Boston. 

Owners: John Codman jr., Boston. William Smith, Boston. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Bartlett, William Codman. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 2, p. 13 

1781 Betsey. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 9. Crew: 35. 
Jun. 19 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Burrows. 

Bonders: Jonathan Smith, Philadelphia. John Burrows, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: Jonathan Smith, Philadelphia. Isaac Sidman, Phila 
delphia. James Cochran, Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: J[ ] Krwin, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 6 

1781 Betsey. Maryland schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 25. 
Jul. 9 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Brice. Mate: 

John Vessels [Baltimore ?]. 

Bonders: John Briee [Philadelphia]. John Bullen, Annap 
olis. 
Owners: George Meade, Philadelphia. Thomas Russell and 

others, Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 4 

1781 Betsey. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. 
Jul. 17 Bond: $20,000. Master: Paul Cox. Mate: Wil 

liam Breden [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John Barclay, Philadelphia. Paul Cox, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. Mease & Caldwell, 
Philadelphia. Thomas Barclay and others, Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 7 

Betsey. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: -i. Crew: 12. 
Bond: 20,000. Master: George Dames. Mate: 
William Council [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: William Allibone, George Dames, Philadelphia. 
Owners: William Allibone, Philadelphia. John Wright Stanly 

and others, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. S 



238 LIBEABY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Betsey. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 27. 
Dec. 1 Bond: $20,000. Master: Bernard Gallagher. 

Mate: Daniel C. Tillinghast [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John Barclay, Philadelphia. Bernard Gallagher, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenaohan and others, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Charles Cecil, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 11 

1781 Betsey. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. 
Dec. 28 Bond: $20,000. Master: George Fleming [Phila 
delphia?]. Mate: John Vance, Philadelphia. 

Bonders: John Flahavan, Philadelphia. Robert Duncan, jr., 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: John Flahavan, Philadelphia. Thomas Flahavan, 

Philadelphia. Robert Duncan, jr. [Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, John Connelly. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 10 

1782 Betsey.. New Hampshire lugger. Guns: 2. Crew: 10. 
Mar. 30 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Matthews. 

Bonders: John Matthews, Newcastle. Keith & Spence, Ports 
mouth. Robert Parker, Portsmouth. 
Owners: Keith, Spence & Sherburne [Portsmouth]. 
Witnesses: George Gains, Joshua Bickford. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 20 

1783 Betsey. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 7. Crew: 40. 
Feb. 26 Bond: $20,000. Master: Patrick Maxfeld. 

Bonders: Patrick Maxfeld, Boston. Edward Church, Boston. 

Leonard Jarvis, Boston. 
Owners. Leonard Jarvis and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Joseph Russell, jr., Benjamin Jarvis. 

Maxfeld s residence is given as Dartmouth, Mass., also. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 19 

1779 Betsey & Sally. Maryland schooner. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Oct. 30 11. Bond: $5,000. Master: John Nichols [Bal 

timore]. 

Bonders: John Nichols, Baltimore. James Tootell, Annapolis. 
Owners: Henry Nichols, Charles Crookshanks, Christopher & 

Robert Johnston, Maryland. 
Witness: Tfhomas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 27 

1781 Betty. Rhode Island schooner. Guns: -. Crew: 25. 
Apr. 7 Bond: $20,000. Master: Elijah Lewis. 

Bonders: Elijah Lewis [Rhode Island]. Jonathan Bates, jr., 

Rhode Island. 

Owners: Jonathan Bates, jr., Rhode Island. George W. Bab- 
cock [Rhode Island]. Peter Guire, Rhode Island. 
Ichabod Hollow, Rhode Island. 
Witnesses: W[illiam] Greene, S[amuel] Ward. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 17 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 239 

1782 Bird. Set : Kurd. 
Mar. 13 

1779 Bishop. Pennsylvania schooner. Gun.s: 8. Crew: 20. 
Aug. 3 Bond: 10,000. Master: Richard Johns 

[Charles County, Md.J. 

Bonders: Robert Morris, Philadelphia. Peter Whiteside 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Hooe & Harrisons [Philadelphia], 
Witness: Benjamin Hogeland. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 28 

1777 Blackbird. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Aug. 6 20. Bond: $5,000. Master: William Groves. 

Bonders: William Groves, Salem, Mass. Walter Prue Bartlett, 

Salem. Eliphalet Hale, Exeter, N. H. 
Owners: Walter Prue Bartlett and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Nicholas Gilman, Nathaniel Oilman jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 29 

1777 Black Joke. Maryland sloop. Guns: 12. Crew: 25. 
Jun. 23. Bond: $5,000. Master: Robert Polk. 

Bonders: Robert Polk [Baltimore]. John Davidson, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: John Davidson and others, Maryland. 
Witness: T[homag] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 30 

1781 Black Joke. Pennsylvania boat. ,Gun: 1. Crew: 20. 
Jul. 30 Bond: $20,000. Master: Hope Willet. Mate: 

John Dunn [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Hope Willet, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Joseph Hargan, John Dunn. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 31 

1780 Black Prince. Maryland brig. Guns: 16. Crew: 40. 
Mar. 13 Bond: $5,000. Master: John Rogers. 

Bonders: John Rogers, Annapolis. Samuel Chase, Annapolis. 
Owners: John Dorsey & Co., Baltimore. 
Witnesses: T[homas] Johnson, jr, 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 34 

1780 Black Prince. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 12. Crew: 34. 
Jul. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Robertson. 

Bonders: Isaac Moses, Philadelphia. John Rol>ertson, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Robert Morris, Philadelphia. Isaac Moses & Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 33 



240 LIBEAEY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Black Prince. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 6. 
Sep. 21 Crow: 21. Bond: 820.000. Master: John 

Walsh, Philadelphia. Mate: John Robertson 
[Philadelphia!. 

Bonders: John Walsh, Philadelphia. John Ross, Philadelphia. 
Owners: Isaac Moses, Philadelphia. Robert Morris & Co., 

Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 2, p. 35 

1782 Black Prince. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: (!. 
Aug. lf> Crew: 1(5. Bond: $20,000. Master: George 

Kendall, York [Me.] Mass. 

Bonders: George Kendall, York. Benjamin Balch, Newbury- 
port. John Stickney, Newburyport, Mass. 

Owners: George Kendall, York. Benjamin Balch, Newbury 
port. Benjamin Harrod, [Newburyport,] Mass. John 
Stickney. 

Witnesses: William Armstrong, M[ichael] Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 32 

1781 Black Princess. Connecticut snow. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Feb. 7 12. Bond: $20,000. Master: Humphrey Crary. 

Bonders: Humphrey Crary [New London?]. Clement Miner, 

Thomas Seymour [Connecticut]. 
Owners: Dudley Woodbridge & Co. 
Witnesses: William Nichols, Thomas Y. Seymour. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 36 

1781 Black Sloven. Connecticut schooner. Gun: 1. Crew: 
Oct. 1C 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: James Young. 

Bonders: James Young, New London. John Deshon, New 

London. Nathaniel Shaw, New London. 
Owners: John Deshon & Co., New London. 
Witnesses: G [union] Salstonstall, Sally Gardner. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. :i7 

1777 Black Snake. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 12. Crew: 

Jul. 8 (jo. Bond: $5,000. Master: William Carlton. 

Bonders: William Carlton, Salem. Simon Forrester, Salem. 

Josiah Gilrnan, Exeter, N. H. 

Owners: Simon Forrester, Salem. Joshua Ward, Salem. 
Witnesses: George Gains, Nicholas Oilman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 38 

1779 Black Snake. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Aug. 12 50. Bond: 5,000. Master: James Phillips. 

Bonders: James Phillips, Taunton, Mass. Isaac Freeborn, 

Taunton, Mass. Ebenezer Backus, jr., Norwich, Conn. 
Owners: Abiel Smith & Co. 
Witnesses: David Trumbull, John Porter. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 42 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 241 

1780 Black Snake. Pennsylvania boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 14. 
Aug. 18 Bond: $20,000. Master: Joshua Huddy [Phila 

delphia .]. 

Bonders: Benjamin Davis jr., Philadelphia. Thomas Sliter, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: James Randolph. Joshua Huddy & Co. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

( . C. 1%, vol. 2, p. 40 

1782 Black Snake. Massachusetts boat. Guns: Swivels 
Apr. 16 and musquets." Crew: 20. Bond: $20,000. 

Master: David Jenks. 

Bonders: John Lucas [Boston]. Peleg Wadsworth, Boston. 

David Jenks, [Kingston?] 

Owners: Peleg Wadsworth and others, Boston and Kingston. 
Witness: Benjamin Coolidge, Samuel Torrey. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 41 

1783 Black Snake. Massachusetts boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 14. 
Mar. 21 Bond: $20,000. Master: Barzilla Besse. 

Bunders: Barzilla Besse, Plympton. Ebenezer White, Roches 
ter. Benjamin Fearing, Wareham. 
( hvners: David Rye and others, Wareham. 
Witnesses: Timothy Robinson, Ebenezer Davis. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 38 

1782 Bloom. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 25. 
Aug. 13 Bond: $20,000. Master: Silas Smith. 

Bonders: Silas Smith, Salem. Robert Foster, Salem. Joseph 

Cook, Salem. 

Owners: Robert Foster & Co., Salem. 
Witnesses: Edward Draper, Richard Prince. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 43 

1780 Blossom. Maryland schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 9. 
Mar. 13 Bond: $5,000. Master: Benjamin Bradhurst. 

Bonders: Benjamin Bradhurst, Annapolis. John Davidson, 

[Annapolis.] 

Owners: Richard Curson & Co. [Baltimore]. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 44 

1782 Blossom. New Hampshire sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 15. 
May 31 Bond: 20,000. Master: Thomas Manning. 

Bonders: Thomas Manning, Portsmouth. John Langdon, 

Portsmouth. Richard Salter, Portsmouth. 
Owner: John Langdon, Portsmouth. 
Witnesses: Samuel Penhallow, jr., Robert Odiorne. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 45 
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242 LIBRARY OF COXGEESS. 

1781 Boston Packet. Massachusetts brigantino. Guns: 6. 
Jul. 6 Crew: 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: William 

White. 

Bonders: William White, Boston. John Codman, Boston. 

William Smith, Boston. 
Owners: Codman & Smith, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Codman, Tristram Coffin. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 46 

1778 Brilliant. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 40. 
Oct. 10 Bond: $5,000. Master: William Wright. 

Bonders: William Wright, Norwich. Benjamin Huntington, 

Norwich. Jabez Perkins, Norwich. 
Owners: Joseph Rowland & Co., Norwich. 
Witnesses: John Pierpont, Joseph Friuke. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 47 

1776 Broome. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 70. 
Jul. 2 Bond: $5,000. Master: William Nott. 

Bonders: William Nott, Milford. Samuel Broome & Co. 
Owners: Samuel Broome & Co. [Hartford]. 
Witnesses: Samuel Bishop, jr., Richard Woodhull. 

The master s name is sometimes spelled Knott. 

C. C. 196, vol. >, p. 48 

1781 Brutus. Massachusetts ship. Guns: Not stated. Crew: 
Jul. Not stated. Bond: $20,000. Master: William 

Coles. 
Bonder: William Coles [Beverly]. 

Only a receipt for bond is found. The bond was used to prosecute its 
signers, and there remains but the receipt for it, as bond was not returned 
to the government. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 49 

1781 Buccaneer. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 150. 
Jul. 30 Bond: $20,000. Master: Hoysted Hacker. 

Bonders: Hoysted Hacker, Providence, R. I. John & Andrew 

Cabot, Beverly. Edward Allen, Boston. 
Owners: John & Andrew Cabot, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Job Prince, jr., Timothy Newman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 51 

1782 Buccaneer. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 120. 
Mar. 27 Bond: $20,000. Master: Jesse Fearson. 

Bonders: Jesse Fearson, Boston. Andrew Cabot, Beverly. 

Job Prince, jr., Boston. 

Owners: Andrew Cabot and others, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Isaac Peirce, John Dall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 50 



NAVAI. RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 243 

1777 Buckram. Massachusetts .schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Aug. 21 45. Bond: $5,000. Master: .John Cross. 

Bonders: John Cross, Boston. John Blake, Boston. John 

Head, Boston. 

Owners: John Blake and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Joseph Head, John Ualley. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 2, p. 53 

17S1 Buckram. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 5. Crew: 
Sep. 1! -20. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Obey. 

Bonders: John Obey, Xewburyport. William Bryant, Boston. 

James Bryant, Boston. 

Owners: William it James Bryant, Boston. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Cocks, Richard Hayden. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. r,4 

1782 Buckram. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Aug. 22 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Tnisk. 

Bonders: Samuel Trask, Boston. William Bryant, Boston. 

James Bryant, Boston. 

Owners: William Bryant and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: James Brewer, Timothy Wright. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 55 

177*) Buckskin. Maryland schooner. Guns: 9. Crew: 30. 
Nov. 11 Bond: $5,000. Master: Joseph Handy. 

Bonders: Joseph Handy, Worcester County. James Martin. 
Owners: George Handy and others, Maryland. 
Witnesses: Benton Harris, John Irving. 

Bond is enclosed in letter Benton Harris to Daniel of St. Thomas 
Jenifer, Jan. 23, 1777. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 56 

1778 Buckskin. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: (>. Crew: 
Nov. (5 15. Bond: $10,000. Master: John Young [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: Robert Morris, Philadelphia. John Maxwell Nesbitt, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: Robert Morris, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Alexander Nesbitt, John Donnaldson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 61 

1779 Buckskin. Maryland ship. Guns: 28. Crew: 100. 
Jan. 9 Bond: $10,000. Master: Aquila Johns. Mate: 

John Slemaker, Baltimore. 2d Lieut.: George 
Duck, Baltimore. 3d Lieut.: Ambrose Bartlett 
[Baltimore ?]. 

Bonders: Aquila Johns [Baltimore]. John Davidson [Annap 
olis]. 
Owners: Samuel & Robert Purviance, Baltimore. John Crockett 

and others [Baltimore]. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

Manifest of vessel in MS. of John Crockett aeeompanies the twid. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 57 



244 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

17.SO Buckskin. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Jul. 24 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Ferryman 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Robert Morris, Philadelphia. Peter Whiteside, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Robert Morris & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Hogelaiid, James Rees. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, ]>. 59 

17S1 Buckskin. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 
.lun. 12 16. Bond: $20, 000. Master: Benjamin Wickes. 

Mate: Matthew Me- Fee [Philadelphia |. 

Bonders: Robert Morris, Philadelphia. Benjamin Wickes, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Robert Morris & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: John Swamvick. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 60 

1782 Buckskin. Virginia ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 150. Bond: 
Jan. 30 $20,000. Master: William Lewis. 

Bonders: William Lewis. John Banks & Co. [Virginia.] 
Owners: Hunter, Banks & Co. [Richmond.] 
Witnesses: William Pennock, Samuel B. Cunningham. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 58 

1777 Buckskin Hero. Maryland brig. Guns: 16. Crew: 
May 31 -200. Bond: $10,000. Master: Edward Booker. 

Bonders: Edward Booker, Baltimore. John Crockett, Balti 
more. James Nicholson, Baltimore. 
( Iwners: John Crockett and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: S. S. Ridgeln. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. <i2 

1780 Bunker Hill. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Apr. 7 45. Bond: $5,000. Master: Sanford Thomp 

son. 

Bonders: Sanford Thompson [Middletown]. Joseph Smith 

[Middletown]. Comfort Sage [Middletown]. 
Owners: Comfort Sage & Co., Middletown. 
Witnesses: Timothy Green, Rebecca Green. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. tili 

17.82 Burd. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 20. 
Mar. 13 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Campbell. 

Mate: Preserved Sisson, [Philadelphia.] 

Bonders: John Redman, Philadelphia. William Campbell, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Philip Moore, Philadelphia. John Redman & Co., 

Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Mark Bird, William Bird. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 64 



NAVAL RECORDS OF Til K DEVOLUTION. 245 

177s Burling. Maryland brig. Guns: 18. Crew: .50. Bond: 
Aug. 18 $5,00(1. Master: Robert Caulfield. Mate: Wil 

liam Wand [Baltimore, Md. ]. Minor officer: 
.lames Bonier. 

Bonders: Robert Caultield [Baltimore]. Charles Wallace, 

Annapolis. 

Owners: John Sterett, Daniel Bovley and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson. 

( . C. lllti, vol. >, p. 65 

1782 Caesar. Massachusetts boat. Guns: Small arms. Crew: 
Aug. 7 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Harvey. 

Bonders: John Harvey, Boston. William De Luce, Boston. 

Thomas Watson, Boston. 

< Iwners: William De Luce and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Thomas Holland, Michael Younj;. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 66 

1782 Caesar. Massachusetts boat. Guns: Small arms. Crew: 

Aug. 29 2i>. Bond: $20,000. Master: Benjamin Slater. 

Bonders: Benjamin Slater, Boston. William De Luce, Boston. 

Thomas Watson, Boston. 
Owner: William De Luce, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Tritten, Benjamin Smith. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 67 

1781 Camberwell. Massachusetts ship. Guns: t>. Crew: 18. 
Bond: $20,000. Master: Silas Ewers. 

Bonders: Silas Ewers, Boston. Samuel Broome, Boston. 

William I ierpont, Boston. 
Owners: Samuel Broome and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: James Jarvis, Thomas Hunt. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 68 

177S Camden. Maryland schooner. Guns: t>. Crew: 8. 
Nov.!) Bond: $5,000. Master: Jeremiah Yellott. Mate: 

Oliver Gould [Baltimore]. 

Bonders: Jeremiah Yellott [Baltimore?]. Charles Kidgely, 

Baltimore. 
Owners: Charles Kidgely and others, Baltimore. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 70 

1779 Camden. Maryland schooner. Guns: ti. Crew: 9. 
Jun. 15 Bond: $5,000. Master: Jacob Walters [Balti 

more]. Mate: Oliver Gould [Baltimore]. 2cl 
mate: John Richlieu [Baltimore]. Boatswain: 
Oliver Button. 

Bonder.-: Jacob Walters, James Govane, Baltimore. 
Owners: John Sterett & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 69 



240 LIBRARY OF COXGKKSS. 

1781 Capitol Landing s Revenge. Virginia boat. Guns: 2. 
May 29 Crew: 12. Bond: $20,000. Master: William 

Roan. 

Bonders: William Roan, Alexander] Wylly, Tlioiuas Paul, 

Virginia.. 

Owners: ThomaH Mathews, William Roan, Virginia. 
Witness: Archibald Blair. 

( . C. 196, vol. 2, p. 71 

1781 Captain. Massachusetts brigantinc. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Feb - !) 40. Bond: $20.000. Master: John Donaldson. 

Bonders: John Donaldson, Salem. Benjamin ( ioodhne, Salem. 

Benjamin Needham, Salem. 

Owners: Benjamin Needham and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: John Avery, jr., W[ ] Harris. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 72 

1779 Carolina. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 
May 28 4.5. Bond: $10,000. Master: William Willis 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Daniel Edwards, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. 
Witness: Robert McCleay. 

C. C. 196 vol. 2, p. 74 

1782 Carolina. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 16. Crew: 72. 
Mar - n Bond: 20,000. Master: Thomas Newell, Phila 
delphia. Mate: John Stevenson [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Thomas Xewell, Philadelphia. John Wright Stanly, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: John Wright Stauly, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 73 

1779 Cat. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 70. 
Jul. 20 Bond: $10,000. Master: Edward Leger [Phila 

delphia]. 

Bonders: John Macpherson, Philadelphia. Robert Patton, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: John Maepherson. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 77 

1779 Cat. Pennsylvania .schooner. (THUS: 2. Crew: 70. 
Au - * Bond: 10,000. Master: John Hasting [Phila 

delphia?]. 

Bonders: Andrew Caldwell, Philadelphia. James Caldwell, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: John Macpherson, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Jackson Reynolds. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 76 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 247 

177!> Cat. Pennsylvania schooner, (inns: -2. Crew:7o. Bond: 
Aug. 14 $5,000. Master: Joseph Campbell [Philadel 

phia]. 
Bonders: Andrew Caldwell, Philadelphia. James Caldwell, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: John Macpherson, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Jackson Reynolds. 

( . 0. 196, vol. 2, p. 75 

178:2 Catchall. Massachusetts schooner, Guns: (>. Crew: 15. 
Nov. 10 Bond: $20,000. Master, Moses Chase. 

Bonders: Moses Chase, " Sheapsnet " [Sheepseot?, Maine.] 
Miles Ward, jr., [Salem]. Joshua (ioodale, jr. , [Salem], 
Owners: Miles Ward, jr., and others, [Salem]. 
Witnesses: Hubbard Oliver, Joshua Ward. 

C. C. 196, voK 2, p. 78 

1780 Catherina. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 2(>. 
Jul. 12 Bond, $20,000. Master: Adrian Lambert [Phil 
adelphia?]. 

Bonder: James Oellers, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Alexander Gerald & Co. [Philadelphia?]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 79 

1781 Catherine. Virginia sloop. Guns: 20. Crew: 40. Bond: 
Jan. 22 $20,000. Master: Thomas MeNally [Virginia?]. 

Bonders: Thomas McNally, James Byrne. 
Owners: James Byrne & Co. [Virginia]. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Jones, Thomas Quirk. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 80 

1780 Cato. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. 
Sep. 26 Bond: $20,000. Master: David Allen. 

Bonders : David Allen, Boston. Dimond Morton, Boston. 

Henry Johnson, Boston. 

Owners: Dimond Morton and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Richard Green, Stephen Cleverly. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 81 

17SO Cato. Maryland brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 40. Bond: 
Dec. 20 $20,000. Master: Benjamin Wickes. 

Bonders: Benjamin Wickes, Baltimore. Samuel Smith, Balti 
more. 

Owners: Samuel Smith, Baltimore. William Smith, Baltimore. 
Daniel Rowley, Baltimore. John Gwin, Baltimore. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 89 

1781 Cato. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 40. Bond: 
Feb. 9 $20,000. Master: John Lee. 

Bonders: John Lee, Newburyport. John Tracy, Newburyport. 

Samuel Newhall, Newburyport. 

Owners: Nathaniel & John Tracy and others, Massachusetts. 
Witnesses: Samuel Cazneau, Jeremiah Lee. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 84 



248 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Cato. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crow: 40. Bond: 
Feb. $20,000. Master: Benjamin Lunt. 

Bonders: Benjamin Lunt, Newburyport. Caleb Tappan, New- 

buryport. Joseph Tappan, Newburyport. 
Owners: Caleb & Joseph Tappan, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Joseph Stanwood, John Mussey. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 85 

1781 Cato. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 16. Crew: 60. 
Ma}- 28 Bond: $20,000. Master: Jesse Fearson. 

Bonders: Jesse Fearson, Salem. Bartholomew Putnam, Salem. 

Stephen Bruce, Boston. 
Owners: Samuel Page and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: James Fosdick, John M. Lovell. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 83 

1781 Cato. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 60. 
Aug. 17 Bond: $20,000. Master: Johnson Briggs. 

Bonders: Johnson Briggs, Salem. Joseph Shed, Boston. 

Joseph Howard, Boston. 
Owners: Samuel Page and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: John Kettell, John Rand. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 82 

1781 Cato. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 16. Crew: 50. Bond: 
Nov. 15 $20,000. Master: John Tittle. 

Bonders: John Tittle, Marblehead. Thomas Lewis, Marble- 
head. Samuel Parkman, Marblehead. 

Owners: John Tittle and others, Marblehead. 

Witnesses: Nathaniel Thayer, Daniel Oliver. 
Tittle is given as from Beverly, Mass., also, 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 88 

1782 Cato. Connecticut ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 50. Bond: 
May 6 $20,000. Master: Daniel Tappan. 

Bonders: Daniel Tappan, Newburyport, Mass. Thomas Mum- 
ford, Norwich. Nathaniel Richards, New London. 
Owners: Caleb & Joseph Tappan, Newlraryport, Mass. 
Witnesses: (i[ilbert] Saltonstall, Mary Saltonstall. 

( . C. 196, vol. 2, p. 87 

1782 Cato. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. 
Jul. 80 Bond: $20.000. Master: James Pickman. 

Bonders: James Pickman, Salem. Miles Ward, jr. Salem. 

David Felt, Salem. 

Owners: David Felt and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Joseph Wiggin, Joshua Goodale, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 86 

1780 Centurion. Maryland schooner. (THUS: 6. Crew: 15. 
Mar. 18 Bond: 5,000. Master: William Woolsey. 

Bonders: William Woolsey, Baltimore. David Stewart, Balti 
more. 

Owners: David Stewart, Baltimore. Daniel Bowley, Baltimore. 
William Woolsey, Baltimore. 

Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 90 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 249 

17S1 Chace. Massachusetts brigantine. (runs: 10. Crew: . >;">. 
Sep. 7 Bond: $20,000. Master: Cornelius Thompson. 

Bonders: Cornelius Thompson, Salem. Joseph Shed, Boston. 

Richard Langdon, Boston. 
Owners: Samuel Fagot and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Joshua Mifsick, Archibald McNoill. 
.Vc nlo: Chase. 

( . ( . 196, vol. 2, p. 91 

177fi Chance. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 45. 
Apr. 11 Bond: Not stated. Master: John Adams. 

Bonders: Joseph Dean, Philadelphia. Philip Moore, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Joseph Dean, Philip Moore & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: William Ritchie, John Duffield. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 92 

1778 Chance. New Jersey boat. Guns: Not stated. Crew: 
Mar. 20 Not stated. Bond: $5,000. Master: Timothy 

Slialer. 

Bonders: Timothy Shaler, Gloucester. Richard Westcot, Glou 
cester. 

Owners: Timothy Shaler, John Cox, Richard Westcot, James 
Wisickinson. 

Witness: Bowes Reed. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 99 

1778 Chance. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 2. Crew: 40. 
Jul. 16 Bond: $10,000. Master: David Stevens. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. David Stevens, Kgg 

Harbor, X. .1. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Robert McCleay, Daniel Edwards. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 102 

177! Chance. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 40. 
Feb. 16 Bond: $10,000. Master: James Leach [Cape 

May County, N. J.]. 

Bonders: James Ash, Philadelphia. John Patton, Philadelphia. 
Owners: John Patton, Philadelphia. James Ash & Co., Phila 
delphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 97. 

1779 Chance. Pennsylvania boat. Guns: 2. Crew: 80. 
May 3 Bond: 5,000. Master: Robert Snell. [Philadel 
phia.] 

Bonders: Joseph Canon, Philadelphia. Daniel Kd wards, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Robert McCleay, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 100 



250 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Chance. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 25. 
Jul. 30 Bond: $10,000. Master: William Gandal. 

Bonders: Isaac Moses, Philadelphia. William (randal, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Isaac Moses ct Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 94 

1779 Chance. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 26. 
Sep. 4 Bond: $5,000. Master: Samuel Snell [Philadel 

phia]. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin, Phila 
delphia. 
Owner: Joseph Ball [Philadelphia]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 101 

1779 Chance. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 15. 
Sep. 17 Bond: 5,000. Master: Francis Knox [Philadel 
phia]. 

Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. Robert McClena- 

ohan, Philadelphia. 
Owners: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. Patrick Moore & 

Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Robert Paisley. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 96 

1780 Chance. Maryland schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 27. 
Mar. 13 Bond: $5,000. Master: Davidson Durham. 

Bonders: Davidson Durham, Annapolis. Samuel Chase, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: Isaac Moaes & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 93 

1780 Chance. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: fi. Crew: 15\ 
Jul. 14 Bond: $20,000. Master: Francis Hodgson. 

Bonders: Francis Hodgson, Philadelphia. Blair McClenachan, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. Patrick Moore & 

Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 95 

1780 Chance. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 15. 
Jul. Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathaniel Palmer [Phil 

adelphia]. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Joseph Ball, Philadel 
phia. 
Owners: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Joseph Ball & Co., 

Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Benjamin Mifflin, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 98 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 251 

1781 Charming Amelia. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 1:2. 
Dec. I) Crew: : .<). Bond: 20.000. Master, Alexander 

Heguy. Mate: Arthur Robertson. Philadel 
phia. 

Bonders: Peter \Vhite.side [Philadelphia]. Alexander Hejiuy, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Robert Morris, Philadelphia. [ ] (iautier. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 103 

17S1 Charming Molly. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: *>. 
Apr. 27 Crew: id. Bond: 20,000. Master: John Still- 

well. Mate: Elisha Crowell [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: James Oeilers, Philadelphia. John Stillwell, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Oeilers & Co. , Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 105 

17S1 Charming Molly. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. 
Jul. 13 Crew: 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Still- 

well. Mate: El ias Taylor [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: James Oeilers, Philadelphia. Joseph Sims, Phila 
delphia. John Stillwell, Philadelphia. 

Owners: James Oeilers, Philadelphia. Wooddrop Sims, Phila 
delphia. Joseph Sims and others, Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 106 

1781 Charming Molly. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. 
Sep. 29 Crew: 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Tan 

ner. Mate: Elias Taj* lor [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: .lames Oeilers, Philadelphia. John Tanner, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Oeilers, Philadelphia. Wooddrop Sims, Phila 
delphia. Joseph Sims ami others, Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: John Moves, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 107 

1781 Charming Molly. Pennsj lvania brigantine. Guns: 8. 
Dec. 15 Crew: 30. Bond: $20,000. Master: James Clif 

ton [Philadelphia]. Mate: Thomas Maxtield, 
Philadelphia. 

Bonders: James Oeilers, Philadelphia. Joseph Sims, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: James Oeilers, Philadelphia. Wooddrop Sims, Phila 
delphia. Joseph Sims and others, Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: James Trimble, James Fulton. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 104 



252 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Charming Polly. Pennsylvania brigantine. (runs: <>. 
Feb. 8 Crew: 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Alexander 

T. Ogilvie. Mate: William Eggiar, Philadelphia. 

Bonders: Jolm Donnaldson [Philadelphia]. Alexander T. 
Ogilvie, Philadelphia. 

Owners: John Donnaldson, William Krskine & Co., Philadel 
phia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 108 

1780 Charming Sally. Pennsylvania ship, (runs: 18. Crow: 
Aug. 12 SO. Bond: $20,000. Master: Alexander Holmes 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph C. Fisher, Philadelphia. Andrew Bunner, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Bunner, Murray & Co. and others, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 110 

1782 Charming Sally. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Dec. 21 :}(). Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Dunn, jr. 

Bonders: Samuel Dunn, jr., Boston. John Coffin Jones, Bos 
ton. John Fenno, Boston. 
Owners: John Coffin Jones and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: John Cutler, John Barrere. 

C. C. 196, vol. "2, p. 109 

1777 Chase. Maryland ship. (THUS: 6. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Apr. 28 10,000. Master: Benjamin Chew. 

Bonders: Benjamin Chew, Stephen Steward [Baltimore]. 
Owners: The thirteen United States. 
Witness: Rfichard] Kidgely. 
See also: Chace. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. Ill 

1781 Chatham. Connecticut ship. Guns: 16. Crew: 35. 
.Tan. 3 Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Smith. 

Bonders: Joseph Smith, Middletown. Comfort Sage, Middle- 
town. Ashbell Burnham, Middletown. 

Owners: Chauneey Bulkley, Middletown. Joseph Smith &Co., 
Middletown. 

Witnesses: Jabesc Hamlin, Samuel W. Dana. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 2 

1782 Chatham. Connecticut boat. Guns: Small arms. Crew: 
Nov. 8 10. Bond: $20,000. Master: Joshua Griffith. 

Bonders: Joshua Griffith [Middletown]. Chauncey Bulkley, 

Middletown. Gosuinus Eskelens, Middletown. 
Owners: Joshua Griffith & Co. , Middletown. 
Witnesses: Lemuel Smith, Jonathan Penfield. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 1 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 253 

1771* Chevalier de La Luzerne. Pennsylvania cutter, (inns: 
Oct. IS 14. Crow: s:>. Bond: l<>,000. Master: John 

Parks [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Robert McCleay, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: .lames Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 4 

1779 Chevalier de La Luzerne. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 
Oct. -25 IS. Crew: 75. Bond: $10,000. Master: Thomas 

Bell [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Samuel Inglis, Philadelphia. George Ord, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Robert Morris, Philadelphia. William Bing ham & Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

See aim: Luzerne. C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 3 

1781 Civil Usage. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Apr. -23 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Gregory Powers. 

Bonders: Gregory Powers, Salem. John Butler, Salem. 

Edward Smith, Salem. 
Owners: John Butler and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Barnabas Webb, David Frothingham. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 6 

1781 Civil Usage. Massachusetts .schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Jul. 26 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Martin. 

Bonders: Peter Martin, Salem. Anthony Diver, Salem. Nathan 
iel Brookhouse, Salem. 

Owners: Nathaniel Brookhouse and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Joseph Wiggin, John Homan. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 5 

Clinton. See: Governor Clinton. 

1782 Cogdill. Pennsylvania hrigantinc. Guns: 10. Crew: 40. 
Apr. 30 Bond: $20,000. Master: Stephen Tinker. Mate: 

James Tinker [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Stephen Tinker, Philadelphia. John Wright Stanly, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: John Wright Stanly. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 8 

1780 Columbia. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 30. 
Oct. 30 Bond: $20,000. Master: Jonathan Greely. 

Bonders: Jonathan Greely, Boston. John Coffin Jones, Boston. 

Thomas Fosdick, Boston. 
Owner: John Coffin Jones, Boston. 
Witnesses: Thomas Dipsmore, Charles Gaboteau. 

C. C. liKi, vol. 3, p. 9 



254 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Columbia. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 80. 
Jun. 22 Bond: $20,000. Muster: William H. Sargeant, 

Philadelphia. Mate: John McCarthy [Philadel 
phia]. 

Bonders: Alexander Stewart, Philadelphia. Joseph Hague, 
Philadelphia. William H. Sargeant, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Thomas Bee [South Carolina]. [William?] Moultrie 
and others [Philadelphia?]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 10 

1778 Columbus. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Dec. 5 30. Bond: $5,000. Master: Thomas Moore. 

Bonders: Thomas Moore, Baltimore. Hugh Young, Baltimore. 
Owners: Samuel & Robert Purviance, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homaf-] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 11 

1779 Columbus. Maryland brig. Guns: 16. Crew: 25. 
Apr. 5 Bond: $5,000. Master: Alexander Murray. 

Bonders: Alexander Murray, Baltimore. Hugh Young, Balti 
more. 

Owners: Samuel & Robert Purviance, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 12 

1778 Comet. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: -. Crew: 25. 
Jun. 27 Bond: $10,000. Master: Yelverton Taylor. 

Bonders: Yelverton Taylor [Philadelphia]. Thomas Learn 
ing, jr., Philadelphia. 

Owners: Thomas Learning and others, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Thomas Learning, Joseph Norbury. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. -20 

1778 Comet. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 25. 
Sep. 30 Bond: $10,000. Master: Charles Harris [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonder: Thomas Learning, Philadelphia. 
Owners: Thomas Learning & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

Two documents are here listed. In addition to the hond given there 
is the commission issued hy Congress to Harris as master of the Camel. 
This commission is signed by Henry Laurens us president and attested 
by Charles Thomson as secretary of Congress. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, pp. 16-17 

1779 Comet. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 45. 
Sep. 9 Bond: $10,000. Master: Stephen Decatur [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: Thomas Pryor, Philadelphia. Robert Bridges, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Thomas Pryor, Philadelphia. Robert Bridges & Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: James Trimble, William Jackson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 14 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 255 

17HO Comet. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 10. Crow: 45. 
Mar. 30 Bond: $10,000. Master: William Potts. 

Bonders: William Potts, Philadelphia. Thomas Pryor, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Thomas Pryor, Philadelphia, lilair McClenachan & 
Co., Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 3, p. 19 

17SO Comet. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: lo. Crew: 50. 
Aug. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: Daniel Brown. 

Bonders: Daniel Brown, Philadelphia. Thomas Pryor, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Thomas Pryor & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Armitage, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 13 

1780 Comet. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Dec. 13 13. Bond: $20,000. Master: John McCarthy 

[Philadelphia]. Mate: George Bunner [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: Thomas Learning, Philadelphia. Joseph C. Fisher, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: Thomas Learning, Joseph C. Fisher & Co., Philadel 
phia. 

Witnesses: John McCarthy, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 18 

1781 Comet. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 9. Crew: 29. 
Mar. 31 Bond: $20,000. Master: Richard Elledge. 

Bonders: Richard Elledge, Salem. Joseph Grafton, Salem. 

Benjamin Frost, Salem. 
Owners: Benjamin Frost and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Lewis Carnes, Benjamin S. Williams. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 15 

1781 Comet. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 15. 
Nov. 23 Bond: $20,000: Master: Samuel Waters. 

Bonders: Samuel Waters, Salem. George Williams, Salem. 

A[rchelaus] Putnam, Salem. 
Owners: George Williams and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Nathan Pierce, John McMillan. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 22 

1782 Comet. Virginia brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 40. 
Jan. 31 Bond: $20.000. Master: William Thompson. 

Bonders: William Thompson [Baltimore, Md?]. Shore & 

McCormiso, Virginia. 
Owners: Shore & McCormiso, Virginia. 
Witness: None. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 21 



250 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1778 Commerce. Pennsylvania sloop, (runs: 8. Crew: 20. 
Nov. 30 Bond: $10,000. Master: Francis Hodgson 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. John Brown, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Robert Lumsden. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 26 

1780 Commerce. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Aug. 30 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Baptist Millet. 

Bonders: John Baptist Millet, Salem. Joshua Graf ton, Salem. 

Joseph (irafton, Salem. 
Owners: Joshua Grafton and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Frost, Nathaniel Perry. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 27 

1780 Commerce. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 35. 
Sep. 1-4 Bond: $20,000. Master: Paul Cox. 

Bonders: Paul Cox, Philadelphia. Patrick Moore, Philadelphia. 
Owners: McClenachan & Moore, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 19, vol. 3, p. 24 

1780 Commerce. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 40. 
Oct. 31 Bond: $20,000. Master: Ignatius Webber. 

Bonders: Ignatius Webber, Boston. John Codman, Boston. 

William Smith, Boston. 
Owners: Codman & Smith, Boston. 
Witnesses: Sturgis Graham, Andrew Newell. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 28 

1781 Commerce. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 50. 
Sep. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: Abraham Bartlctt. 

Bonders: Abraham Bartlett, Boston. William Smith, Boston. 

Chambers Russell, Boston. 
Owners: Codman & Smith, Boston. 
Witnesses: Nathaniel Austin, William Codman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 23 

1782 Commerce. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 40. 
Jul. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: Ignatius Webber. 

Bonders: Ignatius Webber, Boston. John Codman, Boston. 

Samuel Dunn, jr., Boston. 
Owners: Codman & Smith, Boston. 
Witnesses: James Lamb, Thomas Lamb. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 29 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 257 

1782 Commerce. Massachusetts brigantine. Gun*: 6. Crew: 
Aug. 30 1-2. Bond: 20,000. Master: Ephriain Em- 

niorton. 

Bonders: Ephriain Emmerton, Salem. John Xorris, W. 1 . 

Bartlett. 

Owners: John Xorris ami others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Nat[haniel] Terry, Thomas Lamson. 

The master s name is spelled Kmertun iilso. 

0. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 25 

1781 Commodore D. G-alvez. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 
Dec. 12 ,s. Crew: . 55. Bond: 20,000. Master: Mathew 

Madan, Philadelphia. Mate: John Lawson, 
[Philadelphia.] 

Bonders: George Meade, Philadelphia. Mathew Madan, Phila- 

delphia. 

Owners: Mathew Madan, Meade & FitzsimonSj Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 30 

Commodore G-alvez. See: Don Galvex and General 
Galvez. 

1783 Conclusion. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 
Mar. 11 25. Bond: 20,000. Master: William Coles. 

Bonders: William Coles, Beverly. Samuel Cabot, Bevenly. 

William I Ionian. 

Owners: Samuel Cabot and others, Beverly. 
Witnesses: John I^ee, jr., Stephen Geatch. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 31 

177S Concord. Maryland sloop. Guns: t!. Crew: 22. Bond: 
Jun. 11 $5,000. Master: Robert Brisson. 

Bonders: Robert Brisson [Annapolis?]. Isaac, Van Bibber, 

Baltimore. 

Owner: Pierre Adelon, [Bourdeaux, France]. 
Witness: None. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 33 

1771* Concord. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. 
Feb. o Bond: $10,000. Master: John Souder, [Phila 

delphia.] 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin, Phila 
delphia. Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, John Ellirk, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, ]>. 34 
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258 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Concord. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: (i. Crew: 20. 
Feb. 12 Bond: $10,000. Master: John Souder [Phila 

delphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Daniel Edwards, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners?: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, John Souder. 

C. C. 196, vol. I!, p. 35 

1779 Concord. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 2f>. 
Oct. 18 Bond: $10,000. Master: Matthew Strong [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Robert McCleay, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 37 

1780 Concord. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. 
Mai-. 16 Bond: 10,000. Master: Daniel Ridge [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Joseph Ilargan, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Robert McCleay, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 36 

1776 Congress. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 4-5. 
Apr. 11 Bond: Not stated. Master: George McArov 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Dean, Philadelphia. Philip Moore, Philadel 
phia. 
Owners: Joseph Dean, Philadelphia. Philip Moore & Co., 

Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: William Ritchie, John Dnffield. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. -40 

1781 Congress. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 180. 
Mar. 14 Bond: 620,000. Master: David Ropes. 

Bonders: David Ropes, Salem. Henry Rust, Salem. John 

Leach, Salem. 

Owner: Henry Rnst, Salem. 
Witnesses: Richard Shatswell, Abner Chase. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, ]>. 4 I 

1781 Congress. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 24. Crew: 2ou. 
May 18 Bond: $20,000. Master: George Geddes. Phila 

delphia. Mate: John Parks [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Thomas Irwin, Philadelphia. George (ieddes, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Mathew & Thomas Irwin and Blair MrClenachan & 
Co., Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 39 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 259 

178L Congress. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: <>. Crew: 
Jun. > 14. Bond: $20.000. Master: Seth Clark. 

Bonders: Seth Clark, Salisbury. Samuel Nye, Salisbury. 

Joseph Tyler, Salisbury. 
Owners: Samuel Nye and others, Salisbury. 
Witnesses: Nathaniel White, Nathaniel Kin;;. 

0. C. 151(5, vol. 3, p. 38 

17*2 Conquerant. Massachusetts boat. Guns: Small arms. 
An";. 7 Crew: 20. Bond: 20,000. Master: Jeremiah 

Cashing. 

Bonders: Jeremiah Gushing, Boston. William De Luce, Bos 
ton. Thomas Watson, Boston. 
Owners: William [De] Luce and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Thomas Holland, Michael Young. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 3, p. 42 

17*2 Constant. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Apr. Hi. 12. Bond: $20,000. Master: Cornelius Fellows. 

Bonders: Cornelius Fellows, Boston. Daniel Sargent, Boston. 

Robert Davis, Boston. 

Owners: Daniel Hubbard, Daniel Sargent and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Harrington, Samson Reed. 

C. C. 15)6, vol. 3, p. 43 

1779 Convention. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: G. Crew: 
,Iun. 3 - >( >. Bond: $10.000. Master: William Allen. 

Bonders: Samuel Caldwell, Philadelphia. William Allen, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Blair MeClenachan, James Mease, and Samuel Cald 
well, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C C. 196, vol. 3, p. 44 

17S1 Cormorant. New Hampshire brigantine. Guns: G. 
Dec. 14 Crew: 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Per 

kins. 

Bonders: John Perkins [Portsmouth]. Andrew Wiggin, jr., 
Portsmouth. Joshua Chase, Portsmouth. 

Owners: Andrew Wiggin, Portsmouth. Samuel Baily, Ports 
mouth. John Perkins, Portsmouth. 

Witnesses: Meshech Weare, Gideon Marshall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 45 

17SO Cornelia. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: IK. 
Oct. 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Tanner. 

Bonders: John Tanner, Philadelphia. Isaac Moses, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Isaac Moses, Philadelphia. Matthew Clarkson, Phila 
delphia. 

Witnesses: James Trimble, Frederick Snider. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 46 



260 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Count de G-rasse. Virginia schooner. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Oct. 30 SO. Bond: $20,000. Master: Alexander Stock- 

dale. 

Bonders: Alexander Stockdale [Virginia?]. William Arini- 

stead. 

Owners: Baker A (Slow, Virginia. 
Witness: Charles Flay. 

C. C. 196, vol. :i, p. -4S 

1781 Count de G-rasse. Pennsylvania bri>>-antine. Guns: ii. 

Dec. 15 Crew: 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Hall. 

Mate: Samuel Gellson [Geltson], [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Richardson Sands, Philadelphia. John Hall, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Richardson Sands, White Matlack and others, Phila 
delphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 19C, vol. 3, p. 50 

1781 Count de Grasse. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Dec. 22 30. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Gifford. 

Mate: Joseph Bonnet [Philadelphia]. 
Bonders: Alexander Stewart, Philadelphia. John Gifford, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Stewart, Colton & Co. and Blair McClenachan, Phila 
delphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 49 

1781 Count de Grasse. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Dec. 24 40. Bond: $20,000. Master: Nicholas Johnson. 

Bonders: Nicholas Johnson, Newburyport. Thomas Thomas, 

Newburyport. William Titcomb, Newburyport. 
Owner: Thomas Thomas, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: J[ ] Titcomb, M[ ] Wedge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 51 

1782 Count de Grasse. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 
May 4 ; "> ; ">- Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathan Plimpton. 

Bonders: Nathan Plimpton, Boston. William De Luce, Boston. 

William Strong, Boston. 

Owners: William De Luce and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: [ ] Menot, Hannah Haddock. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, ].. 52 

1782 Count de Grasse. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 2. 
May 16 Crew: 80. Bond: $20.000. Master: Ebenezer 

Stanton. 
Bonders: Ebenezer Stanton, Stonington. Jonathan Brewster, 

Norwich. James Geer, Groton. 
Owners: Jeremiah Halsev & Co. 
Witnesses: G [union] Saltonstall, John Richards. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 47 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 261 

1778 Count d Estaing. [Pennsylvania?] schooner. Guns: 2. 
Aug. 31 Crew: Not stated. Bond: 10,000. Master: 

William Dunlop [Philadelphia]. 

Bonder: None. 
Owner: Xot stated. 
Witness: None. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 54 

1780 Count d Estaing. Massachusetts .ship, (runs: lo. Crew: 
Aug. 2-2 25. Bond: 820,000. Master: Elian Smith. 

Bonders: Elias Smith [Beverly]. John Dyson, Beverly. James 

Morphy, Beverly. . 

Owners: John Dyson and others, Beverly. 
Witness: John A very jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 53 

1782 Courtney. Virginia brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 25. 
May 29 Bond: $20,000. Master: Francis Bright. 

Bonders: James Hunter [Richmond?]. Francis Bright. 
Owner: State of Virginia. 
Witness: Thomas Divers. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 55 

1777 Cutter. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. 
Aug. 6 Bond: $5,000. Master: Silas Smith. 

Bonders: Silas Smith, Salem. John Norris, Salem. Josiah 

(iihnan, Kxeter, N. II. 
Owners: John Xorris & Co., Salem. 
Witnesses: Nicholas Oilman, John Wentworth, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, ji. 57 

17X0 Cutter. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 

j; ov> 3 4-."). Bond: 820,000. Master: .George Ashby, jr. 

Bonders: (ieorge Ashby, jr., Salem. Kdward Norris, Salem. 

Henry Cloutman, Salem. 
Owners: Kdward Xorris and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Samuel Cook, John Cloutman, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 56 

1782 Cutter. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 30. 
gup. 27 Bond: 820,000. Master: Joseph Stront. 

Bonders: Joseph Strout, Salem. Samuel Page, Salem. James 

Sullivan. 

Owners: Samuel Page and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Onesiphorus Tileston, \V[ ] Rogers. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 58 

1782 Cyrus. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 4-5. 
Mar. 19 Bond: 20,000. Master: John O Brien. 

Bonders: John O Brien, Newburyport. Joseph Marquand, 

Newburyport. John Jenkins, Xewburyport. 
Owners: Joseph Marijuand and John Coffin Jones [Boston]. 
Witnesses: Robert Hooper, M[ichael] Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 60 



262 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Cyrus. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 20. 
Jun. 1 Bond: 820,000. Master: Jonathan Mason jr. 

Bonders: Jonathan Mason, jr., Salem. Nathaniel Silsbee, 

Salem. Jonathan Mason, Salem. 
Owners: Nathaniel Silsbee and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Joseph Moses, Zacharias Foot. 

C. C. 1915, vol. . !, p. 59 

1781 Dandy. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 30. 
Oct. It) Bond: 20,000. Master: George House. 

Bonders: George House, New London. John Deshon, New 

London. Nathaniel Shaw, New London. 
Owners: [ ] Clerkson & Co. 
AVitnesses: Charles Caldwell, John Foster. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 02 

1782 Dandy. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 21. 
Apr. 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: James Clifton. Mate: 

Francis Harris. 

Bonders: James Hood, Philadelphia. James Clifton, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Hood, Lavinins Clarkson and others. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 61 

1781 Dart. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: ;!(>. 
Jun. 12 Bond: $20,oOO. Master: Thomas Davis. Mate: 

Richard Minors [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Thomas Davis, Philadelphia. K[obert] Shewell, 

Philadelphia. John Luras, Philadelphia. 
Owner: William Douglass, Virginia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. :i, p. 64 

1781 Dart. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 25. 
Aug. 28 Bond: $20,000. Master: Lemuel Perkins. 

Bonders: Lemuel Perkins, Salem. Nathaniel Brookhouse, Mar- 

blehead. John Waitt, Marblehead. 

Owners: Nathaniel Brookhouse and others, Massachusetts. 
Witnesses: Daniel Jones, Nat. Barber. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. : ,, p. 66 

1782 Dart. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Mar. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: Silas Smith. 

Bonders: Silas Smith, Salem. Benjamin Needham, Salem. 

Archelaus Putnam, Salem. 

Owners: Benjamin Needham and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Benjamin B. Mansfield, Abijah Kstes. 

C. C. 196, vol. . , p. 67 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 263 

1782 Dart. Massachusetts .schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 22. 
Jul. 10- Bond: $20,000. Master: Zenas Cook. 

Bonders: Xeuas Cook, Salem. Miles Ward, jr. [Salem]. 

Joshua Goodale, jr. [Salem]. 
Owners: Nathan Goodale and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: William Presson, Joshua Ward. 

C. ( . 196, vol. 3, p. 63. 

1782 Dart. Massachusetts schooner, (runs: 4. Crew: 25. 
Dec. ! Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Dexter. 

Bonders: Thomas Dexter [Salem]. Miles Ward, jr. [Salem.] 

Joshua Goodale, jr. [Salem]. 
Owners: Nathan Goodale and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Thomas Burton, Nathan Ward. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 3, p. 65 

1782 Dauphin. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 6. Crew: 20. 
Nov. 4 Bond: 20,000. Master: William Brown. 

Bonders: William Brown, Boston. Arnold Welles, Boston. 

Arnold Welles, jr., Boston. 
Owner: Arnold Welles, Boston. 
Witnesses: David Smith Marston, Nathaniel Marston. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 68 

1780 Deane. Connecticut ship. Guns: 30. Crew: 210. Bond: 
Jun. ti 20,000. Master: Elisha Hinman. 

Bonders: Elisha Hinman, New London. Thomas Mumford, 

Groton. David Mumford, New London. 
Owners: Thomas Mumford & Co., Connecticut. 
Witnesses: John Chenevard, G[urdon] Saltonstall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 69 

1781 Deane. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 18. Crew: 100. 
Mar. 15 Bond: 20,000. Master: Dan Scovell. 

Bonders: Dan Scovell, Farmington. Justus Riley, Wethers- 
field. John Wrijiht, Wethersfield. 
Owners: Barnabas Deane & Co., Connecticut. 
Witnesses: Elisha Williams, Josiah Robbing. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 3, p. 70 

177! Defence. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: It]. Crew: 40. 
Jul. 30 Bond: 10.000. Master: Charles Harrison, 

[Philadelphia.] 

Bonders: Robert Morris, Philadelphia. Blair MeOlenachan, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Robert Morris and Blair McClenaehan, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: John Swanwick, Charles Miller. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 73 



264 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Defence. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 80. 
Jul. 28 Bond: $20,000. Master: Benjamin Wickes, 

[Philadelphia.] 

Bonders: Kobert Morris, Philadelphia. Peter Whiteside, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Robert Morris & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Angel Ceronio, John Swan wick. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 75 

1781 Defence. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew. 
Nov. 18 16. Bond: $20,000. Master: Robert Rentoul. 

Bonders: Kobert Rentoul, [Salem.] William Gray, jr., Salem. 

Thomas Nicolson, Salem. 
Owner: William Gray, Salem. 
Witnesses: Abraham Gray, jr., Samuel Gray, Isaac Pierce. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, ]>. 74 

1782 Defence. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Oct. 26 16. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Barr. 

Bonders: John Barr, Salem. William Gray, jr. . Salem. Francis 

.Boardman, Salem. 

Owners: William Gray and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: John Chipman, Samuel Gray. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 71 

1779 Defiance. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Sep. 4 70. Bond: $5,000. Master: Thomas King. 

Bonders: Thomas King [Groton?]. Joseph Howland [Nor 
wich]. Joseph Williams, Norwich. 
Owners: Howland & Coit, Norwich. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Huntington, Alpheus Billings. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 3, p. 76 

1779 Defiance. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Nov. 27 60. Bond: $5,000. Master: Nicoll Fosdick. 

Bonders: Nicoll Fosdick, Norwich. Joseph Howland, Norwich. 

Thomas Coit, Norwich. 
Owners: Howland, Coit &. Co., Norwich. 
Witnesses: Pickett Latimer, Giles Mumford, Jonathan llunt- 

ington, Eunice Huntington. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 72 

1781 Defiance. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. 
Nov. 1 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Park. 

Bonders: Thomas Park, Groton. John Park, Groton. John 

Alden, Lebanon. 

Owners: Thomas Park & Co., Groton. 
Witnesses: George Hough, William Torrey. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 77 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 265 

1782 Defiance. Massachusetts boat. (Inns: Small arras. 
Oct. 12 Crew: !. Bond: $-20,000. Master: William 

Head. 

Bonders: William Read, Freetown. Robert Bagnall, Boston. 

Samuel Montgomery, Boston. 
Owners: Benjamin Weaver and others, Freetown. 
Witnesses: William Rhodes, James Beck. 

0. C. liMi, vol. 3, p. 78 

1778 Delaware. Maryland brig. Guns: 10. Crew: 30. 
Mar. 28 Bond: $10,000. Master: John Angus. 

Bonders: John Angus [Philadelphia]. Joseph Williams, 

Annapolis. Md. 

Owners: Joseph Williams, and others, Maryland. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. lilt?, vol. 3, p. 79 

1779 Delaware. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Feb. 15 45. Bond: $10,000. Master: John Barry [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: Thomas Irwin. Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. 
Owners: Thomas & Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Christopher Irwin, James Trimble. 

C. C. 19t), vol. 3, p. 80 

1781 Delaware. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. 
Feb. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Prole, [Philadel 

phia.] Mate: Richard Eyres, Philadelphia. 

Bonders: Samuel Inglis, Philadelphia. George Ord, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Samuel Inglis, George Ord & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness. James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 82 

17S1 Delaware. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 
r. 23 17 - Bond: $20,000. Master: Richard Inkson. 

Mate: William Martin [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: James Ash, Philadelphia. Richard Inkson, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Ash, Philadelphia. Andrew Tybout & Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, ]>. 81 

1781 Delaware. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 

Dec. 8 1U- Bond: $20,000. Master: William Smith 

[ Philadelphia]. Mate: John Bruce, Philadelphia. 

Bonders: John McXachtane, Philadelphia. Adam Gilchrist, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: John McXachtane, Philadelphia. Adam Gilchrist, 

Philadelphia. "i.. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 83 



266 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1778 Delight. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 40. 
Feb. 24 Bond: 5,000. Master: Joseph Temple. 

Bonders: Joseph Temple, Glassenburg. John Welles, Glassen- 

burg. George Welles, Glassenburg. 
Owners: John Welles & Co., Glassenburg. 
Witnesses: Jabez llamlin, Aaron Eliot. 

C. C. 19<>, vol. 3, p. 91 

1778 Delight. Maryland sloop. Guns: 0. Crew: 8. Bond: 
May 1 5,000. Master: David Porter. 

Bonders: David Porter, Boston, Mass. Hugh Young, Balti 
more. 

Owners: Hugh Young and Others, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[hoinas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 88 

1781 Delight. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 15. 
Jan. U Bond: 20,000. Master: Moses Hale. 

Bonders: Moses Hale [Gloucester]. Daniel Sargent, Boston. 

Eben Parsons, Boston. 
Owners: Eben Parsons and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Isaac Pierce, David Morey. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 3, ]>. 85 

1781 Delight. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: <S. Crew: 20. 
Apr. 10 Bond: 20,000. Master: Nathan Post. 

Bonders: Nathan Post [Saybrook]. Edward Ilallam [Xew 

London]. Ebenezer Sage [Middletown]. 
Owners: Comfort Sage & Co. [Middletown]. 
Witnesses: Ainasa Learned, Samuel Johnston, Jonathan Trum- 
bull, jr., Joshua Young. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 3, [>. 89 

1781 Delight. Connecticut brigantine. (THUS: 8. Crew: 20. 
Jul. 26 Bond: S2o,<>00. Master: Samuel Johnston. 

Bonders: Samuel Johnston, Middletown. Comfort Sage, Mid 
dletown. George Starr, Middletown. 
Owners: Comfort Sage & Co. [Middletown.] 
Witnesses: Jabez llamlin, Willard Wright. 

( . C. 19(5, vol. 3, p. 8(5 

1781 Delight. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Aug. 16 v>o. Bond: 20,000. Master: Nathaniel Sar 

gent. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Sargent, Cape Ann. William Parsons, 

Boston. Xehemiah Somes, Boston. 
Owners: William Parsons and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Joshua Loring, jr., John La veil. 

C. C. 19(3, vol. 3, p. 90 



is AVAL KECOEDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 207 

1781 Delight. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4-. Crow: l(. 
Dec. 18 Bond: 20,(KM>. Master: Kbeiuv.er Lakeman. 

Bonders: Kbenezer Lakeman, Ipswich. Ephraitn Kendall, 

Ipswich. John Heard, Ipswich. 
Owners: Ephraiiu Kendall and others, Ipswich. 
Witnesses: James Perkins, Joseph Dennis. 

( . C. 196, vol. 3, p. 87 

1782 Delight. Massachusetts brig. Guns: (5. Crew: L <>. 
Aug. 29 Bond: 20,000. Master: Nathaniel Goodwin. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Goodwin, Boston. William Parsons, Boston. 

Eben Parsons, Boston. 
Owners: Kben Parsons and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: John G. Rogers, J. Stinison, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 84 

1781 Diamond. Massachusetts .ship. Guns: It!. Crew: 45. 
Dec. 29 Bond: 20,000. Master: Zebulon Babson. 

Bonders: Zebulon Babson, Newburyport. John Babson, New- 

buryport. Joseph Tyler, Newburyport. 
Owner: John Babson, Newburyport. 
Witnesses:: Daniel Bigelow, Josiah Spear. 

C. C . 196, vol. If, p. 108 

1779 Diana. Pennsylvania snow. Guns: 12. Crew: 30. 
Dec. 3 Bond: 10,000. Master: Joy Castle [Philadel 
phia!). 

Bonders: Blair Mc.Clenachan, Philadelphia. George Kennedy, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan & C o., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Patrick Moore. 

C. (. . 196, vol. 3, p. 95 

1780 Diana. New Hampshire ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 50. 
Sep. 7 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Manning. 

Bonders: Thomas Manning, Portsmouth. Georjre Wentworth, 

Portsmouth. John Penhallow, Portsmouth. 
Owners: Thomas Martin, George Wentworth. 
Witnesses: George King, John Foster. 

C. < . 196, vol. 3, p. 106 

1780 Diana. Massachusetts snow. Gun.s : 8. Crew : 23. 
Sep. 19 Bond: 20,000. Master: William Herrick. 

Bonders: William Herrick, Salem. Larkin Thorndike, Salem. 

Silas Meriam, Salem. 
Owner: John Loviet, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Ward, jr., Jan Demont. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 103 



268 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Diana. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 30. 

Dec. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: Henry Hawkins. Mate: 

Joseph Vansise [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John Iinlay, Philadelphia. Henry Hawkins, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: John Iinlay & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 102 

1780 Diana. New Hampshire brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Dec. 23 30. Bond: $20,000. Master: Hugh Chisholni. 

Bonders: Hugh Chisholni [Kittery, Mass.?]. Nathaniel Fol- 

som, Portsmouth. George Wentworth, Portsmouth. 
Owners: Thomas Martin, George Wentworth. 
Witnesses: John Langdon, Joseph Bass. 

[Captain s name may be Chiehester. >Vr brig fair American. Sep. 1, 
1781.] 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 96 

1780 Diana. New Hampshire ship. Guns: lo. Crew: 30. 
Dec. 23 Bond: $20,000. Master: Josiah Shackford. 

Bonders: Josiah Shackford, Portsmouth. Thomas Martin, 
Portsmouth. George Wentworth, Portsmouth. 

Owners: Thomas Martin, Portsmouth. George Wentworth, 
Portsmouth. 

Witnesses: George Gains, William Gardner. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 107 

1781 Diana. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 6. Crew: L5. 
Jan. 17 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Knapp. 

Bonders: William Knapp, Newbury port. Robert Stevenson, 

Newburyport. Wingate Xewman, Newburyport. 
Owner: Robert Stevenson. 
Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 104 

1781 Diana. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. 
Aug. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: Richard Lakeman. 

Bonders: Richard Lakeman, Ipswich. Abraham Dodge. Na 
thaniel Farley. 

Owners: Joseph fiwazey and others, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Wood, Richard Farnum. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 105 

1781 Diana. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: Q. Crew: 16. 
Dec. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: Robert Barker. 

Bonders: Robert Barker, Salem. Nfathan] Goodale, Salem. 

William West, jr., Salem. 
Owners: Nathan Goodale and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Webb, Nathan Ward. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 94 



XAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 269 

17*2 Diana. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 8. Crow: 25. 
Apr. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: Robert Gushing. 

Bonders: Rol>ert Gushing, Boston. Thomas Adams, Boston. 

Daniel Bell, Boston. 

Owners: Daniel Bell and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Charles Williams, Amos Windship. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 99 

1782 Diana. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 18. Bond: 
Aug. 20,000. Master: Thorndike Deland. 

Bonders: Thorndike Deland, Salem. M[ ] Lafitte, Salem. 

Daniel Bigelow, Boston. 

Owners: Nathan Goodale and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: W[ ] Harris, ,T[ohn] Dall, Jonathan Mason. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 100 

1782 Diana. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 15. 
Oct. 2! Bond: $20,000. Master: Seth Harding. 

Bonders: Seth Harding [New London]. David Trumhull 

[I^ebanon]. John Alden, [Lebanon]. 
Owners: Thomas Adams <t Co. 
Witnesses: Jabe/ Huntington, John Porter. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 101 

1783 Diana. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 30. Bond: 
Jan. 20 $20,000. Master: Richard Chilcott. 

Bonders: Richard Chilcott, Boston. I^eonard Jarvis, Boston. 

Joseph Russell, jr., Boston. 

Owners: I^eonard Jarvis, Boston. Joseph Russell, Boston. 
Witness: John Ilichborn. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 97 

1781 Discovery. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 80. 
Mar. 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: Francis Brown. 

Bonders: Francis Brown, New Haven, Conn. Jeremiah Platt, 

Hartford, Conn. James Jarvis, Boston, Mass. 
Owners: Jauies Jarvis & Co., Boston, Mass. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Tallmadge, Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 109 

1781 Disdain. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 100. 
Jun. 13 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Patterson. 

Bonders: William Patterson, Salem. Jonathan Ingersoll, 

[Salem]. Jacob Ashton, Salem. 
Owners: Bartholomew Putnam and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Simon Forrester, Francis Burchmore. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 1 1 1 

1781 Disdain. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 15. 
Jul. 7 Bond: #20,000. Master: Stephen Hall. 

Bonders: Stephen Hall, Boston. Bartholomew Brown, Boston. 

Magnes Stepney, Boston. 
Owners: Matthew Grace & Co., Boston. 
Witnesses: William Doggett, Thomas Martin. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 110 



270 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS. 

1778 Dispatch. Maryland sloop. Guns: -i. Crew: 6. Bond; 
Dec. 18 So, 000. Master: Clement Harrison. 

Bonders: Clement Harrison [Baltimore?]. Joseph Dowson, 

Annapolis. 
Owners: Henry Hooper, Joseph Dowson, and John Johnson, 

Annapolis. 
Witnesses: T[homas] Johnson, jr., William E. Hooper. 

C. C. 106, vol. 4. p. 4 

1779 Dispatch. Maryland sloop. Guns: Not stated. Crew: 
Mar. 30. <;. Bond: 5.000. Master: .John Fra/ier. 

Bonders: John Frazier [Dorchester County?] . J[oseph] Dow- 
son, Annapolis. 

Owners: John Johnson, J[oseph] Dowson & Co., Annapolis. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. lllti, vol. 4, p. 3 

1779 Dispatch. Maryland sloop. Guns: Not stated. Crew: 
Jun. 21 7. Bond: 5,000. Master: T|hom:isJ Walker. 

Bonders: T[homas] Walker [Annapolis?]. J[oseph] Dowson, 
Annapolis. 

Owners: John Johnson, Annapolis. Joseph Dowson, Annap 
olis. 

Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 4, p. 7 

1780 Dispatch. Maryland sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: (i. Bond: 
Feb. 29 5,000. Master: Thomas Walker. 

Bonders: Thomas Walker [Annapolis?]. ,T[oseph] Dowson, 

Annapolis. 

Owners: Joseph Dowson & Co., Annapolis. 
Witness: James Brice. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 8 

1780 Dispatch. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Sep. 22 12. Bond: 20,000. Master: Daniel .Jacobs. 

Bonders: Silas Smith, Boston. Daniel Jacobs, Boston. Klisha 

Sifjourney, Boston. 

Owner: Benjamin Goodhne, jr., Boston. 
Witnesses: Belcher Noyes, jr., Kben 1 rout. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 5 

1781 Dispatch. New Hampshire ship, (inns: <!. Crew: 20. 
> 9 Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathan Nichols. 

Bonders: Nathan Nichols, Portsmouth. Eliphalet Ladd, Exe 
ter. Nathaniel (iiddings, Exeter. 
Owners: Ichabod Nichols and others, Exeter. 
Witnesses: Josiah Oilman, jr., Joseph Oilman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 6 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 271 

1782 Dispatch. Massachusetts ship, (runs: 10. Crow: 60. 
Apr. !i Bond: $-20,000. Master: .John Felt. 

Bonders: John Felt, Salem. Daniel Bigelow, Boston. Josiah 

Spear, Boston. 

Owners: Joshua Ward and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Samuel (ioff, Sampson Kea. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 2 

1782 Dispatch. Massachusetts sloop, (inns: 4. Crew: 14. 
Nov. "11 Bond: 20,000. Master: Jolin Burke. 

Bonders: John Bnrke, Boston. Robert McXeill, Boston. Sam 
uel I aine. jr., Boston. 

Owners: Daniel & Robert McNeill and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Joshua Paine, James Kirk wood. 

C. ( . 19(1, vol. 4, p. 1 

17S2 Dolly. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: (J. Crew: 10. 
ful. 10 Bond: $20.000. Master: Kdward Davis. 

Bonders: Kdward Davis, Boston. Solomon Davis, Boston. 

Nicholas Bowie, Boston. 
Owners: Solomon Davis, and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Isaac Davis, Matthew Gooding jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 9 

177S Dolphin. Connecticut sloop. Guns: Not stated. Crew: 
Jan. 28 Not stated. Bond: .500. Master: Ezekiel 

Gorham. 
Bonders: Ezekiel Gorham [Yarmouth]. Hezekiah Crowell 

[Yarmouth?]. 
Owner: Not stated. 
Witnesses: Abraham Davenport, J[al>ez?] Hamlin. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 21 

1778 Dolphin. Maryland sloop. Guns: 2. Crew: 10. Bond: 
Any. 6 $5,000. Master: Joseph Dashiell. 

Bonders: Joseph Dashiell [Baltimore?]. William Hyde, Balti 
more. 

Owners: John Fa-ssett & Co. [Worcester County]. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 17 

1778 Dolphin. Maryland schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 10. 
Nov. 7 Bond: $5,000. Master: Benjamin Allen. 

Bonders: Benjamin Allen [Baltimore?]. John Davidson, Annap- 

olis. 

Owners: [Robert ct Alexander Mc-Kim?, Baltimore.] 
Witness: T[houias] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 10 

1770 Dolphin. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Jul. 30 Bond: $5.000. Master: Joseph Smith. 

Bonders: Joseph Smith, [Middletown]. Ashbell Burnham 

[Middletown]. Thompson Phillips. 
Owners: Khenezer Sage & Co., Middletown. 
Witnesses: Elisha Clark, Arthur Magill. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 32 



272 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Dolphin. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. 
Dec. 2 Bond: 5,000. Master: Edward Latham. 

Bonders: Edward Latham, Groton. Thomas Mumford, Groton. 

Giles Mumford, Groton. 
Owners: Thomas Mumford & Co., Groton. 
Witnesses: G[ibeon] Saltonstall, Mary Saltonstall. 

0. C. 196, vol. 4, ]>. J5 

1779 Dolphin. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 15. 
Dec. 25 Bond: $10,000. Master: Ashbell Burnhani. 

Bonders: Ashbell Burnham, Middletown. Chauncey Bulkier, 

Chatham. Edward Hallam, New London. 
Owner: Not stated. 
Witnesses: Winthrop Saltonutall, Gibeon Saltonstall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 15 

1780 Dolphin. Pennsylvania boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 14. 
Aug. 18 Bond: $20,000. Master: Joshua Studson [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: Benjamin Davis, jr., Philadelphia. Thomas Stiles, 

Philadelphia. Daniel Grijjgs, New Jersey. 
Owners: Samuel Brown, Daniel Griggs & Co. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 33 

1, cSO Dolphin. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. 
Sep. 9 Bond: $20,000. Master: David Ropes. 

Bonders: David Ropes, Salem. Joseph Sprague, Salem. Sam-- 

uel Ward, Salem. 

Owners: Samuel Ward and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: John Jenks, Joshua Grafton. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 30 

1780 Dolphin. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 9. Crew: 40. 
Nov. 29 Bond: $20,000. Master: John G. Soranton. 

Bonders: John G. Scranton, Boston. William De Luce, Boston. 

Nathaniel Barber, jr., Boston. 
Owners: William De Luce and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Joseph Callender, Elisha Callender. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 31 

1781 Dolphin. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: (>. Crew: 11. 
Jun. 16 Bond: $20,000, Master: John Walsh [Philadel 
phia]. Mate: John Goodwin, Philadelphia. 

Bonders: James Oellers, Philadelphia. John Flahavan, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Oellers, John Flahavan &Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: John Walsh, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 34 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 273 

1781 Dolphin. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 85. 
ll - !* Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Knowlton. 

Bonders: Joseph Knowlton, Beverly. William Homan, Bev 
erly. Benjamin Lovett, jr., Beverly. 
Owners: William Human and others, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Belcher Noyes, jr., James (ireen. 

C. 0. !!(), vol. 4, p. 24 

1781 Dolphin. Connecticut sloop. (inns: 6. Crew: 2o. 
Oct. H> Bond: $20,ooo. Muster: Isaac Phelps. 

Bonders: Isaac 1 Phelps, Hartford. Joel Jones, Hartford. Elias 

Worthington, jr., Hartford. 
Owner: Isaac I helps, Hartford. 
Witnesses: William Hubbard, Henry Caldwell. 

C. C. 19<>, vol. 4, p. 27 

1781 Dolphin. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 4-. Crew: 
Nov. 8 in. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Brice, Phila 

delphia. Mate: John Constantine [Philadel 
phia .}. 

Bonders: Alexander Nesbitt, Philadelphia. John Briee, Phila 
delphia. 
Owners: Blair McClenachan, Alexander Nesbitt, and Walter 

Stewart, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. (, . 190, vol. 4, p. 14 

17S1 Dolphin. Virginia brig. Guns: Id. Crew: 40. Bond: 
Nov. 7 $20,000. Master: Madett Kngs. 

Bonders: Madett Engs [Virginia], Henry Banks [Richmond?]. 
Owner: James Neilson [Richmond?]. 
Witness: Charles Hay. 

C. C. !!), vol. 4, ]>. 18 

1781 Dolphin. Massachusetts schooner, (inns: (3. Crew: 20. 
Dec - !- Bond: $20,000. Master: William Gray. 

Bonders: William Gray, Salem. Nfathan] Goodale, Salem. 

Miles Ward, jr. 

Owners: Nathan Goodale and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Miles Ward, Nathan Ward. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 4, p. 22 

1781 Dolphin. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 4(). 
Dec. 27 Bond: 20,000. Master: James Forbes. Mate: 

William Stevens [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John Ross, Philadelphia. James Forbes, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Robert Morris, John M. Nesbitt, and John Ross, Phila 
delphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 4, p. 20 

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274 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Dolphin. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: (>. Crew: 12. 

Mar. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: Jacob De Hart. Mate: 

William Willis [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: C[laudius] P[aul] Raquett, Philadelphia. Jacob De 
Hart, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Claudius Paul Raquett and William Jackson, Phila 
delphia. 

Witnesses: James Trimble, Henry Wolf. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 4, p. 2:: 

1782 Dolphin. Massachusetts brigantine. (inns: ti. Crew: 12. 
Mar. 15 Bond: $20,000. Master: David Felte, jr. 

Bonders: David Felte, jr., Salem. Nathaniel Silsbee, Salem. 

David Felte, Salem. 

Owners: Nathaniel Silsbee and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Gardner, John Collins. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 19 

1782 Dolphin. Massachusetts brigantine. (THUS: 8. Crew: 2;"). 
Apr. 4 Bond: $20.OOO. Master: Samuel Babson. 

Bonders: Samuel Babson, Cape Ann. James Pearson, jr. , Cape 

Ann. W[ ] Wier, Cape Ann. 
Owner: James Pearson, Cape Ann. 
Witnesses: Gideon Challis, Humphrey Bray. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 4, p. 11 

1782 Dolphin. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 3o. 
Apr.lt; Bond: 20, nun. Master: Greay Powers. 

Bonders: Grrag Powers, Salem. Daniel Bigelow, Boston. 

Josiali Spear, Boston. 

Owners: David Ropes and others, Salem. 
Witness: Sampson Rea. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. L 8 

1782 Dolphin. Massachusetts boat. Guns: Not stated. Crew: 
May 8 10. Bond: $20,000. Master: Jabe/ Meio-s. 

Bonders: Jahez Meigs, Plymouth. Ebenezer Nye, Plymouth. 

Joseph Palmer, Plymouth. 
Owner: Jabez Meigs, Plymouth. 
Witnesses: Silas Hatch, Elisha Swift. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, ]). 26 

1782 Dolphin. New Hampshire schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
May 14 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Riley. 

Bonders: John Riley, Dover. Nathaniel Folsom, Portsmouth. 

Ichabod Nichols, Portsmouth. 
Owners: Nathaniel Folsom and others. 
Witnesses: George Gaines, John Davenport. 

C. C. 19li, vol. 4, p. 29 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 275 

1782 Dolphin. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 18. 
May 2f> Bond: 20,000. Master: William Chaple. 

Bonders: William Chaple [Salem]. John Tucker, Salem. 

Samuel Ward [Salem]. 
Owners: John Tucker and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Edward Xorris, Samuel Page. 

On Massachusetts records name i.s spelled Chapell also. 

0. C. l!i, vol. 4, ]). 1(> 

1782 Dolphin. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 18. 
Aug. l:-J Bond: $20,000. Master: Francis Benson. 

Bonders: Francis Benson, Salem. Henry Rust, Salem. Samuel 

Ward, Salem. 

Owners: Henry Rust and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Mansel Alcock, William Northey. 

(. . C. HI6, vol. 4, p. 13 

1782 Dolphin. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 

Sep. 10 1*;. Bond: 20,000. Master: Benjamin Baker. 

Bonders: Benjamin Baker, Boston. Leonard Jarvis, Boston. 

Joseph Russell, jr., Boston. 
Owners: Jarvis & Russell, Boston. 
Witnesses: John Hichborn, Jonathan Webb. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 12 

1781 Don Francisco. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. 
Mar. 24 Crew: 25. Bond: 20,000. Master: John Gif- 

ford [Philadelphia]. Mate: Hugh Willson, Phila 
delphia. 

Bonders: Alexander Stewart, Philadelphia. Thomas Morris, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: Stewart & Totten. Samuel ( . Morris &Co., Philadel 
phia. 
Witnesses: Aaron Stockholm, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 35 

1781 Don Francisco. Pennsylvania brigantine. (inns: 8. 
Oct. 27 Crew: 25. Bond: 20,000. Master: Hugh Will- 
son. Mate: James Gwin [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Alexander Stewart, Philadelphia. Hugh Willson, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Stewart & Totten, Blair McCJenachan and others Phila 
delphia. 
, Witness: James Trimble. 

0. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 36 

1782 Don G-alvez. Massachusetts brig, (runs: 6. Crew: 16. 

Bond: 20,000. Master: Silas Jones. 
Bonders: Silas Jones, Nantucket. N[athan] Goodale, Salem. 

Jerathmeel Peirce, Salem. 

Owners: N[athan] Goodale and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: William Pickman, William West. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 37 



276 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 DoniaAntoney. Maryland brig. Guns: 10. Crew: 30. 
Nov. 29 Bond: $10,000. Master: John Ha IT. 

Bonders: John Harr [Philadelphia]. James Williams, Annap 
olis. 
Owners: George Meade & Co., Philadelphia. 

Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 38 

1782 Don Quixotte. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: (J. Crew: 
Aug. 12 10. Bond: 20,000. Master: .John Burrows. 

Bonders: John Burrows, Philadelphia. J[olm] \V. Stanly, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: John W. Stanly, William Morris, and Stephen Tinker. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Thomas Turner. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, IL 39 

1778 Dorchester. Maryland schooner. Gun: 1. Crew: 10. 
Oct. 2l! Bond: $5,000. Master: Solomon Frazier. 

Bonders: Solomon Frazier, Dorchester County. James Byus. 
Owners: James Byus, Arthur Wheatley, and William Thomas & 

Co. , Dorchester County. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 40 

1780 Dorchester. Maryland schooner. Guns: 4. Crow: 10. 
Jun. 24 Bond: 20,000. Master: James Frazier. 

Bonders: James Frazier, Dorchester County. R[obertson] 

Stevens. 

Owners: R[obertson] Stevens and others, Dorchester County. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4. p. 41 

1779 Dove. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 12. 
Dec. 4. Bond: 10,000. Master: Edward Leger. 

Bonders: Edward Leger, Philadelphia. James Sutler, Phila 
delphia. 

Owner: United States. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Frederick Snider. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 4, p. 42 

1780 Dove. Maryland schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 13. Bond: 
Mar - 13 5,000. Master: John McKirdy. 

Bonders: John McKirdy [Baltimore]. John Davidson, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: Archibald Buchanan & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[honuis] Johnson, jr. 

C. C., 196, vol. 4, p. 43 

1778 Dragon. Maryland schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 10. 
Dec. 25 Bond: 5,000. Master: Thomas Johnson. 

Bonders: Thomas Johnson [Baltimore?]. John Davidson, 

Annapolis. 

Owners: Hugh Young and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: J[ohn] ]\Iuir. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 47 



NAVAL KKCOKDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 277 

177 .) Dragon. Maryland schooner. duns: 4. Crow: 13. 

Jun. 15 Bond: $5,000. Master: Alexander Cain. Mate: 

John Dougherty | Baltimore . \. Boatswain: John 

Whistler, (runner: William Hawser. 

Bunders: Alexander Cain [Philadelphia]. David Plunket, 

Baltimore. 

Owners: Hujzh Younn & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: William Ilvde. 

C. ( . 196, vol. 4, p. 45 

17S1 Dragon. Maryland schooner. (inns: ti. Crew: 2.~>. 
lul. 7 Bond: $20,000. Master: James Handy. 

Bonders: James Handy, Baltimore. Joseph Williams, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: Huprh Young & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 46 

1782 Dragon. Massachusetts brig. (tuns: <>. Crew: 20. 
Oct. 8 Hond: -20.000. Master: John Adams. 

Bonders: John Adams, Boston. John Coffin Jones [Boston]. 

Thomas Lee, Boston. 

Owners: John Coffin Jone.s and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Joseph Coffin Boyd, John Kenno. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 44 

1750 Drake. Massachusetts brigantine. (inns: C. Crew: 14. 
Nov. 7 Hond: $20,000. Master: Nathaniel Newman. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Newman, New bury port. John Pettingell, 

Newburyport. Moses Brown, Newburyport. 
Owners: John Pettingell and Moses Brown. 
Witnesses: Philip Barley, Khenezer Perkins. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, ]i. 48 

1751 Dreadnought. Pennsylvania boat. (Jims: 2. Crew: 40. 
.Inn. 4 Hond: $20,000. Master: Henry Darnell [Dur- 

m>l;|, [Philadelphia]. Mate: Thomas Kobb. 

Bonders: Samuel Iiif;lis, Philadelphia. (ieor^e Ord. 
Owners: Samuel Injjlis, George Ord it Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Henry Martin. 

See bond for si hooner Hetty. Sep. 6. 17X1, where signature of master 
iippetirs as Henry Diirnol. 

C. C. 19f), vol. 4, p. 50 

1752 Dreadnought. Massachusetts lugger. Gur.c 2. Crew: 
Mav 11 : -.">. Hond: $20,000. Master: Anus Potter. 

Bonders: Amos Potter, Boston. Isaac Sears, Boston. Paschal 

N. Smith, Boston. 

Owners: Isaac Sears and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Kliakim Raymond, George Scott. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 51 



278 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Dreadnought. Virginia galley. Guns: 6. Crew: 50. 
Jun. 15 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Bellamy. 

Bonders: William Bellamy, James Hunter, Richmond. 
Owner: James Neilson, Petersburg. 
Witness: Archibald] Blair. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 4, p. 49 

1780 Duke of Leinster. Maryland brig. Guns: 4. Crew: 14. 
.Inn. 19 Bond: $20,000. Master: Clement Waring. 

Bonders: Clement Waring, John Davidson, Annapolis. 
Owners: Charles Crookshanks & Co., Maryland. 
Witnesses: T[homas] Johnson, jr., William Jameson. 

C. C. 1%, vol. 4, p. 5,-> 

1780 Duke of Leinster. Maryland brigantine. Guns: Hi. 
Aug. 8 Crew: (10. Bond: $20,000. Master: William 

Taylor. 

Bonders: William Taylor [Baltimore]. John Muir, Annapolis. 
Owner: William Neill, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 190, vol. 4. p. 54 

1781 Duke of Leinster. Maryland brig, (runs: 1(1. Crew: 
Jan. 20 45. Bond: 20,000. Master: Robert Caulfield 

[Baltimore]. Mate: James Saekett [Baltimore . \. 

Bonders: Robert Caulfield [Baltimore]. William Neill, Balti 
more. 

Owners: William Xeill & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 53 

1781 Duke of Leinster. Pennsylvania brigantine. (Jims: [-2. 
Jan. 20 Crew: 40. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel 

Young, Philadelphia. Mate: | ] Round 

[Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: John Barclay, Philadelphia. Samuel Young, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: John Barclay & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 50 

1782 Duke of Leinster. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 14. 
Aug. 30 Crew: 25. Bond: $20.000. Master: Robert 

Caldwell. 

Bonders: Robert Caldwell, Boston. James & Thomas Lamb, 

Boston. Stephen Bruce, Boston. 
Owners: Stephen Bruce and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Thompson, Alexander Mackay. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 52 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 279 

17TS Eagle. Connecticut sloop. Guns: (!. Crew: 30. Bond: 
Nov. 20 $5,000. Master: Edward Conkling, New London. 

Bonders: Edward Conkling, Joseph Conkling, Groton. 
Owners: John Wright, John Foster, Uriah Rogers, Joseph and 

Edward Conkling. 
Witnesses: <i[urdon] Saltonstall, Ann Saltonstall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. f)!> 

177!) Eagle. Connecticut schooner, (inns: 10. Crew: 45. 
May 28 Bond: $5,000. Master: David Brooks. 

Bonders: Jabez Chapman, East Haddain. David Brooks, 

Chatham. Dyar Throop, East Haddani. 
Owners: Jabez Chapman & Co., East Haddani. 
Witnesses: William Worthington, Samuel Crane. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. , r >8 

177!) Eagle. Pennsylvania brigantine. (inns: 10. Crew: 30. 
.Fun. 12 Bond: $lo,ooo. Master: John Ashmead. 

Bonders: James Searle, Joseph Pennell, John Ashmead, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Searle & Co. 
Witness: T[imothy] Matlack. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 57 

1780 Eagle. Maryland schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. Bond: 
Aug. 24 $20,000. Master: Jatnes Kennerc. 

Bonders: James Kennere, William Ilallork, Baltimore. 
Owners: James Kennere, John Graham, William Graham, 

Pemherton Clayton, Virginia. 
Witness: Thomas Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 60 

1780 Eagle. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 40. Bond: 
Nov. 8 20,000. Master: Nathaniel Sargent. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Sargent, Boston. Stephen Higginson, Bos 
ton. Eben Parsons, Boston. 
Owner: Stephen Higginson, Boston. 
Witnesses: George Burrows, Davis Spear, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 61 

\~$[ Eagle. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 15. 
Aug. 1 Bond, $20,000. Master: James Starr. Mate: 

William Moore, Philadelphia. 
Bonders: James Starr, John Harmanson, Philadelphia. 
Owners: John Harmanson, Henry Guy, James Starr, and others. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Philip Bene/.et. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. Ha 

177S Eclipse. Maryland sloop. Guns: 15. Crew: 12. Bond, 
Jul. 30 $5,000. Master: Jonathan Clarke. 

Bonders: Jonathan Clarke, Hugh Young [Baltimore]. 
Owners: Hugh Young & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. <!3 



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NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 281 

1780 Elizabetn. Massachusetts brigantine. (runs: 8. Crew: 
Aug. 15 -20. Bond: $20,oOo. Master: Michael Hopkins. 

Bonders: Michael Hopkins [Boston?]. Thomas Russell, Bos 
ton. Chambers Russell, Boston. 
Owner: Thomas Russell, Boston. 
Witnesses: Edward Mcljine, Thomas Greene. 

C. ( . 19t>, vol. 4, p. 12 

1781 Elizabeth. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Nov. 1 lo. Bond: $-20.000. Master: Samuel West. 

Bonders: Samuel West [Salem?]. Benjamin Goodhue, jr., 

Salem. Aaron \Vaitt, Salem. 
Owners: Benjamin Goolhue and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Caleb Low, William Shillaber. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, ]>. 74 

li>l Elizabeth. Massachusetts ship. Guns: ,s. Crew: 25. 
Dec. 1 Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathaniel Cutting. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Cutting, Newburyport. David Coats, Bos 
ton. Joseph Head, Boston. 

Owners: Nathaniel <fe John Tracy, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Amory, jr., John Hichborn. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 71 

1781 Elizabeth. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Dec. 20 in. Bond: 20,000. Master: Clifford Byrne. 

Bonders: Clifford Byrne, Salem. Aaron Waitt [Salem]. Ben 
jamin (ioodhue, jr. [Salem]. 
( iwncrs: Benjamin Goodhue and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: John Tucker, William Shillaber. 

C. C . 196, vol. 4, p. 68 

1782 Elizabeth. Massachusetts brig, (runs: !. Crew: 15. 
.Tul. 31 Bond: $20,000. Master: Ichabod Clarke. 

Bonders: Ichabod Clarke [Salem?]. Daniel Sargent, Boston. 

Job Prince, jr., Boston. 

Owners: Job Prince, jr., and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: J[ob] Prince, Samuel Holbrook.jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 69 

1778 Endeavour. New Jersey sloop. Guns: 3. Crew: 8. 
Nov. 20 Bond: $5,00o. Master: Andrew Brown. 

Bonders: Andrew Brown, Middlesex County. Joh Neilson, 

Middlesex County. 
( hvners: John White, John Van Emburgh, Joseph Potts, and 

John Neilson. 
Witnesses: Bowes Reid, Jonathan Dean. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 75 

1781 Engilbert Virginia brij*antine. (inns: 14. Crew: 55.- 
Apr. 1 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Gale. 

Bonders: John Gale [Virginia?]. John Young, Virginia. 

Owners: Fine. Lott & Co. 

Witnesses: John Dandridge, Bassett Stith. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 78 



282 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

177<! Enterprize. [Pennsylvania] schooner. Guns: Not stated. 
Jun. 14 Crew: Not stated. Bond: $10,000. Master: 

James Campbell [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Mease & Caldwell [Philadelphia]. 
Owners: [Mease & Caldwell]. 
Witness: None. 

This bond is on verso of broadside giving resolutions of Congress 
Apr. 3, 1776, stating terms under which privateer commissions should 
issue. 

C. ( . 1%, vol. 4, p. 77 

1777 Enterprize. Maryland schooner. Guns: 10. Crow: <>0. 
Feb. 13 Bond: 2,000. Master: George Handy. 

Bonders: George Handy [Worcester County], John McLure 

[Baltimore]. James Campbell [Baltimore]. 
Owners: William Smith & Co., Baltimore. 

Witness: R[ichard] Ridgelv. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 82 

1777 Enterprize. Maryland schooner. Guns: (>. Crew: 111. 
Sep. 12 Bond: 5,000. Master: John Brynan. 

Bonders: John Brynan [Baltimore?]. John McLure, Balti 
more.- 

Owners: John McLure and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

Attached is a MS. bond to the State of Maryland for a like amount. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 78 

177H Enterprize. New Jersey sloop. (runs: Not stated. 
Aug. IS Crew: 15. Bond: 1,000. Master: William 

Marun. 

Bonders: William Marun [New Jersey]. Henry Kemseii. 
Owner: William Marun [New Jersey]. 
Witness: [ ] Zandt. 

The name of master and owner is spelled by copyist Marriner. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 84 

1771) Enterprize. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Aug. 28 70. Bond: $10,000. Master: Kufus Gardner 

| Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: James Vanuxem, Philadelphia. Lardner Clark, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Vanuxem, Philadelphia. Lardner Clark, Phila 
delphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 80 

17SO Enterprize. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 12. Crew: 7.~>. 
Mar. 23 Bond: 10.000. Master: llut us Gardner [Phila 

delphia?]. 

Bonders: James Vanuxem, Philadelphia. Klisha Clark, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Vanuxem, Philadelphia. Lardner Clark, Phila 
delphia. 

Witness: James Trimbie. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 81 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 283 

1780 Enterprize. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Jul. 28 SO. Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Day [Phil 
adelphia]. 

Bonders: Thomas learning, Philadelphia. John Murray, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owners: Thomas Learning, Philadelphia. John Murray & Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 79 

1782 Enterprize. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Mar. ! 14. Bond: $-20,000. Master: Ebenezer Nicker- 

son. 

Bonders: Ebenezer Nickerson, Boston. William Davis, Boston. 

Edward Davis, Boston. 

Owners: William Davis and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Juthell Hubbard, Nathaniel Barber. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 85 

1782 Enterprize. Connecticut galley. Gun: 1. Crew: 25. 
Jun. lo Bond: $20,000. Master: George House. 

Bonders: George House, New London. John Deshon, New 

London. John Herttell, New London. 
Owners: John Deshon & Co., New London. 
Witnesses: G[urdon] Saltonstall, John Richards. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 83 

1781 Essex. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 2o. Crew: 150. 
Apr. 14 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Cathcart. 

Bonders: John Cathcart, Salem. William Creed, Salem. Wil 
liam Shattuck, Boston. 

Owners: Jonathan Jackson, Joseph Lee, and others, Newbury- 
port. 

Witnesses: William Dall, William Crafts, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. Sli 

1782 Eunice. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 40. 
May 15 Bond: $20,000. Master: Ebenezer Peck. 

Bonders: Ebenezer Peck, New Haven. Michael Todd, New 

Haven. Robert Fairchild, New Haven. 
Owners: Michael Todd & Co., New Haven. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Fitch, Elizabeth M. Fitch. 

C. C. 19i>, vol. 4, p. 87 

1781 Exchange. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: <!0. 
Mar. 6 Bond: $2o,000. Master: John Collins. 

Bonders: John Collins, Salem. Klia-i [[asket Derby, Salem. 

Nathaniel Silsbee, Salem. 

Owners: Nathaniel Silsbee and others, Salem. 
Witness: Peter Kingget. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 88 



284 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Exchange. Massachusetts schooner, (runs: 2. Crew: 
Oct. 12 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: Henry Tibbets. 

Bonders: Henry Tibbets, Damariscotta, [Mi-.] Mass. William 

Long, Salem. John Murray, Salem. 
Owners: William Long and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Bartholomew Broader, John Gould. 

C. C . 196, vol. 4, p. 90 

1782 Exchange. Massachusetts ship, (inns: 20. Crew: -0. 
Feb. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: Simon Forrester. 

Bonders: Simon Forrester [Salem]. Elias Hasket Derby, 

Salem. Nathaniel Silsbee, Salem. 
Owner: Elias Hasket, Derby. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Felt, Thomas Phillips. 

C. C. 19fi, vol. 4. p. 89 

1780 Expedition. Massachusetts brigantine. (inns: U). 
Dec. 23 Crew: 2<>. Bond: 820,000. Master: Henry At 
kins. 

Bonders: Henry Atkins, Boston. John Codman, Boston. Wil 
liam Smith, Boston. 

Owners: [John?] Codman and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Nalbro Frazier, William Codman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 102 

1781 Expedition. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Jun. 16 Bond: $20,000. Master: Kphraim Lombard. 

Bonders: Ephraim Lombard, Trnro. Isaac Smith, Boston. 

John Codman, Boston. 

Owners: Isaac Smith and Codman & Smith, Boston. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Bartlett, Noah Merritt. 

C. C. 190, vol. 4, p. 91 

1779 Experiment. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Aug. 17 80. Bond: $5,000. Master: Nathan Sage. 

Bonders: Nathan Sage, Middletown. Moses Tryon, Wethers- 

tield. John Bulkley, jr., Wethersiield. 
Owners: William Griswold & Co., Wetherstield. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Daniel Weber, jr. 

C. C . 196, vol. 4, p. 99 

1780 Experiment. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 12. Crew: 
j un- 17 50. Bond: $20,000. Master: Giles Hall, jr. 

Bonders: Giles Hall jr., Middletown. Barnabas Deane, 

Wethersfield. William (iriswold, Wethersfirld. 
Owners: Barnabas Deane & Co., Wetherslield. 
Witnesses: William (iriswold, G[nrdon] Saltonstall. 

C. C. 1%, vol. 4, p. 9. i 

1780 Experiment. Connecticut schooner, (runs: 12. Crew: 

Sep. 22 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Bulkley, jr. 

Bonders: John Bulkley, jr., Wetherstield. Barnabas Deane, 

Wetherstield. John Wright, Wethersiield. 
Owners: Barnabas Deane & Co., Wetherstield. 
Witnesses: Elisha Williams, Martha Williams. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 92 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 285 

1780 Experiment. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 20. Crew: I M. 
Oct. 4 Bond: $20,000. Muster: .Fohn Winning [Balti- 

inort , Md. ]. 
Bonders: John Purviance, Philadelphia. Robert Caldwell, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Samuel & Robert Purviance [Baltimore, Md.]. 

David Stewart and John Purviance [Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: John Winning, James Trimble. 

( . C. 196, vol. 4, p. 101 

1TS1 Experiment. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 10. 
Apr. 16 Crew: 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel 

Ingersoll. 

Bonders: Samuel Ingersoll, Salem. Nathaniel Silsbee, Salem. 

George Crowninshield, Salem. 
Owners: Nathaniel Silslwe and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Cornelius Bradford, Samuel Swasey. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 94 

1731 Experiment. Pennsylvania boat. Guns: 4. Crew: 24. 
May 9 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Rice [Phila 

delphia]. Mate: Henry Murfits, (New London, 
Conn.]. 

Bonders: Lewis Farmer, Philadelphia. William Rice, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: William Rice, Henry Murfits. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 4, p. 98 

1782 Experiment. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Apr. 6 14. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Ingersoll. 

Bonders: Samuel Ingersoll, Salem. Benjamin West, Salem. 

Miles Ward 3d, Salem. 

Owners: Benjamin West and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Samuel I hippen, John Archer. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 4, p. 9o 

1782 Experiment. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 
,Iul. 13 14. Bond: $20,000. Master: Phineas Parker. 

Bonders: Phineas Parker, Salem. Benjamin West, Salem. 

Samuel Ingersoll, Salem. 
Owners: Benjamin West and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: William Browne, David Felt, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 97 

1782 Experiment. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 4. Crew: 14. 
Jul. 16 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Noyes. 

Bonders: William Xoyes, Newburyport. Leonard Smith, New- 

buryport. Abraham Xoyes, Newburyport. 
Owners: Nathaniel No well, Leonard Smith, and William Noyea. 
Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 190, vol. 4, p. 96 



286 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

178:2 Experiment. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 6. Crew: Id. 
Dec. 7 Bond: 20,000. Master: George Williams, jr. 

Bonders: George Williams, jr., Salem. William West, jr., Salem. 

X[athan] Goodale. 

Owners: William West and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Joseph Ililler, Benjamin Frost. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 100 

1780 Fair American. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 1C>. Crew: 

Apr. 20 130. Bond: $10,000. Master: Stephen Decutur. 

Bonders: Charles Miller [Philadelphia]. Stephen Pecatur 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Blair MeClenachan, Charles Miller & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: George Hefner, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 105 

1780 Fair American. Maryland brig, (inns: 8. Crew: 26. 
Sep. 15 Bond: $20,000. Master: Luke Kiersted. 

Bonders: Luke Kiersted [Baltimore]. James Williams, 

Annapolis. 

Owners: Samuel & Robert Purviance, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[liomas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 109 

1780 Fair American. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: in. Crow: 
Dec. 9 100. Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph .Ink ways. 

Mate: Phincas Kldridgo. 

Bonders: Joseph Jakways, Philadelphia. Charles Miller, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: Charles Miller, Blair MeClenachan & Co., Philadel 
phia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 10S 

1781 Fair American. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: Ifi. Crew: 
May 22 110. Bond: $20,000. Master: Phineas Eklridgo. 

Mate: Uriah Swaine [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Charles Miller [Philadelphia]. Phineas Eldridge 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan, Charles Miller & Co., Philadel 
phia. 

Witnesses: James Trimble, Gear Chad wick. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 106 

1781 Fair American. Connecticut brigantine. (inns: 14. 
j u l ly Crew: !(.). Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel 

Champlin. 

Bonders: Samuel Champlin [New London?]. Jabez Perkins 

[Norwich]. Joseph llowland [Norwich]. 
Owners: Jabez Perkins & Co. [Norwich]. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Richard II. Huntley. 

C. C. 196, vol. 4, p. 103 



NAVAL HKCORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 287 

1781 Fair American. New Hampshire brigantine. Guns: 8. 
Jul. ol Crew: 30. Bond: $ 20,000. Master: John Frost. 

Bonders: John Frost, Portsmouth. John Walmsley, Ports 
mouth. George Libbey, Portsmouth. 
Owners: John Walmsley ami others, Portsmouth. 
Witnesses: John Simes, John Parker, jr. 

C. ( . MXi, vol. 4, ]). 107 

17S1 Fair American. New Hampshire brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 
bop. L :;5. Bond: $20,000. Master: Hugh Chichester[?]. 

Bonders: Hugh Chiehester, Kittery, Mass. John I^in^ilon, 

Portsmouth, X. H. Keuben Shaplay, Portsmouth, N. II. 
Owners: John Langdon and others, Portsmouth, N. II. 
Witnesses: Samuel Penhallow, jr., Robert Odiorne Treadwell. 

Name of captain may be Chisholm. Nr brigantine Diana, Dee. 23, 1780. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 4, p. 104 

I 1 *- Fair American. Connecticut galley, (inn: 1. Crew: 
Apr. 1 ;j.-,. Bond: $20,000. Master: Henry Murtits. 

Bonders: Henry Miirnts, New London. John Deshon, New 

London. John Herttell, New London. 
Owners: John Deshon & Co., New London. 
Witnesses: Peter Brown, jr., Ci[urdon] Saltonstall. 

C. C. 1%, vol. 4, p. 110 

1777 Fair Flay. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Jul. 17 tJo. Bond: $5,000. Master: Isaac Somes. 

Bonders: Isaac Somes, Gloucester. John Collision, Gloucester. 

Xebulon Giddings, Kxeter, N. H. 
Owner: Tristram Dalton, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Kbenezer Thompson, Nicholas Gilman. 

C. C. M>, vol. 4, p. 113 

177S Fair Flay. Connecticut schooner, (inns: Not stated. 
Dec. 8 Crew: 12. Bond: $5,000. Master: Ebenezer 

Drake. 

Bonders: Ebenezer Drake, Connecticut. Frederick Bull, Con 
necticut. John Porter [Lebanon]. 
Owners: Frederick Bull & Co., Connecticut. 
Witnesses: Henry Van Dyck, Samuel Jones. 

C. C. MM5, vol. 4, ]>. Ill 

1782 Fair Flay. Connecticut schooner. Gnns: t>. Crew: 30. 
Jan. 2-1 Bond: $20,000. Master: Stephen Lee. 

Bonders: Stephen Lee, Lyme. Gamaliel Bayley, Lyme. Wil 
liam Ball, Hartford. 
Owners: Stephen Lee & Co., Lyme. 
Witnesses: Samuel Forbes, J[edediah?] Huntington. 

C. C. 190, vol. 4, p. 112 



288 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Fair Trader. Massachusetts schooner, Guns: 4. Crew: 
Jul. 5 14. Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Geyer. 

Bonders: Peter Geyer, Boston. James Sullivan, Cambridge. 

Perez Morton, Boston. 

Owners: Peter Geyer, James Sullivan, Perez Morton. 
Witnesses: David L. Barnes, Samuel Qnincy, jr. 

C. C. 19<>, vol. 5, ]>. 1 

1782 Falmouth. Massachusetts boat. Guns: 7. Crew: SO. 
May 8 Bond: $20,000. Master: Barakiah Bas.sett. 

Bonders: Barakiah Bassett [Plymouth]. Kbene/.er Nye [Fal 
mouth?]. Silas Hatch [Falmouth]. 
Owners: Joseph Demick and others, Falmouth. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Sanford, Daniel Butler, jr. 

C. C. ]!)(>, vol. 5, ],. L 

1779 Fame. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 15. 
Aug. 16 Bond: $5,000. Master: George Curwin [Phila 

delphia]. 
Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. Robert Bridges, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Joseph Krwin, James Trimble. 

C. C. 190, vol. 5, p. 4 

1779 Fame. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 16. Crew: 70. 
Oct. 18 Bond: $10,000. Master: John Gensell. 

Bonders: John Ponnaldson, Philadelphia. John Gensell, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: John Ponnaldson & Co. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 19(1, vol. 5, p. 6 

1779 Fame. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 6. Crew: Not stated. 
Dec. 8 Bond: 10,000. Master: Hugh Lyle [Philadel 
phia]. 

Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. Patrick Moore, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Joseph Erwin. 

C. C. 19(>, vol. 5, ]>. 7 

1780 Fame. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 60. 

Bond: $20,000. Master: Uriah Smith. Mate: 
Thomas Armstrong [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Uriah Srcith, Phila 
delphia. 

Owner: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Thomas Armstrong, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, ]>. 9 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 289 

1780 Fame. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 10. Crow: 55. Bond: 
Dec. 23 20,000. .Master: William Treene, Philadelphia. 

Mate: Uriah Smith [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph ( arson, Philadelphia. William Treene, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. 0. 1%, vol. 5, p. 11 

17S1 Fame. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 9. Crew: 4o. Bond: 
Mar. 19 20,000. Master: John Taylor. Mate: John 

Saint [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. John Taylor, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, John Saint. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 10 

17S1 Fame. Pennsylvania schooner. (THUS: ti. Crew: 14. 

Got. 5 Bond: 20,000. Master: George Curwin. Mate: 

John Chatham [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Patrick Moore, Philadelphia. George Curwin, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan, Robert McClenachan, Patrick 
Moore, and William Keith, Philadelphia. 

Witness: Robert McClenachan. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 5 

17S1 Fame. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 14. 
Dee. 22 Bond: $20,000. Master: David Camobell. Mate: 

John Chatham [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Patrick Moore [Philadelphia]. David Campbell, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 3 

1782 Fame. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. Bond: 
Jul. 19 20,000. Master: John McClenachan [Philadel 

phia]. Mate: Jacob Hanse [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. John Marshall, 

Philadelphia. i 

Owner: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 8 

1780 Fancy. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Dec. 28 Bond: 20,000. Master: Samuel Coffin. 

Bonders: Samnel Coffin, Newburyport. Jonathan Hamilton, 

jr., Berwick [Me.]. James Hickey, Portsmouth [N. II.]. 
Owners: Jonathan Hamilton, Robert Stevenson [Kittery]. 
Witnesses: John Wheelwright, John Parker. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 13 
5212 00 19 



290 LIBBAKY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Fancy. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 25. 
Aug. 13 Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Rice. 

Bonders: Samuel Rice [Kittery, Me.]. Robert Stevenson 
[Kittery]. James Hicki y [Portsmouth, N. II.]. 

Owners: Robert Stevenson [Kittery]. Jonathan Hamilton, 
Berwick, Me. 

U. C. 191), vol. 5, p. 12 

1779 Fanny. Maryland ship, (runs: 12. Crew: 40. Bond: 
Jun. 14 $5,000. Master: Benjamin Loxley, jr. Lieut.: 

Luke Kiersted, Baltimore. Mate: Kingley Miller. 
2d Mate: Stephen Burdox. Gunner, Robert 
Brown. Boatswain: George Leech. 

o 

Bonders: Benjamin Loxley, jr. [Baltimore]. Robert 1 urviance, 

Baltimore. 

Owners: Samuel Robert Purvianee and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 15 

1780 Fanny. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: (>. Crew: 15. 
Aug. 19 Bond: 20,000. Master: Herbert Woodberry. 

Bonders: Herbert Woodberry, Beverly. William Bartlett, Bev 
erly. Livermore Whittridge, Beverly. 
Owners: Livermore Whittridge and others, Beverly. 
Witnesses: James Olev, Kbenezer Rea. 

C. C. lilt), vol. 5. p. 17 

1781 Fanny. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 12. 
Mar. 28 Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Bullinch. Mute: 

Seth Paddock [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: William Pollard, Philadelphia. Samuel Bulfincb, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: William Pollard, Philadelphia. James Seagrove, Phila 
delphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 190, vol. 5, p. 14 

1781 Fanny. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 12. 
May 16 Bond: 20,000. Master: Samuel Tucker. 

Bonders: Samuel Tucker, Salem. Benjamin Goodhue, jr., Salem. 

Samuel Ward, Salem. 

Owners: Benjamin Goodhue and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Nehemiah Buffington, Benjamin Fry. 

C. 0. 19(>, vol. 5, p. 16 

1780 Farmer. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 12. 
Jul. 28 Bond: 20,000. Master: Ebenczer Egleston. 

Bonders: Ebenexer Egleston, Middletown. Seth Wetmore, 

Middletown. Nathaniel Wales, jr., Windham. 
Owners: Seth Wetmore & Co. 
Witnesses: Joseph Spencer, Jabez Perkins. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 18 



NAVAL RECOEDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 291 

1781 Favourite. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Jun. 11 75. Bond: $20,oo<). Master: Jonathan Bud- 

ington. 

Bonders: Jonathan Budington [Norwich]. Normand Morison 

[Hartford?]. Aaron OlmsU d [Hartford]. 
Owners: Joseph Williams & Co. [Norwich]. 
Witnesses: Ralph Pomeroy, Isaac Peet. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 19 

1781 Favourite. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 10. Crew: 20. 
Dec. (J Bond: $20,000. Master: Elias Davis. 

Bonders: Elias Davis, Boston. Daniel Sargent, Boston. Moses 

Pike, Boston. 

Owners: Daniel Sargent and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: John G. Rogers, Richard Littletield. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 2<J 

1782 Favorite. Connecticut brig. Guns: 4. Crew: 15. 
May 17 Bond: 20.000. Master: Petre Dubosqe. 

Bonders: Petre Dubosqe [New London]. John Penevert 

[Norwich?]. Thomas Shaw [New London]. 
Owner: Petre Dubosqe, New London. 
Witnesses: Peter Rogers, Stephen Prentis. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 21 

1782 Favourite. Massachusetts brigan tine. Guns: 11. Crew: 
May 21. 50. Bond: $20,000. Master: William Patterson. 

Bonders: William Patterson, Salem. Jonathan Lambert [Sa 
lem]. Jacob Ashton, Salem. 
Owner: Not stated 
Witnesses: Samuel M. West, John Peters. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 22 

1782 Favourite. Massachusetts ship. Guns: G. Crew: 20. 
Mov. 21 Bond: 20, ooo. Master: Nathaniel Sargent. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Sargent, Gloucester. Winthrop Sargent,. 

Boston. 

Owners: Daniel Sargent and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Joseph Saunders, James Prentis. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 23 

1780 Fayette. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 60. 
Jul. 10 Bond: $20,000. Master: Robert Shewell. 

Bonders: John Wilcocks, Philadelphia. Robert Shewell, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Meade, Fitzsimons & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: Jarnes Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 25 



292 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Fayette. Pennsylvania brigantinc. duns: IS. Crew: 
Nov. 11 60. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Duvison 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: George Meade, Philadelphia. John Wileocks, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: George Meade, John Wilcoeks, and Thomas Fitzsi- 
mons [Philadelphia]. 

Witness s: James Trinihle, Samuel Duvison. 

C. C. 196, vol. -i, p. 24 

1779 Felicity. Maryland schooner. Guns: (5. Crow: 25. 
Jul. 19 Bond: $5,000. Master: Jeremiah Yellott. Mate- 
Frederick Folger [Annapolis]. 2 Lt.: Claude 
Besse [Baltimore?]. Boatswain: Daniel Chenev. 
Gunner: John Rozubo. 

Bonders: Jeremiah Yellott [Baltimore?]. Charles Wallace, 

Annapolis. 

Owners: Jesse Hollingsworth and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 19<>, vol. 5, p. 2<i 

1780 Felicity. Maryland schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Aug. 17 Bond: $20,000. Master: Frederick Folder. 

Bonders: Frederick Folger, Annapolis. Charles Wallace, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: John Sterett, Jesse Hollingsworth, and others, Balti 
more. 

Witness: William Hyde. 

Application for commission for vessel made by Jeremiah Yellott. 

C. C. l!l(i, vol. 5, p. 27 

1781 Felicity. Maryland schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 21. 
Jan. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Cole, Mate: 

Peter Sharpe [Baltimore]. 

Bonders: Thomas Cole, Baltimore. William Ne.il!, Baltimore. 
Owners: John Sterett & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 26 

1781 Felicity. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: s. Crew: 20. 
Nov. 17 Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Wing. Mate: 

Littleton Houston [Philadelphia?]. 
Bonders: Levi Hollingsworth, Philadelphia. David Sterett, 

Philadelphia. Peter Wing, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Jeremiah Yellott, John Sterett, Jesse Hollingswortli. 
Witnesses: James Trinihle, Josiah Siddons. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 28 

1779 Ferrit. [Pennsylvania] schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 24. 
Aug. 26 Bond: $5,000. Master: James Robertson. 

Bonders: James Robertson [Philadelphia]. Francis Lewis, jr., 

Philadelphia. 
Owner: Francis Lewis, jr. 
Witnesses: William Winder, jr., Joseph Pennell. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. SO 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 293 

|L7S1] Financier. Pennsylvania brigantine. (inns: 6. Crew: 

Aug. 11 15. Bond: 20,000. Master: John Hair. Mate: 

Daniel Colgan [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: John Wileocks, Philadelphia. John Harr [Phila 
delphia]. 

Owners: Thomas Fitzsimons & Co., John Wilcocks, and Abra 
ham Markoe. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 31 



1779 Firebrand. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 16. Crew: 
Sept. 15 tin. Bond: 20,000. Master: Amaziah Jocelin. 

Bonders: Amaziah Jocelin, New Haven. John Blagge, New 

Haven. 

Owners: John Blagge & Co., New Haven. 
Witnesses: Michael Todd, Simeon Jocelin. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 33 

1782 Firebrand. Connecticut boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 10. 
Jul. 11 Master: Abraham Cooper Woodhull. 

Bonders: Abraham Cooper Woodhull, Joseph Squire, Fairiield. 

Hezekiah Nichols, Fairfield. 
Owners: Abraham Cooper Woodhull & Co. 
Witnesses: Thaddeus Burr, Elijah Abel. 

See bond of the Spy, Fox, and Firebrand of same date, one bond 
being given for the three vessels. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 59 

1782 Firebrand. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Oct. 6 35. Bond: 20,000. Master: Phoenix Frazier. 

Bonders: Phoenix Frazier, Boston. Isaac Sears, Boston. 

Paschal N[elson] Smith, Boston. 

Owners: Isaac Sears and Paschal Nelson Smith. 

Witnesses: Kliakim Raymond, George Scott. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 32 

1780 Fish Hawk. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Sep. 1 It!. Bond: $20,000. Master: Israel Ober. 

Bonders: Israel Ober, Beverly. Nathan Leech, Beverly. 

Livermore Whittridge, Beverly. 
Owner: Josiah Batcheldor, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Caleb D. Batcheldor, Anna Leech. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 36 

1781 Fish Hawk. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 40. 
May 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Foster. 

Bonders: Samuel Foster, Beverly. Daniel Sargent. John Hale. 
Owners: Josiah Batcheldor and others, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Tristram Coffin, David Cutler. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 35 



294 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Flora. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 16. Crew: 75. Bond: 
Oct. 18 $10,000. Master: Ephraim Doane. 

Bonders: Ephraim Doane, Philadelphia. William Pollard, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: William Pollard, Alexander Tod, and Ephraim Doane, 

Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 39 

1780 Flora. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 16. Crow: 75. 
Jul. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Brewster 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: William Pollard, Alexander Tod, Philadelphia. 
Owners: William Pollard, Alexander Tod & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: Thomas G. Pollard. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 37 

1780 Flora. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 30. 
Nov. 28 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Brewster. 

Mate: John Fleming [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Alexander Tod, Philadelphia. William Brewster, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: William Pollard, Alexander Tod & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Francis Cooper, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 38 

1781 Flora. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 25. 
Feb. 14 Bond: $20,000. Master: Elisha Turner. 

Bonders: Elisha Turner, Boston. John Cormerais, Boston. 

J[oseph?] Baldesqui, Boston. 

Owners: Joseph Baldesqui and John Cormerais, Boston. 
Witnesses: Mungo Maekay, Alexander Maekay. 

C. C. 19<>, vol. 5, p. 42 

1781 Flora. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 30. Bond: 
Jul. 28 $20.000. Master: HughLyle. Mate: Nathaniel 

Davis Gardner [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Hu<;h Lyle, Philadelphia. Alexander Tod, Philadel 
phia. 
Owners: Alexander Tod, William Tod, William Pollard & Co. 

Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: William Dudley, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 41 

1781 Flora. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 30. 
Oct. 10 Bond: 20,000. Master: Jacob Dunnell. 

Bonders: Jacob Dunnell, Boston. William Shattuck, Boston. 

Eben Parsons, Boston. 

Owners: John Cormerais and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: James Perkins, William Crafts, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 40 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 295 

1778 Fly. Maryland sloop. Guns: 2. Crew: 6. Bond: $5,000. 
Jan. 25 Master: Jonathan Parsons. 

Bonders: Jonathan Parsons, Xewburyport, Mass. James 

Williams, Annapolis. 

Owners: Samuel & Robert I urviance and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 51 

1778 Fly. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 45. 
.Iiil.lti Bond: $10,000. Master: John Turner. 

Bonders: John Turner, Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. 
Owners: Nathan Nichols, Dartmouth, Mass. Joseph Carson, 

Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Robert McCleay, Daniel Edwards. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 57 

1778 Fly. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 3. Crew: 20. 
Jul. 31 B (m d: 5,000. Master: Micajah Smith f Phila 

delphia.] 

Bonders: Peter January, Isaac Snowden, Philadelphia. 
Owners: Peter January, John Paine & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Frederick Snider. 

C. C. 19(3, vol. 5, p. 55 

1778 Fly. Maryland sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 50. Bond: 
Sep. 14 $5,000. Master: John Winning. Mate: Peter 

Nankeirl, Baltimore. Minor officer: John Mc 
Neil. 

Bonders: John Winning, Baltimore. William Patterson, Balti 
more. 

Owner: William Patterson, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 58 

1778 Fly. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 5. Bond: 
Dec. in $5,000. Master: Zephaniah Jennings. 

Bonders: Zephaniah Jennings, Norwich. William Coit & Co., 

Norwich. 

Owners: Christopher Leffingwell & Co. , Norwich. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Trumbull, jr., John Porter. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 5, p. 48 

177!) Fly. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew. 20. 
Feb. 4 Bond: $10,000. Master: William Gandal. 

Bonders: Thomas Learning, Philadelphia. William Gandal, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Thomas Learning & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 47 



296 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1TT9 FJy. Maryland sloop, duns: 10. Crew: 40. Bond: 
Mar. 30 $5,000. Master: Alexander Cain. 1st lieut. : 

Peter Huston [Houston], [Baltimore *]. 2d lieut. : 
John Dougherty, Baltimore. 3d lieut.: Jere 
miah Yeats, Baltimore. Sailing Master: Stephen 
Folsyn. 

Bonders: Alexander Cain [Philadelphia]. William Patterson, 

Baltimore. 

Owners: William Patterson & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, )>. 44 

1779 Fly. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 12. 
May 21 Bond: $10,000. Master: John King [Philadel 

phia]. 

Bonders: Joseph C. Fisher, Philadelphia. Thomas Learning. 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Joseph C. Fisher and Thomas Learning & Co., 1 mla- 

delphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 49 

1779 Fly. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 30. 
Jun. 7 Bond: $5,000. Master: Abraham Davis [Phila 

delphia |. 

Bonders: Peter January, Philadelphia, George Payne, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Peter January, George Payne & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 190, vol. 5, p. 46 

1779 Fly. Maryland schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 12. Bond: 
Aug. 11 5,000. Master: Eaton Rudolph. Mate: George 

Barber [Baltimore?]. 

Bonders: Eaton Rudolph [Baltimore?]. Samuel Chase, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: John Dorsey & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5 p. 54 

1780 Fly. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Sep. 22 Bond: $20,000. Master: Silas Smith. 

Bonders: Silas Smith [Salem]. Daniel Jacobs. Boston. Elisha 

Siftourney, Boston. 

Owners: Benjamin Goodhue, jr., and others [Salem]. 
Witnesses: Belcher Noyes, jr., Eben Front, 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 56 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 297 

17S1 Fly. Pennsylvania boat. Guns: 4. Crew: 12. Bond: 
-fun. 9 $20,000. Master: Francis Du Closs [Philadel 

phia 2J. Mate: Daniel Fortune, Philadelphia. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Robert Sliewell, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 1SI6, vol. 5, p. 45 

1781 Fly. Massachusetts boat. Guns: Small arms. Crew: 9. 
Aug. 22 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Perry. 

Bonders: John Perry, St. Georges. Caleb Davis, Boston. 

Jacob Fox, Boston. 

Owners: John Perry and others, St. Georges. 
Witness: John Dall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 52 

1782 Fly. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: (5. Crew: 25. 
Feb. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: Christopher Babbidge. 

Bonders: Christopher Babbidge [Salem]. Nathaniel Silsbee 

[Salem]. Elijah Hasket, Salem. 
Owner: Elias Hasket Derby, Salem. 
Witnesses: Thomas Philips, John Newell. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 43 

Fly. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 30. 
Inn. 4 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Molloy. 

Bonders: William Molloy, Salem. John Norris, Salem. W. P. 

Bartlett [Salem]. 

Owners: John Norris and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: James King, Thomas Lainson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 50 

1782 Fly. Massachusetts boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 14. Bond: 
Jun. 29 $20,000. Master: John Perry. 

Bonders: John Perry [St. Georges]. Joshua Witherle. Joshua 

Farrington. 

Owners: Israel Mead and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Israel Mead, Samuel Bowles, John May. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 53 

1778 FlyingFish. Connecticutf?]. schooner. Guns: Not stated. 
Jan. 28 Crew: Not stilted. Bond: 500. Master: Heze- 

kiah Crowell. 

Bonders: He/ekiah Crowell, Massachusetts. Ezekiel Gorham. 

Massachusetts. 
Owners: Not stilted. 
Witnesses: Abraham Davenport, J[abez] Hamlin. 

Bond is to John I>awrencu, treasurer of Connecticut, and is for land 
ing of cargo in United States port and not for privateering. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 59 



298 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Flying Fish. Massachusetts bngantine. Guns: fi. Crew: 
Feb. 1 15: Bond: $20,000. Master: Anthony Divers. 

Bonders: Anthony Divers [Salem?]. John Moriarty [Salem]. 

William Ranking [Salem]. 
Owners: Thomas Lee and others, Salem. 
Witness: John Duke. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 60 

1781 Flying Fish. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 12. 
May 28 Crew: 50. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Gavett. 

Bonders: John Gavett, Salem. William Ranking, Salem. John 

Davan, Salem. 

Owners: John Moriarty and others, Salem. 
Witness: William Goodwin. 

0. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 61 

1782 Flying Fish. Pennsylvania boat. Guns: 3. Crew: 12. 
Jul. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: Zaehariah Goforth. 

Mate: William Carter [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Zachariah Goforth [Philadelphia]. Elias Boys, 

[Philadelphia.] 
Owner: Zaehariah Goforth. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 62 

1780 Fortunate. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: -i. Crew: 
Oct. 11 45. Bond- $20,000. Master: [Martial] Bortar. 

Bonders: [Martial] Bortar, Philadelphia. Lewis Busson, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Lewis Busson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 63 

1776 Fortune. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: in. 
Oct. 9 Bond: $5,000. Master: Andrew Palmer. 

Bonders: Andrew Palmer, Stonington. Nathan Palmer, jr., 

Stonington. John BeU her, Stonington. 
Owners: Nathan and Asa Palmer, Stonington. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Starr, jr., Jonathan Whelden. 

0. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 68 

1781 Fortune. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: Mo. 
Mar. 19 Bond: $20,000. Master, Joshua Burgos. 

Bonders: Joshua Burges, Newburyport. Nehemiah Somes, 

Boston. Gustavus Fellows, Boston. 
Owners: Tristram Dal ton and others, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Samuel Deming, Nicholas Bowe. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 65 

1781 Fortune. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 1-t. Crew: (50. 
Jul. 3 Bond: $20,000. Master: Benjamin Ives. 

Bonders: Benjamin Ives, Salem. John Dyson, Salem. Joshua 

Kllingwood, Salem. 
Owners: John Dyson and others. 
Witnesses: Isaac Peirce, James Green. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5 p. 66 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 299 

1TS1 Fortune. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 3. Crew: 12. 
Aug. 10 Bond: $20,000. Master: James Brown. 

Bonders: James Brown, Boston. Oldnyer Delisle, Boston. 

James Chalmers. 
Owner: Oldnyer Delisle, Boston. 
Witnesses: Isaac Phillips, Turner Phillips. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 64 

1781 Fortune. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 7. Crew: 
Nov. 7 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: Richard Ober. 

Bonders: Richard Ober, Beverly. Larkin Thorndike [Salem]. 

William Homan [Beverly]. 

Owners: John Dyson [Salem] and others, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Daniel Foster, Henry Thorndike. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 5, p. 67 

1782 Forty-five. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 70. 
Nov. 11 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Beach. 

Bonders: John Beach, Gloucester. David Pearce, Gloucester. 

John Stevens Ellery. 

Owners: David Pearce and others, Gloucester. 
Witnesses: William Peirce, Jonathan El well. 

0. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 69 

1782 Foudroyant. New Hampshire schooner. Guns: 4. 
Aug. Id Crow: 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: John 

Matthews. 

Bonders: John Matthews, Newcastle. Supply Clap, Ports 
mouth. Nathan Nichols, Portsmouth. 
Owners: Supply Clap and Nathan Nichols. 
Witnesses: Jonas Shackford and Neil Mclntire. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 70 

1780 Fountain. Maryland schooner. Guns: 12. Crew: 20. 
Oct. 26 Bond: $20,000. Master: Gear Chadwick. 

Bonders: Gear Chadwick. John Davidson, Annapolis. 
Owners: Richard Curson <fc Co., Baltimore. 
Witnesses: U[riah] Forrest, T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. H, p. 71 

177!) Fox. Maryland brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 22. Bond: 
Aug. 11 $5,000. Master: Benjamin Dashiel. Mate: John 

Nichols [Baltimore]. 

Bonders: Benjamin Dashiel [Baltimore]. Samuel Chase, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: John Dorsey & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: Tfhomas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 76 

1780 Fox. Maryland brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 22. Bond: 
Mar. 18 5,000. Master: George Buchanan. 

Bonders: George Buchanan [Baltimore]. Samuel Chase, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: John Dorsey & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: James Brice. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 73 



300 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Fox. Maryland brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 22. Bond. 
Jun. 27 $20,000. Master: James Buchanan. 

Bonders: James Buchanan [Baltimore]. John Dorsey, Balti 
more. 
Owners: John Dorsey & Co., Baltimore. 

Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 74 

1780 Fox. Pennsylvania cutter. Guns: 2. Crew: 45. Bond: 
Oct. 2 $20,000. Master: Matthew Macomber. 

Bonders: Matthew Macomber [Philadelphia]. Andrew 

Hodge, jr., Philadelphia. 

Owners: David Lockwood and Andrew Hodge, jr. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, David Lockwood. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 84 

1780 Fox. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 40. Bond: 
Nov. 15 $20,000. Master: Levi Doane. 

Bonders: Levi Doane, Boston. John Adams, Boston. Samuel 

Greenough, Boston. 

Owners: John Adams and Samuel Greenough. 
Witnesses: Edward Edes, Samuel Frothingham. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 77 

1781 Fox. Maryland brig. Gun.s: 8. Crew: 22. Bond: 
Jan. 12 $20,000. Master: Thomas Steel. 

Bonders: Thomas Steel, Baltimore. John Dorsey, Baltimore. 
Owners: John Dorsey & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 90 

1781 Fox. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Jan. 15 $20,000. Master: Joshua Stone. 

Bonders: Joshua Stone, Falmouth. Ebenezer Preble, Fal- 

mouth. Nathaniel Deering, Falmouth. 
Owners: Ebenezer Preble and others, Falmouth. 
Witnesses: John Fox, Samuel Fox. 
Fnlmouth, Mass., now Portland, Mo. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 92 

1781 Fox. New Hampshire sloop. (inns: 4. Crew: 30. 
May 19 Bond: 20.000. Master: Thomas Manning. 

Bonders: Thomas Manning, Portsmouth. Wood bury Langdon, 

Portsmouth. John Langdon, Portsmouth. 
Owners: Woodbury Langdon and others. 
Witnesses: Samuel Cotton, Ephraim Dennett. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 85 

1781 Fox. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 20. 
Aug. 24 Bond: $20,000. Muster: Daniel Rowland. 

Bonders: Daniel Ilowland, Newburyport. Thomas Tannatt, 

Newburyport. Isaac Howard, Newburyport. 
Owners: Thomas Tannatt, Newburyport. Isaac Howard, New 
buryport. 
Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Benjamin Hicks. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 81 



NAVAI. RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 301 

1TS1 Fox. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crow: 75. 
Aug. 25 Bond: $20,000. Muster: Jeremiah Lansvay. 

Bonders: Jeremiah Lansvay, Salem. John Kelt, jr., Salem. 

Jonathan Ingersoll, Salem. 
Owners: John Felt [jr.] and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Bartholomew Putnam, William Browne. 

C. ( . 196, vol. 5, p. 83 

17S1 Fox. Pennsylvania bri^-antine. (inns: Lu. Crew: 32. 
Aug. 21 Bond: $20,000. Master: Tliomas Steel. Mate: 

Benoni Hamilton [Philadelphia], 

Bonders: Thomas Steel [Baltimore, Mil.]. Isaac Moses & Co., 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Isaac Moses & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p.91 

1781 Fox. Massachusetts hrifpintine. Guns: 10. Crew: 50. 
Any. 2U Bond: $20,000. Master: Jonathan Xeall. 

Bonders: Jonathan Xeall, Salem. Samuel Williams, Salem. 

Jonathan Peele, Salem. 

Owners: Jonathan Peele and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Joseph Cloncss, Robert Peele. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 5, p. 86 

1781 Fox. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 35. Bond: 
Sep. 7 20,000. Master: David Allen. 

Bonders: David Allen, Boston. John Adams, Boston. Samuel 

Greenough, Boston. 

Owners: John Adams and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Isaiah Audibert, William Davis, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 72 

1781 Fox. New Hampshire sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 30. 
Sep. 25 Bond: $20,000. Master: Robert Fisher. 

Bonders: Roljert Fisher, Boston, Mass. Samuel Briard, Ports 
mouth. John Langdon, Portsmouth. 
Owners: Woodbury Langdon and others. 
Witnesses: Samuel Penhallow, jr. , Robert Odiorne Treadwell. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 79 

1781 Fox. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 16. 
Oct. 4 Bond: $20,000. Master: David Thomson. 

Mate: Isaac Swain, Philadelphia. 

Bonders: George Nixon, Philadelphia. D[avid] Thomson, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Joseph Carson & Co. [Philadelphia]. Robert Shewell 

and George Nixon, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Frederick Snider. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 93 



302 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Fox. Pennsylvania brigantine. (inns: 8. Crow: 25. 
Mar. 28 Bond: $20,000. Master: Mark Collins [Phila 

delphia]. Mate: Benoni Hamilton, Philadel 
phia. 

Bonders: Isaac Moses, Philadelphia. Benjamin Seixas, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Isaac Moses, Benjamin Seixas, and others. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. 0. 106, vol. 5, p. 75 

1782 Fox. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: HO. 
Apr. 12 Bond: 20,000. Master: John Donaldson. 

Bonders: John Donaldson, Salem. Samuel Williams, Salem. 

Samuel Ward [Salem]. 

Owners: Samuel Williams and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Thomas Russell, Samuel Deniing. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 78 

1782 Fox. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. Bond: 
May 8 20,000. Master: Israel Johnson. 

Bonders: Israel Johnson, Portsmouth, N. H. Benjamin Lovett, 

jr., Job Prince, jr., Beverly. 
Owners: Benjamin Lovett and others, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Isaac Pierce, Jonathan Webb. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 82 

1782 Fox. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. 
Jun. 18 Bond: $20,000. Master: James Sellars. 

Bonders: James Sellars, Xewburyport, David Cutler, New- 

buryport. William Pike, Xewburyport. 
Owners: James Tileston, William Pike, David Cutler, Moses 

Little, and Benjamin Harrod. 
Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, ]>. 89 

1782 Fox. Connecticut boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 10. Master: 
Jul. 11 Abraham Cooper Woodhull. 

Bonders: Abraham Cooper Woodhull, Joseph Squire, Hezekiah 

Nichols. 

Owners: Abraham Cooper Woodhull & Co. 
Witnesses: Thaddeus Burr, Klijah Abel. 

Sec: Bond of M;>(/, Fox, and Finland of same rlate, one bond bring 
given for throe vessels. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 94 

17S2 Fox. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 30. Bond: 
Jul. 22 $20,000. Master: Greenfield Pote. 

Bonders: Greenfield Pote, Falmouth. Benjamin Titcomb, Fal- 

mouth. Nathaniel Deering, Falmouth. 
Owners: John Fox and others, Falmouth. 
Witnesses: John Archer, Samuel Fox. 

Falmouth, now Portland, Me. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 88 



NAVAL RECOEDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 303 

1782 Fox. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: f>. Crew: 20. 
Nov. U> Bond: $20,000. Master: John Porter. 

Bonders: John Porter, Boston. Daniel Pilsbury, Boston. Sam 
uel Day, Boston. 

Owners: Daniel Pilsbury and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: James Lunt, Klias Bolkom. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 87 

1782 Fox. Massachusetts brigantinc. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. 
Nov. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Gray. 

Bonders: William Gray, Salem. Joseph Sprague, Salem. Sam 
uel Williams [Salem]. 

Owners: Joseph Sprague and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Samuel Williams, Samuel Barton. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 80 

1770 Franklin. Maryland sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Mar. 11 Bond: $5,000. Master: James Tate. Mate: 

John Wilson [Philadelphia ]. 

Bonders: James Tate [Baltimore?.] Nicholas R. Moore, Bal 
timore. 

Owners: Daniel Bowley and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 99 

1780 Franklin. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 18. Crew: HO. 

Dec. 18 Bond: 20,000. Master: John Angus. Mate: 

James Ceilings [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Jonathan Mifflin, Philadelphia. John Angus, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Jonathan Mifflin and Anthony Butler & Co., Phila 
delphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, ]>. 95 

17S1 Franklin. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 18. Crew: lUO. 
j un . 22 ttond: $20,000. Master: John Allen Hallet. 

Bonders: John Allen Hallet. Samuel (Irani, Samuel Parkman, 

Boston. 
Owners: George & Andrew Cabot, and Bartholomew Putnam, 

Salem. 
Witnesses: James Lamb, James Ives. 

C. C . 196, vol. 5, p. 98 

l~Sl Franklin. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 25. 
14 Bond: $20.000. Master: Silas Devol. 

Bonders: Silas Devol, Francis Mulligan, Samuel, Tucker, Salem. 
Owners: Bartholomew Putnam and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Thomas Grant, John Sawyer. 

C. C. 196, vol. o, p. 97 



304 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Franklin. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: -t. Crew: 15. 
Jan. 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Cox. Mate: 

Thomas Eclgcomb. 

Bonders : Thomas Cox [Philadelphia?]. David H. Conynjr- 

ham, Philadelphia. 

Owners: John M. Nesbitt & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

( . ( . ]<)(>, vol. 5, p. M 

1780 Freedom. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 7. Crew: 
Sep. 7 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: Benjamin Ober. 

.Bonders: Benjamin Ober, Salem. Larkiu Thorndike, Salem. 

Israel Hutchinson, Salem. 
Owner: Larkin Thormliko. 
Witnesses: Winthrop Gray, John Perkins, jr. 

( . C. 196, vol. 5, p. 101 

1781 Freedom. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 12. Crew: (jo. 
Sep. 28 Bond: $20.000. Master: Shubacl Brainerd. 

Bonders: Shubael Brainerd, Aaron Kellogg [Chatham], 

Cornel ins Amiable. 

Owners: Jonathan Deming & Co., Connecticut. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Jabez Huntington, jr. 

C. C. 190, vol. 5, p. 100 

1780 Free Mason. Maryland schooner. Guns: G. Crew: 14. 
Jun. ID Bond: $20,000. Master: William Thomas. 

Bonders: William Thomas, Dorchester County. John David 
son, Annapolis. 

Owners: Archibald Patison & Co. [Dorchester County]. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 19ii, vol. 5, p. 104 

1781 Free Mason. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Jul. 20 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Noah Stoddard. 

Bonders: Noah Stoddard, Boston. Peter Geyer, Boston. 

Dimond Morton, Boston. 
Owner: Peter Geyer, Boston. 
Witnesses: David Wheeler, Kbenezer Hinckley. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 108 

1782 Free Mason. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Apr. 18 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Kbenezer Coombes. 

Bonders: Ebenezer Coombes [Boston]. Joshua Farrington 

Boston. Nathaniel Gardner, Boston. 
Owners: Jacob Fox, Boston. Joshua W r etherly, Boston. 
Witnesses: Kliphus Baralett, Levi Gibbs. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 102 



IVE? 




NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 305 

1777 Friends Adventure. New Hampshire schooner. Guns: 
Aug. 6 6. Crew: 20. Bond: $5,000. Master: Kins 
man Peverly. 

Bonders: Kinsman Peverly, Portsmouth. Samuel Hill, Porte- 
mouth. Eliphalet Ladd, Exeter. 
Owners: Samuel Hill & Co. 
Witnesses: Meshech Weare, Nicholas (iilman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 105 

1781 Friends Goodwill. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 
Jan. 10 2. Crew: 18. Bond: $20,000. Master: Wil 

liam Leitch [Philadelphia]. Mate: Daniel Fox, 
Philadelphia. 
Bonders: Philip Audibert, Philadelphia. Jonathan Smith, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Jonathan Smith, Philadelphia. Philip Audibert & 

Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnessas: James Trimble, William Leitch. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 106 

1776 Friendship. Man-land brig. Guns: 16. Crew: 30. 
Dec. 21 Bond: Not stated. Master: John Martin. 

Bonders: John Martin [Baltimore?]. 
Owners: Council of Safety of Maryland. 
Witness: R[ichard?] Duvall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 116 

1778 Friendship. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 14. Crew: 45. 
Dec - 7 Bond: $10,000. Master: John Gourlay [Phila 
delphia?]. 

Bonders: William McCulloch, Philadelphia. Joseph McCuI- 

loch, Philadelphia. 

Owners: William and Joseph McCulloch & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Robert Cane, James Trimble.. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 112 

1779 Friendship. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Dec. 3 vjo. Bond: $10,000. Master: John Ball. 

Bonders: John Ball, Philadelphia. John Wilcocks, Philadel 
phia, 

Owners: John Wilcocks & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Samuel Wilcox, Samuel Clarkson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 109 

1780 Friendship. Pennsylvania boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 20. 
Aug. 7 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Badcock [Phila 
delphia?]. 

Bonders: Philip Moore, Philadelphia. James Craig, jr., Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Philip Moore, James Craig & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, John Badcock. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 107 
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306 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Friendship. Massachusetts ship. Guns: IS. Crew: 60. 
Aug. 15 Bond: $20,00d. Master: Simon Mansir. 

Bonders: Simon Mansir [Boston]. Thomas Russell, Boston. 

Chambers Russell, Boston. 
Owner: Thomas Russell. 
Witnesses: Edward McLane, Thomas Greene. 

C. C. 11)6, vol. 5, p. 115 

1780 Friendship. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 12. Crow: 
Sep. 6 40. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Bull. 

Bonders: Nicholas Low, Philadelphia. John Ball, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: John Wilcocks, George Meado & Co., Richard Low, 
John & Robert Harper, Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 110 

1781 Friendship. Virginia ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 40. Bond: 
Jan. 23 $20,000. Muster: John McCabe. 

Bonders: John McCabe, Virginia. James Byrne. 
Owners: James Byrne & Co., Virginia. 
Witnesses: Smyth Tandy, William Tandy. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 114 

1781 Friendship. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 70. 
Jan. 30 Bond: $20,000. Master: Daniel Waters. 

Bonders: Daniel Waters, Boston. Thomas Russell, Boston. 

Chambers Russell, Boston. 
Owner: Thomas Russell. 
Witnesses: James Yancey, William Burroughs. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 118 

1781 Friendship. Pennsylvania boat. Guns: 4. Crew: 25. 
Mar. 9 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Badcock [Phila 

delphia?]. 

Bonders: Philip Moore, Philadelphia. James Craig, jr., Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Craig, Philip Moore & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 108 

1781 Friendship. Pennsylvania boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 18. 
Jun. 9 Bond, $20,000. Master: Henry Murfits [New 

London, Conn.J. Mate: Enoch Willis | Willets, 
Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John Patton, Philadelphia. James Craig, jr., Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Craig, jr., and John Patton, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 117 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 307 

1781 Friendship. Massachusetts brignntine. Guns: S. 
Oct. 3 Crew: 20. Bond: $20,000. Muster: Isaac Elwell. 

Bonders: Isaac Elwell, Cape Ann. John Low, jr., Cape Ann. 

William Parsons, Boston. 
Owners: John Low and others, Cape Ann. 
Witnesses: Moses Caiss, Edward Manning. 

C. C. vol. 5, ]>. Ill 

1782 Friendship. Massachusetts ship, (inns: <>. Crew: 20. 
Nov. Hi Bond: 20,000. Master: Gideon Hentield. 

Bonders: Gideon Henfield, Salem. Joshua Ward, Salem. John 

Norris. 

Owners: Joshua Ward and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: G[ ] Bnrchmore, Joseph Bartlett. 

C. C. 196, vol. 5, p. 113 

177t> G-amecock. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 50. 
May 13 Bond: $5,000. Master: Lemuel Brooks. 

Bonders: IxMiiuel Brooks, Norwalk. Adam Babcock, New 

Haven. 

Owner: Adam Babcock. 
Witnesses: Noali Phelps, Ezekiel Rogers Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 1 

LTT!> Gramecock. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Jim. 3 1<>. Bond: $5,000. Master: Sanford Thomp 

son. 

Bonders: Sanford Thompson, Middletown. Matthew Tallcott, 

Middletown. 

Owners: Matthew Tallcott & Co. , Middletown. 
Witnesses: Jabe/ Hamlin, Nathaniel Niles. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 4 

1781 Gramecock. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Aug. 27 30. Bond: $20,000. Master: Richard Smith. 

Bonders: Richard Smith [Salem]. Isaac Pierce, Boston. 

Samuel \Vard, Salem. 

Owners: Benjamin Goodhue and others, Salem. 
Witness: David Morey. 

C. C. 196, vol. fi, p. 3 

1781 Gamecock. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 30. 
Sep. 6 Bond: $20,000. Master: David Roberts. 

Bonders: David Roberta [Norwich]. Thomas Mumi ord [Nor 
wich]. John Chenevard [Hartford]. 
Owners: John Deshon & Co. [New London]. 
Witnesses: William Havens, Joseph Conkling. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 2 



308 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 G-amiet. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 15. 
Sep. 17 Bond: $5,000. Master: William Budden [Phila 

delphia?]. 
Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. Robert MeClena- 

ehan, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan, David Beveridge & Co. [Phila 
delphia]. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Robert Paisley. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 5 

1779 Gates. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 40. Bond: 
Sep. 2 $5,000. Master: Timothy Sage. 

Bonders: Timothy Sage, Middletown. Justus Riley, Wethers- 
field. John Wright, Wethersfleld. 

Owners: Justus Riley and John Wright & Co., Wethersfield. 
Witnesses: Garshom Wolcott, Ez[ekiel] Williams. 
See also General Gates. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 7 

1781 Grates. Rhode Island boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 7. Bond: 
May 19 $20,000. Master: John Humphry. 

Bonders: John Humphry, Providence. Oliver Gardner, War 
wick. 

Owner: John Humphry. 
Witnesses: W[illiam?] Greene, Samuel Ward. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 6 

1778 General Arnold. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 20. 
May 11 Crew: 120. Bond: $10,000. Master: James 

Magee. 
Bonders: James Magee [Boston]. Isaac Sears [Boston]. 

Paschal N. Smith [Boston]. 
Owners: Isaac Sears and Paschal N. Smith. 
Witnesses: Eliakim Raymond, Joseph Skilliu. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 8 

1781 General Galvez. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 6 
Jul. 27 Crew: 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: John 

Vicary. Mate: William Lyell [Philadelphia]. 
Bonders: John Vicary, Philadelphia. Thomas Fitzsimons, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Thomas Fitzsimons & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 11 

1781 General Galvez. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. 
Dec. 21 Crew: 30. Bond: $20,000. Master: James Mont 

gomery [Philadelphia]. Mate: Charles Xuttle 
Philadelphia. 

Bonders: James Craig, jr., Philadelphia. John Patton, Phila 
delphia. 
Owners: James Craig, jr., John Patton, Alexander Nesbitt, and 

others, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 9 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE DEVOLUTION. 309 

1782 General Galvez. Massachusetts ship. Guns: IS. Crew: 
Nov. 20 4d. Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Smith. 

Bonders: Thomas Smith, Salem. Daniel Bigelow, jr. Josiah 

Spear. 

Owners: Joseph & Joshua Grafton, Salem. 
Witnesses: J. D. Robins, Sampson Rea. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 10 

1777 General Grates. Maryland sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 15. 
Oct. -20 Bond: $5,000. Master: Thomas Steel. 

Bonders: Thomas Steel [Baltimore]. Charles Wallace, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: Thomas Steel, William Hammond, Thomas Russell, 
and John McLure, Maryland. 

Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 13 

1779 General Gates. Maryland sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Apr. 5 18. Bond: $5,000. Master: Joseph Dority. 

Bonders: Joseph Dority [Baltimore]. Archibald Gamble, Bal 
timore. 

Owners: David H. Conyngham [Philadelphia]. Archibald 
Gamble, Baltimore. 

Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 12 

1779 General Gates. Maryland schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Apr. 5 lo. Bond: $5,000. Master: Benjamin Tatem. 

Bonders: Benjamin Tatem [Baltimore]. Hugh Young, Balti 
more. 

Owners: Hugh Young & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 14 

17S1 General Gist. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Jun. 23 30. Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Sharpe. 

Bonders: Peter Sharpe [Baltimore]. Thomas Johnson, Balti 
more. 

Owners: Thomas & William Johnson, Daniel Hopkins & Co., 
Baltimore. 

Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 190, vol. (i, p. 15 

1779 General Greene. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Dec. 11 40. Bond: $10,000. Master: James Montgom 

ery [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: George Henry, Philadelphia. James Ash, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: George Henry and James Wharton&Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses-. Waters Sitton, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 22 



310 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 General G-reene. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 16. Crew: 
Mar. 13 45. Bond: $10,000. Master: William Burke 

[Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: George Henry, Philadelphia. Robert Knox, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: George Henry and James Wharton& Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

0. C. 19(i, vol. (i, p. 17 

1780 General Greene. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: IS. Crew: 
Sep. 2$ loo. Bond: S^O.OOO. Master: Samuel Carson 

| Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: James Ash, Philadelphia. William Hall, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: James Ash, George Henry & Co., Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: \V[ ] Stretch, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 18 

1781 General Green. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Oct. 11 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Isaiah Simmons. 

Bonders: Isaiah Simmons, Boston. William Shattuck, Boston. 

AVinthrop Sargent, Boston. 
Owners: William Shattuck and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Stephen II. Gray, Thomas II. Perkins. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. L 4 

1782 General Greene. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Mar. 20 4-5. Bond: $20,000. Master: Haskal Freeman. 

Mate: Amos Stone [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Standish Forde, Philadelphia. Haskal Freeman, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Standish Forde and Crowell Hatch [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 21 

1782 General Green. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: LG. 
Apr. 17 Crew: 100. Bond: $20,000. Master: Gideon 

Olmsted. 

Bonders: Gideon Olmsted, Hartford. William Brown, Hart 
ford. ,T[onathan] Edwards, Hartford. 
Owners: John Wright & Co. [Wethersfield?]. 
AVitnesses: Abigail Hyde, John Trumbull. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 23 

1782 General Greene. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 16. 
May 15 Crew: SO. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel 

Croel. 

Bonders: Samuel Croel, Salem. Samuel Page, Salem. Thomas 

Philbrook [Salem]. 

Owners: Samuel Page and others, Salem. 
AVitnesses: James Shed, Hannah Shed. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 20 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 311 

1782 General Greene. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 16. 
Aug. i> Crew: 90. Bond: $20,000. Master: Aaron 

Croel. 

Bonders: Aaron Croel, Salem. Samuel Croel, Salem. John F. 

Morgan, Boston. 

Owners: Samuel Page and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Samuel Tucker, Thomas C. Vernon. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 19 

1782 General Green. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: (5. 
Nov. 10 Crew: 8. Bond: $20,000. Master: Daniel 

Adams. 

Bonders: Daniel Adams, Boston. James Oliver, Boston. 

Samuel Gardner, Boston. 

Owner*: Samuel Gardner and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: W[ ] Harris, David Morey. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 16 

1775 General Herkimer. Connecticut brig. Guns: 4. Crew: 
May 15 12. Bond: $1,000. Master: Samuel Perkins. 

Bonders: Samuel Perkins, New Haven. Peter Colt, New 

Haven. John C. Ogden, New Haven. 
Owners: Michael Todd & Co., New Haven. 
Witnesses: Jared Tracy, Asa Waterman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 25 

1776 General Lee. Maryland schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Dec. 17 50. Bond: 2,000. Master: James Phillips. 

Bonders: James Phillips, David Weerns, Maryland. 
Owners: David Weems and others. 
Witness: K[ichard] Kidgely. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 26 

1779 General Lincoln. Maryland sloop. Guns: 20. Crew: 
Sep. - 5 30. Bond: $5,000. Master: John Harrison. 

Bonders: John Harrison, Annapolis. John Davidson, Annap 

olis. 

Owners: Stephen Steward & Co., Maryland. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 27. 

1778 General McDougall. Connecticut ship. Guns: 10. 
Apr. 6 Crew: 30. Bond: $10,000. Master: Joseph 



Bonders: Joseph Jauncey, Jeremiah Platt, and John Broome, 

Hartford. 
Owners: Pashcal N. Smith and Isaac Sears, Boston, Mass. 

[Benedict] Arnold, Christopher Leffingwell [Norwich], 

Samuel & John Broome and Jeremiah Platt [Hartford], 

Conn. 
Witnesses: Margaret V. Vanderspiegel, Ebenezer Platt. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 28 



312 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 General Max-well. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 10. 
Aug. 21 Crew: 50. Bond: $10,000. Master: Moses 

Griffin[g]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Robert McCleay, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 29 

1777 General Mercer. Maryland sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Apr. 19 50. Bond: $5,000. Master: Thomas Tiiupson 

[Simpson?]. 

Bonders: Thomas Timpson, Charles Wallace, Annapolis. 

Owners: William Lux & Co., Baltimore. 

Witness: R[ichard] Kidgely. 

Commission to Timpson accompanies the bond. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 32. 

1777 General Mercer. Maryland sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Juu. 10 50. Bond: $3,000. Master: Alexander Mur 
ray. 

Bonders: Alexander Murray [Baltimore]. John Davidson, 

Annapolis. Christopher Richmond, Annapolis. 
Owners: William l.nx and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: R[ichard] Ridgely. 
Thomas Timpson also is given as master. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 31. 

1780 General Mercer. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Oct. 11 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Foster. 

Bonders: Joseph Foster, Cape Ann. Winthrop Sargent, Cape 

Ann. William Pearson, Gloucester. 
Owner: Winthrop Sargent, Cape Ann. 
Witnesses: Isaac Proctor, Nathaniel Warner. 

C. C. 196, vol. (>, p. 30. 

1781 General Montgomery. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 
Jun. -i 1-t- Crew: 00. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel 

Hobbs. 

Bonders: Samuel Hobbs, Salem. John Fisk, Salem. John 

Norris, Salem. 

Owners: John Norris and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: David Phippen, Ebenezer Phippen. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 33. 

1778 General Putnam. Connecticut ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 
Apr. 23 150. Bond: $10,000. Master: Thomas Allon. 

Bonders: Thomas Allon, New London. Nathaniel Shaw, jr., 

New London. Michael Melally, New London. 
Owners: Nathaniel Shaw, jr., & Co., New London. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Trumbull, John Trumbull. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 34. 



NAVAL EECOKDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 313 

1779 General Reed. Pennsylvania brio;. Guns: 16. Crow: 
Oct. 26 80. Bond: 10,000. Master: Hugh Stocker. 

Bonders: Hugh Stocker, Philadelphia. Andrew Hodge, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Andrew Hodge, Hugh Hodge tt Co., Philadelphia. 
. Witness: James Trimble. 

0. 0. 198, vol. (i, p. 36 

1780 General Reed. Pennsylvania brig, (runs: Iti. Crew: 
Apr. 13 1:20. Bond: $10,000. Master: Samuel Davison. 

Bonders: Andrew Hodge, jr., Philadelphia. Samuel Davison, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Andrew & Hugh Hodge. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 35 

1781 General Scammell. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: (J. 
Dec. 26 Crew: 15. Bond: 20,000. Master: Giles Hall. 

Mate: Joseph Brown [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Standish Forde, Philadelphia. Giles Hall, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Clement Biddle, Philadelphia. Standish Forde, Phila 
delphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 37 

1780 General Scott. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: S. Crew: 
Sep. 22 30. Bond: $20,000. Master: William Nichols 

[Baltimore?, Md.]. 

Bonders: Robert Morris, Philadelphia. Peter Whiteside, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Kobert Morris & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: John Swauwick, James Kees. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 38 

1777 General Small-wood. Maryland schooner. Guns: 4. 
Oct. 20 Crew: 10. Bond: $5,000. Master: John Rogers. 

Bonder: John Rogers [Annapolis]. 
Owner: State of Maryland. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 40 

1780 General Smallwood. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 
Dec. 1 U. Crew: 45. Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas 

Finley. Mate: George Hutton [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: George Nixon, Philadelphia. Thomas Finley, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: George Nixon, William Pollard [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 39 



314 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 General Starke. Connecticut sloop. Guns: (i. Crew: 
Mar. 10 20. Bond: 20,000. Master: Ebcno/er Peck. 

Bonders: P^benezer Peek, New Haven. Cornelius Cunning 
ham, New London. Kbenezer Douglas, New London. 
Owners: Jesse Leffingworth & Co., New Haven. 
Witnesses: O[urdon] Saltonstall, David Mumford. 

C. 0. 19<>, vol. 6, p. 41 

17S1 General Starke. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 22. Crew: 
J"l. 100. Bond: 20,000. Master: William Coas. 

Bonders: William Coas, Gloucester. Winthrop Sargent, Glou 
cester. David Pearce, Gloucester. 
Owners: Winthrop Sargent and others. 
Witnesses: John Stevens Ellery, John Beach. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 42 

1777 General Sullivan. New Hampshire brigantine. Guns: 
Sep. 13 1-t. Crew: LOO. Bond: 10,000. Master: 

Thomas Palling. 

Bonders: Thomas Dalling, Portsmouth. Kphraim Robinson, 

Exeter. Eli[>halet Ladd, Exeter. 
Owners: Eliphalet Ladd and others, Exeter. 
Witnesses: Mesheeh Weare, John Dudley. 

C. C. 1D6, vol. (5, p. 4:5 

1781 General Titcomb. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 18. 
Feb. 27 Crew: 50. Bond: 20,000. Master: Jeremiah 

Pearson, jr. 

Bonders: Jeremiah Pearson, jr., Newburyport. William Nich 
ols, Newburyport. Abner Greenleaf, Newburyport. 

Owners: Samuel Bachelder and William Nichols, Newburyport. 

Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 44 

1781 General Wads worth. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 12. 
Feb. Crew: 80. Bond: 20,000. Master: Paul Reed, 

jr. 

Bonders: Paul Reed, jr. [Boothbay]. Moses Little, Newbury 
port. Ebenczer Little, Newburyport. 
Owners: Moses <fr Ebenezer Little, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Joseph Stanwood, John Mussey. 

C. C. 196, vol. (i, p. 45 

1777 General Washington. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 
Jul. 25 18. Crew: 130. Bond: $10,000. Master: Wil 

liam Rogers. 

Bonders: William Rogers, Boston, Mass. Jeremiah Platt, Hart 
ford. John Broome, Hartford. 

Owners: Isaac Sears, Boston, Mass. Samuel Broome, Christo 
pher Leffingwell, Jeremiah Platt, and John Broome. 
Witnesses: Samuel Talcott, jr., Ebenezer Platt. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 47 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 315 

1779 General Washington. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: is. 
Aug. 3 Crew: (i(). Bond: $10,000. Master: Samuel 

Walker [Philadelphia?!. 

Bonders: Robert Morris, Philadelphia. Peter Whiteside, Phila 
delphia. 

Owner?: Hooe & Harrison. 
Witness: Benjamin Homeland. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 49 

17*0 General Washington. Rhode Island ship, (runs: 19. 
Aug. 21 Crew: 120. Bond: $20,000. Master: Silas Tal- 

bot. Mate: Josiah Haynes [Providence]. 

Bonders: Silas Talbot, Providence. John Brown, Providence. 

Owner: John Brown. 

Witnesses: Benoni Pearie, William Barton. 

On verso is certificate that commission was issued. A. D. S. Henry 

Ward, secy. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 48 

178 General Washington. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 6. 
Aug. 22 Crew: lt>. Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas 

Powars. 
Bonders: Thomas Powars, Boston. Arnold Welles, Boston. 

Samuel Paine, jr., Boston. 
Owner: Arnold Welles, Boston. 
Witnesses: Oliver Wiswall, A[rnold] Welles, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 46 

1779 General Wayne. Pennsylvania xebec. Guns: 3. Crew: 
A g- 31 7(>. Bond: $10,000. Master: Robert Collings. 

Bonders: John Hazelwood, Philadelphia. William Allibone, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: John Hazelwood, William Allibone & Co., Philadel 
phia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 51 

1779 General Wayne. Maryland sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 10. 
Sep. 22 Bond: 5,000. Master: Newton Cannon. 

Bonders: Xewton Cannon. Samuel Smith, Baltimore. John 
Smith [Baltimore]. 

Owners: Matthew Ridley [Baltimore]. Samuel Smith, Balti 
more. 

Witness: Robert Buchanan. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 50 

1780 G reneral Wayne. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Mar. 28 (in. Bond: $10,000, Master: John Rice [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: John Hazelwood, Philadelphia. William Allibone, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: John Hazelwood & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 53 



316 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 General Wayne. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 12. Crew: 

Aug. 16 25. Bond: $20,00(1. Master: Benjamin Newton. 

Bonders: Benjamin Newton, Philadelphia. Alexander Stewart, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Alexander Stewart, Robert Totten & Co. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. (>, p. 52 

1780 George. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Apr. 7 $10,000. Master: James Montgomery. 

Bonders: James Montgomery, Philadelphia. Philip Moore, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Philip Moore & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

G. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 59 

1780 George. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 75. 
Nov. 4 Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph McCullough. 

Bonders: George Kennedy, Philadelphia. Andrew Kennedy, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: Joseph McCullough [Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: Thomaa Kelly, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 58 

1781 George. Rhode Island sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 40. 
Apr. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Champlin. 

Bonders: Thomas Champlin, Bristol. Le Baron Bradford, 
Warren. 

Owners: Samuel Broome [Hartford, Conn.], Nathan Miller, and 

Le Baron Bradford, Rhode Island. 
Witnesses: W[illiam] Greene, S[amuel?] Ward. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 55 

1781 George. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
May 25 50. Bond: $20,000. Master: William Camp 
bell. Mate: Robert Graham [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: William Campbell, Philadelphia. James Craig, jr., 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Philip Moore, James Craig, jr., & Co. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Robert Graham. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 54 

1782 George. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 16. 
Feb. 27 Bond:, $20,000. Master: Robert French [Phila 
delphia]. Mate: James Gwin, Philadelphia. 

Bonders: James Craig, jr., Philadelphia. Philip Moore, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Craig, jr., Philip Moore, and others, Philadel 
phia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 57 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 317 

1782 George. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 45. 
May 6 Bond: $20,000. Master: George Curwin, [Phila 

delphia]. Mate: John Chatham. 

Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. Robert Bridges, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan & Co. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 56 

1781 George and Fanny. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 
Feb. 6 H. Crew: 16. Bond: $ 20,000. Master: John 

Adams. 

Bonders: John Adams, Boston. Andrew Symmes, Boston. 

George Vincent [Boston]. 
Owners: Andrew Symmes and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Fowle, William Brown. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 60 

1782 George and Fanny. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 
Jan. -21 6. Crew: 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Moses 

Hale. 

Bonders: Moses Hale, Gloucester. Ebenezer Parsons, Boston. 

Francis Butler, Boston. 

Owners: Stephen Higginson and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Thomas Hichborn, John G. Rogers. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 61 

1777 Gist. Maryland schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 6. Bond: 
Jan. 17 $5,000. Master: Henry Geddes. 

Bonders: Charles Wallace, Annapolis. Henry Geddes, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: William Hammond and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: R[ichard] Ridgely. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 64 

1777 Gloriosa. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Jul. 22 50. Bond: $5,000. Master: John Babson. 

Bonders: John Babson, Amesbury, William Wyer, Newbury. 

Noah Emery, Exeter, N. II. 

Owners: Jackson, Tracy & Tracy, Ncwburyport, Mass. 
Witnesses: Nicholas Gilman, John Wentworth, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 65 

1780 Gloucester Packet. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 16. 
Dec. 28 Crew: 45. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Beach. 

Bonders: John Beach [Gloucester]. Winthrop Sargent, Glou 
cester. David Pearce, Gloucester. 
Owners: Winthrop Sargent and others, Gloucester. 
Witnesses: John Stevens Ellery, Joseph Allen. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 66 



318 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Gloucester Packet. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 16. 
Jan. 11 Crew: 40. Bond: $20,000. Master: John 

Osborne Sargent. 
Bonders: John Osborne Sargent, Gloucester. David Pearce, 

Gloucester. Winthrop Sargent, Gloucester. 
Owners: Winthrop Sargent and others, Gloucester. 
Witness: John Stevens Ellery. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 67 

1777 Glouster [Gloucester]. Massachusetts brigantine. 
Jul. 17 Guns: 18. Crew: 130. Bond: $10,000. Mas 

ter: John Coulston. 
Bonders: John Coulston, Gloucester. Coas Gardner, Gloucester. 

Zebulon Giddings, Kxeter, N. H. 
Owners: David Pearce & Co., Gloucester, Mass. 
Witnesses: Ebenezer Thompson, Nathaniel Peabody. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 68 

1782 Goldfinder. Virginia brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 25. 
Mar. 1 Bond: $20,000. Master: Nicholas B. Seabrook. 

Bonders: Nicholas B. Seabrook, David Lambert, Virginia. 
Owners: Anderson & Co., Virginia. 
Witness: Charles Hay. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 09 

1781 Good Adventure. Maryland schooner. Guns: 5. 
Jul. 7 Crew: (>. Bond: $20,000. Master: Ckude 

Besse. 

Bonders: Claude Besse [Baltimore]. John Stewart, Ann Arun- 

del County. 

Owners: John Dumist, Baltimore. 
Witnesses: William Hyde, C[hristopher] Richmond. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 70 

1779 Good Intent. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Aug. 23 20. Bond: $10,000. Master: Not stated. 

Bonders: Peter January, Philadelphia. James Hood, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Peter January, Philadelphia. James Hood & Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: William Price, Joseph Snowden. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 71 

1782 Good Intent. 

Jlin. 20 See: Tamiiny. 

1782 Good Luck. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. 
Sep. 23 Bond: $20,000. Master: Jonathan Neall. 

Bonders: Jonathan Neal, Salem. Elias Hasket Derby, Salem. 

William Colman [Salem]. 
Owner: Elias Hasket Derby, Salem. 
Witness: Benjamin Colman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 72 



NAVAL BECOKDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 319 

1781 Governor Clinton. Pennsylvania boat. Guns: ?. 

Jul. 24 Crew: 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: William 

Mornyer. Mate: John Bodwinc [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Robert Cocks, Philadelphia. William Mornyer, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: Robert Cocks, Philadelphia. Robert Collinga, Phila 
delphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 7 

17S1 Governor Clinton. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. 

Sep. 11 Crew: 18. Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph 

Vansise. Mate: William White [Boston, Mass?]. 

Bonders: Joseph Vansise, Philadelphia. John Imlay, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: John Imlay, Richard Sands, White JIatlack, and 
others [Philadelphia]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 73 

1780 Governor De Graff. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 20. 
Dec. 5 Crew: 100. Bond: $20,000. Master: Hugh 

Lisle [Lyle, Philadelphia]. Mate: Mark Collins, 
Philadelphia. 

Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. John Pringle, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. 
Witness: J[ ] Blair. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 74 

1781 Governor Livingston. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 
Jun. 30 4. Crew: 14: Bond: $20,000. Master: Moses 

Griffing. Mate: Edward Burrows [Philadel 
phia?]. 

Bonders: Moses Griffing, Philadelphia. Joseph Carson, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson, Matthew Irwin & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 75 

1782 Governor Moore. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 8. 
]y| ar 12 Crew: Not stated. Bond: $20,000. Master: 

David Thomson. Mate: George Buuner [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. David Thomson, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: John Wright Stanly, George Ernlen, and Joseph Carson 
[Philadelphia]. 

Witnesses: Joseph Hargan, Robert McCleay. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 76 



320 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Governor Nelson. Virginia brigantine. Guns: Not 
Sep. 28 stated. Crew: Not stated. Bond: Not stated. 

Master: Nathaniel Parker. 

Bonders: Parker & Wills [Virginia]. J[ames] M. Simmons. 
Owners: Josiah Parker, Jo hn Hek Wills. 
Witness: Jo[hn?] Dandridge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 77 

1778 Governor Trumbull. Connecticut ship. Guns: 20. 
Nov. 18 Crew: 150. Bond: $10,000. Master: Henry 

Billings. 

Bonders: Henry Billings [Norwich]. Joseph Howland [Nor 
wich]. Henry Putnam, Connecticut. 
Owners: Howland & Coit "and their associates." 
Witnesses: William Williams, John Trumbull. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 78 

1780 Grampus. Maryland schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 10. 
Aug. 17 Bond: $20,000. Master: Joses Hill. 

Bonders: Joses Hill, Caleb Hall, Baltimore. 
Owners: Henry Brown & Co., Baltimore. 
Witnesses: T[homas] Johnson, jr., William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 79 

1780 Grand Monarque [Monarch]. Massachusetts ship. 
Dec. 12 Quns: 16. Crew: 45. Bond: $20,000. Master: 

David Coats. 

Bonders: David Coats, Newburyport. John Tracy, Newbury- 

port. Samuel Newhall, Newburyport. 
Owners: Nathaniel & John Tracy, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Eleazer Johnson, John Friend. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 81 

1781 Grand Monarch. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 18. 
Jul. 27 Crew: 120. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Lee. 

Bonders: John Lee, Newburyport. Joseph Head, Boston. 

Nathaniel Tracy, Newburyport. 
Owners: Nathaniel & John Tracy, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: James Perkins, John Head. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 80 

1781 Grand Turk. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 28. Crew: 
Jun. 13 140. Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Sim 

mons. 

Bonders: Thomas Simmons, Salem. Elias Hasket Derby, 

Salem. Robert Stone, Salem. 
Owners: Elias llasket Derby and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Thomas Saunders, William Colman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 84 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 321 

1781 Grand Turk. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 24. Crew: 
Sep. 27 100 Bond: $ 20,000. Master: Joseph Pratt. 

Bonders: Joseph Pratt, Salem. Klias Ilasket Derby, Salem. 

Thomas Sanndcrs, Salem. 

Owners:. Klias Hasket Derby aud others, Salem. 
Witness: Nehemiah Holt. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 82 

1781 Grand. Turk. Virginia brigantine. duns: 14. Crew: 
Oct. 1 (><>. Bond: 20,000. Master: Cornelius Scherm- 

erhorn. 

Bonders: Walker, Brade & Co. [Virginia]. Richard Baker. 
Owners: James Brade and Thomas Walker & Co. 
Witness: ,To[hn] Dandridge. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 6, p. 83 

1782 Greene. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: (>. Crow: Not 
Apr. 2 stated. Bond: 20,000. Master: Samuel Davi- 

son. Mate: Walter Stephens [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Samuel Davison, Philadelphia. Joseph Carson, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson, John Wright Stanly, and George 
Emlen [Philadelphia]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 85 

1779 Greyhound. Maryland schooner. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Jul. 17 i.j). Bond: $5,000. Master: Henry Geddes, 

1st mate: David Smith [jr.], [Salem, Mass.]. 
2d mate: Reuben Parker [Annapolis? Md.]. 
Bonders: Henry Geddes, Annapolis. Samuel Chase, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: John Dorsey & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson. 

C. C. 196, vol. fi, p. 88 

17SO Greyhound. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Oct. 13 Not stated. Bond: 20,000. Master: John 

Kemp. 

Bonders: Francis Ciurney, Philadelphia. John Kemp, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Francis (iurney and Blair McClenachan & Co., Phila 
delphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. f>, p. 89 

1781 Greyhound. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
May 7 35. Bond: $20,000. Master: Jacob Wilds. 

Bonders: Jacob Wilds, Salem. Aaron Waitt [Salem]. Joseph 

Howard, Salem. 

Owners: Aaron Waitt and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: George Calder, Eleazar Wyer. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 91 
5212- 



322 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 G-reyhound. New Hampshire sloop. (THUS: 6. Crew: 
Jul. 30 35. Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Roache. 

Bonders: Thomas Roache, Portsmouth. Samuel Sherburne, 

Portsmouth. Keith Spence, Portsmouth. 
Owners: Samuel Sherburne. Keith Spence. 
Witnesses: George Gains, Thomas Sherburne. 

C. C. 196, vol. fi, p. 90 

1782 Greyhound. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
May 25 35. Bond: $20,000. Master: Jacob Wilds. 

Bonders: Jacob Wilds, Salem. Joseph Howard, Salem. 

W[illiam] I". Bartlett, Salem. 
Owners: John Tucker and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: John Ivory, jr., David Morey. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 92 

1782 Greyhound. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Sep. 9 35. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Cooke. 

Bonders: John Cooke, Salem. B[enjamin] Goodhuc, jr., 

Salem. Isaac Peirce, Boston. 
Owners: John Tucker and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: W[ ] Harris, John Dall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 86 

1783 Greyhound. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Feb. 13 25. Bond, $20,000. Master: Levi Doane. 

Bonders: Levi Doane, Boston. Eliezer Wheelwright, Boston. 

Samuel Greenough, Boston. 
Owners: Levi Poane and others. 
Witnesses: William Payne, John Crafts. 

C. C. 1(0, vol. 6, p. 87 

1779 Gull. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 10. 
Jun. 17 Bond: $5,000. Master: William Bunce. 

Bonders: William Bunce, Wethersfield. John Hanmer, Weth- 

erslield. William May, Wethersfield. 
Owners: Levi Riley & Co. 
Witnesses: Thomas Seymour, Ezekiel Williams. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 93 

1780 Gustavus. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 2. Crew: 
Nov. 8. 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: George Fleming 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Samuel Inglis, Philadelphia. George Ord, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Thomas Willing, Philadelphia. Robert Morris, Phila 
delphia. William Bingham & Co., Philadelphia. 

AVitnesses: George Fleming, John Wilson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 9-J 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 323 

1782 Gustavus. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 1>. Crew: 70. 
Dec. 3 Bond: $20,000. Master: James Magee. 

Bonders: James Magee, Boston. Isaac Sears, Boston. Paschal 

X. Smith, Boston. 

Owners: Isaac Scarf anil others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Kliakim Raymond, George Scott. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 95 

1780 Hamlin. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 12. Crew: 55. 
Aug. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: David Brooks. 

Bonders: David Brooks, Chatham. John llullam, New Lon 
don. Giles Mumford, New London. 
Owners: Chauncey Bulkley & Co. [Chatham]. 
Witnesses: G[urdon] Saltonstall, Winthrop Kaltonstall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 96 

1781 Hamlin. Connecticut sloop. Guns: <>. Crew: 12. 
May 4 Bond: $20,000. Master: Timothy Starr. 

Bonders: Timothy Starr, Middletown. Jonathan Trumbull, jr. , 

Lebanon. John Porter, Lebanon. 
Owners: [Comfort?] Sage & Co., Connecticut. 
Witnesses: Joseph Abel, Joseph Gery. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 97 

1781 Hampton Packet. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Oct. 23 3- Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Wickham. 

Bonders: Thomas Wickham, New London County. Abraham 
Miller, Hartford County. Frederick Bull, Hartford 
County. 

Owners: Thomas Wickham & Co., New London Count} . 

Witnesses: Charles Caldwell, John Dodd. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 98 

1778 Hancock. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 80. 
Sep. 22 Bond: 2,000. Master: Thomas Chester, jr. 

Bonders: Thomas Chester, jr., Groton. Thomas Mumford, 

(iroton. 

Owner: Thomas Mumford, (iroton. 
Witnesses: G [union] Saltonstall, Mary Saltonstall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6 p. 100 

17S2 Hancock. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 18. Crew: 
Jul. 18 IK). Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Richards. 

Bonders: Peter Richards [Norwich]. Jabez Perkins [Nor 
wich]. Joseph Howland, Norwich. 

Owners: Thomas Mumford, Joseph Packwood, and Howland 
& Coit, Norwich. 

Witnesses: John Porter, Richard H. Huntley. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 103 



324 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Hancock. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: Ifi. Crow: 
Oct. 30 90. Bond: $20,000. Master: Lodowick Chain- 

plin. 

Bonders: Lodowick Champlin, New London. Patrick Robert 
son, Norwich. Thomas Coit, Norwich. 
Owners: Thomas Mumford & Co. [New London]. 
Witnesses: G[urdon] Saltonstall, Sallie Gardiner. 

C. C. H)6, vol. 6, p. 99 

1782 Hancock. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns:*!. Crew: 1-L 
Jan. 22 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Finch. Mate: 

Thomas Pearson (Philadelphia]. 
Bonders: William Finch, Philadelphia. David II. Conyng- 

ham, Philadelphia. 
Owner: Not stated. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 101 

1782 Hancock. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
gep.lt; 16. Bond: $20.000. Master: Hezekiah Perkins. 

Bonders: Hezekiah 1 erkins [Norwich]. Elisha Lathrop, jr. 

[Norwich]. John Alden [Lebanon]. 
Owners: Howland, Coit & Co. [Norwich]. 
Witnesses: Hezekiah Manning, Thomas Fanning. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 102 

1780 Hannah. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Dec. 28 18. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Gill. 

Bonders: Samuel Gill, Conn. Leonard Jarvis, Boston, Isaac 

Sears, Boston. 

Owners: Leonard Jarvis and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Phil[ip] Jarvis, John Hichborn. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 107 

1781 Hannah. Virginia schooner. Guns: Ifi. Crew: <>0. 
Mar. 1 Bond: 20,000. Master: Christopher Gardner. 

Bonders: Christopher Gardner. John Banks [Richmond]. 
Owners: Smith, Bowdoin, Hunter & Co. [Richmond]. 
Witnesses: Preeson Bowdoin, Henry Banks. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 108 

1781 Hannah. Virginia schooner. Guns: 14. Crew: 75. 
Jun. 20 Bond: 20,000. Master: George Cross. 

Bonders: George Cross [Virginia]. James Smith, Virginia. 

John Banks [Richmond]. 

Owners: Smith, Bowdoin, Hunter, and others [Richmond]. 
Witnesses: William H. \Vigg, W[ ] Parsons. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. :5, ]>. 9H 

1781 Hannah. Virginia schooner. Guns: 12. Crew: 35. 

Jun. 21 Bond: $20,000. Master: Christopher Gardner. 

Bonders: Christopher Gardner [Virginia]. Hunter, Bunks <& 

Co. [Richmond]. 
Owners: Hunter, Banks & Co. 

Witness: Adam Craig. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 106 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 325 

1781 Hannah. Pennsylvania brigantino. (runs: lo. Crew: 

Sep. 7 Iti. Bond: $20.000. Muster: Hendrick Fisher 

|Pliiladolpliiii|. Mate: John Drinker, Phila 
delphia. 

Bonders: Harmon Courier, Philadelphia, Isaac Kershaw, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: Harmon Courier, John Kershaw and Hendrick Fisher. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. l!i, vol. ti, p. 105 

17S1 Hannah. Virginia schooner. Ciuns: 1-i. Crew: 80. 
Sep. 20 Bond: 2(1.000. Master: John Cooper. 

Bonders: John Cooper [Virginia]. James Smith, Virginia. 

John Banks [Richmond]. 

Owners: Smith, Bowdoin, Hunter, and others [Richmond?]. 
Witnesses: Joseph Bell, Christopher Gardner. 

C. C. 19(3, vol. (i, p. 104 

i>^"- Hannah. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: ti. Crew: 18. 
Jim - - (i Bond: !?2(>.0uu. Master: Henry Hawkins. Mate: 

Daniel Lon# [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Henry Hawkins, Philadelphia. John M. Taylor, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: John W. Stanly, Joseph Carson, and John M. Taylor 

[Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 109 

178 Hannah and Sally. Pennsylvania schooner. Gun: 1. 
Oct. 27 Crew:<>. Bond: $10,000. Master: Thomas Pal 

mer [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Matbew Irwin, Philadelphia. Robert Paisley, Phila 
delphia. 
Owners: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Robert Bridges & Co. 

[Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: Thomas Palmer, T[imothy] Matlack. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 1 

1780 Hannibal. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 24. Crew: 130. 
Sep. 8 Bond: $20,000. Master: Jeremiah O Brien. 

Bonders: Jeremiah O Brien, Newburyporl. Caleb Tappan, 

Newburyport. John O Brien, Newburyport. 
Owners: John O Brien and others, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: John Billings, William Cooper, jr. 

C. C. 19fi, vol. 7, p. 2 

1778 Happy Return. New Jersey sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Mar. 23 2u. Bond: 5,000. Master: James Leach. 

Bonders: James Leach, Cape May County. Thomas Learn 
ing, jr., Cape May County. 
Owners: Andrew Banner & Co. 
Witnesses: Bowes Reed, Joshua Brick. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 4 



326 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Happy Return. Rhode Island schooner. Guns: 10. 
Mar. 17 Crew: 20. Bond: $ 20.000. Muster: James 

Eldred. 

Bonders: James Eldred, North Kingston, Nathan Brown, North 

Kingston. 
Owners: George W. Babcoek, Boston, Mass. James Eldred 

and Nathan Brown, North Kingston. 
Witnesses: W[illiam] Greene, Celia Greene. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 3 

1781 Happy Return. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 8. 
May 21 Crew: 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Croze 

Magnan. Mate: Martin Parkinson [Parkison?, 
Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Peter Croze Magnan, Philadelphia. James Veillon, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: Peter Croze Magnan. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 5 

1781 Harford. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 14. Crew: 35. 
Oct. 9 Bond: $20,000. Master: Jacob Walters [Balti 

more, Mel.]. Mate: Shubael P. Spooner [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonder: William Turnbull, Philadelphia. 
Owner: William Turnbull. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, ]>. 6 

1776 Harlequin. Maryland schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 21. 
Jul. 6 Bond: $5,000. Master: William Woolsey. Mate: 

Jesse Harding , Baltimore. Minor officer: John 
Brackett. Gunner: John Cunningham. Sur 
geon: Jenkin Davis. [Surgeon s] mate: John 
Smith. Baltimore. 

Bonders: William Woolsey [Baltimore]. William Lux, Balti 
more. Robert Purviance, Baltimore. 
Owners: George Woolsey, Baltimore. Daniel Bowley & Co., 

Baltimore. 
Witness: K[ichard] Ridgely. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 14 

1776 Harlequin. Maryland schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 21. 
Oct. 11 Bond: $5,000. Master: James Handy. 1st lieut. : 

Clement Harrison, Baltimore. [Sailing?] master: 
.Tames Anderson. Mate: William Sinclair. 
Bonders: James Handy, Baltimore. John Davidson, Annap 
olis. 
Owners: George Woolsey, Baltimore. Daniel Bowley & Co., 

Baltimore. 
Witnesses: R[ichard] Ridgely. 

196, vol. 7, p. HI 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 327 

1777 Harlequin. Maryland srhooner. Guns: 12. Crew: 20. 
May 2tJ Bond: $5,<>0<>. Master: Benjamin Joline. 

Bonders: Benjamin Joline, Annapolis. Charles Wallace, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: William Lux and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: Rfichard] Ridgely. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 12 

177S Harlequin. Connecticut .sloop, (inns: 6. Crew: 25. 
Dec. 1C Bond: $5,000. Master: Seth Doane. 

Bonders: Seth Doane, Chatham. Chancey Bulkier, Chatham. 

Ithamar Pelton, Chatham. 
Owners: Chancey Bulkley & Co., Chatham. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Elijah Hyde, jr. 

In next entry Bulkley s name is spelled Chauncey. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 8 

1779 Harlequin. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 25. 
May 19 Bond: $5,000. Master: Samuel Brooks. 

Bonders: Samuel Brooks, Chatham. Jeremiah Bradford, Chat 
ham. Joseph Kellogg, Chatham. 
Owners: Chauncey Bulkley & Co. [Chatham]. 
Witnesses: Lewis Thomas, Brown Coffin. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 7 

1779 Harlequin. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Sep. 1 Bond: $5,000. Master: Joseph Hurd. 

Bonders: Joseph Hurd, Chatham. Elijah Hyde, jr., Lebanon. 

William Torrey, jr., Lebanon. 
Owners: Humphry Lyon & Co., East Haddam. 
Witnesses: John Porter, David Trumbull. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 11 

1780 Harlequin. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 60. 
Dec. 19 Bond: 120,000. Master: Daniel Needham. 

Bonders: Daniel Xeedham, Salem. John Dutch, Salem. Joseph 

Howard, Salem. 

Owners: Aaron Waitt and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: John Rand, Jonathan Moore. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 13 

1782 Harlequin. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 16. 
Aug. 7 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Earle. Mate: 

Joseph Rennet [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John Earle, Philadelphia. Thomas Randall, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Caldwell [Philadelphia]. Thomas Truxtun, 
Philadelphia. Thomas Randall, Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 190, vol. 7, p. 9 



328 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Harmonie. New Hampshire brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Jul. 10 16. Bond: $20,000. Master: William Parker. 

Bonders: William Parker, Portsmouth. Robert Parker, Ports 
mouth. Nathaniel Folsom, Portsmouth. 
Owners: Robert Parker and others. 
Witnesses: George Gains, Mary Gains. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 15 

1782 Harpey. Massachusetts galley. Guns: 2. Crew: 18. 
Bond: $20,000. Master: Phineas Smith. 

Bonders: Phineas Smith, Salem. Daniel Bigdom [Salem]. 

Josiah Spear, Salem. 

Owners: John Moriarty and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Jacob Wilds, Eliezer Wheelwright. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 112 

1782 Harriot. Massachusetts ship. Gun: 16. Crew: 20. 
Jan. 21 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Beach. 

Bonders: John Beach, Gloucester. Lewis Games, Boston. 

Nehemiah Ingersoll, Boston. 
Owners: John Beach and others, Gloucester. 
Witnesses: John Welsh, jr., Joseph B. Sprigs. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 16 
Hatty. See: "Hetty." 

1780 Havannah. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: (i. Crew: 
Jul. 3 17. Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Young 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Isaac Moses, Philadelphia. Solomon Marache, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Robert Morris, Philadelphia. Moses Levy & Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 19 

1781 Havanna. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 15. 
Mar. 24 Bond: $20,000. Master: Aaron Stockholm 

[Philadelphia]. Mate: John Van Voorhis, Phila 
delphia. 

Bonders: Alexander Stewart, Philadelphia. Thomas Morris, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: Stewart & Totten and Samuel C. Morris & Co. [Phila 
delphia]. 

Witnesses: Aaron Stockholm, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 17 

1781 Havanna. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: <>. Crew: 15. 
Jun. 23 Bond: $20,000. Master : John Van Voorhis. 

Mate: .lames Swaine [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Alexander Stewart, Philadelphia. Daniel Van Voor 
his, Philadelphia. John Van Voorhis, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Alexander Stewart, Robert Totten, and Samuel C. 
Morris & Co., Philadelphia. 

AVitness: James Trimble. 

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1779 Hawk. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 50. 
.Tun. 25 Bond: 5,000. Master: Enoch Stillwell [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: Thomas learning, jr., Philadelphia. Jesse Hand, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Thomas Learning, jr. and Jesse Hand & Co. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

( . C. 196, vol. 7, p. 25 

1780 Hawk. Connecticut sloop. (hins: 1*2. Crew: 60. 
Mar. 22 Bond: $5,000. Master: Gideon Olmsted. 

Bonders: Gideon Olmsted [Hartford]. Jonathan Trumlmll, jr. 

[Lebanon?]. David Trumbull [Middletown]. 
Owners: Joseph Webb & Co. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Jabez Huntington, jr. 

C. C. 19ti, vol. 7, p. 23 

1780 Hawke. Maryland brig. Guns: 16. Crew: 31. Bond: 
Aug. 14 $20,000. Master: James Clifton. 

Bonders: JamesClifton [Philadelphia]. John Davidson, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: William Smith and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 27 

1780 Hawke. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 30. 
Dec. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Bull. 

Bonders: John Bull [Baltimore?]. Mark Pringle, Baltimore. 
Owners: Ridley, Pringle & Co., Baltimore. 
Witnesses: William Hyde, T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 1%, vol. 7, p. 26 

1782 Hawk. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 15. 
May 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Barbaroux. 

Bonders: John Barbaroux, Salem. Daniel Bigelow, Boston. 

Josiah Spear, Boston. 

Owners: John Barbaroux and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Thomas Dakin, I)[ ] Despruche. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 21 

1782 Hawk. Connecticut boat. G,un: 1. Crew: 10. Bond: 
May 30 $20,000. Master: Isaac Jones. 

Bonders: Isaac Jones, Stamford. John Davenport, jr., Stam 
ford. Samuel Lockwood, jr., Greenwich. 
Owner: Isaac Jones. 

Witnesses: William Williams, William Worthington. 
.Sre: Bond for theJav of equal date. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 22 

1782 Hawk. Massachusetts boat. Guns: 4. Crew: 13. 
Aug. 24 Bond: $20,000. Master: Zebulou Roe. 

Bonders: Zebulon Roe, Essex County. Thomas Tannatt, Essex 

County. Nicholas Titcomb, Essex County. 
Owners: Thomas Tannatt and Nicholas Titcomb. 
Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 24 



330 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Hawke. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew. ?>(). 
Nov. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: Jacob Wilds. 

Bonders: Jacob Wilds, Salem. Robert Foster [Salem], Joseph 

Churchill, Salem. 

Owners: Samuel Williams and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Dunham, David Churchill. 

C. C. 190, vol. 7, p. 28 

1782 Hawk. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. 
Dec. 3 Bond: $20,000. Master: Elijah Ayer. 

Bonders: Elijah Ayer, Machias. James Avery, Boston. John 

McGown, Boston. 
Owners: Elijah Ayer and others. 
Witnesses: Samuel Rogers, Jonathan Eddy. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 20 

1779 Hazard. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Jun. 12 Bond: $5,000. Master: Hezekiah Perkins. 

Bonders: Hezekiah Perkins [Norwich]. Joseph Ilowland 

[Norwich]. Thomas Coit [Norwich]. 
Owners: Joseph Ilowland and Thomas Coit [Norwich]. 
Witnesses: Jeremiah Harris, Nathaniel P. Peabody. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 36 

1780 Hazard. Pennsylvania cutter. Gun: 1. Crew: 45. 
Oct. 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: Hezekiah Anthony. 

Bonders: Hezekiah Anthony, Philadelphia. Andrew Hodge, 

jr., Philadelphia. 

Owners: David Lockwood and Andrew Hodge, jr., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, David Lockwood. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 2!) 

1781 Hazard. [Massachusetts] brigantine. Guns: G. Crew: 
Feb. [8] 14. Bond: $20,000. Master: Enoch Coffin. 

Bonders: Enoch Coffin [Newburyport]. Anthony Daven 
port, Joseph Moulton, jr. 

Owners: John Pettingal and others, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Tristram Dalton, David Cutler. 

C. C. 196, ,-ol. 7, p. 31 

1781 Hazard. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 
May 30 12. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Coffin. 

Bonders: Samuel Coffin [Newburyport]. Abner Greenleaf, 
Newburyport. Thomas Boardman, Salisbury. 

Owners: Abner Greenleaf, Thomas Boardman, Anthony Daven 
port, Samuel Coffin, and Abraham Noyes. 

Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 32 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 331 

1751 Hazard. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 25. 
I ul. Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathaniel Coit Webb. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Coit Webb, Salem. George Williams, 

Salem. Archelans Putnam, Salem. 
Owners: George Williams and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Thomas Barrett, Jonathan Smith. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 37 

1781 Hazard. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 25. 
Nov. 17 Bond: 120,000. Master: Benjamin Knight. 

Bonders: Benjamin Knight, Salem. Thomas Welcome, Salem. 

Nathaniel Silsbee, Salem. 

Owners: Nathaniel Silsbee and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Retier Beckett, William Deaniel. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 35 

1752 Hazard. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 25. 
Mar. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: Edward Smith, jr. 

Bonders: Edward Smith, jr. [Salem]. George Williams, Salem. 

Archelaus Putnam, Salem. 
Owners: George Williams and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Arthur Jeffry, John Jeffry. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 38 

1782 Hazzard. Virginia schooner. Guns: 16. Crew: 75. 
Apr. 25 Bond: $20,000. Master: Daniel Conant. 

Bonders: Daniel Conant |_ Richmond]. James Hunter, Rich 
mond. 

Owners: George Winn & Co. [Richmond]. 
Witness: Archibald Blair. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 39 

1782 Hazard. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 25. 
Jun. 21 Bond: 20,000. Master: John Harmon. 

Bonders: John Harmon, York. Benjamin Balch, Newbury- 
port. Benjamin Harrod, Newburyport. 

Owners: Benj. Harrod, Benj. Balch, John Stickney, and George 
Randall. 

Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 33 

1782 Hazard. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 25. 
Aug. 22 Bond: $20,000. Master: Hugh Helme. 

Bonders: Hugh Helme [Salem]. George Williams, Salem. 

Archelaus Putnam, Salem. 
Owners: George Williams and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Samuel Carlton, Samuel Williams, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 34 



332 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1783 Hazard. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 14. 
Feb. 10 Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Barnes. 

Bonders: Samuel Barnes [Salem]. Mungo Mackay, Boston. 

Thomas Dennie, Boston. 
Owners: Mungo Mackay and others, Boston. 
Witness: Peter Boyer, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 30 

1780 Hector. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 12. Crew: 70. 
Sep. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: James Seloover. 

Bonders: Joseph C. Fisher, Philadelphia. James Seloover, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: Thomas Learning and Joseph C. Fisher & Co., Phila 
delphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 42 

1780 Hector. New Hampshire ship. Guns: Not stated. 
Dec. 28 Crew: 90. Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas 

Manning. 

Bonders: Thomas Manning, Portsmouth. Woodbury Langdon, 

Portsmouth. John Langdon, Portsmouth. 
Owners: Woodbury Langdon and others. 
Witnesses: John Parker, Samuel Penhallow, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 41 

1782 Hector. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 15. 
Nov. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Cartwright. 

Bonders: John Cartwright [Salem]. William Gray, jr., Salem. 

Abrain Gray, jr., Salem. 
Owners: William Gray and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Robert Rental!, Samuel Gray. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, ]>. 40 

1779 Henry. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 10. 
Nov. 11 Bond: $10,000. Master: John Ord [Philadel 
phia]. 

Bonders: Jeremiah Fisher, Philadelphia. James Robeson, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Jeremiah Fisher A Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: .lames Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 44 

1780 Henry. Maryland schooner. Guns: 5. Crew: 12. Bond: 
Sep. y $20,000. Master: Birket Falcon. 

Bonders: Birket Falcon, Dorchester County. John Smoot, 

Dorchester County. 

Owners: John Smoot and Thomas Russell. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 43 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 333 

177 . Hercules. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 40. 
Sop. 2."> Bond: *lo. t. Muster: James Forbes. 

Bonders: James Forbes [Philadelphia]. John Davidson, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: Yonns. , Knox it Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: Tfhomas] Johnson, jr. 

(- . C. 19>, vol. 7, ].. 47 

1780 Hercules. Maryland hriyantino. Guns: 1(1. Crew: (50. 
Till. 1 Bond: $20,oon. Master: .lolin Carey. 

Bonders: John Carey [Baltimore]. John McLure, Baltimore. 
Owners: Young, Knox & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: None. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7. p. 45 

1781 Hercules. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 120. 
T"1- ; l Bond: 20,0<0. Master: Thomas Dissmore. 

i tenders: Thomas Dissmore, Newburyport. John Coffin Jones, 

Boston. Tristram Col tin, Boston. 
Owners: John Coffin Jones and others, Boston. 
Witness: John Fenno. 

C. C. 198, vol. 7, p. 46 

1781 Hermione. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: (i. Crew: 12. 
Aug. 2<i Bond: $20,000. Master: Silas Rand. 

Bonders: Silas Rand, Nantucket. Paschal X. Smith, Boston. 

Kbenezer Woodward, Boston. 
Owners: Isaac Sears and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Kliakim Raymond, George Scott. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 49 

17S2 Hermione. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 25. 
Aug. 14 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Hopkins. 

Bonders: Thomas Hopkins [Middletown?]. John Deshon, 

[New London]. John P. Sloan [Middletown]. 
Owners: John Deshon & Co. [New London]. 
Witnesses: Solomon Wolcott, Thomas Shaw. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 48 

1777 Hero. Massachusetts ship. Guns: -28. Crew: 200. 
.lul. 16 Bond: 10,000. Master: James Tracy. 

Bonders: James Tracy, Newburyport. Noah Emery, Exeter, 

N. H. Eliphalet Hale, Exeter, N. H. 
Owners: Jackson, Tracy & Tracy, Newbury. 
Witnesses: Ebenezer Thompson, John McClerg. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 62 

1778 Hero. Connecticut sloop. Guns: (). Crew: 40. Bond: 
Jan. 14 $5,000. Master: Jacob Riloy. 

Bonders: Jacob Riley, Wetherslield. Moses Williams, Wethers- 
field. Kphraim Williams, Wetherslield. 

Owners: Jacob Riley, Moses Williams, and Kphraim Williams, 
Wethersfield. 

Witnesses: Jedidiah .Strange, Ez[ekiel] Williams. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 57 



334 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1778 Hero. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 2. Crow: 16. Bond: 
Sep. 15 $5,000. Master: Paris Fyler. 

Bonders: Paris Fyler, Windsor. Samuel Bordman, Wethers- 
field. John Welles, Glassenbury. 
Owners: John Welles & Co., Glaasenbury. 
Witnesses: Eben[ezer] Pluminer, Isaac Plummer. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 54 

1779 Hero. Maryland sloop. Guns: 1C. Crew: 18. Bond: 
May 10 $5,000. Master: Frederick Baker. 

Bonders: Frederick Baker [Annapolis?]. John Davidson, 

Annapolis. 

Owners: Richard Curson & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 51 

1781 Hero. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 50. 
May 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: Silas Smith. 

Bonders: Silas Smith, Salem. B[enjamin] Goodhue, jr., Salem. 

Samuel Ward, Salem. 

Owners: Benjamin Goodhue [jr.] and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Israel Dewey, Isaac Peirce. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 60 

1781 Hero. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 20. 
Aug. 24 Bond: $20,000. Master: Silas Smith. 

Bonders: Silas Smith, Salem. Walter Perkins, Salem. Eli- 

[sh]a Sigourney, Boston. 
Owners: Walter Perkins and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Luke Baker, Nathaniel Silsbee. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 61 

1781 Hero. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 40. 
Sep. 10 Bond: $20,000. Master: John G. Scranton. 

Bonders: John G. Scranton, Boston. David Bradley, Boston. 

Peter Geyer, Boston. 
Owners: Not stated. 
Witnesses: George W. Babcock, Benjamin Cobb, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 58 

1781 Hero. Massachusetts schooner, (inns: 4. Crew: 15. 
Oct. 24 Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathan Plimpton. 

Bonders: Nathan Plimpton, Boston. Nathaniel Hichborn, 

Boston. Samuel Gardner, Boston. 
Owners: Nathaniel Hichborn and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Isaac Peirce, John Dall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 55 

1782 Hero. New Hampshire ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 25. 
Jan. 7 Bond: 20,000. Master: William Trefethen. 

Bonders: William Trefethen, Portsmouth. Jacob Sheafe, jr., 

Portsmouth. James Sheafe, Portsmouth. 

Owners: Jacob Sheafe, jr., James Sheafe, and Richard Seaman. 
Witnesses: George Gains, Edmond H. Quincy. 

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NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 335 

1782 Hero. Masstu-husetts .schooner. Guns: 9. Crew: Not 
Ma}* iS suited [25?]. Bond: $20,000. Master: G[eorge] 

YV. Htii.fo.-k. 
Bonders: G[eorge] W. Babcock [Providence]. William Scott. 

F [ ] Vernon, Massachusetts. 
Owners: Not stated. 
Witnesses: Isaac Peirce, John Pall. 

At the time of the attack upon Luenburg, July, 1782. the Hern had a 
crew of 25 men. 

( . C. 196, vol. 7, ]). 50 

178:2 Hero. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Jul. 11 $20,000. Master: Alexander Coffin. 

Bonders: Alexander Coftin, Nantticket. William Foster, Bos 
ton. Nathan Spear, jr., Boston, 
owner: William Foster. 
Witnesses: David Spear, B[ ] Foster. 

C. C. 190, vol. 7, p. 52 

1782 Hero. Massachusetts boat. Guns: Small arms. Crew: 
Aug. 7 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: John G. Scranton. 

Bonders: John G. Scranton, Boston. William Pe Luce, Boston. 

Thomas Watson, Boston. 

Owners: William Pe Luce and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Thomas Holland, Michael Young. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 59 

Hero. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: !. Crew: 25. 
Bond: $20,000. Master: Oliver Reed. 

Bonders: Oliver Reed, Boston. G[eorge] W. Babcock, Boston. 

T[homas] J. Carnes, Boston. 
Owners: Samuel Tucker and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Robert Pope, Samuel Phillips. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 56 

1779 Hetty. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 50. Bond: 
May 21 $10,000. Master: James Josiah [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph C. Fisher, Philadelphia. Thomas Learning 
[jr.?], Philadelphia. 

Owners: Joseph C. Fisher and Thomas Learning & Co., Phila 
delphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 69 

1780 Hetty. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: lii. Crew: 50. Bond: 
Mar. 28 $lo,ooo. Master: Thomas Houston [Philadel 
phia . \. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Mathew and Thomas Irwin & Co. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Benjamin MilHin, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 68 



836 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Hetty. Penns} lvania ship. Guns: 20. Crow: 110 [80?]. 
Apr. 14 Bond: !?10,ooO. blaster: Jolin Brice [Philadel 

phia]. 

Bonders: Thomas Learning, jr., Philadelphia. Joseph C. Fisher, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Thomas Learning and Joseph C. Fisher & Co. , Phila 
delphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

Each figure is given for the size of the crew. 

C. C. 190, vol. 7, p. H4 

1780 Hetty. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 4.0. Bond: 
Augl7. $20,000. Master: Samuel Davison [Philadel 
phia?]. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas It-win, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Mathew Irwin and Thomas Irwin &Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Andrew Bayard, Benjamin Mifflin, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7. p. 67 

1781 Hetty. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. 
Sep. Bond: $20,000. Master: Henry Darnol. Mate: 

John Bigham [Philadelphia]. 
Bonders: Henry Darnol, Philadelphia. Mordecai Sheftall, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Mordecai Sheftall and others, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, John Bigham. 

The name of this captain is spelled Darnell also. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 66 

1782 Hetty. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 30. 
Mar. 14 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Deburk. 

Mate: George Cooper [Philadelphia]. 
Bonders: Thomas Deburk, Philadelphia. Mordecai Sheftall, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Mordecai Sheftall and others, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: II [ ] Osborne, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 65 

1782 Hetty. Connecticut briguntine. Guns: 8. Crew: 35. 
Sep. 17 Bond: $20,000. Master: David Phipps. 

Bonders: David Phipps, New Haven. Elias Shipman, New 
Haven. Jonas Prentice, New Haven. Michael Todd, 
New Haven. 

Owners: Klias Shipman & Co., New Haven. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Fitch, Eliza M. Fitch. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 26 

1782 Heyder Ally. Massachusetts galley. Guns: 2. Crew: 

May 4 40. Bond: 20,000. Master: Benjamin Conner. 

Bonders: Benjamin Conner, Newburyport. John Gushing, 

Boston. Crowell Hatch [Boston]. 
Owners: John Gushing and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: John Page, John Hurd. 

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NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 337 

17S2 Heyder Ally. Massachusetts .schooner. Guns: 12. 
May 30 Crew: 4o. Bond: $20,000. Master: William 

Baldwin. 
Bonders: William Baldwin, Salem. David Masurey, Salem. 

Butler Poverty [Salem]. 
Owners: David Masurey and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: James Eaton, Benjamin King. 

C. C. 19li, vol. 7, p. 70 

Heyder Ally. Sen <ilx: Hyder Ally. 

1770 Hibernia. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 30. 
Feb. 10 Bond: $10,000. Master: Robert Coll ings. 

Bonders: Robert Ceilings, Philadelphia. Benjamin Harbeson, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Joseph Dean, John I urviance, and Benjamin Ilarbeson. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, J[ ] Stretch. 

C. C. 19li, vol. 7, p. 77 

1779 Hibernia. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
,Tul. 1 40. Bond: $10,000. Master: John Angus. 

Bonders: Benjamin Harbeson, Philadelphia. John Angus, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: Benjamin Harteson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: None. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 72 

1770 Hibernia. Pennsylvania brigantine. Gun.s: 14. Crew: 
Dec-. 14 35. Bond: $10,000. Master: John Burrows. 

Bonders: John Burrows, Philadelphia. John I urviance, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Samuel and Robert Purviance & Co., Baltimore, Md. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 76 

1780 Hibernia. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Aug. 15 30. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Brice [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: John Purvianee, Philadelphia. Edward Paimell, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: John Purviance, Philadelphia. Samuel and Robert 

Purviance & Co. [Baltimore, Md.]. 
Witnesses: John Brice, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 75 

1780 Hibernia. Connecticut .sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 50. 
Oct. 10 Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Smedley. 

Bonders: Samuel Smedley [Norwich]. Joseph Rowland 

[Norwich]. Thomas Coit [Norwich]. 
Owners: Howland & Coit and others [Norwich]. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Huntington, Eunice Huntinjiton. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 80 
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338 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Hibernia. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 
May 5 14. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Baxter 

[Philadelphia]. Mate: John Lawson, Philadel 
phia. 

Bonders: John Pringle, Philadelphia. Philip Wilson, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: John Pringle and Philip Wilson ct Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

The name of the master of the Hibernia is given as James Baxter also, 
but see schooner Tryall, where signature is John. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 74 

1781 Hibernia. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew- 
May 28 60. Bond: $20,000. Master: Jeremiah O Brien. 

Bonders: Jeremiah O Brien [Newburyport]. John O Brien, 

Newburyport. 
Owners: Jonathan Jackson, Joseph Marquand, and John 

O Brien, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, William Armstrong. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 79 

1782 Hibernia. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Jul. 16 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Atkins. 

Bonders: Joseph Atkins, Newburyport. George Searle, New 
buryport. Edward Rand, Newburyport. 

Owners: George Searle, Newburyport. Jonathan Jackson, 
Newburyport. John O Brien, Newburyport. 

Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 73 

1782 Hibernia. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Aug. 7 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: George Smith. 

Bonders: George Smith, Boston. Thomas Watson, Boston. 

Francis Mulligan, Boston. 

Owners: Francis Mulligan and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Norton Brailsford, John Georgus. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 81 

1782 Hibernia. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Oct. 2 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Darbey. 

Bonders: Joseph Darbey, Boston. Francis Mulligan, Boston. 

Thomas Watson [Boston?]. 
Owners: Francis Mulligan and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Nathaniel Foster, Onesiphorus Tileston. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 78 

1782 Hind. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 1(5. 
Jul. 3 Bond: $20.000. Master: Benjamin Dunham. 

Bonders: Benjamin Dunham, Salem. William ( Jray, jr., Salem. 

Benjamin West [Salem]. 

Owners: William Gray [jr.] and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Ebenezer Swan, Thomas Nicolson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 53 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 339 

1770 Holker. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 10. Crew: 35. 
Apr. 14 Bond: 10.000. Master: George Geddcs [Phila 

delphia]. 

Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. Charles Darragh, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan it Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 106, vol. 7, p. 83 

1779 Holker. Pennsylvania brig 1 . Guns: 16. Crew: 100. 
Nov. 15 Bond: 10,000. Master: Matthew Lawler [Phil 
adelphia]. 

Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. Patrick Moore, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 85 

1780 Holker. Maryland schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 17. 
Apr. 19 Bond: $5,000. Master: William Coward. 

Bunders: William Coward [Baltimore]. Matthew Ridley, 

Baltimore. 
Owners: Matthew Ridley & Co., Baltimore. 

Witness: Tfhomas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 82 

1780 Holker. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 1C. Crew: 120. 
Jul. 26 Bond: $20,000. Master: Roger Keane [Philadel 

phia]. 

Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. J[arnes] Blair, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 84 

1780 Holker. Maryland schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 14. 

Sep. 15 Bond: 20,000. Master: Robert Montgomery. 

Bonders: Robert Montgomery [Baltimore]. John Davidson, 

Annapolis. 

Owners: Ridley, Pringle & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homasJ Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 86 

1782 Holker. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 16. Crew: 
Jun. 30 130. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Quinlan. 

Mate: Thomas Baker [Philadelphia?]. 
Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. John Quinlan, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan and Robert Morris, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 87 



340 hIBHAKY OF CONGRESS. 

17S1 Hooker. Pennsylvania boat. Guns: 2. Crew: 35. 
Jan. 4 Bond: 20,000. Master: Henry Martin [Phila 

delphia]. Mate: William Connell [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Samuel Inglis, Philadelphia. George Ord, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Samuel Inglis and George Ord it Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Henry Martin, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, ]). 88 

1778 Hope. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 25. 
Dec. 24 Bond: $10,000. Master: George Geddes [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: Blair McClenarhan, Philadelphia. John Brown, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: George Curwin, John Stewart. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 97 

1779 Hope. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 30. 
Aug. 18 Bond: $10,000. Master: Thomas Ward. 

Bonders: John Flahavan & Co., Philadelphia. Thomas Ward, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: John Flahavan & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 108 

1779 Hope. Maryland sloop. Guns: 2. Crew: 7. Bond: 
Sep. 25 $5,000. Master: George Garston. 

Bonders: George Garston [Annapolis]. James Williams, An 
napolis. 

Owners: James Williams & Co. [Annapolis]. 
Witness: None. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 96 

1780 Hope. Massachusetts hrigantine. Guns: f>. Crew: 20. 
Aug. 31 Bond: $20,000. Master: Robert Wormsted. 

Bonders: Robert Wormsted, Marblehead. Samuel R. Irwitt, 

Marblehead. Richard Hinckly [Marblehead?]. 
Owners: Samuel R. Irwitt and others, Marblehead. 
Witnesses: Joseph Hinekley, Richard Homan. 

See, entry of Sop. 10, 1781, where Wormsted is entered as from Salem, 
Mass. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 110 

1780 Hope. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 10. 
Oct. 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: Ezekiel Burroughs. 

Bonders: Ezekiel Burroughs [Boston]. Mungo Mackay, Bos 
ton. Thomas Dennie, Boston. 
Owner: Mungo Mackay, Boston. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Tetard, David Porter. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 89 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 341 

1780 Hope. Rhode Island sloop, (inns: !. Crew: 40. Bond: 
Oct. -2 $2U,o<>0. Muster: James Munro. 

Bonders: James Munro, Providence. Joseph Nightingale, 

Providence. 

Owners: Joseph Nightingale and John I. Clark, Providence. 
Witnesses: Sylvester Bowen, Henry Ward. 

C. C. !!>, vol. 7, p. 103 

1780 Hope. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 20. 
Nov. 29 Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathaniel Goodwin. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Goodwin [Boston], Thomas Russell, Bos 
ton. Chambers Russell, Boston. 
Owner: Thomas Russell, Boston. 
Witnesses: Lenddfellon?] Pitts, Thomas Welsh. 

( . C. U>, vol. 7, p. 98 

1780 Hope. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 50. Bond: 
Dec. 21 $20,000. Master: William Hayman. Mate: John 

Chatham. 

Bonders: Thomas Fitzsimons, Philadelphia. William Hayman, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Thomas Fitzsimons & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 1%, vol. 7, p. 100 

1781 Hope. Maryland schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 12. 
Jan. II Bond: $20,000. Master: James Gould. 

Bonders: James (iould [Baltimore]. George Turnbull, Balti 
more. 

Owners: James Jaffray & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness,: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 99 

1781 Hope. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. 
Feb. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Trask. 

Bonders: Samuel Trask [Boston]. Jonathan Nutting, Boston. 

Kbenezer Woodward, Boston. 
Owners: Jonathan Nutting and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Doggett, John Woodward. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 107 

1781 Hope. Virginia schooner. Guns: (i. Crew: 21. Bond: 
Mar. 12 $20,000. Master: Robert Con way. 

Bonders: Robert Conway [Baltimore, Md.]. Richard Conway. 

Owners: Richard Conway, Baltimore, Md. [William Hunter 
and others, Virginia.] 

Witnesses: R[obertT.] Hooe, J[oseph?] Siinms, jr. [Alexan 
dria.] 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 90 



342 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Hope. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 16. Crow: 40. Bond: 
Mar. 15 $20,000. Master: Daniel Darby. Mate: Charles 

Kirby, [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: James Caldwell, Philadelphia. Daniel Darby, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Andrew & James Caldwell, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. 0. 19(5, vol. 7, p. 92 

1781 Hope. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. 
May 17 Bond: $20,000. Master: Phoenix Frazier. 

Bonders: Phoenix Frazier [Philadelphia, Pa.]. Thomas Russell, 

Boston. Chambers Kussell, Boston. 
Owners: William Turnbull & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: John Leighton, William Burroughs. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 94 

1781 Hope. Massachusetts schooner. (THUS: (5. Crew: 25. 
May 18 Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathan Plimpton. 

Bonders: Nathan Plimpton [Boston]. Jonathan Nutting, Bos 
ton. Ebnezer Woodward, Boston. 
Owners: Jonathan Nutting and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Abraham Crawley, Ebenezer Oliver. 

C. C. 190, vol. 7, p. 106 

1781 Hope. Rhode Island sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 40. 
Jan. 2 Bond: $2o,000. Master: Joseph Cooke. 

Bonders: Joseph Cooke, Providence. John I[nnes] Clark, 

Providence. 

Owners: John I[nnes] Clark, Providence. Joseph Nightin 
gale, Providence. 
Witnesses: Eliza[beth] Bowen, Henry Ware. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 7, p. 91 

1781 Hope. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: Ifi. Crew: 50. Bond: 
Jun. 28 $-20,000. Master: William Hayman. Mate: 

John Bramble [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Thomas Fitzsimons, Philadelphia. William Ilayman, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Thomas Fitzsimons, George Meade, and John Wil- 

cocks & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 7, p. 101 

1781 Hope. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 25. 
Sep. 10 Bond: $20,000. Master: Robert Wormsted. 

Bonders: Robert Wormsted, Salem. Daniel Bigelow, jr., Bos 
ton. Josiah Spear, Boston. 
Owners: John Brooks and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Daniel Sears, Jonathan 1). Robins. 

Sfe entry of Aug. 31, 1780. where Wormsted is entered as from 
Mtirblehead, Muss. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. Ill 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 343 

17*1 Hope. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 15. 
Sep. 22 Bond: $20,000. Master: Anthony Fumes. 

Bonders: Anthony Fumes, Marblehead. Richard Hinckly, 

Marblehead. Isaiah Doane, Boston. 
Owners: William and Joseph Lee, Marblehead. 
Witnesses: Sturgis Oorhain, John Linn. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 95 

1781 Hope. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 15. Bond: 
Sept. $20,000. Master: Joseph Hinckley. 

Bonders: Joseph Hinckley, Marblehead. John Tracy, New- 

buryport. Richard Hinckly, Boston. 
Owners: William and Joseph Lee, Marblehead. 
Witnesses: Nat[haniel] Cutting, Russell Sturgis. 

Sec preceding entry where Richard Hinckly is entered as from Marble- 
head, Mass. 

C . C. 196, vol. 7, p. 102 

1781 Hope. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Dec. 20 $20,000. Master: John Fleming. Mate: John 

Athhuoy [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: James Caldwell, Philadelphia. John Fleming, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owners: Andrew and James Caldwell, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 93 

1782 Hope. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. Bond: 
Feb. 28 $20,000. Master: Edward North. Mate: James 

Smith [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Efdward] North, Philadelphia. James Caldwell, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: James & Andrew Caldwell, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 104 

1782 Hope. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 35. 
May 28 Bond: $20,000. Master: Herbert Woodberry. 

Bonders: Herbert Woodberry, Beverly. Job Prince, Boston. 

Samuel Holbrook, jr., Boston. 
Owners: Herbert Woodberry and others, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Edward Blanchard, George Lewis. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 109 

1782 Hope. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: !. Crew: 10. 
Sep. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Palmer. 

Bonders: John Palmer, Salem. Edward Rice [Salem]. Joseph 

Howard, Salem. 

Owners: Josiah Orne and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Caleb Loring, Francis Hootop. 

C. C. 196, vol. 7, p. 105 



344 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Hopewell. Virginia schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 12. 
Jul. 9 Bond: 120,000. Master: Richard Conway. 

Bonders: Richard Con way [Baltimore, Md.] Ch[arles] Simms, 

Alexandria. 

Owner: Richard Con way. 
Witness: Hiram Chapin. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 8, p. 2 

1782 Hopewell. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 
Jul. 26 18. Bond: $20,000. Master: Cornelius Dun 

ham. 

Bonders: Cornelius Dunham. William Vans. Joshua Thomas. 

Owners: William Homan and others, Beverly. 

Witnesses: Thomas H. Perkins, Thomas Lee, and James 

Yilo. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 3 

1782 Hope-well. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Oct. 21 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Martin Brewster. 

Bonders: Martin Brewster [Salem?]. William lioniaii [Bev 
erly]. Nathan Leech. 
Owners: William I Toman and others. 
Witnesses: John Kennedy, John Dike, Anthony Brisky. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 1. 

1778 Hornet. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 18. Crew: 50. 
Sep. 21 Bond: $10,000. Master: David Stephens [Phil 
adelphia]. 

Bonders: John Cox, Philadelphia. John Mitchell, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: [Cox & Mitchell?]. 
Witnesses: Edward O Hara, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 8 

177!) Hornet. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 8. Crow: 45. 
Feb. 1 Bond: $10,000. Master: Oliver Gleason [Phil 

adelphia?]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Daniel Edwards, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Robert McCleay. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 5 

1779 Hornet. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 15. 
May 1 Bond: $5,000. Master: Sylvester Pendloton. 

Bonders: Sylvester Pendleton, Stoninjiton. Acors Sheffield, 

Stonington. John Alden, Lebanon. 
Owners: John Newman & Co. 
Witness: David Mumford. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 7 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 345 

1779 Hornet. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 45. 
Sep. 17. Bond: $f>,000. Master: Abraham Davis [Phila 

delphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Kol>ert McCleay, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimhle. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 8, p. 4 

1750 Hornet. Pennsylvania sloop. (inns: 6. Crew: HO. 
Apr. 3 Bond: $10,000. Master: William Moore [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Kobert McCleay, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: Daniel Kdwards. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. T> 

1751 Hound. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 20. 
Apr. 11 Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathaniel Hathaway. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Hathaway, Dartmouth. Daniel Epes. 

Lemuel Williams. 

Owners: Samuel Kmery and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: James Rowland, William Crocker. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 11 

17S1 Hound. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Apr. It! 50. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Adkison. 

Bonders: John Adkison, Salem. Josiah Orne, Salem. Peter 

Lander [Salem]. 

Owners: Josiah Orne and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Abraham Kami, Samuel Holman. 

The name of the master of the Hound appears as Adkinson ami At 
kinson also. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 9 

1781 Hound. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 

Oct. 8 20. Bond: 20,000. Master: Ephraim Emerton. 

Bonders: Kphraim Emerton, Salem. Josiah Orne, Salem. 

Peter Lander, Salem. 
Owners: Josiah Orne and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: John Saunders, Jos[eph] Vincent. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 10 

1777 Humbird. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 10. 
Aug. 11 Bond: $5,000. Master: Israel Lewis, Stoning- 

ton. 
Bonders: Israel I^ewis, Stonington. John Rathburn, jr., Ston- 

ington. John Herttell, New London. 
Owners: John Rathburn, jr., Stonington. 
Witnesses: B. Adam Gallop, Henry H. Kip. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 15 



346 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1778 Humbird. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 3. Crew. 7. 
Apr. 11 Bond: 5,000. Master: Daniel Gritting. 

Bonders: Daniel Griffing. Kbenezer Dayton. 
Owners: Augustus Peck & Co. [Connecticut]. 
Witnesses: James Ward, John Trumbull. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 14 

1778 Humbird. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. 
Oct. 21 Bond: $5,000. Master: Oliver Goodrich. 

Bonders: Oliver Goodrich, Wethersfield. John Wright, \Veth- 

ersfield. John Bulkley, jr., Wethersfield. 

Owners: John Bulkley [jr.] "and associates" [Wethersfield]. 
Witnesses: Joseph Webb, Hez[ekiah] Wyllys. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 13 

1781 Humbird. Connecticut boat. Guns: 4. Crew: 7. 
Jul. 18 Bond: $20,000. Master: Daniel Cheney. 

Bonders: Daniel Cheney, Chatham. David Bates, Chatham. 

Seth Overtoil, Chatham. 
Owners: David Bates & Co., Chatham. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Benjamin Snow. 
A joint bond for the Humbird and Regulator. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 104 

1779 Humming Bird. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. 
Aug. 2 Crew: 16. Bond: $5,000. Master: John Hen- 

nessy [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Alexander Nelson, Philadelphia. B[ ] Randolph 

[Philadelphia]. 

Owners: Alexander Nelson, Edward Fox & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 1(5 

1780 Humming Bird. Maryland schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Mar. 13 13. Bond: 5,000. Master: John Stout 

Bonders: John Stout. Samuel Chase, Annapolis. 
Owners: John Dorsey & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: Ja[mes] Brice. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 17 

1778 Hunter. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 15. 
Nov. 7 Bond: 5,000. Master: Owen Shourtz. 

Bonders: Owen Shourtz, Chatham. Ithamar Pelton, Chatham. 

Benjamin Bidwell, Chatham. 
Owners: Ithamar Pelton & Co., Chatham. 
Witnesses: Joseph Bull, Jeremiah Goodrich, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 22 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 347 

177!) Hunter. Pennsylvania schooner, Guns: 12. Crew: 60. 
Jan. 1 Bond: $10,000. Master: John Douglass. 

Bonders: John C ox, Philadelphia. John Douglass, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Vannxom & Clark, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, John Hall. 

Copy. 

C. C. 41, vol. 7, p. 37 

177<) Hunter. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. 
Jul. 2 Bond: $10,000. Master: Matthew Tibbs. 

Bonders: Matthew Tibbs, Philadelphia. Jaraea Van Uxem & 

Clark, Philadelphia. 

Owners: James Van Uxem, Clark & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 24 

1781 Hunter. Connecticut ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 100. Bond: 
Feb. 7 $20,000. Master: Nathan Sage. 

Bonders: Nathan Sage, Middletown. Jamea Church, Hartford. 

Charlea Caldwell, Hartford. 
Owners: John Welles & Co. [Hartford?]. 
Witnesses: Samuel Forbes, Mary Caldwell. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 20 

1781 Hunter. Connecticut ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 120. Bond: 
Jul. 3 $20,000. Master: Timothy Sage. 

Bonders: Timothy Sage [Middletown]. Amasa Learned. 

David Trumbull. 
Owners: Amasa Learned & Co. 
Witnesses: William Little, John Porter. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 21 

1781 Hunter. Virginia schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 57. Bond: 
Sep. 20 $20,000. Master: John McClure. 

Bonders: John McClure [Richmond?]. John Banks [Rich 
mond?]. James Smith [Richmond?]. 
Owners: John Banks and others [Virginia]. 
Witness: Samuel Burks. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 19 

1781 Hunter. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: t>. Crew: 15. 
Oct. 18 Bond: $20,000. Master: David Lawrence. 

Bonders: David I.awrence, Boston. Ebenezer Lane, Boston. 

Edmund Howes, Barnstable County. 
Owners: Ebenezer Lane and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Gorham, Elisha Thatcher. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 18 



348 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Hunter. Connecticut ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 100. Bond: 
Apr. 18 $20,000. Master: John Smith. 

Bonders: John Smith, Midcllctown. Matthew Tallcott, Middle- 
town. Joseph King, Middletown. 
Owners: Smith, Tallcott, King & Co., Middletown. 
Witnesses: Jabez Harnlin, Samuel W. Dana. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 23 

1780 Huntington. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 35. 
Mar. 6 Bond: $10,000. Master: John Stillwell ( Phila 

delphia]. 

Bonders: James Boylan, Philadelphia. William Hardy, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Thomas Adams, Philadelphia. James Boylan, Phila 
delphia. 
Witnesses: John Stillwell, James Trimble. 

Boylan s name is given as Byling by the copyist. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 27 

1780 Huntington. Pennsylvania brig. (Jims: 6. Crew: 20. 
Aug. 3 Bond: $20,000. Master: George Catton. 

Bonders: George Catton, Philadelphia. William Shirtliff, 
Philadelphia. Wooddrop Sims, Philadelphia. 

Owners: John Philips, Wooddrop and Joseph Sims A Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: James Trimble, Fredrick Snider. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 25 

1780 Huntington. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Sep. 21 is. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Skinner. 

Bonders: Samuel Skinner [Boston]. John Wait, Boston. 

Samuel Perkins, Boston. 
Owners: Samuel Perkins and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: John Boit. Benjamin Hammatt, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 26 

1781 Hyder Ally. Pennsj^lvania ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Nov. 28 40. Bond: $20,000. Master: Henry Hawkins. 

Mate: Justus Starr [Philadelphia]. 
Bonders: William Allibone, Philadelphia. Henry Hawkins, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: John Wright Stanly, John Wilcocks and Nicholas 

Low [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 29 

1782 Hyder Ally. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: !<!. Crew: 
Apr. 2 loo. Bond: $20,000. Master: Joshua Barney. 

Mate: Justus Starr [Philadelphia]. 
Bonders: Joshua Barney, Philadelphia. William Allibone, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Thomas Fitzsimons, Francis Gurney, and William 

Allibone [Philadelphia]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 28 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 349 

1782 Hyder Ally. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: Ifi. Crow: 
Apr. 27 ion. Bond: 20,000. Master: Justus Starr. 

Bonders: Francis (iurney, Philadelphia. Justus Starr, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Thomas Fitzsimons, Francis (iurney, and William 
A Hi bone [Philadelphia]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 30 

Hyder Ally. Si-t- also Heyder Ally. 

1782 Hynde. Massachusetts Infantine, (runs: 8. Crew: 
Js ov - ly - Hi. Bond: $20,000. Master: Francis Board- 

inati. 
Bonders: Francis Boardman, Salem. Samuel dray, Salem. 

William Gray, jr., Salem. 

Owners: William (iray [jr.] and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Thomas Stimpson, Samuel Nicholls. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. HI 

1779 Impertinent. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Jul. 6. 30. Bond: 10,000. Master: John Young 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin, Phila 
delphia. 
Owners: Mathew Irwin and Thomas Irwin & Co., Philadelphia, 

Witnesses: Benjamin Mifflin, jr., James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 33 

1779 Impertinent. Pennsylvania brijfantine. Guns: 10. 
Dec. 3 Crew: 30. Bond: 10,000. Master: Alexander 

Henderson [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin. Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Mathew Irwin and Thomas Irwin & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Mittlin, jr., Andrew Bayard. 

C. C. 190, vol. S, p. 32 

1781 Impromptu. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Mar. 8 14. Bond: $20,000. Master: Jeremie Peaud. 

Mate: Peter Henry Poyadef Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Michael Mallet, Philadelphia. Jeremie Peaud, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: James Lecaze and Michael Mallet [Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: I)[ ] Woelpper, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 34 

1776 Independence. Maryland sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 40. 
Sep. 30 Bond: 2,000. Master: James Tibbitt. 

Bonders: James Tibbitt, Baltimore [Md.]. David Stewart, 

Baltimore, Md. 
Owners: David Stewart, William Lux, and Benjamin Toy, 

Baltimore, Md. 
Witness: Rfichard] Ridgely. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 39 



350 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1778 Independence. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Jan. 10 15. Bond: $5,000. Master: Josiah Coombs. 

Bonders: Samuel Bordnian, Wethersfield. Josiah Coombs, 

Wethersfield. Moses Andrus, jr., Wetliersfield. 
Owners: Samuel Bordman & Co., Wethersfield. 
Witnesses: Kz[ekiel] Williams, Emily Williams. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 8, p. 36 

1778 Independence. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Aug. "2A 25. Bond: $10,000. Master: Charles Clunn 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John White, Philadelphia. William Price, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: John White and William Price & Co. 
Witnesses: William Matlack, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 85 

1780 Independence. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Apr. 15 30. Bond: $10,000. Master: Thomas Truxtun. 

Bonders: Thomas Truxtun, Philadelphia. James Caldwell, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Andrew & James Caldwell, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 40 

1781 Independence. Rhode Island ship. Guns: 16. Crew: 
Jun. 3 80. Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Olney, 

Providence. 

Bonders: Joseph Olney, Providence. Robert Taylor, Provi 
dence. 

Owners: William Creed and others, Providence. 
Witnesses: Simon K. Ward, Henry Ward. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 88 

1781 Independence. Maryland barge. Guns: 3. Crew: 30. 
Jul. 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Deburk. 

Bonders: Thomas Deburk, Maryland. Joseph Handy [Bal 
timore]. 

Owners: Joseph Handy [Baltimore]. Mathew Aiken, Dela 
ware. 
Witness: T[horaas] Johnson, jr. 

On bond for IlMy, Mar. 14, 1782, Deburk is given RS from Philadel 
phia. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 87 

1778 Industry. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 20. 
Sep. 29 Bond: $10,000. Master: Nicolas Vallance [Phil 

adelphia]. 

Bonders: Alexander Xesbitt, Philadelphia. Isaac Cox, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: John Maxwell Xesbitt & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 50 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 3") 1 

1778 Industry. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 2. Crew: 14. 
Oct. 10 Bond: $5,000. Master: Jonathan Salisbury. 

Blinders: Jonathan Salisbury, Chatham. Silas Dunham, Chat 
ham. Jeremiah Bradford, Chatham. 
Owners: Ithamar Pelton & Co., Chatham. 
Witnesses: William Wright, Jabez Perkins. 

C. C. 1%, vol. 8, p. 49 

1778 Industry. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 1;). Crew: 40. 
Dec. 24 Bond: $10,000. Master: George Curwin [Phil 

adelphia]. 

Bonders: Blair McClenaehan, Philadelphia. John Brown, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Jacob Garcia. 

C. C. 10(5. vol. 8, p. 44 

177 .* Industry. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 12. Crew: 40. 
Aug. Hi Bond: $10,000. Master: Mark Collins [Phila 

delphia]. 

Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. Robert Bridges, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Joseph Erwin, James Trimble. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 8, ]>. 43 

1771* Industry. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 8. 
Oct. 21 Bond: $5,000. Master: Joshua Griffith. 

Bonders: Joshua Griffith. Gosninus Eskelen. Samuel Taylor, 

Connecticut. 

Owners: Gosninus Kskelen & Co., Connecticut. 
Witnesses: John Clark, Joseph Peace. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 45 

1780 Industry. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 15. 
Jul. 10 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Burrows [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: George Geddes, Philadelphia. James Hood, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Joseph Hinckson & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 41 

1781 Industry. Pennsylvania brigantine. (runs: S. Crew: 
Jul. 26 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: John McClena 
chan. Mate: Jacob Hanse [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. John McClena 
chan, Philadelphia. 

Owner: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 46 



352 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Industry. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Aug. 9 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: Doncen Pyper. 

Bonders: Doneen Pyper, Cape Ann. James Pearson, jr., Cape 

Ann. James Hayes, Cape Ann. 
Owners: James Pearson [jr.] and others, Cape Ann. 
Witnesses: William Wier, Thomas Stroling. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 48 

1781 Industry. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: <!. Crew: 
Oct. 2 12. Bond: $20,000. Master: James Pickering. 

Mate: James Stewart. 

Bunders: James Pickering, Philadelphia. James Stewart, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owners: Thomas Casdrop [Philadelphia]. James Stewart, 
Philadelphia. James Pickering, Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 47 

1782 Industry. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
May 25 12. Bond: 20,000. Master: Charles Cole. 

Bonders: Charles Cole, Boston. Ebene/er Woodward, Boston. 

Isaac Sears, Boston. 

Owners: Ebenezer Woodward and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Doggett, John McClure. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 42 

1782 Industry. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: S. Crew: 
Aug. 10 20. Bond: 20,000. Master: Samuel Young. 

Mate: Mark Collins [Philadelphia]. 
Bonders: Henry Wynkoop, Philadelphia. Samuel Young, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Henry Wynkoop, Samuel Young, and Robert Corry 

[Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

The Hume of the mate is spelled f ollinps also. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 8, p. 51 

17S1 Intrepid. Virginia whale boat. Guns: 7. Crew: 35. 
Jul. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathaniel Parker. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Parker. Thomas Brown. Josiah Parker. 
Owners: Thomas Brown and Josiah Parker. 
Witness: Richard Blair. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 53 

1781 Intrepid. Massachusetts brigantine. (runs: 4. Crew: 
Sep. 14 12. Bond: $20,000. Master: Obadiah Rich. 

Bonders: Obadiah Rich, Wellfleet. James & Thomas Lamb, 

Boston. Standish Forde, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Owners: John Pringle and others, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Witnesses: Peter Dolliver, S[amuel] Austin. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 54 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 353 

1782 Intrepid. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 160. 
Apr. s Bond: $20,000. Master: Moses Brown. 

Bonders: Moses Brown, Newburyport. John Tracy, Newbnry- 

port. Joseph Chapman, Newburyport. 
Owners: Nathaniel & John Tracy, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Mfichael] Hodge, John Vinul, jr. 

0. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 52 

17S2 Iris. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 8. Crow: 20. Bond: 
Inn. 28 $20,000. Master: Stephen Clay. 

Bonders: Stephen Clay [Boston]. Nathan Nichols [Ports 
mouth?, N. H.]. Benjamin West [Salem]. 
Owner: Nathan Nichols [Portsmouth?, N. H.]. 
Witnesses: Joshua Wentworth, John Haven. 

C. C. 19li, vol. 8. p. 55 

17S2 Iris. Massachusetts brigantine. (runs: 8. Crew: 30. 
Jnl. 4 Bond: $20.000. Master: Alexander Smiley. 

Bonders: Alexander Smiley, Philadelphia, Pa. M[ ] M. 

Hays, Boston. Isaac Sears, Boston. 
Owner: James Jarvis, Boston. 
Witnesses: S[ ] Blagge, Philip Howlaiid. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 56 

Iris. Massachusetts ship. Guns: !). Crew: 18. Bond: 
$20,000. Master: Robert Rontonl. 

Bonders: Robert Rentoul, Salem. William Gray, jr., Salem. 

Benjamin West, Salem. 
Owners: William Gray and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Samuel Gray, Benjamin Kolger. 

C. C. 19ti, vol. 15, p. 39 

1778 Irish Grimblet. Maryland sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 10. 
Nov. 9 Bond: $5,000. Master: Thomas Steel. 

Bonders: Thomas Steel [Baltimore]. J[ohn] Muir, Annapolis. 
Owners: John McLean, Baltimore. Thomas Russell, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, j). 57 

177H Isabella. Maryland, sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 10. 
Aug. 13 Bond: $5.000. Master: Levin Trippe. 

Bonders: I^evin Trippe [Baltimore?]. John Davidson, An 
napolis. 

Owner: William Neill, Baltimore. 
Witnesses: Ralph Story, T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 8, p. 59 

1780 Isabella. Maryland schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 15. 
Apr. 6 Bond: 5,000. Master: Levin Trippe. 

Bonders: Levin Trippe [Baltimore?]. Hercules Courtenay, 

Baltimore. 

Owner: William Neill, Baltimore. 
Witness: John Riddle. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 60 
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354 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Isabella. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 2. Crew: 10. 
Sep. 19 Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Cunningham. 

Bonders: Joseph Cunningham, Boston. William Dawes, jr., 

Boston. John Lucas, Boston. 
Owners: John Lucas and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Thomas Burkmar, Charles Perrin. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 58 

1781 Jack. Massachusetts boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 10. Bond: 
Aug. 14 $20,000. Master: Nathaniel Arnold. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Arnold, Salisbury. Luke Webster, New- 
buryport. Benjamin Frothingham, Newburyport. 

Owners: Luke Webster, Benjamin Frothingham, and Kbenezer 
Sumner. 

Witnesses: Sarah Hodge, M[ichael] Hodge. 

C. C. 190, vol. 8, p. 61 

17S1 Jack. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 60. 
Sep. 6 Bond: $20.000. Master: David Ropes. 

Bonders: David Ropes, Salem. Henry Rust, Salem. John 

Norris, Salem. 

Owner: Henry Rust, Salem. 
Witnesses: Seaward Brimblecorn, William Vans, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 62 

1779 Jackall. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 60. 
,Tul. 20 Bond: $5.000. Master: William Macpherson. 

Bonders: John Macpherson, Philadelphia. Robert Patton, 

Philadelphia. 
Owner: John Macpherson, Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 67 

1779 Jackall. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 60. 
Aug. 4 Bond: $5,000. Master: Samuel Baker [Phila 

delphia?]. 

Bonders: Andrew Caldwell, Philadelphia. James Caldwell, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: John Macpherson [Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Jackson Reynolds. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 64 

1779 Jackall. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 70. 
Aug. 12 Bond: $5,000. Master: William Barton [Phila 

delphia?]. 

Bonders: John Macpherson, Philadelphia. Robert Patton, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: John Macpherson, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 65 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 355 

1782 Jackall. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 35. 
May 31 Bond: $20,000. Master: Adinn Wcllman. 

Bonders: Adam Wellman, Salem. Jonathan Gardner, jr., 
Salem. Samuel Blanchard, Salem. "In behalf of ye other 
owners." 

Owners: Jonathan Gardner [jr.?] and others, Salem. 

Witnesses: Jonathan Messeroy, Henry Thompson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 68 

1782 Jackall. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 45. 
Oct. 22 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Holmes. 

Bonders: Thomas Holmes, Salem. Peter Lander, Salem. 

Jonathan Gardner, jr., Salem. 
Owners: Peter Lander and other.", Salem. 
Witnesses: Samuel Ward, John Dutok. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 66 

17SO Jack and Harry. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Dec. 12 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathaniel Nowell. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Nowell, Newhnryport. John Tracy, New- 
buryport. Samuel Newhall, Newburyport. 

Owners: Nathaniel Tracy, Newburyport. John Tracy, Ne\v- 
buryport. 

Witnesses: S[amnel] Ca/neau, Jere[miah] Lee. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 63 

1770 James. Maryland schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 12. Bond: 
Feb. 12 $5,000. Master: John Hanson. Mate: John 

Walker [Maryland]. 

Bonders: John Hanson [Annapolis]. Charles Wallace, An 
napolis. 
Owners: David Steward and others, Baltimore. 

Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 73 

1750 James. Pennsylvania brij?antine. Guns: 6. Crew: 30. 
j u l. [loj Bond: $20,000. Master: James Armitage,. 

Bonder*: John Pringle, Philadelphia. James Armitage, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: John Pringle, Philadelphia. Thomas Truxtnn & Co. 
[Philadelphia]. 

Witnesses: William Pugh, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 69 

1751 James. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 11. Crew: 25. Bond: 
May[14J 20,000. Master: John Clarke. 

Bonders: John Clarke, Salem. George Dodge [jr.], Salem. 

Joshua Dodge, Salem. 
Owners: George & Joshua Dodge, Salem. 
Witness: Klnathan Jones. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 71 



356 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 James. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 14. 
Jan. 14 Bond: 20,000. Master: Hcndrick Fisher. 

Mate: John Drinker. 

Bonders: Hendrick Fiiher, Philadelphia. Harmon Courier, 

Philadelphia. John Pringle, Philadelphia. 
Owners: John Pringle & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. ( . 196, vol. S, p. 71 

1782 James. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 15. 
Jul. 1 Bond: $20,000. .Master: Samuel Williams. Mate: 

Richard Billings [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Thomas Kandall, Philadelphia. Samuel Williams, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Thomas Kandall, Philadelphia. Andrew & .lames 

Caldwell [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

0. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 74 

1788 James. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 25. 
Jan. 15 Bond: 20,000. Master: Ebenezer Atwood. 

Bonders: Kbene/.er Atwood, Cape Cod. Henry Mitchell, Bos 
ton. George Lobb, Boston. 
Owner: Henry Mitchell, Boston. 
Witnesses: Eleaxer Homer, Thomas Bill. 

C. 0. 190, vol. 8, p. 70 

1780 Jane. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 25. Bond: 
Jan. 4 $10,000. Master: William Willis. 

Bonders: William Willis, Philadelphia. Peter Whiteside "On 

behalf of myself and others." 
Owners: Peter Whiteside & Co., Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 77 

1780 Jane. Maryland sloop. Guns: <>. Crew: 25. Bond: 
May 10 $5,000. Master: Martin Parkison [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Martin Parkison [Philadelphia]. Thomas Richard 
son, Montgomery Comity. 
Owners: O Neal, Deakins & Co., Maryland. 

Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 76 

1781 Jane. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Jim. 30 $20,000. Master: Samuel Young. Mate: George 

Cooper [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Samuel Young, Philadelphia. Hugh Lennox, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Francis Gurney & Co., Hugh Lennox, George Henry, 
and others [Philadelphia]. 

Witnesses: George Cooper, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 78 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 357 

17S1 Jane. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Oct. 12 20,000. Master: Jacob Do Hart. Mate: Ben- 

jamin Ford [Philadelphia?]. 

Bunders: Jacob I)e Hart, Philadelphia. Francis (iurney, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owners: Francis Gurney & Co. , George Henry, Abraham Mar- 
kcie, and others [Philadelphia]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 106, vol. 8, p. 75 

Jason. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Oct 2() Bond: 20,000. Master: Thomas Dissrnore. 

Bonders: Thomas Dissmore [Boston]. John Coffin Jones, Bos 
ton. Hubert Boyd, Boston. 
Owners: John Coffin Jones and others. 
Witnesses: John M. Lovell, J[ ] Snedlie. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 79 

1780 Jason. Connecticut briyantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Nov. 27 Bond: 820,000. Master: Samuel Stillman. 

Bonders: Samuel Stillman, Wethersfield. Justus Kiley, Wethers- 

field. John Wright, Wethersfield. 
Owners: John Wright & Co., Wethersfield. 
Witnesses: Klisha Williams, Eliza Williams. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 81 

If 81 Jason. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Jun- 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: Moses Tryon. 

Bonders: Moses Tryon, Wetherefield. Justus Riley, Wethers- 
field. John Wright, Wetherstield. 
Owners: John Wright & Co. 
Witnesses: Thomas Mumford, Charles Caldwell. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 82 

17sl Jason. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 1(5. Crew: 70. 
Bond: $20,000. Master, Charles Hamilton. 

Bonders: Charles Hamilton, Salem. Bartholomew Putnam, 

Salem. Jacob Ashton [Salem]. 
Owners: Bartholomew Putnam and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: William Pickman, Jonathan Messeroy. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. SO 

1779 j a y. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 100. Bond: 
Au - 5 10,000. Master: Harman Courier [Philadel 

phia?]. 

Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. William Bell, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. John Pringle & 

Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Robert McClenachan. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 83 



358 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Jay. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 70. 
Feb. 1 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Havens. 

Bonders: William Havens [New London]. Jonathan Trum- 

bull, jr. [Lebanon]. Amasa Jones. 
Owners: Samuel Broome & Co. [Hartford]. 
Witnesses: Asa Waterman, jr., Katherine Peterson. 

0. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 84 

1781 Jay. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: SO. 
Sep. 6 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Ravens. 

Bonders: William Havens, New London. Thomas Mumford, 
New London County. Joseph Colliding, New London 
County. 

Owners: Thomas Mumford & Co. 

Witnesses: William Laurence, Charles Hopkins. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 86 

1782 Jay. Hawk. Viper. Connecticut boats. Guns: 1 
Maj- 30 each. Crew: 10 each. Bond: $20,000. Master: 

Isaac Jones. 

Bonders: Isaac Jones, Stamford. John Davenport, jr., Stam 
ford. Samuel Luckwood, jr., Greenwich. 

Owner: Isaac Jones. 

Witnesses: William Williams, William Worthington. 
The bond given covers the three vessels above named. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 85 

1780 Jeune Fendant. Maryland schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Apr. 22 12. Bond: $5,000. Master: Thomas Gibbons, 

Bonders: Thomas Gibbons [Baltimore]. J[ohn] Muir, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: Smith, Matthews & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 87 

1781 Joanna. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 
May 24 12. Bond: $20,000. Master: William Tanner. 

Mate: Silas Foster [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: William Semple, Philadelphia. William Tanner, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: William Semple, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 89 

1781 Joanna. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Aug. 11 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: Silas Foster. 

Mate: Samuel Gelston [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: William Semple, Philadelphia. Silas Foster, Phila 
delphia. 

Owner: William Semple, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Samuel Gelston. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 88 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 359 

1781 Johanna Maria. Pennsylvania hrijjantine. Gun.s: (5. 
Apr. 30 Crew: 1<>: Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas 

Periain. Mate: Joseph Husscy [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Nicholas Low, Philadelphia. Thomas I eriam, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owners: Richard Curson & Co. [Baltimore]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 90 

1776 John. Maryland sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Dec. 31 1,000. Master: Richard Somersall. 

Bonders: Richard Somersall, Baltimore County. John Crock 
ett, Baltimore. 

Owners: John Crockett and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: K[ichard] Ridgely. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 94 

1779 John. Connecticut boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 6. Bond: 
May 8 $5,000. Master: Benjamin Conkling. 

Bonders: Benjamin Conkling, Lyme. Jehoiada Mather, Lyme. 

Kdward Rowland, Lyme. 
Owners: Not stated. 
Witnesses: Daniel Trithitt, Nathaniel Conkling. 

Owners presumably are of the bonders, us boat is stated to belong In 
the town of Lyme. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 93 

1J John. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 12. 
Iul - 9 Bond: $20,000. Master: Stephen Tinker. Mate: 

William Taylor [Baltimore, Md. ?]. 
Bonders: William Allibone, Philadelphia. Stephen Tinker, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: William Allibone, Alexander Stewart, Robert Totten, 

and John Wright Stanly, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 96 

1782 John. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 14. 
Mar. 28 Bond: $20,000. Master: James Tinker. Mate: 

Thomas Mendenhall [Philadelphia]. 
Bonders: James Tinker, Philadelphia. Alexander Stewart, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Alexander Stewart, Philadelphia. John Wright 

Stanly, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C 196, vol. 8, p. 95 

1782 John. Connecticut boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 35. Bond: 
Apr. 9 $20,000. Master: Peter Brown, jr. 

Bonders: Peter Brown, jr., New London. John Deshon, New 

I^ondon. John Herttell, New London. 
Owners: John Deshon & Co. [New London]. 
Witnesses: Henry Murfits, Gfurdon] Saltonstall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 92 



360 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 John. Connecticut galley. Guns: 4. Crow: 25. Bond: 
Jul. 30 $20,000. Master: Jonathan Alden. 

Bonders: Jonathan Aldon [Now London]. Jabez Perkins [Nor 
wich], Jeremiah Halsey. 
Owners: John Deshon & Co. [Now London]. 
Witnesses: Matthew Griswold, William Hillhouse. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 91 

1781 JohnBunyan. New Hampshire sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Sep. 28 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Silvanus Tripe. 

Bonders: Silvanus Tripe, Dover. Cajar Mendez, Portsmouth. 

Joshua Krackett, Portsmouth. 
Owners: Cajar Mendez, Portsmouth. 
Witnesses: George Gains, John Davenport. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 97 

1781 John Michael. Connecticut .sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. 
Jul. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: George Church. 

Bonders: George Church, Hartford. John Caldwell, Hartford. 

John Porter, Lebanon. 
Owners: Jeremiah Platt & Co. [Hartford]. 
Witnesses: William Little, jr., Eunice Trumbull. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 98 

1778 Johnson. Maryland schooner. Guns: 5. Crew: 8. 
May 28 Bond: $5,000. Master: William Yeardsley. 

Bonders: William Yeardsley [Baltimore]. David Williamson, 

Baltimore. 

Owners: Daniel Bowley and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8. p. 100 

1779 Johnson. Maryland schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 12. 
Aug. 14 Bond: $5,000. Master: Peter Houston. 

Bonders: Peter Houston [Baltimore]. William Johnson, 

Baltimore. 
Owners: John McLure and William & Thomas Johnson, 

[Baltimore?]. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 99 

1782 Jolly Robin. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Jul. 2 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Isaac Sheffield, jr. 

Bonders: Isaac Sheffield, jr. [Norwich]. Jabez Perkins [Nor 
wich]. John Alden [Lebanon]. 
Owners: Jonathan Waldron & Co. 
Witnesses: William Williams, William Hillhouse. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 104 



NAVAL, RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 361 

17$1 Jolly Tar. Pennsylvania brigantino. (inns: 8. Crow: 
Aug. 3 -21. Bond: 20,000. Master: David Thomson. 

Mate: John (Jofhrau [Philadelphia], 

Bonders: George Nixon, Philadelphia. David Thomson, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owners: George Xixon, Philadelphia. Robert Shewell & Co. 
[Philadelphia]. 

Witnesses: James Trimble, H[enrv] Osborne. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 102 

1781 Jolly Tarr. Virginia brigantini 1 . Guns: 14. Crew: 90. 
Oct. 4. Bond: $20,000. Master: George Cross. 

bonders: (ieorge Cross. James Smith. 

John Banks [Richmond]. 
Owners: John Banks and others [Virginia]. 
Witnesses: William Cary Selden, Joseph Bell. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 101 

1782 Jolly Tarr. Virginia brigantinc. Guns: 12. Crew: 60. 
Jan.:. !) Bond: $20,000. Master: Philip Turner. 

Bonders: Philip Turner. Hunter, Banks & Co. [Richmond?]. 
Owners: Hunter, Banks & Co. 
Witness: Charles Hay. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 103 

1777 Joseph. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 25. 
Jul. 23 Bond: Not stated. Master: Christopher Bab- 

bidge. 

Bonders: Christopher Babbidge, Salem. Joseph White, Salem. 

Josiah Gihnan, Exeter, X. H. 
Owners: Darby & White, Salem. 
Witnesses: Ebenezer Thompson, George Gains. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 105 

17S1 Joseph. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 20. 
Sep. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Wells. 

Bonders: Peter Wells, Boston. Stephen Higginson, Boston. 

Ebene/er Parsons, Boston. 

Owners: Stephen Higginson and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Parsons, David Spear, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 107 

1782 Joseph. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 15. 
-Tul. 19 Bond: $20,000. Master: Henry Higginson. 

Bonders: Henry Higginson, Salem. Stephen Higginson, Bos 
ton. Ebene/er Parsons, Boston. 
Owners*: Ebenezer Parsons and others; Boston. 
Witnesses: William Parsons, David Spear, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 106 



362 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Juliet. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 15. 
Jul. 24 Bond: 20,000. Master: Samuel Smith. 

Bonders: Samuel Smith, Boston. Samuel Brown, Boston. 

Isaiah Doane, Boston. 

Owners: Samuel Brown and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Samuel Torrey, Uriah Dunham. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 108 

1781 Julius Caesar. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Jan. 17 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Anthony Knap. 

Bonders: Anthony Knap, Newburyport. Robert Stevenson, 
Newburyport. Wingate Newman, Newburyport. 

Owners: Robert Stevenson, Newburyport. Wingate Newman, 
Newburyport. Jonathan Hambleton. 

Witnesses: M[iehael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. Ill 

1782 Julius Caesar. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Apr. 11 40. Bond: $20,000. Master: Jonathan Haraden. 

Bonders: Jonathan Haraden, Salem. Joshua Ward, Salem. 

John Norris [Salem]. 

Owners: Joshua AVard and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Miles Greenwood, William Vans, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 110 

1783 Julius Caesar. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Mar. 4 100. Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Benson. 

Bonders: Thomas Benson, Salem. Joshua Ward, Salem. John 

Norris, Salem. 

Owners: John Haraden and othei S, Salem. 
Witnesses: Samuel Ward, Robert Leech. 

C. C. 196, vol. 8, p. 109 

1781 Junius. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Aug. 13 Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathaniel West. 

Bonders: Nathaniel West [Salem]. George Dodge, Salem. 

Joshua Dodge, Salem. 

Owners: George & Joshua Dodge and others, Salem. 
AVitnesses: Andrew Dodge, Israel Dodge. 

0. C. 196, vol. 8, p. Ill 

1780 Junius Brutus. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 
Aug. 23 120. Bond: $20,000. Master: .John Brooks. 

Bonders: John Brooks [Salem]. JosiahOrne, Salem. AA illiam 

Orne, Salem. 

Owners: Josiah Orne and others, Salem. , 

Witnesses: Joseph Moses, Richard 6hatswell. 

Duplicate bonds. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, pp. 2 and 3 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 363 

17*1 Junius Brutus. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 
Oct. -25 120. Bond: $20,000. Miister: Nathaniel Brook- 

house. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Brookhouse, Salem. Peter Lander [Salem]. 

William Orne [Salem]. 

Owners: Nathan (ioodale and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: William Molloy, John Burchmore. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 1 

ITsi! Junius Brutus. Massachusetts ship, (inns: 18. Crew: 
.Jim. 15 loo. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Brooks. 

Bonder! : John Brooks, Salem. Joaiah Orne, Salem. Peter 

Lander, Salem. 

Owners: Josiah Orne and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Ingersoll, Samuel (irant. 

C . C. 196, vol. 9, p. 4. 

178d Juno. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. Bond: 
Aug. 2(5 $20,000. Master: David Campbell. 

Bonders: David Campbell, Philadelphia. Robert Cocks, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Robert Corks, Philadelphia. Charles Miller & Co., 
[Philadelphia]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 6 

178(1 Juno. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 25. Bond: 
Oct. 20 $2o,i)i)o. Master: William Haydon. 

Bonders: William Haydon, Boston. Leonard Jarvis, Boston. 

B[enjami]n Jarvis, Boston. 

Owners: Jarvis & Russell, Boston. 
Witnesses: Rhodes Arnold, Robert Caldwell. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 9 

1781 Juno. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. Bond: 
Jul. 2-t $20,000. Master: William Smith. Mate: Wil 

liam Hoysham. 

Bonders: Robert Bridges, Philadelphia. William Smith, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan, John Pringle and others [Phila 
delphia]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, ]>. 11 

1781 Juno. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 17. 
Sep. 11 Bond: $20,000. Master: Philip Aubin. 

Bonders: Philip Anbin, Xewburyport. William Coombs, New- 

burvport. John Coombs, Newburyport. 
Owners: William <t John Coombs, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Caleb Tappan, Daniel Tappan. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 5 



364 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Juno. Penns3 r lvani;i brigantine. Guns: 0. Crew: 20. 
Dec. 15 Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Day. Mate: 

Barry Hartwell [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Peter Day, Philadelphia. Charles Miller, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Charles Miller, Philadelphia. Benjamin Randolph 
[Philadelphia]. 

Witnesses: James Trimble, Frederick Snider. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 7 

17S2 Juno. Connecticut galley. Gun: 1. Crew: 24. Bond: 
May 21 $20,000. Master: Oliver Norris. 

Bonders: Oliver Morris, Sayhrook. John Foster, East Had- 

dam. Amasa Jones, Hartford. 
Owners: John Foster & Co. [East Haddam]. 
Witnesses: Ebenezer Barnard, jr., Simeon Newell. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 10 

1782 Juno. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 12. Crew: 1(5. Bond: 
Aug. 20 20,000. Master: John Felt. 

Bonders: John Felt, Salem. John Fisk, Salem. James Carey 

[Salem]. 

Owners: John Fisk and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Daniel Hathorne, Edward Allen. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 8 

1782 Jupiter. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 40. 
Apr. 27 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Orne. 

Bonders: William Orne, Salem. Josiah Orne, Salern. Peter 

Lander, Salem. 

Owners: Josiah Orne and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Samuel Ward, John Jenks. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. ll> 

1781 Kendrick. Massachusetts ship. Guns: IS. Crew: 1*0. 
Aug. 16 Bond: 20,000. Master: Thomas Benson. 

Bonders,: Thomas Benson, Salem. John Fisk, Salem. Henry 

Rnst, Salem. 

Owners: John Fisk and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Charles Hamilton, Jonathan Pease. 

C. C. 19I>, vol. 9, p. II! 

1779 Kensington. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 14. Crow: 
Mar. 22 05. Bond, 110,000. Master: Samuel Smith. 

Bonders: Samuel Smith, Philadelphia. William Turnlmll, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: William Turnbull & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: None. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 15 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 365 

1TS1 Kensington. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 14. 
May T Cr<>\v: i<>. Bond: 20,000. Master: Samuel 

Smith. 

Bonders: Samuel Smith [Philadelphia]. Thomas Russell, 

Boston. Andrew Black, Bos-ton. 
Owners: John Pringle & Co. , Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Chambers Russell, William Burroughs. 

( . ( . 19li, vol. 9, p. 16 

1781 Kensington. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 14. 
Oct. -24 Crew: 25. Bond: $20.000. Master: James 

[Arthur] Degge. 

Bonders: James [Arthur] Degge [Philadelphia]. Thomas 
Russell [Boston, Mass.]. Andrew Black [Boston, Mass.]. 
Owners: John Pringle & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: William Burroughs, Thomas Greene. 

C. C. li)6, vol. 9, p. 14 

1781 Kingbird. Rhode Island sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 45. 
Apr. 21 Bond: $20,000. Master: Wilson Jacobs. 

Bonders: Wilson Jacobs, Providence. Henry H. Tillinghast, 

Providence. 

Owners: Henry H. Tillinghast it Co., Providence. 
Witnesses: Isaac Bartlett, Henry Ward. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 17 

17S1 King of France. Pennsylvania boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 
Jul. 7 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Francis Du Gloss 

[Philadelphia?]- Mate: Jacob Heydrich, Phila 
delphia. 
Bonders: George Kennedy, Philadelphia. Joseph Carson, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. George Kennedy & Co., 

Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Joseph Hargan, John Salter. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 18 

ITT .t King Tammini. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 
May H 30. Bond: 15,000. Master: Thomas Dickson. 

Bonders: Thomas Dickson [Baltimore?]. Hugh Young, Balti 
more. 

Owners: Hugh Young & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 19 

1780 Kitty. Pennsylvania boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 10. Bond: 
Sep. 29 $20,000. Master: Ebenexer Tucker [Philadel 

phia?]. 

Bonders: William Stretch, Philadelphia. Thomas Heston, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Joseph Weaver, Daniel Hawk, and Thomas Ridgway 

[Philadelphia?]. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Thomas Ridgway. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 9, p. 20 



366 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Kitty Meade. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: I. Crew: 
Sep. 8 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: William Paul, 

Mate: Edward Oldham [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: William Paul, Philadelphia. John Wilcocks, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: John Wilcocks & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 21 

1778 LaComtesseDenery. Maryland brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Jun. 11 25. Bond: $5,000. Master: Pierre Adelon. 

Bonders: Pierre Adelon [Bourdeaux, France]. Isaac Van Bib 
ber, Baltimore. 

Owner: Pierre Adelon [Bonrdeaux, France], 

Witness: None. 

Spelling of vea.se! on bond is La C omptes Denery. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 31 

1779 Lady de Miralles. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 18. 
Sep. 25 Crew: 34. Bond: Not stated. Master: Joseph 

P. Faribault [Baltimore 2]. Mate: Peter La 
Porte, Baltimore. 2d mate: Francis La Porte, 
Baltimore. Gunner: Francis Bean. Boatswain: 
Lewis Guartee. 

Bonders: Joseph P. Faribault. Samuel Chase, Annapolis. 
Owners: John Dorsey & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 22 

1778 Lady Grates. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 21. Crew: 40. 
Sep. 19 Bond: $10,000. Master: John McNachtane [Phil 
adelphia]. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. John Pringle, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: [Thomas Irwin, Philadelphia. Mathew Irwin & Co.?, 
Philadelphia.] 

Witnesses: James Trimble, John McNachtane. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 24 

1779 Lady Grates. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 35. 
Feb. 15 Bond: $10,000. Master: John Parke [Philadel 
phia]. 

Bonders: Thomas Irwin, Philadelphia. Mathew Irwin, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Thomas Irwin, Philadelphia. Mathew Irwin & Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: Christopher Irvine, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 25 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 367 

1770 Lady Gates. Pennsylvania brig. (THUS: 8. Crew: 30. 
Jul. 1 Bond: $10,000. Master: Alexander Henderson 

[Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Joseph Irwin & Co. 
[Philadelphia]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 23 

1779 Lady Grates. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Dec. IS 30. Bond: $10,000. Master: George Stewart 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin & Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: George Reid, Benjamin Mifflin, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 26 

1780 Lady Lee. Maryland schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 14. 
Ot-t. 19 Bond: $20,000. Master: Robert Dashiell. 

Bonders: Robert Dashiell [Baltimore?] John Muir, Annapolis. 
Owners: Joseph Williams, Isaac Harris, and John Muir, Annap 
olis. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 27 

1778 Lady Washington. Maryland sloop. Guns: *). Crew: 
Oct. 9 \-2. Bond: $5,000. Master: Nathaniel Cooper. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Cooper [Baltimore], John Muir, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: Isaac & Abraham Van Bibber, Baltimore. John 
Crockett, Baltimore. John Muir, Annapolis. 

Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 28 

1779 Lady Washington. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: Hi. 
Nov. 12 Crew: tiO. Bond: $10,000. Master: Samuel 

Young. 

Bonders: Samuel Young, Philadelphia. John McKini, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: John McKim & Co., Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 31 

1782 Lady Washington. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 
Jul. 20 (5. Crew: 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: William 

White. 
Bonders: William White, Boston. John Codman, jr.-, Boston. 

Samuel Dunn, jr., Boston. 

Owners: John Codman, Samuel Dunn, and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: M[ungo] Mackay, jr., William Palfrey. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 30 



368 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1783 Lady Washington. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. 
Jan. 10 Crew: 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: Naler Hatch. 

Bonders: Naler Hatch, Boston. Crowell Hatch, Boston. 

Thomas Lamb, Boston. 

Owners: Crowell Hatch and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Edward Edes, Andrew Black. 

C. ( . 196, vol. 9, p. 29 

1777 La Maria. New Hampshire brigantine. (inns: 12. 
July 30 Crew: 60. Bond: 810,000. Master: Mark Dennet. 

Bonders: Mark Rennet, Portsmouth. Robert Funiiss, Ports 
mouth. N[eal] Mclntyre, Portsmouth. 
Owner: Simon Carboulez, Portsmouth. 
Witnesses: Simon Carboule/,. Nahum Ward. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, i>. 1 

1781 Languedock. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Mar. 10 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Jeremiah Hearty. 

Bonders: Jeremiah Hegerty, Salem. William Creed, Salem. 

William Shattuck, Boston. 
Owners: John Moriarty and others, Salem. 
Witness: William Pierce. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 33 

1781 Languedoc. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: -i. Crew: 
Jun. 3 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Augusta 

Dunn. 

Bonders: John Augusta Dunn, Salem. John Moriarty, Salem. 

William Ranking, Salem. 
Owners: John Moriarty and others, Salem. 
Witness: John Cotton. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 32 

1781 Languedoc. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Nov - 2 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Reuben Yeomans. 

Bonders: Reuben Yeomans, Salem. Daniel Bigelow, jr., Bos 
ton. Josiah Spear, Boston. 
Owner: John Moriarty, Salem. 
Witnesses: William Corbet, Sampson Rea. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 34 

1780 La Ravie. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Sep. 2 30. Bond: $20,000. Master: Augustine Bo- 

nam} . 

Bonders: Claudius Paul Raquett, Philadelphia. Augustine 
Bonamy, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Claudius Paul Raquett, Philadelphia. Augustine Bo 
namy, Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: James Trimble, Thomas Learning, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 91 




NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 369 

17TS Lark. Maryland boat. Guns: 4. Crew: 6. Bond: 
.May 8 $5,000. Master: Joseph Dority. 

Bonders: Joseph Dority [Baltimore]. Joseph Williams, An- 

napelis. 

Owners: Samuel & Robert Purviance and others [Baltimore]. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

( . 0. Mi, vol. it, ]>. 87 

ITT .i Lark. Maryland schooner. Guns: 5. Crew: S. Bond: 
Aujr. IS $5,000. Master: William (Ward. 

Bonders: William Coward [Baltimore]. Samuel Chase, An 
napolis. 

Owners: John Dorsey & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. ., p. 36 

1780 Lark. Maryland sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 8. Bond: 
Mar. 11 $5,000. Master: Thomas Waters. 

Bonders: Thomas Waters [Baltimore?]. Archibald Patison, 

Dorchester County. 

Owners: Archibald Patison & Co., Dorchester County. 
Witnesses: Charles Crookshanks, J[ohn] Barnaby. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 41 

1TS1 Lark. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 13. 
Jim. 28 Bond: $20,000. Master: Robert Stonehouse. 

Bonders: Robert Stonehouse, Boston. Isaac Phillips, Boston. 

John Winthrop, Boston. 

Owners: Isaac Phillips, John Winthrop and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Joseph Ingraham, Jere Webb. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 39 

1781 Lark. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 12. 
Oct. 1 Bond: 20,000. Master: Joseph Tilden. 

Bonders: Joseph Tilden, Boston. Isaac Phillips, Boston. Ben 
jamin Jepson, Boston. 

Owners: John Winthrop and others, Boston. 
Witness: David Phillips. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 40 

1782 Lark. Massachusetts brigantine. (THUS: 4. Crew: 15. 
May 11 Bond: $ 20,000. Master: Offin Boardman. jr. 

Bonders: Offin Boardman, jr., Xewburyport. John Pettingell, 
Newburyport. Jonathan Mulliken, Xewburyport. 

Owners: Abel Greenleaf, Jonathan Mulliken, John Pettingell, 
Moses Brown, Newburyport. 

Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 35 



370 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Lark, Massachusetts sloop. (Inns: 10. Crow: 15. 
Jun. 13 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Newson. 

Bonders: Thomas Newson, Wethersfield, Conn. Barnabas Deane, 

Wethersfleld, Conn. Samuel Rose, Wethersfield, Conn. 
Owners: Barnabas Deane & Co., Wethersfleld, Conn. 
Witnesses: William Williams, Charles Caldwell. 

C. C. 1116, vol. 9, p. 38 

1779 Laurens. Maryland schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: S. 
May 19 Bond: $5,000. Master: Clement Harrison. 

Mate: John King. 

Bonders: Clement Harrison [Baltimore?]. Joseph Eastman, 

Annapolis. 

Owners: Steward, Magruder & Co. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 41 

1780 Laurens. Maryland schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 18. 
May 9 Bond: $5,000. Master: William Wand. 

Bonders: William Wand [Baltimore?]. David McMeehan, Bal 
timore. 

Owners: John McLure, Baltimore. Thomas Yeates, Baltimore. 
Witness: Tfhomas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 43 

1780 Le Despenser. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 16. 
May 26 Crew: 100. Bond: $,000. Master: Nathaniel 

Saltonstall. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Saltonstall, New London. Thomas Shaw, 

New London. Simon \Volcott, New London. 
Owner: Nathaniel Shaw, New London. 
Witnesses: Simon Wolcott, G [union] Saltonstall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 93 

1780 Lee. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 14. 
May 25 Bond: $5,000. Master: James Hopkins. 

Bonders: James Hopkins [Hartford?]. John Welles, Charles 

Caldwell [Hartford]. 

Owners: Adams & Dexter, Boston [Mass.]. 
Witnesses: He/.ekiah Fitch, Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 45 

1782 Lee. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 25. 
Mar. 25 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Conway. 

Bonders: John Conway, Marblehead. John Stevens, Marble- 
head. Thomas Oliver, Marblehead. 
Owners: John Stevens and others, Marblehead. 
Witnesses: Nicholas Lobdell, Samuel Waitt. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 44 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 371 

17S2 Lee. Massachusetts schooner. (itins: 6. Crew: 80. 
Jul. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: AYilliam Jauie*. 

Bonders: William James, Marblehead. Samuel Parkinan, 

Boston. Benjamin Binlitt, Marblehead. 
Owners: Joseph Lee anil others, Marblehead. 
Witnesses: David Morey, John Dall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 46 

177S Le Gerrard [Le Gerard?]. Pennsylvania brigantine. 
Aug. 1 Guns: 6. Crew: 25. Bond: $10,000. Master: 

James Josiah. 

Bonders-: James Josiah, Philadelphia. Joseph C. Fisher, Phila 
delphia. John I). Mercier, Philadelphia. 
Owners: John I). Mercier, Joseph C. Fisher & Co. 
Witnesses: Robert Craig, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 62 

1778 Le Gerard. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 10. 
Dec. 24 Crew: 30. Bond: $10,000. Master: James 

Josiah. 

Bonders: George Henry, Philadelphia. James Josiah, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: George Henry & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: T[imothy] Matlack, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 6, p. 63 

1782 Lethe. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 56. 
Apr. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Emerson. 

Mate: Thomas Phillips [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Thomas Emerson, Philadelphia. William Turnbull, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: William Turnbull & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 47 

1779 Levingston. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 12. 
Oct. 18 Bond: $10,000. Master: Townsend White. 

Bonders: John White, Philadelphia. Townsend White, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: John White, Townsend White & Co., Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

Unsigned duplicate follows original bond. See also Livingston. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 48 

1781 Lexington. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 10. Crew: 20. 
Nov. 26 Bond: $20,000. Master: David Smith [jr.]. 

Bonders: David Smith, jr., Salem. Klias flasket Derby, Salem. 

Thomas Saunders [Salem]. 
Owner: Klias Ilasket Derby, Salem. 
Witness: John Brown. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 51 



372 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Lexington. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 14. 
May 9 Crew: 50. Bond: $20,000. Master: Benjamin 

Crowninshield. 

Bonders: Benjamin Crowninshield, Salem. Klias Hasket Derby, 

Salem. Thomas Saunders, Salem. 
Owners: Klias Hasket Derby and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Klias Hasket Derby, William Colman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 50 

1778 Liberty. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 8. 
Aug. 31 Bond: $10,000. Master: John Warner [Phila 
delphia?]. 

Bonders: James Hood, Philadelphia. Samuel Kobbins, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Hood, Philadelphia. James Ash & Co. [Phila 
delphia]. 

Witnesses: James Montgomery, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, ]>. 61> 

1779 Liberty. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: (5. Crew: 15. 
Apr. 26 Bond: 5,000. Master: Henry Hawkins. 

Bonders: Henry Hawkins, Philadelphia. John Wilcoeks, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: John Wiluocks & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 56 

1779 Liberty. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 12. Crew: 35. 
Aug. 28. Bond: $10,000. Master: Charles Clunn [Phila 

delphia]. 

Bonders: James Oellers, Philadelphia. John Campbell, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Oellers and John Campbell, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol 9, p. 54 

1779 Liberty. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 12. Crew: 35: 
Dec. 11 Bond: 810,000. Master: [Charles Clunn *, Phila- 

delphia. ] 

Bonders: James Oellers [Philadelphia]. John Imlay, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Oellers, & Co. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 52 

1780 Liberty. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: (5. Crew: 35. 
Aug. 1 Bond: 820,000. Master: John Stillwell. 

Bonders: John Stillwell, Philadelphia. James Oellers, Phila 
delphia. 

Owner: James Oellers, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. til 



NAVAL RECOKDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 373 

Liberty. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 0. Crew: 16. 
Dec. 1-2 Bond: 20,000. Master: Peter Briamant. Mate: 

Isaac Jones [Stamford, Conn. |. 

Bonders: James (Idlers, Philadelphia. Peter Briamant, Phila 
delphia. 

Owner: James Oellers, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Harman Johnson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 53 

17S1 Liberty. Massachusetts schooner, (inns: 4. Crew: 25. 
Mar. IT Bond: $20,000. Master: William Preston. 

Bonders: William Preston, Nevvburyport. John Druitt, New- 

bnryport. Thomas Jones, Newburyport. 
Owner: John Druitt, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: John Stickney, Joseph Stickney. 

0. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 57 

1781 Liberty. Virginia boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Apr. 1 S20.000. Master: John Young. 

Bonders: John Young. James Neilson. 
Owners: Young & Webb. 
Witness: John Dandridge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 63 

1781 Liberty. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 12. 
Jul. 25 Bond: $20,000. Master: Jacob Do Hart. Mate: 

William Gardner [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Hugh Lennox, Philadelphia. Jacob De Hart, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Francis Gnrney, Hugh Lennox, Daniel Smith, James 
Hood, and others [Philadelphia?]. 

Witnesses: James Trimble, P. I. Mentges. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 55 

1781 Liberty. Pennsylvania schooner. Gun: 1. Crew: t>. 
Oct. 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Sansum. Mate: 

George Monk [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Thomas Bee, Philadelphia. John Sansum, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: John Sansum and George Monk, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, George Monk. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 60 

1781 Liberty. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 4. Crew: 12. 
Dec. 22 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Russell. 

Bonders: William Russell, Newburyport. William Bartlet, 

Newburyport. Moses Brown, Newburyport. 
Owners: William Bartlet and Moses Brown, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: John Stone, William P. Johnson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 58- 



374 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Liberty. Massachusetts ship. Guns: (5. Crew: 20. 
May 23 Bond: 20,000. Master: William Russell. 

Bonders: William Russell, Nevvburyport. William i .urtlet, 

Newburyport. Moses Brown, Newburyport. 
Owners: William Bartlet and Moses Brown, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Sarah Hodge, M[ichael] Hodge. 

C. ( . 190, vol. 9, ]>. 59 

1781 Lincoln. Virginia cutter. Guns: 2. Crew: 22. Bond: 
Sep. 15 20,000. Master: William Wootten. 

Bonders: William Wootten. Samuel B. Cunningham. 
Owners: Hambleton and Wootten. 
Witnesses: John Dandridge, A[ ] Wyth. 

(A C. 190, vol. 9, p. 04 

1781 Lion. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 10. Crew: 45. Bond: 
Jul. 3 $20,000. Master: -Jonathan Mason. 

Bonders: Jonathan Mason, Salem. Joseph & Joshua Graf ton. 

Salem. B[ ] Watkins [Salem?]. 

Owners: Joseph & Joshua Grafton, Salem. 
Witnesses: Thomas Appleton, Barent Bleecker. 

C. C. 190, vol. 9, p. 05 

1782 Lion. Connecticut galley. Guns: 2. Crew: 28. Bond: 
N OV . i 20,000. Master: Aaron Meech. 

Bonders: Aaron Meech [New London?]. John Foster [East 

Haddam]. John Alden [Lebanon]. 
Owners: John Foster & Co. [East Haddam]. 
Witnesses: John Porter, David Trumbull. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 00 
Lion. See also Lyon. 

1782 Little Bachelor. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 

Dec. 6 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Miller Johnston. 

Bonders: Miller Johnston, Boston. Edmund Howes, Boston. 

Benjamin Gorham, Boston. 
Owner: John Lawhorne [ ], N. C. 

Witnesses: Thomas Wollcot, Jonathan Webb. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 67 

1777 Little Ben. Maryland schooner. Guns: 14. Crew: 50. 
Oct. 2 Bond: $5,000. Master: William Nichols. 

Bonders: William Nichols [Baltimore]. Van Bibber & Crock 
ett, Baltimore. 
Owners: Van Bibber & Crockett, Baltimore. 

Witness: James Brice. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. OS 

1781 Little Dan. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Aug. 9 25. Bond: 20,000. Master: Daniel Young. 

Bonders: Daniel Young, Cape Ann. Ebene/er Parsons, Bos 
ton. Robert Davis, Boston. 
Owner: Daniel Young, Cape Ann. 
Witnesses: Joseph Callender, Benjamin .Tepson. 

C. C. 190, vol. 9, p. 09 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 375 

177 . Little Davey. Maryland .schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 10. 
Au}, . i". Bond: $5,000. Muster: Thomas Kell. 

Bonders: Thomas Kell [Baltimore], Archibald Gamble, Bal 
timore. 
Owners: David Stewart, Baltimore. Archibald Gamble & Co., 

Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 71 

1781 Little Davy. Maryland schooner, (inns: 4. Crew: 10. 
Jan. !) Bond: $20,000. Master: Richard Johns. 

Bonders: Richard Johns [Charles County]. James Giles, Har- 

ford County. 

Owners: William Taylor & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: Tfhomas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 70 

1770 Little Molly. Pennsylvania .schooner. Guns:*!. Crew: 
Sep. 4 1". Bond: 10,000. Master: Uriah Smith 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin, Phila 
delphia. 

Owner: Not stated. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 73 

17SO Little Molly. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 1. Crew: 20. 
Sep. 20 Bond: *20,000. Master: Samuel Ball [Philadel 

phia], 

Bonders: Joseph Carson [Philadelphia]. Joseph Ball [ ], 

X. J. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: Daniel Edwards. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 72 

1781 Little Porga. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 10. 
Apr. 30 Crew: 60. Bond: $20,000. Master: William 

Armstrong. 

Bonders: William Armstrong, Newburyport. Tristram Dalton, 

Newlmryport. Robert Hooper [Newburyport]. 
Owner: Tristram Dalton, Xewburyport. 
Witnesses: Joseph Putnam, Joseph Coffin. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 74 

1779 Little Sam. Maryland sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 12. 
Feb. 4 Bond: $5,000. Master: William Weems, jr. 

Mate: John Roach. Gunner: Joseph Ware. 
Boatswain: James Ringgold. 

Bonders: William Weems, jr. [Baltimore]. John Muir, An 
napolis. 

Owners: Richard Curson [Baltimore]. David Weems [Balti 
more]. Samuel Chew and others. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 75 



376 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Little Vincent. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 4. Crow: 6. 
Apr. 27 Bond: 820,000. Master: Rene Chaloche. 

Bonders: Reno Chaloche, Boston. [Etienne] Dombleder, 
Boston. [ ] De Lamothe [Boston]. 

Owners: Stephen Dombleder and others, Boston. 

Witnesses: W[ ] Harris, ()[ ] Tileston. 

The copyist uses the English Stephen for French Etienne. 

C. C. li)6, vol. 9, p. 76 

1781 Little Vincent. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 10. Crew. 
Dec. 4 16. Bond: $20.000. Master: Israel F. Oher. 

Bonders: Israel F. Ober [Beverly]. E[tienne] Dombleder, 

Boston. Thomas (iuiraudet [Boston]. 
Owners: Stephen Domblrder and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Gene Jolly, Antoine Tatagay. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 77 

1777 Lively. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 25. 
Jul. 4 Bond: $5,000. Master: Michael Dupuy. 

Bonders: Michael Dupuy, Marblehead. Noah Emery, Exeter, 

N. H. Samuel Brooks, Exeter, X. H. 
Owner: Nathaniel Tracy, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Ebenezer Thompson, John Wentworth, jr. 

C. C. 190, vol. 9, p. 85 

1778 Lively. Maryland schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 12. 
Oct. 14 Bond: $5,000. Master: John Baldwyn. Mate: 

James Doin [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John Baldwyn [Philadelphia?]. John Davidson, 

Annapolis. 
Owners: Samuel Roddy and James Martin, Maryland. Blair 

McClenachan, Philadelphia. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 80 

1779 Lively. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 30. 
May 31 Bond: $5,000. Master: James Belt. 

Bonders: James Belt [Philadelphia]. J[ohn] Muir, Annapolis 
[Md]. 

Owners: Robert Morris [Philadelphia]. [Alexander] Nesbitt, 

Philadelphia. Stephen Steward, Maryland. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 190, vol. 9, p. 81 

1779 Lively. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 35. 
Nov. 9 Bond: $10,000. Master: James Belt. 

Bonders: James Belt, Philadelphia. Alexander Nesbitt, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owners: Robert Morris, Philadelphia. John Maxwell Nesbitt, 
& Co., Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 82 



NAVAL EECORDS OF TIIE REVOLUTION. 377 

1781 Lively. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 14. Crew: 70. 
Mar. -27 Bond: 20,000. Master: Edward Latham. 

Bonders: Edward Latham, Groton. John Chenevard, Hartford. 

James Church, Hartford. 

Owners: Thomas Mumford it Co. [Hartford]. 
Witnesses.: Elisha Curry, John Pelletreau. 

C. C. 19H, vol. 9, p. 88 

1781 Lively. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 35. 
May 21 Bond: $20,000. Master: George Ashby. 

Bonders: George Ashby, Salern. W [alter] P. Bartlett, Salem. 

John Xorris [Salem]. 

Owners: Walter P. Bartlett and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Theodore Lyman, James Thin>_ . 

C. C. 19<>, vol. 9, p. 79 

1~S1 Lively. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 30. 
Jul. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathaniel Goodwin. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Goodwin, Boston. Thomas Russell, Bos 
ton. David Henley, Boston. 
Owner: Thomas Russell, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Burroughs, Isaac Smith. 

Tn tin following entry Goodwin is stated to be n resident of Phila 
delphia. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 86 

1781 Lively. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 30. 
Aug. 23 Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathaniel Goodwin. 

Mate: Jonathan Chipman [Boston?]. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Good win, Philadelphia. William Turnbull, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: William Turnbull, Philadelphia. Thomas Russell, 

Boston, Mass. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C,. 196, vol. 9, p. 87 

1781 Lively. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: P>. Crew: 30. 
Oct. 2K Bond: 20,000. Master: John Augusta Dunn. 

Bonders: John Augusta Dunn, Salem. John Xorris, Salem. 

W [alter] P. Bartlett. [Salem]. 
Owners: John Xorris and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Thomas Brown, Philip Fowler. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 79 

1782 Lively. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 35. 
Apr. 20 Bond: 20,000. Master: Daniel Adams. 

Bonders: Daniel Adams, Boston. Samuel Adams, Boston. 

Samuel Gardner, Boston. 
Owners: Samuel Gardner and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Nathaniel Hichborn, Job Prince, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 78 



378 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1783 Lively. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 10. Crew: 5o. 
Mar. 8 Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathaniel Brookhouse. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Brookhouse, Salem. John Page, Salem. 

Samuel Page, Salem. 

Owners: Samuel Page and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Jonathan (Hover, Samuel Birson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. SI! 

1782 Live Oak. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 0. Crew: JO. 
Nov. 8 Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Tucker. 

Bonders: Samuel Tucker, Salem. Benjamin Goodhue, Salem. 

Miles Ward, Salem. 
Owners: Benjamin Goodhue and others, Salem. 

Witness: John A very. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 89 

1780 Livingston. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Nov. 4 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Kelly [Phila 

delphia]. 
Bonders: Robert Morris, Philadelphia. Peter Whiteside, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: Robert Morris, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: John Swanwiek, James Rees. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 90 
Livingston. See also Levingston. 

1778 Lizard. [Penns3 T lvania]boat. Guns: Not stated. Crew: Not 
Feb. 27 stated. Bond: 85,000. Master: [John llarvie?]. 

Bonders: John Campbell, John Harvie. 
Owners: John Campbell & Co. 

Witness: None. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 91 

1780 Lizard. Maryland schooner. (THUS: 4. Crew: 10. 
Mar. 13 Bond: $5,000. Master: Paul Ilussey. 

Bonders: PaulHussey [Baltimore?]. John Davidson, Annapolis. 
Owners: Richard Curson & Co., Baltimore. 

Witness: TThomas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 92 

1782 Lord Stirling. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. 
Feb. 16 Crew: 30. Bond: $20,000. Master: Wingate 

Newman. 

Bonders: Wingate Newman, Newburyport. Robert Stevenson, 

Newburyport. Paul Stevens, Newburyport. 
Owner: Robert Stevenson, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 93 

1782 Lord Stirling. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 
J un . 5 35. Bond: $20,000. Master: Paul Stevens. 

Bonders: Paul Stevena, Newburyport. Robert Stevenson, New 
buryport. Wingate Newman, Newburyport. 
Owner: Robert Stevenson, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C . C. 196, vol. 9. p. 94 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 379 

178:2 Lovely Sally. Pennsylvania brigan tine. Guns: 12. 
Mar. 28 Crow: 45. Bond: $20,000. Master: Nicolas 

Yallance. Mate: John Hitts [Philadelphia]. 

Homier.*: Wboddrop Sims, Philadelphia. Nicolas Vallancr, 
Philadelphia^ 

( iwners: Wooddrop Sims, Philadelphia. Joseph Sims, and oth 
ers, Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. !, p. 95 

1781 Luck and Fortune. Pennsylvania boat, (run: 1. Crew: 
Sep. 7 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Enoch Willets. 

Mate: Joseph Edwards [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Knoe.h Willets, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co. , Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Robert McClcay, Matthew Strong. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 9, p. 98 

1777 Lucy. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Dec. -2 $5,000. Master: Thomas Sellew. 

Bonders: Thomas Sellew, Wetherstield. William Griswold, 

Wethersfield. Josiah Grimes, jr., Wethersfield. 
Owner: Joseph Buckley, Wethersfield. 
Witnesses: William Joyce, Kzekiel Williams. 

C. C. 196, vol. <), p. 97 

1780 Lucy. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 25. 
Nov. 8 Bond: $20,000. Master: Stephen Clay. 

Bonders: Stephen Clay [Boston]. Samuel Gill, Boston. Wil 
liam Van Puerson, Boston. 
Owners: Benjamin West and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Paschal N. Smith, E[liakim] Kaymoml. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 96 

17SO Luzerne. Maryland schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 17. 
Sep. 11 Bond: 20,000. Master: Peter Sharpe. 

Bonders: Peter Sharpe [Baltimore?]. John Davidson, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: John McLure, Baltimore. Joseph Yeates, Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 99 

1777 Lydia. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 15. Bond: 
Nov. 10 $5,000. Master: Joseph Williams. 

Bonders: Joseph Williams, Norwich. Jacob De Witt, Nor 
wich. John Alden, Lebanon. 
Owners: Joseph Williams & Co., Norwich. 
Witnesses: John Trumbull, Eph[raim] Carpenter. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 102 



380 LIBKAKY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Lydia. Pennsylvania brigantine. (iun.s: 6. Crew: 20. 
Aug. 18 Bond: 20,000. Master: Joshua Allen. Mate: 

Charles Kirby [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Joshua Allen, Philadelphia. William Robinson, jr., 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Joshua Allen, William Robinson, jr., and others. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. 0. 11)6, vol. 9, p. 100 

1782 Lydia. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 18. 
Tun. 15 Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter De Hussy, Phila 
delphia. Mate: Philip Poyade [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Claudius Paul Racquet, Philadelphia. Peter De Russy, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: Claudius Paul Racquet. Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Peter Audrain. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 101 

1776 Lyon. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 80. Bond: 
Nov. 27 Not stated. Master: Timothy Shaler. 

Bonders: Timothy Rhaler, Hartford. Titus Hosmer, Middle- 
town. Nathaniel Brown, Middle-town. 
Owners: Humphry Lyon & Co., East Iladdam. 
Witnesses: Jabez Hamlin, Jedediah Strong. 

C. C. IPfi, vol. 9, p. 105 

1781 Lyon. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 22. Crew: 120. 
Jul. 14 Bond: $20,000. Master: Wingate Newman. 

Bonders: Wingate Newman, Nevvburyport. Tristram Coffin, 

Boston. Benjamin Connor, Boston. 
Owners: Joseph Marquand and others, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Joshua Eaton, John P. Boyd. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 104 

1782 Lyon. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 26. Crew: 90. Bond: 
Mar. 14 $20,000. Master: William Tuck. 

Bonders: " Andrew Cabot for William Tuck," Salem. Samuel 

Cabot, Essex County. Andrew Cabot, Beverly. 
Owners: John & Andrew Cabot, Beverly. 
Witnesses: George Cabot, Moses Brown. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 106 

17s2 Lyon. Connecticut galley. Guns: 2. Crew: 30. Bond: 
Oct. 14 $20,000. Master: Robert Craig. 

Bonders: Robert Craig [East Haddam?]. John Foster [East 

Iladdam]. Amasa Jones. 
Owners: John Foster & Co. [East Haddam]. 
Witnesses: William Watson, Freman Vallerun. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 103 
Lyon. See alao Lion. 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 381 

17~S Macaroni. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: fi. Crew: 20. 
Sep. -t Bond: 10,000. Master: Daniel Reybold [Phila 

delphia]. 

Bonders: James Oellers, Philadelphia. William Shuaft, Phila- 

delphia. 

Owner: James OellerH, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: John Wetzel, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, ]>. 112 

177C McClary. New Hampshire sehooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Sep. 2 c,o. Bond, 5,000. Master: Robert Parker. 

Bonders: Robert Parker [Portsmouth]. Thomas Martin, 

Portsmouth. George Turner, Portsmouth. 
Owner: Jonathan Loring Austin, Portsmouth. 
Witnesses: Titus Salter, Pierre Long. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 110 

1777 McClary. New Hampshire schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
May 17 50. Bond: $5,000. Master: Thomas Bailing. 

Bonders: Thomas nailing [Portsmouth]. Joshua Wentworth, 

Portsmouth. Jacob Treadwell, Portsmouth. 
Owners: Joshua Wentworth and others, Portsmouth. 
Witnesses: John Penhallow, Joseph Simes. 

C. C. 19(3, vol. 9, p. 107 

1777 McClary. New Hampshire brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Sep. -2 50. Bond: 5,000. Master: Joshua Stacpole. 

Bonders: Joshua Stacpole, Somersworth. Jacob Treadwell, 

Portsmouth. Samuel Sherburne, Portsmouth. 
Owners: Jacob Treadwell & Co., Portsmouth. 
Witnesses: Morris Hern, John Seaward. 

C. C . 196, vol. 9, p. 109 

1778 McClarey. New Hampshire brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Jan. 28 50. Bond: 5,000. Master: John Gregory. 

Bonders: John Gregory, Portsmouth. Thomas Martin, Ports 
mouth. Jacob Treadwell, Portsmouth. 
Owners: Robert Furnis and others [Portsmouth?]. 
Witnesses: John Wheelwright, Henry Seaward. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 108 

1781 McClenachan. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 6. 
Jul. 16 Crew: 25. Bond: 20,000. Master: Thomas 

Houston [Philadelphia?] Mate: Robert Hume, 
Philadelphia. 

Bonders: Anthony Butler, Philadelphia. Jonathan Mifflin, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Jonathan Mifflin, Anthony Butler, William Coates, 

and Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

MifHin docs not sign the bond but is given as one of the bonders. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. Ill 



382 LTBRAKY OF CONGRESS. 

17S1 Maestrand. Pennsylvania cutter. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Jun. 20 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Philipps Kollock 

[Philadelphia.] 

Bonders: Samuel Inglis, Philadelphia. George Ord, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Robert Morris, William Bingham, and Samuel Inglis 
&Co., Philadelphia. 

Witness: Philipps Kollock. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 9, p. 113 

1780 Manete. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 10. 
Aug. 30 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Daccaretta. 

Bonders: John Daccaretta, Salem. Joshua Grafton, Salem. 

Joseph Grafton, Salem. 

Owners: Joshua Grafton and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Frost, Nathaniel Perry. 

C. C." 196, vol. 9, p. 114 

1780 Marbois. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 16. Crew: 85. 
Sep. 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: Robert Harris. 

Bonders: Isaac Moses, Philadelphia. Robert Harris, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Isaac Moses, Philadelphia. Matthew Clarkson, Phila 
delphia. 

Witnesses: James Trimble, Fredrick Snider. 

C. C. 196, vol. 9, p. 115 

1778 Maria. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. Bond: 
Dec. 1. $5,000. Master: Hezekiah Perkins. 

Bonders: Hezekiah Perkins [Norwich]. Joseph Rowland 

[Norwich]. Thomas Coit [Norwich]. 
Owners: Joseph Rowland and Thomas Coit, Norwich. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Huntington, Joshua Norman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 6 

1779 Maria. Connecticut ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 25. Bond: 
Jun. 12 $5,000. Master: Jabez Lord. 

Bonders: Jabez Lord [Norwich?]. Joseph Rowland [Norwich]. 

Thomas Coit [Norwich]. 
Owners: Rowland & Coit [Norwich]. 
Witnesses: Jeremiah Harris, Nathl. P. Peabody. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 3 

1781 Maria. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 7. Crew: 20. 
Jan. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: Patrick Maxtield. 

Bonders: Patrick Maxfield, Dartmouth. Leonard Jarvis, Bos 
ton. Nathaniel Jarvis, Boston. 
Owners: Leonard Jarvis and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Philip Jarvis, John Ilichborn. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 4 



XAVAL RECORDS OK THE REVOLUTION. 383 

1781 Maria. .Maryland schooner. (runs: 5. Crew: 12: 
Jul. 7 Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Milhaut. 

Bonders: P[eter] Milhaut [Baltimore, M<1.]. Joseph Wil 
liams, Annapolis. 

Owners: James Purand & Co., Fredericksburg, Va. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 5 

1781 Maria. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 35. 
Nov. 26 Bond: $20,000. Master: Stephen Hills. 

Bonders: Stephen Hills, Boston. Joseph Russell, Boston. 

John Brown, Boston. 
Owners: Jarvis &. Russell, Boston. 
Witnesses: Philip Jarvis, John Hichborn. 

C. C!. !!><>, vol. 10, ]>. 2 

1781 Marianna. Rhode Island schooner. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Jan. (5 50. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Coggeshall. 

Bonders: John Coggeshall, Newport. Griffin Greene, East 

Greenwich. 
Owners: Arnold Henry Dohrman, Lisbon, Portugal. Samuel 

Harrison, Lisbon, Portugal. 
Witnesses: W[illiam] Greene, S[amuel] Ward. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 8 

1780 Marianne | Marianna? ]. Rhode Island brigantine. Guns: 
Dec. 1(5 lt>. Crew: 65. Bond: $20,000. Master: John 

Kendrick. 

Bonders: John Kendrick, Wan-ham, Mass. Silas Casey, East 

( ireenwich. 

Owner: John Williams, Worcester, Mass. 
Witnesses: W[illiam] Greene, Samuel Snow. 

On verso is certificate of issuance of commission to Kendrick. A. D. 8. 
of Greene. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 7 

1780 Marquiss. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 20. 
Sep. 19 Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathaniel West. 

Bonders: Nathaniel West, Salem. John Leach Charles 

Homer. 

Owner: Not stated. 
Witness: Gower Brown, jr. 

C. C!. 196, vol. 10, p. 10 

1781 Marquis. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 16. Crew: 80. 
Apr. 16 Bond: $20,000. Master: Richard Cowell. 

Bonders: Richard Cowell, Salem. Jeremiah Shepard [Salem]. 

Joshua Ward, Salem. 

Owners: Samuel Flagg and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Edward Rol land [Ballard?], Titus Morgan. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 9 



384 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Marquis de La Fayette. Massachusetts hrigantine. 
Jan. (inns: 6. Crew: 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: 

Seth Thomas. I 

Bonders: Seth Thomas, Newburyport. Thomas Thomas, New- 

buryport. W[ ] Sidcomb, [Newburyport?]. 
Owners: Thomas Thomas and others, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Joseph Wells, Michael Little. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 17 

1781 Marquis de La Fayette. Connecticut brigantine. 
Feb. 7 Guns: 16. Crow: 120. Bond: $20,000. Master: 

Peter Richards. 

Bonders: Peter Richards [Norwich]. Jabez Perkins [Nor 
wich]. James Church [Hartford], 
Owners: Andrew Perkins & Co. 
Witnesses: Thomas Seymour, Humphrey Crary. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 16 

1781 Marquis fde] La Fayette. Virginia ship, (inns: IS. 
Mar. 7 Crew: 120. Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph 

Meredith. 

Bonders: Joseph Meredith. Thomas Fisher. 
Owners: Cowpers & Co. 
Witness: A[ ] Wyth. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 14 

1781 Marquis de La Fayette. Connecticut brigantine. 
Jun. 13 Guns: 16. Crew: 100. Bond: $20,000. Master: 

Klisha Hinman. 

Bonders: Elisha Hinman [Stonington]. Thomas Mumford 

[Norwich]. Peter Colt [Hartford]. 
Owners: Thomas Mumford & Co. [Norwich]. 
Witnesses: Lewis Mills, Wil[l]iam Johnson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. ]. 5 

ff 

1781 Marquis de La Fayette. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 
Aug. 13 16. Crew: 100. Bond: $20,000. Master: 

Ebenezer Reed. 
Bonders: Ebenezer Reed, Salem. George Williams, Salem. 

Joshua Dodge, Salem. 

Owners: George Williams and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Belcher Noyes, jr., William Frost. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 15 

1781 Marquis de La Fayette. Massachusetts brigantine. 
Sep. 1 Guns: 6. Crew: 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: 

Joseph Wells. 

Bonders: Joseph Wells, Newburyport. Thomas Thomas, New 
buryport. Seth Thomas, Newburyport. 
Owners: Thomas Thomas and John Fletcher, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 19 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 385 

1781 Marquis de La Fayette. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 10. 
Nov. o Crew: 3o. Bond: $20,000. Master: Nicholas 

Vallance | Philadelphia]. Mate: John Henderson, 
Phikdelphia. 

Bonders : John Purvianee, Philadelphia. Nathan Kelso, Phila- 

delphia. 
Owners*: Samuel ct Robert Purvianee, Philadelphia. Hugh 

Young A Nathan Kelso, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 19li, vol. 10, p. 18 

17S2 Marquis |de) La Fayette. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 
Mar. 15 Ifi. Crew: loo. Bond: $20,000. Master: John 

Buffinton. 

Bonders: John Bnflinton, Salem, George Williams, Salem. 

Samuel Blanchard, Salem. 
Owners: George Williams and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Moses, William West, jr. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 10, p. 1 1 

1783 Marquis de La Fayette. Massachusetts brigantinc. 
Jan. 3 (inns: >. Crew: 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: 

Arnold Conierais. 

Bonders: Arnold C omerais, Boston. John Comerais, Boston. 

William Shattuek, Boston. 
Owner: John Comerais, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Crafts, jr., Thomas II. Perkins. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 12 

1777 Mars. Maryland sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 25. Bond: 
Dec. 10 85,000. Master: Norris Copper. Mate: James 

Round [Baltimore]. 

Bonders: Norris Copper, Annapolis. James Calhoun, Balti 
more. 

Owner: James Calhoun, Baltimore. 
Witness: John Bullen. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 21 

177S Mars. Connecticut ship. Guns: 22. Crew: 130. Bond: 
May 11 810.000. Master: Gilbert Ash. 

Bonders: Gilbert Ash [Boston, Mass.?]. Isaae Sears [Boston, 
Mass.]. John Broome [Hartford, Conn.]. 

Owners: Isaac Sears [Boston, Mass.]. Samuel and John 
Broome [Hartford, Conn.]. 

Witnesses: Kliakim Raymond, Joseph Skillin. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 20 

177S Mars. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: (!. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Aug. 4 8lo,oo(i. Master: William McFaden. 

Bonders: William McFaden [Philadelphia]. Alexander Nes- 

liitt, Philadelphia. 

Owners: John Maxwell Nesbitt & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: Timothy Matlack. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, j). 23 
5212 0<! 25 



386 LIBBAKY OF CONGRESS. 

1778 Mars. Pennsylvania schoonr. Guns: 8. Crew: 35. 
Sep. 30 Bond: $5,000. Master: Yelverton Taylor. 

Bonders: Yelverton Taylor, Philadelphia. Thomas Loam- 
ing, jr., Philadelphia. 

Owners: Thomas Learning & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: John Mackey, James Godfrey. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 10, p. 25 

1778 Mars. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 25. Bond: 
Dec. 2-i 10,000. Master: Nicolas Vallance. 

Bonders: Alexander Nesbitt, Philadelphia. Nicolas Vallance, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: John M. Nesbitt, Philadelphia. Alexander Nesbitt, 

Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 28 

1779 Mars. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 25. 
Jan. 20 Bond: $10,000. Master: Thomas Smith, Phila 
delphia. 

Bonders: Thomas Smith, Philadelphia. Harmon Courier, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owners: Harmon Courier & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Stephen Balliet. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 24 

1779 Mars. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 14. Crew: t>0. 
Jul. 29 Bond: 10,000. Master: Yelverton Taylor [Phil 

adelphia]. 

Bonders: Thomas Learning, jr., Philadelphia. Joseph C. 

Fisher, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Thomas Learning & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 26 

1779 Mars. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: U. Crew: 50. Bond: 
Oct. 29 $10,000. Master: Yelverton Taylor [Philadel 

phia]. 

Bonders: Thomas Learning, jr., Philadelphia. Joseph C. 

Fisher, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Bunner Murray & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 27 

1779 Mars. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 10. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Nov. -i $10,000. Master: Nicolas Vallance. 

Bonders: John Donnaldson, Philadelphia. Nicolas Vallance, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: John Donnaldson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 29 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 387 

1781 Mars. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 6. Crew: 2u. Bond: 
Nov. 8 $20,000. Master: Samuel Daggett. 

Bonders: A[ ] Eustis, Boston. John Brown. Boston. 

.Samuel Daggett, Marthas Vineyard. 
Owners: Gower Brown & Co., Boston. 
Witnesses: Samuel Cooke, Andrew Campbell. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 22 

1781 Mars. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 45. Bond: 
Dec. 18 $20,000. Master: Ignatius Webber. 

Bonders: Ignatius Webber, Gloucester. John Codman, Bos 
ton. William Smith, Boston. 
Owners: Codman and Smith, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Codman, Foster Croft. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 30 

1782 Marshall. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Jul. 25 80. Bond: $20,000. Master: Charles Bulkley. 

Bonders: Charles Bulkley [Wethersfield]. Jabez West, Con 
necticut. David Trumbull [Lebanon]. 
Owners: Silvanua Tinker & Co. 
Witnesses: John Porter, George Sims. 

( !. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 31 

1782 Martial. Connecticut brig. Guns: 1C). Crew: 85. Bond: 
Apr. 5 20,000. Master: Nathan Post, 

Bonders: Nathan Post [Saybrook]. John Hulbert [East Had- 

dam]. Jabez West [Saybrook?]. 
Owner: Not stated. 
Witnesses: John Shumway, John Trumbull. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 32 

177t; Mary. Connecticut sloop. Guns: fi. Crew: 32. Bond: 
Nov. 27 $5,000. Master: Giles Mansfield. 

Bonders: Giles Mansfield, New Haven. Enos Doolittle, Hart 
ford. Kbenezer Watson, Hartford. 
Owner: Edward Molloy, New Haven. 
Witnesses: Jabez Hanilin, James Watson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 34 

1777 Mary. New Hampshire schooner. Guns: (j. Crew: 20. 
Jul. 5 Bond: $5,000. Master: James Arnold. 

Bonders: James Arnold, Portsmouth. Benjamin Mackay, Ports 
mouth. Jacob Sheafe, jr., Portsmouth. 
Owner: Jacob Sheafe, jr., Portsmouth. 
Witnesses: Samuel Odiorne, Daniel Long. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. : 

1778 Mary and Elizabeth. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 14. 
Dec. 8 Crew: 50. Bond: $10,000. Master: Benjamin 

Weekes [Wickes, Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: John Nixon, Philadelphia. Thomas Fitzsimons, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owner: Not stated. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Thomas Forrest. 

C. C. 19ti, vol. 10, p. 35 



388 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

178:3 Mary Ann. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 
May 27 30. Bond: $20,000. Master: William Briggs. 

Bonders: William Briggs, New London. Samuel Mather, jr., 

Lynie. Silvester Mather, Lyme. 
Owners: Joseph Packwood & Co. [New London], 
Witnesses: (! [union] Saltonstall, John Kichardt-. 

C. C. 1!M), vol. 10, p. 3(i 

1781 Mary Anne. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Sep. 6 35. Bond: 20, 000. Master: William Parkwood. 

Bonders: William Packwood, Norwich. Joseph Paekwood, 

Norwich. Thomas Mumford, Norwich. 
Owners: John Wright & Co. [Norwich]. 
Witnesses: David Mumford, David Mumford, jr. 

C. C. !!>, vol. 10, p. ?,7 

1771* Maryland. Man-land brio-. Guns: 18. Crow: 50. 
Sep. HO Bond: $10,000. Master: Benjamin King. 

Bonders: Benjamin King [Baltimore]. Joseph W. Harrison 

[Alexandria?], \ a. 

Owners: Hooe & Harrison, and others, Maryland and Virginia. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. !!>, vol. 10, p. :>>8 

1780 Massachusetts. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: lt>. 
Nov. 23 Crew: 30. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Calef. 

Bonders: John Calef, Boston. Tristram Barnard, Boston. 

Samuel Tucker, Boston. 

Owners: Nathaniel and John Tracy, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Daniel Waters, John Lamb. 

C. C. 1!>6, vol. 10, p. :i9 

1781 Mataponi. Maryland sloop, (runs: 2. Crew: 8. Bond: 
May 10 $20,000. Master: Rfiehard ] Waldi. 

Bonders: K[ichard] Walch. Thomas Rutland, Annapolis. 
Owner: Thomas Rutland, Annapolis. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 1!6, vol. 10. p. 40 

1781 Matilda. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 4-. Crew: 14. 
Dec. f> Bond: *20.000. Master: George Corner. Phila 

delphia. Mate: Richard Moulder [ Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph (Iriswold, Philadelphia. George Corner, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Joseph (rriswold, John Baker, John Bartholomew, 

and others [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. lllti, vol. 1U, p. 41 



NAVAL RKCORDS OF Tl I K KKVOH TIOX. 389 

17S1 Mayflower. Connecticut schooner, (inns: <>. Crew: 
!><<. 1-1 12. Bond: $20,01)0. Master: Jeremiah Sim 

mons. 

Bonders: Jeremiah Simmons, Philadelphia. Levinus Olark- 

son, Philadelphia. John Hallam, New London. 
Owner*: Levinus Clarkson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: \Vin[tlirop] Saltonstall, Ann Saltonstall. 

C. C. KM., vol. 11), p. 43 

17^2 Mayflower. Pennsylvania schooner, Guns: 4. Crew: 
sin. 27 Id. Bond: $20,000. Master: Mark Collins. 

Mate: John Cassin [Philadelphia]. 

Bonden?: Mark Collins, Philadelphia. Isaac Moses, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Isaac Moses, Matthew Clarkson i>i Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 10, p. 42 

17S1 Medium. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 25. 
Mar. 21 Bond: $20,000. Master: Benjamin Withem. 

Bonders: Benjamin Withem, Cape Ann. William (iee, Cape 

Ann. William Pierce, Cape Ann. 
Owners: William Pierce and others, Cape Ann. 
Witnesses: Ebenezer Lane, Nehemiah Somes. 

C. C. 190, vol. 10, j>. 44 

1779 Mentor. Connecticut schooner, duns: (j. Crew: 20. 
Nov. 4 Bond: $10,000. Master: Moses Tryon. 

Bonders: Moses Tryon, Wethersfield. James Lockwood, 

Wetherslield. James Church, Hartford. 
Owners: James Lockwood & Co. 
Witnesses: Amos Mead, John Wise. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, ]>. 47 

17SO Mentor. Connecticut schooner, (inns: 2. Crew: 10. 
Dec. 12 Bond: $2o,00<). Master: Asa Benton. 

Bonders: Asa Benton, Hartford. John Hallam, New London. 

Joseph llowland, Norwich. 
Owners: James Lockwood & Co. 
Witnesses: G [union] Saltonstall, Joshua Coit. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 45 

1(83^ Mentor. Massachusetts lri<r. Guns: 10. Crew: 15. 
Jan- () Bond: *20.0u<>. Master: Samuel Smith. 

Bonders: Samuel Smith, Barnstable. Samuel Brown, Boston. 

Isaiah Doane, Boston. 

Owners: Isaiah Doane and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: John Coffin Jones, John Henderson. 

C. C. 190, vol. 10, p. 46 



390 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1777 Mercury. Connecticut ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 45. 
May 1!) Bond: $5,000. Master: J[ean] Heraud. 

Bonders: J[ean] Heraud [Portsmouth, X. H.?]. John Langdon, 
Portsmouth, N. H. George Wentworth, Portsmouth, X. II. 
Owner: Silas Deane, Wethersfield, Conn. 
Witnesses: Thomas Lewis, William Gardner. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 49 

1778 Mercury. Maryland sloop. Guns: 11. Crew: -to. Bond: 
Sep. 14 $5,000. Master: Josiah Hill. Mate: Ezziah 

Keel [Philadelphia?]. Second mate: James 
Handsworth. Gunner: [ ] Parnell. Boat 

swain: August Augustine. 

Bonders: Josiah Hill [Philadelphia]. Isaac Van Bibber, Balti 
more. 

Owners: Isaac Van Bibber, Baltimore. Thomas Savage [Charles 
ton, S. C.]. Blakes & Sawyer, Charleston, S. C. 

Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 50 

1780 Mercury. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. 
Dec- 8 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Kerlin, jr. Mate: 

George Atkinson [Philadelphia?]. 
Bonders: John Kerlin, jr., Philadelphia. Thomas Fitzsimons, 

Philadelphia. 
Owner: Thomas Fitzsimons, Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 51 

1781 Mercury. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Apr. 7 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Palmer, 

Mate: Thomas Craig [Philadelphia]. 
Bonders: Thomas Palmer, Philadelphia. Robert Bridges "for 

self and partners." 

Owner: Robert Bridges, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 53 

1781 Mercury. New Hampshire ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 50. 
May 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Storer. 

Bonders: Samuel Storer, Portsmouth. Caleb Sanborn, Hamp 
ton Falls. Samuel Weare, Hampton Falls. 
Owner: John Walmsley, Portsmouth. 
Witnesses: Zebulon Hilyard, Bedford Weare. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 54 

1781 Mercury. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 6. Crew: 15. 
Juii. 1 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Farris. 

Bonders: William Farris, Newburyport. John Tracy, Xew- 

buryport. Samuel Xewhall, Xewlmryport. 
Owners: Nathaniel & John Tracy [Newburyport]. 
Witnesses: Moses Brown, John Temple. 

C. t . 190, vol. 10, p. 48 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 391 

1781 Mercury. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 40. 
Jul. 12 Bond: $20,000. Muster: Elisha Lathrop, jr., 

Norwich, Conn. 

Bonders: F.lisha Lathrop, jr., Norwich. Asa Peabody, Nor 
wich. Thomas Fanning, Norwich. 
Owners: Perkins, Fanning & Co. [Norwich]. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Hezekiah Ijithrop. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 52 

17*1 Mercury. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 25. 
Sep. 1 Bond: $20,000. Master: Seth Thomas. 

Bonders: Seth Thomas, Newburyport. Thomas Thomas, New- 

buryport. Joseph Wells, Newbnryport. 
Owner: Thomas Thomas, Newbnryport. 
Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 55 

1782 Mercy. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 10. 
Dec. 10 Bond: 20,000. Master: Jacob Adams. 

Bonders: Jacob Adams [Boston]. Isaac Bridges, Boston. 

Samuel Brown, Boston. 
Owner: Jacob Adams. 
Witnesses: Francis Johonnot, Samuel Gardner Jarvis. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 56 

1781 Merlin. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Jun. 16 40. Bond: $20,000. Master: Josiah Hill. Mate: 

Henry Basden [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Josiah Hill, Philadelphia. George Nixon, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: John Wetherhead & Co. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, John Brice. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 57 

1782 Mermaid. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 11. 
Nov. 15 Bond: $20,000. Master: Jonathan Tucker. 

Bonders: Jonathan Tucker, Salem. Elie/.er Wheelwright [Bos 
ton]. Joseph Howard, Boston. 
Owners: Aaron Wait[t] and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: William Lambert, David Spear. 

C. 196, vol. 10, p. 58 

1781 Mey. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 12. 
Jul. 2(5 Bond: $20,000. Master: Abraham Edwards. 

Bonders: Samuel Batchelder, Newburyport. Abraham Ed 
wards, Newburyport. William Nichols, Newburyport. 

Owners: Samuel Batchelder and William Nichols, Newbury 
port. 

Witnesses: Andrew Frothingham, William Fisher. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 59 



392 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Middletown. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 16. Crow: 
Jan. 6 100. Bond: $10,000. Master: Nathan Sage, 

Bonders: Nathan Sage, Middletowu. Barnabas Deane, Weth- 

ersfield. William ]iull, Hartford. 
Owners: Abraham Miller & Co., Hartford. 
Witnesses: Jacob Lebor, Theodore Skiner. 

C. ( . 196, vol. 10, p. 60 

1781 Middletown. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Feb. 21 18. Bond: $ 20,000. Master: William Van 

Duersen. 

Bonders: William Van Duersen [Middletown?]. Chauneey 
Whittelsey [Middletown]. Thomas Hopkins [Middle- 
town]. 

Owner: Not stated. 

Witnesses: Fenn Wadsworth, William Moseley. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. (il 

1779 Minerva. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 1*2. Crew: 
Oct. 19 60. Bond: $10,000. Master: Arthur Ilelmc, 

[Philadelphia 1 ?]. 

Bonders: Isaac Cox, Philadelphia. Stephen Girard, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Stephen Girard & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses. William Matlack, Arthur Ilelme. 

C. C. 191), vol. 10, ]>. 71 

1779 Minerva. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 60. 
Dec. 18 Bond: $10,000. Master: John Angus [Philadel 
phia]. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Mathew Irwin. Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin & Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: George Rei<l, Benjamin Milllin, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 63 

1780 Minerva. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 60. 
Aug. 17 Bond: $40,000 Master: John Eurle [Philadel 
phia]. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Mathew and Thomas Irwin & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: Andrew Bayard, Benjamin MilMin, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, ]). (57 

1781 Minerva. Rhode Island brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 45. 
Feb. 7 Bond: $20,000. Master: Isaac Freehorn. 

Bonders: Isaac; Freeborn, Newport. William Greene, Kast 

Greenwich. 
Owners: William Greene, .Jacob and Griffin Greene, and others, 

Rhode Island. 
Witnesses: \V[illiam] Greene, Celia Greene. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 69 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 393 

list Minerva. Massachusetts ship, (inns: 1(5. Crow: r>n. 
Fcl>. -24 Bond: $20,000. Master: Moses Brown. 

Bonders: Moses Brown, Newburyport. John Tracy, New Iniry- 

port. Samuel Newhall, Newburyport. 
Owners: Nathaniel & John Tracy, Newburyport. 
Witnesses : Caleb San born, John Dixey. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 04 

1781 Minerva. Connecticut brigantine. (runs: 111. Crow: 
May 21 I- "- Hond: $20,000. Muster: Dudley Salton- 

stall. 

Bonders: Dudley Salstonstall [New London?] Conn. Thomas 
Mumford [Norwich] Conn. John Chenevard [Hartford] 
Conn. 

Owners: Adam Babcock & Co. [Boston] Mass. 

Witnesses: Charles Caldwell, Henry Caldwell. 

C. C. 190, vol. 10, ]>. 715 

1781 Minerva. Connecticut brig. Guns: 16. Crew: 120. 
.Ful. 3 Bond: $20,000. Master: James Angell. 

Bonders: James Angell, New London. David Trumlmll, Leb 
anon. John Alden, Lebanon. 
Owners: Samuel Broome & Co., Hartford. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Kromer Hill. 

C. C. 19l>, vol. 10, p. 62 

1781 Minerva. Pennsylvania brigantine. (inns: 5. Crew: 
Aug. -2 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Douglass. 

Mute: Bernard Gallagher. 

Bonders: Thomas Irwin, Philadelphia. John Douglass, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Thomas Irwin, Philadelphia. John Earle [Philadel 
phia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 66 

17S1 Minerva. Massachusetts ship. Guns: Iti. Crew: 50. 
Dec. -22 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Lee. 

Bonders: John Lee, Newburyport. John Tracy, Newburyport. 

S[amuel] Cazneau, Newburyport. 
Owners: Nathaniel & John Tracy, Newhuryport. 
Witnesses: Ebcnezer Stocker, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 72 

1781 Minerva. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: IS. Crew: SO. 
Dec. 28 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Karlo. Mate: 

Joses Hill [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John Earle, Philadelphia; Owen Biddle, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Owen Biddle, John Earle and others [Philadelphia?]. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, William Semple. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, ],. OS 



394 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Minerva. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 16. Crew: 
Feb. 28 35. Bond: $20,000. Master: Allen Hal let. 

Bonders: Allen Hallet, Boston. Adam Babcock, Boston. 

Samuel Broome, Boston. 
Owners: Babcock & Broome, Boston. 
Witnesses: Nathan Spear, John Coffin Jones. 

Master may be same as John Allen Hallet of the Franktin. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, ]>. 70 

1782 Minerva. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: in. 

Aug. 3 Bond: $20,000. Master: Nehemiah Buffington. 

Bonders: Nehemiah Buftington, Salem. Samuel Marshall 

Joseph Howard. 

Owners: Benjamin Goodhue and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Ezra Lincoln, Benjamin <iray. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 65 

1781 Minerve. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 16. Crew: lo. 
Dec. 15 Bond: $20,000. Master: George, Rapall. 

Bonders: George Rapall, Newburyport. Nathaniel Tracy. 

Newburyport. Samuel Newhall, Newburyport. 
Owners: Nathaniel & John Tracy, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: J. B. Cuttins, John Temple. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 74 

1781 Mohawk. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 130. 
Nov. 8 Bond: $20,000. Master: Elias Smith. 

Bonders: Klias Smith, Beverly. Larkin Thorndike, Beverly. 

William Bartlett, Beverly. 
Owners: William Leach and others, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Livermore Whittredge, William Leach. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 70 

1782 Mohawk. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: SO. 
Sep. 6 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Carnes. 

Bonders: John Carnes, Beverly. M[Lafltte], Salem. Liver- 
more Whittredge, Beverly. 
Owners: William Bartlett and others, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Adam Babcock, Shrimpton Hutehinson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 7."> 

1776 Molley. Maryland sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 35. Bond: 
Sep. 12 2,000. Master: Thomas Comvay. 

Bonders: Thomas Conway [Baltimore?], R[obert T.] Hone 

[Alexandria, Va.]. 
Owner: State of Maryland. 
Witness: R[ichard] Ridgely. 

Commission to Comvay aeeompanies bond. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 7ii 

1777 Molly. Maryland sloop. Guns; 10. Crew: 50. Bond: 
Feb. 17 2,000. Master: Robert Conway. 

Bonder: Robert Conway, Baltimore. 

Owner: State of Maryland. 

Witnesses: Dennis Ramsey, R[ol>ertT.] Ilooe. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 78 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 395 

177S Molly. Maryland sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 30. Bond: 
May 15 $5,000. Master: Daniel Deshon. 

Bonder: Daniel Deshon [Baltimore?, Md.]. 
Owner: State of Maryland. 
Witness: None. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 80 

177S Molly. Maryland schooner. Guns: ti. Crew: 10. Bond: 
Oct. 10 $5,000. Master: William Thomas. Mate: [Ben 

jamin I lay ward, Dorchester County?]. Boat 
swain: Matthias Traverse. 

Bonders: William Thomas [DorchesterCounty]. John David 
son, Annapolis. 

Owners: Archibald Patison & Co., Dorchester County. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 106, vol. 10, p. 83 

17<SO Molly. Maryland schooner. Guns::!. Crew: 10. Bond: 
Mar. 5 $5,000. Master: Joseph Elliott. 

Bonders: Joseph Elliott [Baltimore?]. Archibald Patison, 

Dorchester County. 

Owners: Archibald Patison & Co., DorchesterCounty. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 19>, vol. 10, p. 81 

1780 Molly. Maryland schooner. Guns: -i. Crew: 13. 
Jun. 21 Bond: 30,000. Master: John Stewart. 

Bonders: John Stewart, Annapolis. James Tootall, Annapolis. 
Owners: Smith, Johnstons & Co., Baltimore. John Stewart, 

Annapolis. 
Witnesses: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 82 

1781 Molly. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 20. 
Sep. 29 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Ashmead. Mate: 

Charles Harris [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John Ashmead, Philadelphia. William Turnbull, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: William Turnbull, Robert Morris, and William Semple 

[Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: Edward Evans, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 77 

1781 Monmouth. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. 
Apr. 14 Bond: $20,000. Master: Paul Newman. 

Bonders: Paul Newman, Newburyport. William Nichols, New- 
buryport. Samuel Batchelder, Newburyport. 

Owners: Samuel Batchelder and William Nichols, Newbury 
port. 

Witnesses: N. W. Hodge, Mfichael] Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 85 



396 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Monmouth. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crow: 
Nov. 7 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: David Ingei soll. 

Bonders: David Ingersoll, Salem. Samuel .Tones [Salem]. 

Jonathan Ingersoll, Salem. 
Owners: Jonathan Ingersoll and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: William Orne, Henry White. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 84 

1776 Montgomery. Maryland schooner. Guns: 7. Crew: 
Sep. 5 25. Bond: 1,000. Master: Robert Polk. Mate: 

James Robinson [Annapolis?]. 2d Mate: Davis 
Rees [Baltimore?]. 

Bonders: RobertPolk [Baltimore?]. John Davidson, Annapolis. 
Owner: (iilhert Middleton, Annapolis. 
Witness: R[ichard] Ridgely. 

Commission of Polk accompanies the bond. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 90 

1777 Montgomery. Maryland schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Apr. 1 25. Bond: Not stated. Master: John Burnell. 

Bonders: John Burnell [Baltimore]. Charles Wallace, An 
napolis. William Wilkins, Annapolis. 
Owners: Charles Wallace and others, Maryland. 
Witness: Rfichard] Ridgely. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 115 

177S Montgomery. Maryland schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: li. 
Nov. 17 Bond: 5.000. Master: James Belt. 

Bonders: James Belt [Philadelphia]. John Muir, Annapolis. 
Owners: Wallace, Davidson and Johnson, Annapolis. 
Witness: John Davidson. 

C. C. 19<i, vol. 10, p. 88 

17SO Montgomery. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: S. 
Sep. 12 Crew: 20. Bond: $20.000. Master: John Carnes. 

Bonders: John Carnes [Beverly]. John Norris, Salem. 

W [alter] P. Bartlett, Salem. 
Owners: John Norris and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Pettee, Uower Brown. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 89 

1782 Montgomery. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Mar. 29 15. Bond: 20,000. Master: Benjamin Ashton. 

Bonders: Benjamin Ashton, Marblehead. Benjamin Stacey 

Ci lover, Marblehead. Azor Orne [Marblehead]. 
Owners: Benjamin Stacey Glover and others, Marblehead. 
Witnesses: John Newell, Mary Newell, John Avery. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 86 



XAVAL RECORDS OF T1IK REVOLUTION. 397 

1782 Montgomery. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: ti. 
Juu. 20 Crew: 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: James 

Barr, jr. 
Bonders: James Barr, jr., Salem. Jnhn Fisk, Salem. James 

Carey [Salem?]. 
Owner: John Fisk, Salem. 
Witnesses: Edward Allen, Joseph Markintire. 

C. C. 1<>6, vol. JO, ]>. 87 

1782 Moore. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 14. Crow: 4o. 
Mar. 14 Hond: $20.000. Master: Ezekicl Burroughs. 

Honders: F./ekiel Burroughs [Boston]. Mungo Mackay, Boston. 

Sainui l Dunn, jr., Boston. 
Owner: Mungo Maekay, Boston. 
Witnesses: Joseph Coolitlge, Samuel Prinee. 

C. ( . 196, vol. 10, p. <H 

1780 Morning Star. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 10. Crow: 
Mar. it ,:>. Hond: Slo,ooo. Master: James Johnston. 

Honders: Andrew Hodge, jr., Philadelphia. James Johnston, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: Andrew Hodge & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C C. 196, vol. 10, p. 93 

1780 Morning Star. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 
De^. (5 loo. Bond: 820,000. Master: Jeremiah Sim 

mons. Mate: Enoch Stillwell | Philadelphia]. 
Bonders: Hugh Lennox, Philadelphia. Jeremiah Simmons, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Francis Gurney & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Enoch Stillwell. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 9o 

1780 Morning Star. Massachusetts .sloop. Guns: 8. f vow: 
Dec. 18 12. Bond: $20,000. Master: Francis Koch. 

Bonders: Francis Roeh, Salem. Klias llasket Derby, Salem. 

William Colman, Salem. 
Owner: Elias llasket Derby, Salem. 
Witness: Joseph Chandler. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, ]>. 91 

1781 Morning Star. Virginia brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Mar. 1 45. Bond: s^o.OOO. Master: George Batty. 

Bonders: George Batty. John Banks [Richmond]. 
Owners: John Banks & Co. [Richmond]. 
Witness: Henry Hanks. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 92 

1781 Morning Star. Virginia brigantine. (inns: 12. Crew: 
Oct. 23 i;o. Bond: 20,000. Master: Henry Stratton. 

Bonders: Henry Stratton. Hunter, Banks & Co. [Richmond]. 
Owners: Hunter, Banks & Co. [Richmond]. 
Witness: John Dandridge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 96 



398 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Morrice. Maryland .schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 14. 
Apr. 19 Bond: $5,000. Master: Charles Harrison. 

Bonders: Charles Harrison [Baltimore]. Matthew Ridley, 

Baltimore. 

Owners: Matthew Ridley & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 97 

1781 Morris. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 40. Bond: 
May 7 $20,000. Master: Thomas Misnard. Mate: Ben 
jamin Bradhurst [Baltimore?, Md.]. 

Bonders: John Donnaldson, Philadelphia. Thomas Misnard, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: John Donnaldson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 98 

1777 Morris and Wallace. Man* land sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Oct. 19 15. Bond: $5,000. Master: Nicolas Martin. 

Bonders: Nicolas Martin [Philadelphia]. John Davidson, 

Annapolis. 
Owners: Charles Wallace, Annapolis [and Robert .Morris, 

Philadelphia]. 
\Vitness: Tfhomas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 99 

1776 Nancy. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 15. Bond: 
Oct. 5 $5,000. Master: William Waiters. 

Bonders: William Watters [Norwich]. Jabez Perkins, Nor 
wich. Andrew Huntington, Norwich. 

Owners: Jabez Perkins and Andrew Huntington, Norwich. 
Witnesses: J[abez?] Huntington, Elisha Lathrop. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 112 

1777 Nancy. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 6. " Crew: 50. 
Dec. 5 Bond: $10,000. Master: William Jones [Balti 
more]. 

Bonders: William Smith [Baltimore]. Benjamin Ramsey 

[Cecil County]. 
Owners: William Neill, William Smith, Isaac Van Bibber 

[Baltimore]. 
Witness: Charles Thomson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 104 

1778 Nancy. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 16. Crew: 100. 
Apr. 23 Bond: $10,000. Master: Michael Melally. 

Bonders: Michael Melally, New London. Nathaniel Shaw, jr., 

New London. Thomas Allen, New London. 
Owner: Nathaniel Shaw, jr., New London. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Trumbull, John Trumbull. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 107 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 399 

177S Nancy. Connecticut brig, (runs: 4. Crew: 15. Bond: 
Sep. 4 $5,000. Master: Alpheus Davison. 

Bonders: Alpheus Davison [Norwich?]. Joseph Rowland 

[Norwich]. Joseph Williams [Norwich]. 
Owners: Sarph Williams & Co., Norwich. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Huntington, Andrew Craige. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 108 

177s Nancy. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 10. 
Oct. 12 Bond: $10,000. Master: Robert Bethell. 

Bonders: Robert Bethell, Philadelphia. Alexander Nesbitt, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: John Maxwell Nesbitt & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 101 

177! Nancy. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 13. Crew: KJ. 
May t] Bond: $5,000. Master: Peter Briamant. 

Bonders: Peter Briamant [Philadelphia], Joseph Eastman, 

Annapolis. 

Owner: Anthony Marmayou, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 102 

177 ,* Nancy. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 12. 
Jill. 9 Bond: $10,000. Master: Aaron Welh. 

Bonders: Aaron Welh, Philadelphia. Alexander Nelson, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Alexander Nelson, Philadelphia. Edward Fox & Co. 
[Philadelphia]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 113 

1779 Nancy. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 16. Crew: 100. 
Jul. 27 Bond: $10,000. Master: William Leeds. 

Bonders: William Leeds [New London?] Nathaniel Shaw [New 

London]. Thomas Shaw [New London]. 
Owner: Nathaniel Shaw [New London]. 
Witnesses: Jasper (iriffing, jr., Robert Mainwaring. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 105 

1779 Nancy. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 6. Bond: 
Aug. 17 $5,000. Master: Moses Tryon. 

Bonders: Moses Tryon, Wethersfield. John Bulkley, jr., 

Wetherstield. Nathan Sage, Middletown. 
Owners: John Wright & Co., Wetherstield. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Daniel S. Stark, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. Ill 



400 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Nancy. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: l- i. 
Nov. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Parker. 

Bonders: Thomas Parker [Boston]. William Dennie, Boston. 

James Swan, Boston. 

Owners: William Dennie and James Swan, Boston. 
Witnesses: Thornton Bassett, Edmund Dnnkin. 

C. ( . 196, vol. 10, p. 109 

1781 Nancey. Massachusetts schooner. Guns:*!. Crew: 25. 
Feb. 27 Bond: $20,000. Master: George Leach. 

Bonders: George Leach, Salem. Joseph Jackson, Salem. John 

Coles, Salem. 

Owners: Joseph Jackson and John Coles, Salem. 
Witnesses: IS"ath[aniel?] Atkins, Walter Perkins. 

0. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 100 

1781 Nancy. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 4. Crew: li. Bond: 
Jun. 25 $20,000. Master: Litchtield Luce. 

Bonders: Litchfield Luce, Boston. William Colmpn, Boston. 

Benjamin Colman, Boston. 

Owners: William and Benjamin Colman, Boston. 
Witnesses: Samuel Welles, Stephen Wafes. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 106 

1781 Nancy. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 29. 
Dec. 11 Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Young. Mate: 

Thomas Timpson [Annapolis, Md. |. 

Bonders: Thomas Randall, Philadelphia. Peter Young, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Thomas Randall, Thomas Truxtun, and others [Phila 
delphia]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 114 

1782 Nancy. Virginia sliip. Guns: 14. Crew: 30. Bond: 
Apr. 2 $20,000. Master: William II. Sargeant. 

Bonders: William II. Sargeant [Philadelphia, Pa.]. David 

Ross [Richmond?, Va.]. 
Owners: David Ross & Co. [Richmond?]. 
Witness: Archibald Blair. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. 110 

1782 Nancy. Virginia ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 45. Bond: 
Sep. 12 $20,000. Master: Hillary Moseley. 

Bonders: Hillary Moselev [Richmond?]. \V[illiam] Pennock, 

Richmond. 

Owners: John King & Co. [Richmond]. 
Witness: Archibald Blair. 

C. C. 196, vol. 10, p. H!S 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 401 

17S1 Nansemond. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Feb. 2 11. Bond: $20,000. Master: Jacob De Hart 

[Philadelphia]. Mate: William \V. Humphreys, 
Philadelphia. 

Bonders: Samuel C. Morris, Philadelphia. Alexander Stewart, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: Stewart & Totten and >Samuel C. Morris & Co., 

Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Jacob De Hart. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 1 

1781 Nautilus. Maryland schooner. Guns: S. Crew: 20. 
Inn. 13 Bond: $20,000. Master: James Kiersted. 

Bonders: James Kiersted [Baltimore]. John Dorsey, Balti 
more. 

Owners: John Dorsey & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 2 

17S1 Navarro. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 10. Crew: Not 
Jan. 18 stated. Bond: $20,000. Master: Woolman Sut- 

ton [Philadelphia]. Mate: Benjamin Crawford, 
Philadelphia. 

Bonders: Robert Knox, Philadelphia. John Wharton, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Robert Knox & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 4 

1781 Navarro. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
lul. 2 40. Bond: 20,000. Master: William Keeler. 

Mate: Mark Collins [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Matthew Clarkson, Philadelphia. William Keeler, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: Samuel Morris, jr., James and John Wharton, Mat 
thew Clarkson, and others, Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 3 

1780 Necessity. Maryland schooner. Guns: 1. Crew: 8. 
Aug. 25 Bond: 20,000. Master: Francis Charles Du- 

breuil. 

Bonders: [Francis Charles] Dubreuil [Cadiz?, Spain]. John 

Mnir, Annapolis. 

Owners: Verdue, Karloguen, Payan & Co., Cadiz [Spain]. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 5 

5212 CM! 215 



402 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1778 Nelly and Polly. Maryland schooner. Guns: 6. Crow: 
Dec. 19 8. Bond: 5,000. Master: Jesse Weatherly. 

Mate: James Houston [Maryland]. 

Bonders: Jesse Weatherly [Maryland], .lohn Davidson, An 
napolis. 
Owners: Hugh William McBride, James Houston, William 

Horsey. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

0. C. 19(5, vol. 11, p. 6 

1777 Neptune. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 24. Crew: 120. 
Jul. 17 Bond: $10,000. Master: William Friend. 

Bonders: William Friend, Newburyport. Eliphalet Hale, 

Exeter, N. H. Isaac Somes, Gloucester. 
Owners: Thomas Thomas and others, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: George King, E[benexer] Thompson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 9 

1778 Neptune. Connecticut brig. Guns: 4. Crew: 15. 
Dec. 31 Bond: $5,000. Master: Azariah Whittelsey. 

Bonders: Azariah Whittlesey, Saybrook. Joseph Hart, Say- 
brook. David Austin, New Haven. 
Owners: Joseph Hart & Co., Saybrook. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Trumbull, jr., John Porter. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 16 

1779 Neptune. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. 
Aug. 5 Bond: $10,000. Master: Peter Young [Philadel 
phia]. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Mathew and Thomas Irwin, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Benjamin Mifllin, jr. 

C. C. 19ti, vol. 11, p. 19 

1780 Neptune. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 2o. 
Mar. 3 Bond: $10,000. Master: Daniel Darby. 

Bonders: Daniel Darby, Philadelphia. Andrew & James 
Caldwell, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Andrew Caldwell and James Caldwell & Co., Phila 
delphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 8 

1780 Neptune. Maryland schooner. Guns: S. Crew: 14. 
Mar. 10 Bond: 5,000. Master: William Paddison [Bal 

timore?]. 

Bonders: William Paddison, Baltimore. John Davidson, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: Mathew Ridley, Hugh Young, and Daniel Bowley 
[Baltimore]. 

Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 13 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 403 

1780 Neptune. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 14. Crew: !0. 
Apr. 6 Hond: $K>,000. Master: Archibald Young [Phil- 

adelphia?]. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Mathew Irwin and Thomas Irwin & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Benjamin Mifflin, jr. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 11, p. 18 

1780 Neptune. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 10. Crew: 20. 
Aug. 17 Hond: $20,000. Master: Joshua Allen. 

Bonders: Joshua Allen, Philadelphia. John Imlay, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Joshua Allen & Co. and John Imlay, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

0. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 7 

1780 Neptune. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 7. Crew: 20. 
Sep. 7 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Woodbury, jr. 

Bonders: William Woodbury, jr. [Salem?] George Dodge, jr., 

Salem. F.lias Parkman [Boston?]. 
Owner: George Dodge, jr., Salem. 
Witnesses: John Marston, William Cheever. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 17 

1781 Neptune. Pennsylvania schooner, (runs: 10. Crew: 21. 
Jan. L6 Bond: $20,000. Master: Gabriel Lallement. 

Mate: Gamier Derresources. 

Bonders: Gabriel Lallement, Philadelphia. [Michael] Mallet, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: James Lacaze and Michael Mallet, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 12 

1781 Neptune. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 65. 
Mar. 13 Bond: 20,000. Master: Hugh Smith. 

Bonders: Hugh Smith, Salem. William Shattuck [Salem]. 

Israel Dodge, jr., Salem. 
Owners: George Dodge and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: John Shattuck, Stephen H. Grarf. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 14 

1781 Neptune. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Jun. 1 12. Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathaniel Har- 

man. 

Bonders: Nathaniel llarman. Jonathan Hamilton, Berwick. 

James Hickey. 

Owner: Jonathan Hamilton, Berwick. 
Witnesses: Ebenezer Stocker, Heyran Walsh. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 10 



404 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Neptune. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: >. Crew: 
Jun. 5 14. Bond: $20,000. Master: Henry Hawkins. 

Mate: James Service [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Henry Hawkins, Philadelphia. Joseph Spencer, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Joseph Spencer & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 11 

1781 Neptune. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 15. Crew: 60. 
Aug. 13 Bond: $20,000. Master: Silas Smith. 

Bonders: Silas Smith, Salem. George Dodge, jr., Salem. 

Joshua Dodge, Salem. 
Owners: Joshua Dodge and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Samuel Nutting, Israel Dodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 15 

1779 Nesbitt. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 6. Crew: 12. 
Apr. 28 Bond: $10,000. Master: John Green. 

Bonders: J[ohn] M. Nesbitt, Philadelphia. John Green, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: John M. Nesbitt & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 21 

1780 Nesbitt. Maryland brig. Guns: 1-4. Crew: 30. Bond: 
Jun. 23 $20,000. Master: James Forbes. 

Bonders: James Forbes [Philadelphia]. Stephen Steward 

[jr?, Baltimore]. 
Owners: Robert Morris, Philadelphia. John [M.] Nesbitt, 

Philadelphia. Stephen Steward [jr?, Baltimore]. 
Witness: John Wastineys. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 31 

1781 Nesbitt. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 30. 
Mar. 13 Bond: $20,000. Master: Nicholas Martin. 

Bonders: Nicholas Martin [Philadelphia]. Stephen Steward, jr., 

Baltimore. 
Owners: Robert Morris, Philadelphia. John [M.] Nesbitt, 

Philadelphia. Stephen Steward [jr.], Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 22 

1781 Nesbitt. Maryland brig. Guns: 16. Crew: 80. Bond: 
May 11 20,000. Master: James Forbes. 

Bonders: James Forbes [Philadelphia]. Stephen Steward, jr., 

Baltimore. 
Owners: John [M.] Nesbitt, Philadelphia. Robert Morris, 

Philadelphia. Stephen Steward [jr.], Baltimore. 
Witness: None. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 20 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 405 

17S1 Nesbitt. Pennsylvania hrigantine. (inns: 14. Crew: 
Jul. lit 30. Bond: $20,000. Master: Nicholas Martin, 

Philadelphia. Mate: Edward Pirkerson [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: David II. Gonyngham, Philadelphia. Nicholas Mar 
tin, Philadelphia. 

Owners: John M. Nesbitt&Co. , Philadelphia. Robert Morris, 
Philadelphia. Stephen Steward [jr.], [Baltimore] Md. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 1W>, vol. 11, p. 23 

1781 Nestor. Virginia brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 50. Bond: 
Dec. 15 $20,000. Master: Elisha Smit .i. 

Bonders: Elisha Smith [Philadelphia?]. John Hall [Rich 
mond, Va?]. 

Owners: Stephen Lacorte [Richmond? Va.]. Brumfield & Co, 
Witness: A[rchibald] Blair. 

C. C. l!i, vol. 11, p. 25 

1782 Nestor. Virginia brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. Bond: 
Jul. 11 $20,000. Master: Gabriel Lallement. 

Bonders: (Gabriel Lalleinent [Philadelphia]. David Lambert, 

Richmond [Va.]. 
Owners: Lacorte, Brnmfield & Co. 
Witness: Archibald Blair. 

C. C. 19<>, vol. 11, p. 24 

1780 New Adventure. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Oct. It) L 5. Bond: $20,000. Master: Robert dishing. 

Bonders: Robert Gushing, Boston. William Newman, Boston. 

Thomas Gushing, jr., Boston. 

Owners: Thomas Gushing, jr., and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Thomas Love, Samuel Fletcher. 

G. G. 196, vol. 11, p. 27 

1781 New Adventure. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 14. 
May 21 Crew: 50. Bond: $20,000. Master: Jonathan 

Neall. 

Bonders: Jonathan Neall, Salem. John Leach [Salem?]. Wil 
liam Orne, Salem. 

Owners: William Orne and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: John Watt, David Bickford. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 28 

1778 New Comet. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: ti. Crew: 
Nov. 9 25. Bond: $5,000. Master: Humphrey Hughes. 

Bonders: Humphrey Hughes, Philadelphia. Thomas Learn 
ing, jr., Philadelphia. 

Owners: Thomas Learning [jr.] and others. [Philadelphia.] 
Witnesses: John Spence, James Trimble. 

C. C. 191), vol. 11, p. 29 



400 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Nimble Shilling. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 0. 
Jul. 14 Crew: 15. Bond: $20.000. Master: John 

Cloon. 

Bonders: John Cloon, Marblehead. Marston Watson, Marble- 
head. William Gale, Boston. 
Owner: Marston Watson and others, Marblehead. 
Witnesses: Belcher Noyes, James Green. 

C. C. 190, vol. 11, j>. HL> 

1781 Nimble Shilling. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 5. 
Aug. 29 Crew: 16. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel 

Hill. 

Bonders: Samuel Hill [Marblehead]. Marston Watson, Mar 
blehead. William Gale, Boston. 
Owners: Marston Watson and others, Marblehead. 
Witnesses: Peter Dolliver, Azor Gale. 

C. C. 190, vol. 11, p. :;:; 

1782 Nimrod. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: <>. Crew: 18. 
Apr. 18 Bond: $20,000. Master: Stewart Dean. Mate: 

James Stover [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Stewart Dean, Philadelphia. Thomas Morris, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Samuel C. Morris [Philadelphia]. Cadwallader Mor 
ris, Philadelphia. Thomas Morris, Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 19G, vol. 11, p. 30 

1777 Non Pareil. New Hampshire brig. Guns: 10. Crew: 
May 29 80. Bond: $5,000. Master: Flecher De Ber- 

ruyer Du Vanrouy. 

Bonders: Flecher De Berruyer Du Vanrouy, Portsmouth. 

Edmund Roberts, Exeter. Gideon Lamson, Exeter. 
Owner: Flecher De Berruyer Du Vanrouy, Portsmouth. 
Witnesses: Thomas Odiorne, George Gains. 

C. C. 190, vol. 11, p. 30 

17S1 Non Pareil. Virginia schooner. Guns: 14. Crew: 80. 
Jul. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Addison. 

Bonders: John Addison [Richmond]. Baker & Blow [Rich 
mond], 

Owners: Baker & Blow, Richmond. 
Witness: A[ ] Wyth. 

C. C. 190. vol. 11, p. 34 

1782 Non Pareil. Virginia schooner. Guns: 14. Crew: 30. 
May 10 Bond: $20,000. Master: James Coffin. 

Bonders: James Coffin. George Nicolson. 
Owners: Baker & Blow [Richmond], 
Witnesses: Hector McNeill, Thomas Tans Vet-rill. 

C. U. 190, vol. 11, p. 35 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 407 

1781 Nonsuch. Pennsylvania .ship, Guns: 18. Crew: 55. 
Dec. -2 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: Charles Wells. Mate: 

William B. Potts. 

Bonders: Charles Wells, Philadelphia. Peter Whiteside, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Robert Morris, Peter Whiteside and others, Philadel 
phia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

0. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 89 

1782 Nonsuch. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 4. Crew: 16. 
Dec. 13 Bond: $20,000. Master: Edward Davis. 

Bonders: Kdward Davis, Boston. Thomas Dennie, Boston. 

Solomon Davis, Boston. 

Owners: Thomas Dennie and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Davis, Francis Bryant. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 11, p. 38 

1780 Norwich Watch. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. 
iSt- p- ^U Crew: 10. Bond: Not stated. Master: Amos 

Miner. 

Bonders: Amos Miner, Suffolk County. Henry Johnson, Bos 
ton. William Parsons, Suffolk County. 
Owners: Henry Johnson and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Robinson Glidden, John G. Rogers. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 37 

1781 Nympha. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Jun. 19 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Briamant. 

Mate: James Byrne [Philadelphia]. 
Bonders: Peter Briamant, Philadelphia. [Michael] Mallet, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: James Lacaze and Michael Mallet, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 40 

1777 Old Defence. Connecticut brig. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. 
Aug. 14 Bond: 1,000. Master: Daniel Deshon. jr. 

Bonders: Daniel Deshon, jr. [Norwich?]. Daniel Sherman. 

Benjamin Huntington [Norwich]. 
Owners: The Governor and Company of Connecticut. 
Witnesses: James Hillhouse, Jonathan Bull. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 41 

[1780-1781] Olive. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 12. Bond: 

$5,000. Master: William Loring. 

Bonders: William Loring, Norwich. Joseph Howland, Nor 
wich. Thomas Coit, Norwich. 
Owners: Howland, Coit & Co., Norwich. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Huntington, Eunice Huntington. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 4L 



408 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Olive Branch. Pennsylvania brigantine. (runs: s. 
Nov. 16 Crew: 30. Bond: $20,000. Masters: George 

Cotton. William Lyell [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: George Cotton, Philadelphia. Wooddrop Sims, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owners: Wooddrop Sims, Philadelphia. Joseph Sims and 
others, Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: James Trimble, David Espy. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 4:5 

1781 Oliver Cromwell. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 16. 
Apr. 13 Crew: 85. Bond: 120,000. Master: John Bray. 

Bonders: John Bray, Beverly. Nathan Leach, Beverly. Wil 
liam Bartlett, Beverly. 

Owners: Nathan Leach, Beverly. William Bartlett and others 
Beverly. 

Witnesses: Hale Hitton, James Cutler. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 44 

1781 Otho. Maryland brig. Guns: 12. Crew: 35. Bond: 
Jul. 6. $20,000. Master: John Martin. 

Bonders: John Martin [Baltimore?]. John Muir, Annapolis. 
Owners: Samuel Smith [Baltimore]. Wallace Johnson [An 
napolis]. John Muir, Annapolis. 

Witness: Tfliomas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 45. 

1778 Otter. [Pennsylvania] boat. Guns: Not stated. Crew: 
Feb. 27 Not stated. Bond: $5,000. Master: [John 

Harvie ?]. 

Bonders: John Campbell. John Harvie. 
Owners: John Campbell & Co. 

Witness: None. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 46 

1780 Oxford. Maryland schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 10. 
May 23 Bond: $5,000. Master: Hugh Sherwood. 

Bonders: Hugh Sherwood [Talbot County?]. Charles Crook- 
shanks, Talbot County. 
Owners: Charles Crookshanks & Co. [Talbot County]. 

Witnesses: John Hunt, James Nicols. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 47 

1779 Page. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 16. Bond: 
Aug. 5 $10,000. Master: Thomas Palmer [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: William Bell, Philadelphia. Blair McClenachan, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan, John Pringle & Co. Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Robert McClenachan. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 49 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 409 

1780 Page. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 12. Crew: 50. 
Sep. "2 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Kemp. 

Bonders: Robert Bridges, Philadelphia. John Kemp, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Robert Bridges & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 48 

17SO Pallas. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 20. 
Dec. 15 Bond: 20,000. Master: Gamaliel Hodges. 

Bonders: Gamaliel Hodges [Salem]. Daniel Hathorne, Salem. 

Bartholomew Putnam, Salem. 
Owner: Bartholomew Putnam, Salem. 
Witnesses: John Jenks, John Thompson. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 11, p. 50 

1781 Pallas. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 40. 
Sep. 11 Bond: $20,000. Master: James Johnston. 

Bonders: James Johnston, Xcwburyport. W[illiam] Scallon, 

Xewburyport. George Searle, New bury port. 
Owners: William Soallon and George Searle. 
Witnesses: Philip Aubin, Thomas Tannatts. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 51 

1781 Panther. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 35. 
May 21 Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Masurey. 

Bonders: Samuel Masurey. Salem. David Masurey [Salem]. 

James Eaton, Salem. 
Owners: James Eaton and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Samuel Ward, Abijah Northey. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 53 

1782 Panther. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 6. Crew: 15. 
Jul. 31 Bond: $-20,000. Master: George Lane. 

Bonders: George Lane [Boston]. Daniel Sargent, Boston. 

Ebene/.er Lane, Boston. 

Owners: Ebenezer Lane, Daniel Sargent, and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Oakes, Thomas Perkins. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 52 

1781 Parragon [Paragon?] Maryland schooner. Guns: 6. 
Feb. 28 Crew: 10. Bond: 20,000. Master: Charles 

Dashiell. 

Bonders: Charles Dashiell [Baltimore?]. John Davidson, An 
napolis. 

Owners: Skinner Ennalls, David Stewart, and George Salmon. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 54 



410 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1777 Patty. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 4. Crow: 16. Bond: 
Aug. 13 $5,000. Master: Nathan Nichols. 

Bonders: Nathan Nichols, Salem. Ichabod Nichols, Salem. 

Thomas Nichols, Somersworth, N. II. 
Owners: Darbey & Nichols, Salem. 
Witnesses: Nathaniel 1 eabody, K[benezer] Thompson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 60 

1779 Patty. Connecticut sloop, (runs: 10. Crew: 25. Bond: 
Aug. 5 $10,000. Master: John P. Sloan. 

Bonders: Nathan Gallup, New London. John Ilallam, New 

London. John P. Sloan, New London. 
Owners: John Deshon & Co., New London. 
Witnesses: Isaac Gallnp, Joseph Copp. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 68 

1780 Patty. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 12. Crew: 40. Bond: 
Jul. 22 $20,000. Master: Thomas Read. 

Bonders: John Donnaldson, Philadelphia. Thomas Read, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: John Donnaldson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Phoenix Frazier, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. H, p. 62 

1780 Patty. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 19. 
Dec. 7 Bond: $20,000. Master: Francis Knox [Phila 

delphia]. Mate: Joseph Ashburn, Philadelphia. 

Bonders: Patrick Moore, Philadelphia. Robert McClenachan, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: McClenachan and Moore [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James McCallmont. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 59 

1780 Patty. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 16. 
Dec. 28 Bond: $20.000. Master: Jonathan Oakes. 

Bonders: Jonathan Oakes, Maiden. William Shattuck, Boston. 

William Creed [Boston]. 

Owners: William Shattuck and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Stephen H. Gray, William Crafts, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 61 

1781 Patty. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 15. 
Jul. 17 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Bishop. 

Bonders: John Bishop, Boston. William Shattuck, Boston. 

Daniel Parker, Boston. 

Owners: William Shattuck. John Shattuck, Boston. 
Witnesses: James Perkins, William Crafts, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 55 

1781 Patty. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Sep. 29 $20,000. Master: Simon Forrester. 

Bonders: Simon Forrester, Salem. F.lias Hasket Derby, Salem. 

Thomas Saunders, Salem. 

Owners: Elias Hasket Derby and others, Essex County. 
Witness: Nehemiah Holt. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 57 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 411 

1781 Patty. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 40. 
Sep.:.",) Bond: $20,000. Master: Matthew Strong. Mate: 

John Willett [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Matthew Strong, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Francis Gurney and 
others [Philadelphia]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

( . C. 19(5, vol. 11, p. 65 

1782 Patty. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Mar. 8 $20,000. Master: John Derby. 

1 ionders: John Derby, Salem. Elias Hasket Derby, Salem. 
Owner: Elias Hasket Derby, Salem. 
Witness: Thomas Saunders. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 56 

1782 Patty. Virginia ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 35. Bond: 
Apr. 18 20,000. Master: John Willett. 

Bonders: John Willett [Philadelphia]. George Nicolson [Rich 
mond, Va.?]. 

Owners: Joseph Carson and others, Philadelphia. 
Witness: Archibald Blair "as to G. X." 

C. C. 190, vol. 11, p. 66 

1782 Patty. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Jun. 29 $20,000. Master: David Smith. 

Bonders: David Smith, jr., Salem. Elias Hasket Derby, Salem. 

Thomas Saunders, Salem. 

Owners: Elias Hasket Derby and others, Salem. 
Witness: Mehitable Harris. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 64 

1782 Patty. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Sep. 10 20,000. Master: William Haydon. 

Bunders: William Haydon, Boston. Leonard Jarvis, Boston. 

Joseph Russell, Boston. 
Owners: Sears & Smith, Boston. 
Witnesses: James Waldo, John Hichborn. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 58 

1781 Patty and Polly. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 6. 

Nov. 3 Crew: 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: Francis 

Knox. Mate: Walter Stephens [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Blair McCleriaohan, Philadelphia. Francis Knox, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: Blair McClenachan. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 67 

1780 Peacock. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 16. 
Sep. 22 Bond: $20,000. Master: Sargent Smith. 

Bonders: Sargent Smith, Boston. Eben[ezer?] Parsons, Boston. 

Daniel Sargent, Boston. 
Owner: Daniel Sargent, Boston. 
Witnesses: Samuel Stimpson, Nehemiah Somes. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 70 



412 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Peacock. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 10. 
May 4 Bond: $20,000. Master: Elias Davis. 

Bonders: Elias Davis [Boston]. S[tephen] Higginson, Boston. 

Daniel Sargent, Boston. 
Owners: Daniel Sargent and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Parsons, John G. Rogers. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 69 

1781 Peacock. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 15. 
O ct - 9 Bond: $20,000. Master: Alexander Mackay. 

Bonders: Alexander Mackay, Boston. Daniel Sargent, Boston. 

William Parsons, Boston. 
Owners: Daniel Sargent and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Thomas Simmons, William Ellison. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 69 

1782 Peacock. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 4. Crew: 12. 
Oct. 17 Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Wells. 

Bonders: Peter Wells, Boston. Eben[ezer?] Parsons, Boston. 

William Parsons, Boston. 

Owners: Stephen Higginson and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Jeremiah Stimson, jr., David Spear, jr. 

C . C. 196, vol. 11, p. 71 

1777 Peggy. Maryland sloop. Guns: 12. Crew: 25. Bond: 
Oct. 19 $5,000. Master: Collier Fountain. 

Bonders: Collier Fountain [Baltimore]. William Spear, Balti 
more. 

Owners: William Spear and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 73 

1779 Peggy. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 15. Bond: 
Dec. 15 $10,000. Master: Samuel Martin. 

Bonders: Samuel Inglis, Philadelphia. Samuel Martin, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Samuel Inglis & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. "i 

1780 Peggy. Maryland schooner. Guns: 12. Crew: 40. 
Feb. 26 Bond": $10,000. Master: Henry Putnam. 

Bonders: Henry Putnam [Baltimore?]. John Davidson, An 
napolis. 

Owners: Richard Curson & Co. [Baltimore]. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 77 

1780 Peggy. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 15. Bond: 
Mar. 14 $10,000. Master: Joseph Bradford. 

Bonders: Joseph Bradford, Philadelphia. Samuel Inglis, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Samuel Inglis & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 166, vol. 11, p. 72 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 413 

1782 Peggy. Virginia schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 10. Bond: 
Apr. is $20,000. Master: William Moore [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Hancock Jacob, jr., for William Moore [Philadelphia], 

Gabriel Gait [Virginia]. 
Owners: John Harmonson [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: Archibald Blair. 

0. 0. 196, vol. 11, p. 76 

1782 Peggy. Virginia brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 18. Bond: 
.lun. 8 $20.000. Master: Michael James. 

Bonders: Michael James [Virginia]. P[ierre] Lafarque [Rich 
mond?, Va.]. 

Owners: Lafarq, and Michael, [Lafarque and James?] Virginia. 
Witness: C[harles?] Hay. 

( . C. 19ti, vol. 11, p. 74 

1782 Penguin. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 
May 7 4(). Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Foster. 

Bonders: Samuel Foster, Salem. John Baker, Salem. James 

Katon [Salem]. 

Owners: John Baker and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Pierpont, Benjamin Pierpont, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 92 

1778 Perseverance. Pennsylvania vessel. Guns: 2. Crew: 
Mar. 2S 150. Bond: $10,000. Master: John Macphcrson. 

Bonders: John Macphereon [Philadelphia]. Joseph Donaldson. 

Francis Wade. 

Owner: State of Pennsylvania. 
Witnesses: George Hopes, John Biers. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 79 

1781 Perseverance. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 6. 
Dec. 22 Crew: 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: George 

McAroy. Mate: William Hoy sham [Philadel 
phia]. 

Bonders: George McAroy, Philadelphia. Thomas Randall, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Thomas Randall, Philadelphia. Stewart, Totten & 

Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 80 

1782 Perseverance. Virginia brig. Guns: 10. Crew: 30. 
Feb. 18 Bond: $20,000, Master: Robert Harris. 

Bonders: Robert Harris [Philadelphia]. William Pennock 

[Virginia]. 

Owners: William Pennock & Co. [Virginia]. 
Witnesses: James Hunter, John Stewart. 

C. C. 190, vol. 11, p. 78 



414 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Peter f" Fetter "?J. Maryland polacre. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Aug. 5 14. Bond: $20,000. Master: F[rancis] Ravencau. 

Bonders: F[rancis] Raveneau [Baltimore?]. James Williams, 

Annapolis. 

Owners: Samuel & Robert Purviance and others. Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 96 

1781 Philadelphia. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Jun. 18 35. Bond: 20,000. Master: Matthew Lawler 

[Philadelphia]. Mate: Philip Brown, Philadel 
phia. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Patrick Moore, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Blair and Robert McClenachan [Philadelphia]. 
Mathew Irwin & Co., Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: William Semple, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, volll, p. 81. 

1780 Phoenix. Maryland schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 9. 
Mar. 18 Bond: $5,000. Master: Joseph Dority. 

Bonders: Joseph Dority [Baltimore]. David Stewart, Balti 
more. 

Owners: David Stewart & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 82 

1780 Phoenix. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Dec. 19 16. Bond: 20,000. Master: John Rowland 

Rickard. 

Bonders: John Rowland Rickard [Boston]. Jonathan Harris, 

Boston. Thomas Harris, Boston. 
Owners: Thomas Harris and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Richard Devins. Nathaniel Frothingham, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 84 

1781 Phoenix. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 14. Crew: 75. 
May 1 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Watters. 

Bonders: William Watters [Norwich]. Simon Wolcott. 

John Alden [Lebanon]. 
Owners: Ilowland, Coit&Co., Norwich. 
Witnesses: Joel Loom is, Joseph Abel. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 85 

1781 Phoenix. Pennsylvania brijjantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
May 30 15- Bond: $20,000. Master: Edward Nowlan. 

Mate: Stephen Otis Johnston [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Robert Morris [Philadelphia]. Edward Nowlan, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Robert Morris & Co. Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: John Swan wick, James Rees. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 83 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 415 

1TSO Pickering. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 16. Crow: 100. 
Nov. 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: Jonathan Haraden. 

Bonders: Jonathan Haraden, Salem. Jonathan 1 eele, jr., 

Salem. Saintu-1 Ward, Salem. 
Owners: Samuel Ward and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Sturgis Gorham, Daniel Oliver. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 86 

1781 Pilgrim. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 150. 
Apr. 11 Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Robinson. 

Bonders: Joseph Rohinson, Salem. Andrew Cabot, Beverly. 

Z[aehariah] Burchmore, Salem. 
Owners: John & Andrew Cabot, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Samuel Williams, AV[ ] Pickman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 88 

1781 Pilgrim. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 4. Crew: 14. 
Apr. 21 Bond: -20,000. Master: Matthew Strong. 

Mate: William Donaldson [Salem, Mass, i], 

Bonders: Robert Knox, Philadelphia. John Wharton, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Robert Knox, Philadelphia. John Wharton & Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. . 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 91 

1781 Pilgrim. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 130. 
Nov. 8 Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Robinson. 

Bonders: Joseph Robinson, Salem. John Cabot, Beverly. 

Andrew Cabot, Beverly. 
Owners: John Cabot and others, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Samuel Williams, M[ ] Lafitte. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 89 

1782 Pilgrim. Virginia brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 18. Bond: 
Apr. 8 ^20,000. Master: James Starr. 

Bonders: James Starr [Philadelphia?]. Gabriel Gait [Vir 
ginia]. 

Owners: John llarmanson & Co., Virginia. 
Witness: Archibald Blair. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, ]>. 90 

1782 Pilgrim. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: l*i. Crew: 90. 
Apr. 10 Bond: $20.000. Master: Humphrey Crary. 

Bonders: Humphrey Crary [New London?]. William Torrey 

[Lebanon]. John Alden [Lebanon]. 
Owners: Joseph Williams & Co. [Norwich]. 
Witnesses: Eliphalet Dyer, Nathaniel Wales. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11. p. 87 

1782 Pinguin. See Penguin. 
May 7 



416 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Pink. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 2n. 
Dec. 10 Bond: 20,000. Muster: Magnes Harvey. 

Bonders: Magnes Harvey [Boston]. Samuel A. Otis, Boston. 

Elisha Doane, Boston. 

Owners: Samuel A. Otis, Boston. Elisha Doane, Boston. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Simmer, jr., M[ungo] Mackay, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 93 

1782 Plough. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 15. 
Jun. 4 Bond: $20,000. Master: Edward Burrows [Phil 

adelphia?]. Mate: Jacob Cooper. Philadelphia. 

Bonders: William Brewster, Philadelphia. Paine Newman, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: William Brewster. Paine Newman. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 94 

1781 Pluto. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 20. 
Aug. 14 Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Sevcir. 

Bonders: Joseph Seveir, Newburyport. Thomas Jones, New- 
buryport. M[ichael] Hodge, Newburyport. 

Owners: Joseph Seveir, Thomas Jones, M[ichael] Hodge, New 
buryport. 

Witnesses: Sarah Hodge, N. W. Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 95 

1777 Polly. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 12. Crew: 100. 
Jun. 27 Bond: $5,000. Master: Eliphelet Kobarts. 

Bonders: Eliphelet Robarts, Hartford. Charles Bulkley, Weth- 

ersfleld. Adam Ilelme, Norwich. 
Owners: Adam Babcock & Co., Norwich. 
Witnesses: John Trumbull, Stephen Ormsby. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 106 

1779 Polly. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. 
Nov. 6 Bond, $10,000. Master: Samuel Williams. 

Bonders: Samuel Caldwell, Philadelphia. Samuel Williams, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Mease, Caldwell & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 108 

1780 Polly. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 6. Crew: 30. Bond: 
Jul. 22 $20,000. Master: Phoenix Frazier. 

Bonders: John Ponnaldson, Philadelphia. Phoenix Frazier, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: John Donnaldson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Thomas Read, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 101 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE HEVOLTTION. 417 

1780 Polly. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 2. Crew: 4. Bond: 
Sop. 14 $20,000. Master: John Hide. 

Bonders: John Bayard, Philadelphia. John Hide, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: John Hide. John Dick [Philadelphia?]. 
Witnesses: Andrew Lawrence, James Trimble. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 11, p. 102 

1780 Polly. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: t>. Crew: 14. 
Oct. 11 Bond: $20,000. Master: George Leacej. 

Bonders: George Jjeacey, Virginia. William Burke, Boston. 

Richard Huyden, Boston. 
Owners: George Leacey and others, Virginia. 
Witnesses: Samuel Tra-k, Eben[ezer] Woodward. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 103 

1781 Polly. Massachusetts ship, (inns: 20. Crew: 35. 
Jan. it Bond: 20, OHO. Master: William Coas. 

Bonders: William Coas, Gloucester. Winthrop Sargent, Cape 

Ann. David Pearce [Essex County?). 
Owner: Winthrop Sargent, Cape Ann. 
Witnesses: Daniel Rogers, James Pearson, jr. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 11, p. 100 

1781 Polley. Massachusetts ship. (inns: 18. Crew: 30. 
Feb. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Foster. 

Bonders: Joseph Foster, Cape Ann. David Pearce [Cape Ann]. 

Winthrop Sargent, Cape Ann. 

Owners: Winthrop Sargent and others, Cape Ann. 
Witness: David Plurner. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 97 

1781 Polly. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 11. Crew: 35. 
Jul. Ill Bond: $20,000. Master: Alexander Cain [Phila 

delphia]. Mate: Thomas Williams, Philadelphia. 

Bonders: James Crawford, Philadelphia. George Haines, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Andrew & James Caldwell, George Haines, James 

Crawford, and others [Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, David H. Conyngham. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 99 

1781 Polly. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 4. Bond: 
Jul. 30 $20,000. Master: John Truebee. 

Bonders: John Truebee, Philadelphia. Joseph Buisson, Phila 
delphia. 

Owner: Joseph Buisson, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Guilland, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 107 
5212 OG 27 



418 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1T81 Polly. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 4. Bond: 
Sep. 25 $20,000. Master: Joseph Buisson. 

Bonders: Joseph Buisson, Philadelphia. Lacaze & Mallet, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: James Laca/e, Philadelphia. Michael Mallet, Phila 
delphia. 

Witnesses: [ ] Lacoste, James Murphy. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. 98 

1782 Polly. Massachusetts ship. Guns: Iti. Crew: 25. 
Feb. 21 Bond: $20.000. Master: Isaac Lee. 

Bonders: Isaac Lee [Kssex County?]. Winthrop Sargent, 

Gloucester. David Pearre [Capo Ann]. 
Owners: Winthrop Sargent and others, Gloucester. 
Witness: John Stevens Kllery. 

C. C. 1(10, vol. 11, ]>. 104 

1778 Polly Sadler. Maryland schooner. Guns: (i. Crew: 
Sep. 12 25. Bond: $5,000. Master: .John Mitchell. 1st 

mate: William Taylor [Baltimore?], ad unite: Jo 
seph Taylor, Baltimore. Gunner: Christopher 
Mattertiekl. Boatswain: Nicholas Haynes. 

Bonders: John Mitchell [Philadelphia?]. Kinory Sadler, Ches- 

tertown, Md. 
Owners: Kinory Sadler, Chestertown, Md. John McLure it 

Co. [ ], Md. 

Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 190, vol. 11, p. 105 

17SO Polly Sly. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 12. 
Sep. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: George Bunncr. 

Bonders: Joseph C. Fisher, Philadelphia. George Banner, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Joseph C. Fisher, Philadelphia. Thomas Learning & 

Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: James Seloover, A[ ] Bunner. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, ]>. 109 

1779 Pomona. Pennsylvania brig, (inns: 12. Crow: 11. 
Mar. 22 Bond: 10,000. Master: John Robertson. 

Bonders: Alexander Xesbitt, Philadelphia. John Robertson, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Alexander Nesbitt & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 1 

1781 Pompey. Massachusetts boat. Guns: Small arms. 
Sep. 3 Crew: 10. Bond: $20,000. Master: William 

Thomas. 

Bonders: William Thomas. Joseph Sprajjue, Boston. Nathaniel 

Wheeler, Boston. 

Owners: Ebenezer May and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Samuel Emmons, jr., Kbenexer May. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 2 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 419 

1782 Poppet. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 10. 
Mar. 11 Bond: !*20,(ii>n. Muster: Thomas Barnard. 

Bonders: Thomas Barnard, Boston. Isaac Sears, Boston. Paa- 

chal N. Smith, Boston. 
Owners: Isaac Sears and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Isaac Peirce, John Dall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. :? 

17sii Porga. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Sep. 2S. 4". Bond: $20,000. Master: William Arm 

strong 1 . 

Bonders: William Armstrong [Newburyport]. Thomas 

Dawes, jr., Boston. Nehemiah Somes, Boston. 
Owner: Nehemiah Somes, Boston. 
Witnesses: Joseph Henderson, John Davidson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 4 

17SO Porgie. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. 
Jim. lit Bond: 20,000. Master: J[oseph] P. Faribault. 

Bonders: .Ifoseph] P. Faribault [Baltimore]. John Smith, 

Baltimore. 

Owners: Samuel Smith & Co. , Baltimore. 
Witnesses: Robert Buchanan, T[ ] Lloyd. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 5 

1779 Porpus [Porpoise]. Maryland sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Apr. 23 12. Bond: $5.000. Master: Nicholas Martin. 

Mate: John Harrison [Annapolis?]. 
Bonders: Nicholas Martin [Philadelphia]. John Davidson, 

Annapolis [Md.]. 

Owners: John Davidson & Co., Annapolis, Md. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 8 

1750 Porpoise. Maryland sloop. Guns: lo. Crew: 1(>. 
Apr. 24 Bond: $5.000. Master: William Weems. 

Bonders: William Weems [Baltimore]. John Muir, Annapolis. 
Owners: Robert Morris [Philadelphia], Pa. Stephen Steward 

& Co. [Baltimore]. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 6 

1751 Porpoise. Maryland sloop, (inns: lo. Crew: 18. 
Jan. 1 Bond: 20,000. Master: William Weems. 1st 

mate: John Mullikin, Baltimore. 2d mate: 
James Houston. 

Bonders: William Weems [Baltimore, Md.]. Charles Wallace, 

Annapolis [Md.]. 
Owners: John Davidson, Charles Wallace [Annapolis]. Stephen 

Steward, Baltimore. Robert Morris, [Philadelphia], Pa. 
Witness: None. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, ]). 7 



420 LIBRARY OF CONCEPTS. 

1781 Port Packet. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Jun. 1 5(. Bond: 520,000. Master: George Kapall. 

Bonders: George Kapall, Newburyport. John Tracy, New- 
Imryport. Samuel Newhall, Newburyport. 

Owners: Nathaniel &, John Tracy, Newburyport. Joseph 
Marquand and John C. Jones. 

Witnesses: Sfamuel] Cazneau, Moses Brown. 

C. C. 198, vol. 12, p. 9 

1781 Port Pacquet. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Dec. 15 30. Bond: $20,()D(i. Master: Ehenezer Stocker. 

Bonders: Kbenezer Stocker, Newburyport. William Scallon, 

Newburyport. William Knapp, Newburyport. 
Owners: Nathaniel and John Tracy [Newbnryport]. 
Witnesses: C[ ] Plasson, Caleb Sanborn. 

0. ( . 196, vol. 12, p. 10 

177(3 Portsmouth. New Hampshire ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 
yj ec 6 100. Bond: $10,000. Master: Robert Parker. 

Bonders: Robert Parker, Portsmouth. John Langdon, Ports 
mouth. Joshua Bracket!, Portsmouth. 
Owners: John Langdon and others, Portsmouth. 
Witnesses: William Gardner, Samuel Penhallow, jr. 

C. C. 1110, vol. 12, p. 12 

1777 Portsmouth. New Hampshire ship. Guns: 20. Crow: 
J un . 7 100. Bond: 10,000. Master: John Hart. 

Bonders: John Hart, Portsmouth. John Langdon, Portsmouth. 

George Wentworth, Portsmouth. 
Owners: John Langdon and others, Portsmouth. 
Witnesses: George Libbey, Samuel Penhallow, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 11. 

1781 Porus. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 140. 
J un . 7 Bond: $ 20,000. Master: .John Carnes. 

Bonders: John Carnes, Salem. Jonathan Peele, jr., Salem. 

Samuel Ward, Salem. 
Owners: Samuel Ward and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Abraham Watkins, Philemon Stocker. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 15. 

1782 Porus. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 22. Crew: 150. 
Aug. 30 Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Croel. 

Bonders: Samuel Croel, Salem. Jonathan Peele, Salem. 

Samuel Ward, Salem. 

Owners: Jonathan Peele and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: David Howes, Nat[han?] Ward. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 12, p. 16. 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 421 

177i! Potomack. Maryland sloop, (inns: 12. Crew. So. 
Oct. 25 Bond: i 2,000. Muster: Francis Spoako. 

Bonders: Francis Speake [Charles County]. Robert [Town- 
send] Hoot-, Charles County [Alexandria, Va.VJ. 
Owners: Robert Townsend Hooe and others, Charles County. 

Witness: None. 

C. C. 196. vol. 12, ]). 14. 

1777 Potomack. Maryland .sloop. (urns: 20. Crow: 30. 
Jul. 25 Bond: $5,<M)0. Master: Josiah Doxsay. 

Bonders: Josiah Doxsay [Charles County]. Gilbert Mid- 

dleton, Annapolis. 

Owners: Robert Townsend Hooe and others, Charles County. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 1%, vol. 1L>, j>. 13. 

1782 Prince of Asturias. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. 
Apr. <> Crew: So. Bond: 20.000. Master: John Harr 

Philadelphia]. Mate: John Neals [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: George Meade, Philadelphia. William Hanks 

[Richmond, Va.?]. 

Owner: George Meade, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: John Harper, William Paul. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 17 

1783 Prince Radizwil. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: (i. 
Mar. 18 Crow: 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: Feelix 

Miklaszewiez. 

Bonders: Feelix Miklas/.ewifz, Boston. Samuel Doggett, Bos- 

ton. Marx Myrs, Boston. 

Owners: Feelix Miklaszewiez and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: C aleb Coolidge, John Cause. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 18 

1778 Princess Mary. Connecticut sloop, (inns: 7. Crew: 
Jun. 18 2< >. Bond: 5,000. Master: Benjamin Pratt. 

Bonders: Benjamin Pratt, Saybrook. Uriah Rogers, East 

Had[d]am. John Foster, East Had[d]am. 
Owners: Uriah Rogers, John Foster & Co., East Had[d]am. 
Witnesses: <t[nrdon] Saltonstall, Mary Saltonstall. 

C. C . 196, vol. 12, p. 19 

1781 Prospect. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Jun. lil tio. Bond: $2o.()00. Master: .Joseph Vesey. 

Bonders: Joseph Vosey, Boston. Jonathan Nutting, Boston. 

Ebene/er Woodward, Boston. 
Owners: Jonathan Nutting and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Mungo Mackay, Thomas Howard. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 21 



422 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Prospect. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 1-2. Crew: 50. 
Oct. ? Bond: $20.000. Master: Amos Potter. 

Bonders: Amos Potter, Boston, ,/oenfezer] Woodward, Bos 
ton. Jonathan Nutting, Boston. 
Owners: Ebenfezer] Woodward and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Robert Gardner, John Butler. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, ]>. 20 

1780 Prosper. Massachusetts ship. Guns: G. Crew: is. 
Dec. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Atkins. 

Bonders: Joseph Atkins, Xewburyport. John Shattuck, Bos 
ton. William Shatturk, Boston. 
Owners: George Searle and others, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Stephen II. Gray, William Crafts, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 22 

1781 Prosper. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 8. Crew: ;!o. 
Jun. 7 Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Dunn. jr. 

. Bonders: Samuel Dunn, jr.. Boston. William Dennie, Boston. 

James Swan, Boston. 

Owners: William Dennie, Boston. James Swan, Boston. 
Witnesses: Stephen Cooke, Chris. Clarke. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 2:>, 

1779 Prosperity. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: (>. Crew: 
May 8 12. Bond: $5,000. Master: Joseph Sooy [Phil 

adelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Daniel Kdwards, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owners: Not stated. 
Witnesses: Robert McCleay, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 24 

1781 Prosperity. Virginia brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 40. 15ond: 
Nov. 6 $20,000. Master: Alexander Murray. 

Bonders: Alexander Murray [Baltimore, Mil.]. Joseph Wil 
son [Virginia]. 

Owners: Hugh Young & Co. [Baltimore. Md.]. 
Witness: Charles Hay. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 25 

1782 Protector. Virginia schooner. Guns: 14. Crew: 30. 
Sep. 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Anderson [(Jape 

Anne, Mass. >]. 

Bonders: Richard Blow "for John Anderson." George Nie- 

olson, Richmond [Va. ]. 

Owners: Baker, Blow & Co. [Richmond], Vu. 
Witness: Archibald Blair. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 26 



NAVAL HKCOKDS OF THK REVOLUTION. 423 

USD Providence. Pennsylvania brigantine. (runs: 4. Crew: 
,Iul. 7 12. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Young. 

Bonders: William Tuni!>ull A Co.. Philadelphia. Samuel 

Yoimj:, Philadelphia. 

Owners: William Turntmll & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 29 

l~si) Providence. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: S. Crew: 
Sep. 25 1."). Bond: 20,00(1. Master: Isaiah Simmons. 

Bonders: Isaiah Simmons, Boston. William Shattuc.k, Boston. 

.lohn Shattuck, Boston. 

Owners: William and John Shattuck. Boston. 
Witnesses: Thomas Crafts, Stephen II. Gray. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 12, ]>. 28 

17S2 Providence. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: f>. Crew: 6. 
.hil. 23 Bond: *20,000. Master: James Conner [Phila 

delphia ]. Mate: Thomas Seymour. 

Bonders: James Conner [Philadelphia?]. John Ross, Phila 
delphia. Robert Ross, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Benjamin Carr [Philadelphia]. Robert and John 
Ross, Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 27 

1778 Prudence. Connecticut sloop, (inns: 4. Crew: 18. 
Apr. 24- Bond: 5, Odd. Master: Thomas Park, jr. 

Bonders: Thomas Park [jr.], Groton. Joseph Park, Groton. 

John Fish, Groton. 
Owners: Thomas Park ct Co., Groloii. 
Witnesses: Paul Burrows, John Park. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 12, ]>. 30 

1782 Prudence. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 45. 
Sep. 30 Bond: $20.<no. Master: Timothy Parker. 

Bonders: Timothy Parker, Xorwich. Joseph Williams, Nor 
wich. Benjamin Kllis, Norwich. 
Owners: Joseph Williams & Co., Norwich. 
Witnesses: David Trumbull, William Little, jr. . 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 31 

1778 Queen of France. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 10. 
Nov. 18 Crew: 30. Bond: $10,000. Master: James 

Montgomery [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Sharp Delanr, Philadelphia. Mathew Irwin, Phila 
delphia. 

Owner: Not stated. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 37 



424 LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS. 

177!) Queen of France. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 8. 
Jul. 6 Crew: 20. Bond: 10,000. Master: Peter 

Brewster [Philadelphia .]. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin ct Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: Benjamin Mifflin, jr. James Trimble. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 12, p. Ml 

1779 Queen of France. Maryland brigantine. Guns: IS. 

Sep. 25 Crew: 40. Bond: 10,000. Master: Thomas 

Sanders. Mute: Robert Montgomery, Baltimore. 

2d mate: Samuel Ropes, Baltimore. Captain of 

Marines: Michael McNemarra. 

Bonders: Thomas Sanders [Baltimore]. Samuel Chase, An 
napolis. 

Owners: John Dorsey & Co., Ba timore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. !!>, vol. 12, p. 8(5 

1781 Queen of France. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 12. 
Feb. 24 Crew: 40. Bond: 20,000. Master: John I >ixey, 

Newburyport. 

Bonders: John Dixey, Newburyport. John Tracy, Newbury 
port. Samuel Newhall, Newburyport. 
Owners: Nathaniel & John Tracy, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Caleb Sanborn, Moses Brown. 

C. C. 111(5, vol. \ 2, p. 34 

1781 Queen of France. Pennsylvania ship. (runs: 12. 
Dec. 22 Crew: 50. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Ilunn. 

Mate: Richard Dale, Philadelphia. 

Bonders: George Henry, Philadelphia. John Hnnn, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: George Henry, Philadelphia. Robert Knox & Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 12, p. H5 

1782 Queen of France. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Aug. 10 45. Bond: $20,000. Master: Richard " Deal 

[Dale, Philadelphia]. Mate: Archibald Fisher. 

Bonders: George Henry, Philadelphia. James Josiah, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: George Henry, James Josiah, Philadelphia. John 
Ilunn, John Hood [Philadelphia]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. I JG, vol. 12, p. : 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 425 

1782 Queen of France. Massachusetts ship. Guns: S. Crew: 
Nov. 23 20: Bond: $20,000. blaster: Thomas Tracy. 

Bonders: Thomas Tracy, Newburyport. John Tracy, Newbury- 

port. William Wyer, Newburyport. 
Owners: Nathaniel it John Tracy, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Mfichael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 19<i, vol. 11 , p. 38 

1782 Queen of Spain. Massachusetts hrijjautiiie. Guns: 6. 
Fob. 11 Crow: 15. Bond: $20,ooo. Master: Tristram 

Barnard. 

Bonders: Tristram Barnard [Boston]. Benjamin Jepson, Bos 
ton. John \Vinthrop, Boston. 
Owners: Benjamin Jepson and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: John Welsh, jr., Abraham Forst. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 39 

17KO Queen of Sweden. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. 
Nov. ,8 Crow: 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Wil 

son [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Samuel Inglis, Philadelphia. George Ord, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Thomas Willing, Robert Morris & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: George Fleming, John Wilson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 40 

1781 Quicktime. Pennsylvania boat, (runs: 1. Crew: 20. 
Sej). 11 Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Badcoek. Mate: 

I riah Cassan | Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Badcock; Philadelphia. Joseph Carson, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Robert McCleay, Matthew Strong. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 41 

1781 "Racoon" [RaccoonJ. Pennsylvania schooner, (inns: 
Jun. 16 S. Crew: 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: John 

Brice. Mate: John Crawford [Philadelphia?]. 
Bonders: George Nixon, Philadelphia. John Brice, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Robert Shewell [Philadelphia]. George Nixon, Phil 
adelphia. 
Witnesses: Josiah Hill, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 45 

1781 Race Horse. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: (>. Crew: 
May 29 15. Bond: 20.000. Master: Nathaniel Thayer. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Thayer, Boston. Daniel Sargent, Boston. 

Klienezer Lane, Boston. 
Owners: Daniel Sargent and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Tristram Coffin, Samuel Daggett. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 44 



426 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Race Horse. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Mar. 25 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Oliver. 

Bonders: Thomas Oliver, Marblehead. John Stevens, Mar 
blehead. Jolin Conway, Marblehead. 
Owners: Thomas Pedrirke anil others, Marblehead. 
Witnesses: Nicholas Lobdell, Samuel Waitt. 

( . ( . 196, vol. 1 2, p. IL> 

1782 Race Horse. Massachusetts .schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Aug. 30 -25. Bond: $20, 000. Master: Alexander Storey. 

Bonders: Alexander Storey, Salem. Daniel Bigelow, jr. [Bos 
ton]. Josiuh Spear, [Boston]. 
Owners: David Ropes and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Edward Russell, Daniel Bigelow. 

0. 0. 196, vol. 12, p. 43 

1781 Rainbow. Connecticut galley. Guns: 2. Crew: 35. 
Jul. 2 Bond: $20.0(10. Master: George House. 

Bonders: ( ieorge House [New London]. Jonathan Brewster 

[New London?]. Daniel Hyde [Lebanon?]. 
Owners: Jonathan Brewster & Co. [New London?]. 
Witnesses: John 1 orter, Joseph Abel. 

0. 0. 196, vol. 12, p. 47 

1781 Rainbow. Connecticut galley. Guns: 2. Crow: 30. 
J u l. 3 Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Brown, jr. 

Bonders: Peter Brown, jr. [New London]. Jonathan Brew 
ster [Ne\v London?]. David Trumbull [Lebanon]. 
Owners: Jonathan Brewster & Co. [Xew London?]. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Jacob Looniis. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 46 

1781 Rainbow. Connecticut galley, (inns: 2. Crew: 32. 
5 Bond: $20,000. Master: Aaron Meech. 

Bonders. Aaron Meech [New London?]. Jonathan Brewster 

[New London?]. John Alden [Lebanon]. 
Owners: Jonathan Brewster & Co. [New London?]. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Zephaniah Swift. 

C. C. 19I>, vol. 12, p. 48 

1782 Rainbow Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: -0. 
5 Bond: 20,000. Master: Nathaniel Coit Webb. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Coit Webb, Salem. George Williams, 

Salem. Nathaniel Silsbee, Salem. 
Owners: Nathaniel Silsbee and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Samuel West, Samuel Williams, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 49 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 427 

17*2 Rainbow. Massachusetts schooner. (Jims: (>. drew: 
Oct. ! 25. Bond: *2u,o<io. Master: Oliver Wehl). 

Bonders: Oliver Webb, Salem. Nathaniel C. Webb, Salem. 

John McMillan, Salem. 

Owners: Nathaniel C. \\Ybbaml cithers, Salem. 
Witnesses: \V[ ] Harris, John Dall. 

( .( . 1!M>, vol. 12, p. 50 

177 .* Rambler. Pennsylvania schooner, (inns: 4. Crew: 10. 
Fek 21 Bond. 5,000. Master: John McFatridge [Phila- 

delphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Daniel Edwards, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, James Wilson. 

C. C. !!)(>, vol. 12, p. 55 

17SO Rambler. Maryland schooner, (inns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Aug. -28 Bonds: 20,000. Master: James Tate. 

Bonders: James Tate [Baltimore?]. John Muir, Annapolis. 
Owners: Daniel Bowley, Baltimore. Samuel Smith, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. K)t5, vol. 12, p. 57 

ITS 1 1 Rambler. Maiyland brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Sep. 11 Hond: $20,000. Master: Jonathan Builinton. 

Bonders: Jonathan Buffinton [Philadelphia?]. J[oseph] Dow- 
son, Annapolis. 

Owners: William Patterson and Brothers, Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. KMi, vol. 12, p. 51 

17SO Rambler. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Oct. 28 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Benjamin Fuller. 

Bonders: Benjamin Fuller, Newburyport. John Stickney, 
Newburyport. Nathaniel dough, Newburyport. 

Owners: John Sticknoy, Newliuryport. Nathaniel ( lough, 
Newburyport. Thomas Jones, Newburyport. 

Witnesses: Joseph Stickney, Theodore Stickney. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 12, p. 53 

1781 Rambler. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Apr. 10 25. Bond: S20,000. Master: Joseph Seveir. 

Bonders: Joseph Seveir, Newburyport. Kbenczer Simmer, 
Newburyport. M[iehael] Hodge, Xewburyport. 

Owners: Ebene/.er Sumner, Michael Hodge, James Kettell, 
John Stickney, Newburyport. 

Witnesses : James Kettell, Edward Tappan. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 12, p. 56 



428 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Rambler. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Aug. 10 ( ><). Bond: $20,000. Master: John Durry. 

Bonders: Alexander Nesliitt, Philadelphia. John Durry, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: Alexander Nesbitt, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 190. vol. 12. ]>. 52 

1782 Rambler. Massachusetts ship, (inns: Id. Crew: r>o. 
Feb. 14 Bond: 20,000. Master: Benjamin Lovett, Bev 
erly. 

Bonders: Andrew Cabot " fur Benja. Lovett. Andrew Calx it, 

Beverly. Job Prince, jr., Boston. 
Owners: Andrew Cabot and others, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Samuel llolbrook, jr., Samuel Prince. 

C. C. UK), vol. 12. [>. 54 

1780 Randolph. Maryland brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 25. uond: 
Sep. 7 $20,000. Master: .John Gitford. 

Bonders: John (iifford [Philadelphia]. Joseph Middleton, 

Annapolis. 

Owners: John Gwin it Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. 0. UK), vol. 12, ]>. 5S 

1781 Randolph. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 18. Crew: !>(). 
Jim. 1 Bond: 20,000. Master: Augustus Peck. 

Bonders: Augustus Peck [New Haven]. Thomas Mumford 

[Norwich]. John Chenevard. 
Owners: Howland, Coit & Co. [Norwich]. 
Witnesses: Charles Caldwell, J[ ] H. Wright. 

C. C. Kli), vol. 12, p. 59 

177ii Ranger. Connecticut brig. Guns: 2. Crew: 10. Bond: 
Oct. 5 $5,000. Master: TCIisha Lathrop. 

Bunders: Elisha Lathrop, Norwich. Andrew Huntington, Nor 
wich. Jabex, Perkins, Norwich. 
Owners: Andrew Huntington it Co., Norwich. 
Witnesses: J[abe]z Ihmtington, William Walters. 

C. C. Kltj, vol. 12, p. 71 

1777 Ranger. Connecticut sloop, (inns: 1. Crew: ?>(). Bond: 
Sep. -i .1,000. Master: Jasper Smith. 

Bonders: Jasper Smith [Norwich]. Gerard Fitch [Norwich?]. 

Benjamin Huntington [Norwich]. 
Owners: William Rockwell & Co., Norwich. 
Witnesses: William Hillhouse, James Wadsworth. 

C. C. 1%, vol. 12, p. 76 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 429 

177S Ranger. Pennsylvania brig. Gun*: 12. Crew: 30. 
Jul. 13 Bond: 10,000. Master: John Warden. 

Bonders: John Warden [Philadelphia]. Blair McClenachan, 
Philadelphia. Patrick Moore, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. Patrick Moore, 
Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: Henry Joland, Francis Knox. 

0. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 78 

177S Ranger. Maryland sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 15. Bond: 
Oct. 8 $5,000. Master: John Waiinvright. Mate: 

Joseph Newbrill. 

Bonders: John Wainwright [Annapolis?]. John Rogers 

[Annapolis]. 

Owner: John Wainwright [Annapolis?]. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 77 

17711 Ranger. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: (>. Crew: 20. 
Feb. 12 Bond: $5,000. Master: John Hnim. 

Bonders: John Hunn, Philadelphia. Alexander Nesbitt, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: John Maxwell Nesbitt, it Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: T[imothy] Matlack. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 68 

1779 Ranger. Pennsylvania sloop, (inns: 8. Crew: 25. 
Sep. 9 Bond: 10,000. Master: Hugh Montgomery. 

Bonders: Hugh Montgomery, Philadelphia. Alexander Nes- 

bitt, Philadelphia. 

Owners: John Maxwell Nesbitt & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Thomas Pryor. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 73 

1779 Ranger. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. 
Nov. -i Bond: $10,000. Master: Nathaniel Howard. 

P.onders: Nathaniel Howard, Hartford. Ebenezer Barnard, jr., 

Hartford. James Church, Hartford. 
Owners: James Church & Co., Hartford. 
Witnesses: William Williams, John Wise. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 67 

1780 Ranger. Maryland brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 50. Bond: 

$10,000. Master: Thomas Johnson. Mate: 
Pfoter] Sharpe. 

Bonders: Thomas Johnson [Baltimore?]. Daniel Bow ley, Bal 
timore. 

Owners: Daniel Bowley, Baltimore, John McLure [Baltimore]. 
Witness: W[illiam] Smith. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 69 



430 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Ranger. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 20. 
May 25 Bond: 5,000. Master: A.shbel Kilcy. 

Bonders: Ashbel Riley [Wetherstield?]. Ebenezer Barnard, jr. 

[Hartford]. William Nichols. 
Owners: Ebenezer Barnard & Co. [Hartford]. 
Witnesses: Samuel Wyllys, John Hall. 

C. C. 1<M>, vol. 12, p. 74 

1780 Ranger. Pennsylvania sloop, (inns: -2, Crew: 4. Bond: 
Sep. 14 $20,000. Master: Andrew Lawrence-. 

Bonders: Andrew Lawrence, Philadelphia. John Bayard, 

Philadelphia. 
Owner: Andrew Lawrence, Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: John Hide, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, ]). 72 

1780 Ranger. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Oct. 19 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Babson. 

Bonders: Samuel Babson [Cape Ann]. Kbene/er Parsons, 

Cape Ann. William Parsons, Cape Ann. 
Owners: William Gee and others, Cape Ann. 
Witnesses: John Foster, George Burroughs. 

C. C. 11)6, vol. 12, p. 60 

1781 Ranger. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 42. 
Jan. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: James Buchanan. 

Bonders: James Buchanan [Baltimore?]. Matthew Ridley. 

Baltimore. 
Owners: Matthew Ridley and others, Baltimore. 

Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. til 

1781 Ranger. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Jul. 14 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: -lob Knight. 

Bonders: Job Knight, Cape Ann. Daniel Sargent, Boston. 

Stephen Gorham, Boston. 

Owners: Stephen lligginson and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: George Ridgway, Joseph Daniels. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 70 

(781 Ranger. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: s. Crew: 

Oct. it 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Simmons. 

Bonders: Thomas Simmons, Boston. Daniel Sargent, Boston. 

Samuel Brown, Boston. 

Owners: Daniel Sargent and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Mungo Mackay, Nathaniel Barber. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, j). 75 

J.78 2 Ranger. Massachusetts boat. (inns: 1. Crew: 1H. 
May 8 Bond: $20,000. Master: Lot Dimick. 

Bonders: Lot Dimick [Falmouth]. Silas Hatch [Falmouth?]. 

Kbenezer Nye [Wareham?]. 
Owners: Joseph Dimick and others, Falmouth. 
Witnesses: Ichabod Hatch, Nathaniel Allen. 

C. C. 1!)(5, vol. 12, p. 65 



NA.VAL RECORDS OF TiiE REVOLUTION. 431 

178 2 Ranger. Connecticut galley, (inn: 1. Crew: 15. 
May 25 Bond $20,000. Master: Worthington Ely. 

Bonders: Worthington Kly, Saybrook. Joseph Hart, Saybrook. 

William Bull, Hartford. 
Owner: Worthington Kly, Saybrook. 
Witnesses: Asa Benton, Thomas Bull. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 66 

17*2 Ranger. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4-. Crew: 20. 
May -21 Bond: 20,000. Master: Joseph Christophers. 

Bonders: Joseph Christophers [Kennebee], Stephen Bruce, 
Massachusetts. Giles Alexander, Massachusetts. 

< Iwners: Joseph Christophers and others. 
Witnesses: Thomas Pennie, George Homer. 

C. C. 1SI6, vol. 12, p. 63 

1782 Ranger. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: (i. Crew: 20. 
Aug. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: Joshua Burges. 

Bonders: Joshua Burges, Gloucester. Nehemiah Somes, Bos- 
tun. Joshua Wetherle, Boston. 
Owners: John Low and others, Gloucester. 
Witnesses: Bartholomew Kneeland, Kbene/.er Perry. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 62 

17*2 Ranger. Massachusetts ship. Guns: (i. Crew: 15. 
Dec. 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Coffin. 

Bonders: Samuel Coffin, Newburyport. Anthony Davenport, 
Newburyport. Joseph Moulton, jr., Newburyport. 

Owners: Samuel Bailey, Newburyport. Samuel Coflin, Xew 
buryport. Anthony Pavenport, Newburyport. Joseph 
Moulton, Newburyport. 

Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 64 

1779 Rattlesnake. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Feb. 1 35. Bond: $10,000. Master: Samuel Ball [Phil 

adelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Daniel Edwards, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Robert McCleay. 

C. C. lilti, vol. 12, p. 79 

17711 Rattlesnake. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 12. Crew: 
May 3 45. Bond: $5,000. Master: John Craig [Phila 

delphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Robert McCleay, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Ta-iiel Kdwards, James Trimble. 

C. <\ 196, vol. 12, p. 81 



432 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Rattlesnake. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
May 28 35. Bond: $5.000. Master: David Mansfield 

[Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Daniel Edwards, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Robert McCleay. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 81 

1780 Rattlesnake. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Mar. 3 35. Bond: $10,000. Master: William Treene 

[Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson [Philadelphia]. Joseph Hargan. 
Owners: Joseph Carson & Co. Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Robert McCleay, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 84 

1780 Rattlesnake. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Aug. 25 35. Bond: $20,000. Master: David Stephens. 

Bonders: David Stephens, Philadelphia. Joseph Carson, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Robert McCleay, James Trimble. 

C. C. 190, vol. 12, p. 83 

1781 Rattlesnake. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 
Jun. 12. 85. Bond: $20.000. Master: Mark Clark. 

Bonders: Mark Clark [Salem?]. John Andrew, Salem. 

Francis Boardman [Salem]. 
Owners: John Andrew and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Jeremiah Hall, Caleb Real. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 80 

1781 Rattlesnake. Viper, and Saratoga. Connecticut boats. 
Dec. 17 Guns: 1 each. Crew: lo each. Bond: $20,000. 

Master: Ebencxer Jones. 

Bonders: Ebenezer Jones, Stamford. John Davenport, jr., 

Stamford. James Cogswell, Stamford. 
Owner: Ebenezer Jones, Stamford. 
Witnesses: Deborah Davenport, " Mehitabel " Coggeshall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 85 

1780 Raven. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 40. 
Sep. 16 Bond: 20,000. Master: Gideon Olmsted. 

Bonders: Gideon Olmsted [Hartford]. Abraham Miller Hart 
ford. Aaron Olmsted Hartford. 
Owners: Miller, Olmsted and Co., Hartford. 
Witnesses: John Pitkin, John Pitkin, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 90 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 433 

1750 Raven. Massachusetts ship. (iuns: 10. Crow: 4(>. 
Nov. ! Bond: 2n,uon. Master: James Davis. 

Bonders: .lames Davis [Boston . ]. Stephen Higginson, Boston. 

Klien Parsons, Boston. 

Owners: Stephen Higginson and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: George Burroughs, David Spear, jr. 

C. C. 1<>6, vol. 12, p. 87 

1751 Raven. Connecticut scliooner. Guns; 10. Crew: 40. 
Jim. li Bond: -20,000. Master: Giles Hollister. 

Bonders: Giles Hollister [Hartford]. Abraham Miller [Hart- 

funl]. Aaron Olmsted [Hartford]. 
Owners: Abraham Miller & Co. [Hartford]. 
Witnesses: William Henshaw, David Lynian. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 88 

1782 Raven. Connecticut schooner, (iuns: 10. Crew: 4.">. 
]\Iar. 6 Bond: $20.000. Master: Stephen Buckland. 

r>onders: Stephen Bucklund, Hartford. James Tilev, Hartford. 

Charles Merrill, Hartfonl. 
Owners: Abraham Miller & Co. [Hartford?]. 
Witnesses: Moses Robins, John Trumbull. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 86 

1782 Raven. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 12. Crew: 40. 
May 4 Bond: S20.OOO. Master: Daniel Needham. 

Bonders: Daniel Needham, Salem. Benjamin Xeedham, Sa 
lem. Samuel Ward, Salem. 
Owner-: Benjamin Xeedham and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Isaac Pierce. James Hughes. 

C. C. 1%, vol. 12, p. 89 
1780 Ravie. X, La Ravie. 
Sep. 2 

1778 Rebecca. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 15. 
Aug. 31 Bond: Wlo.oon. Master: James Martin [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: James Hood, Philadelphia. Samuel Robbina, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Hood, Philadelphia. James Ash &Co., Phila 
delphia. 

Witnesses: .lames Montgomery, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 94 

1779 Rebecca. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: (5. Crew: 20. 
Sep. 17 Bond: SlO.ooo. Master: John Chatham [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: Lardner Clark, Philadelphia. James Vanuxem, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: James Vanuxem. Lardner Clark &Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12. p. 93 
52120(1 28 



434 LIBEAKY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Rebecca. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 4. Crow: 12. 
Apr. 21 Bond: $10,000. Master: John Burrows [Phila 

delphia]. 

Bonders, Elisha Clark, Philadelphia. James Vanuxem, Phila 
delphia. 
Owners: James Vanuxem. Lardner Clark [Philadelphia]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 92 

1780 Rebeccah. Connecticut sloop. Guns: (i. Crew: 86. 
Jun. 12 Bond: $10,000. Master: Daniel Goffe Phipps. 

Bonders: Daniel Goffe Phipps, New Haven. Jesse Leaven- 
worth, New Haven. 

Owner: Jesse Leavenworth, New Haven. 
Witnesses: Samuel Bishop, Jonathan Fitch. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 96 

1781 Rebecca. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Oct. 24 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: William Miller. 

Mate: Leonard Primer [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: James Crawford, Philadelphia. William Miller, 
Philadelphia. 

Owner: George Haynes [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 95 

1776 Rebecca and Sally. Maryland boat. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Jun. 24 8. Bond: $5,000. Master: Thomas Russell. 

Mate: Charles Wells [Philadelphia?]. 2d Lieut, : 
James Forbes. 

Bonders: Thomas Russell, Baltimore County. Robert Purvi- 

ance, Baltimore. John Davidson, Annapolis. 
Owners: James Calhoun, Baltimore County. John McLure, 
Baltimore ( ounty. 

Witness: G[abriel] Duvall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 97 

1782 Recompence (with Armed Boat). Connecticut galley. 
Jul. 5 Gun: 1. Crew: 12 and 8. Bond: $20,000. 

Master: John Wilkinson. 
Bonders: John Wilkinson. Isaac Spencer, jr. Thomas Smith, 

[Connecticut]. 

Owners: Isaac Spencer & Co. 
Witnesses: Anna Southmayd, Hannah Spencer. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 98 

1779 Recovery. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 4. Crew: 14. 
Jun. 12 Bond: $10.000. Master: William Dunlop. 

Bonders: William Dunlop, Philadelphia. Alexander Nelson, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Alexander Nelson & Co., Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 101 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 435 

1780 Recovery. Connecticut ship. Guns: It?. Crew: 120. 
Feb. 18 Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Smedley. 

Bonders: Samuel Smedley [Norwich]. John Grenell [Nor 
wich]. Joseph Williams [Norwich]. 
Owners: Joseph Williams it Co. [Norwich]. 
Witnesses: Gfurdon] Saltonstall, David Manwaring. 

0. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 103 

1781 Recovery. Pennsylvania boat. (inn: 1. Crew: 25. 
May 25 Bond: $20,000. Masters: Gear Chadwick [Phila 
delphia). John Hammelt Philadelphia. 

Bonders: Stephen Girard, Philadelphia. Isaac Cox, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Stephen Girard. Philadelphia. Isaac Cox, Philadel 
phia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. , p. - 

1782 Recovery. Massachusetts brigantine. (runs: 12. Crew: 
Jun. 4 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Ingersoll. 

Bunders: Samuel Ingersoll, Salem. William Safford, Salem. 

Klisha Sigourney [Salem]. 

Owners: Samuel Jones, William Safford, and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Hammatt, Henry Hill. 

C. C. 1%, vol. 12, p. 102 

1782 Recovery. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Dec. 6 16. Bond: $20,000. Master: William Dennis. 

Bonders: William Dennis, Salem. Samuel Jones, Salem. John 

Andrew [Salem]. 

Owners: Samuel Jones and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: John Brooks, Samuel Webb. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 100 

1781 Regulator and boat. Connecticut galley. Guns: 4. 
Jul. 18 Crew: 16. Bond: $20,000. Master: Seth Over- 
ton. Mate: Daniel Cheney. 

Bonders: Seth Overtoil, Chatham. Daniel Cheney, Chatham. 

David Bates, Chatham. 
Owners: [David] Bates & Co., Chatham. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Benjamin Snow. 
See: Bond of boat Ilumbird of same date. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 104 

1782 Renown. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 27. 
May 25 Bond: $20,000. Master: Hugh Willson. Mate: 

John Roberts [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Alexander Stewart, Hugh Willson, Philadelphia. 
Owners: Alexander Stewart, Philadelphia. Robert Totten and 

others [Philadelphia?]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 12, p. 105 



436 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1777 Reprisal. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Jul. 17 55. Bond: .S5. 000. Muster: Paul Reed [jr.]. 

Bonders: Paul Reed [jr.], Boston [Mass.]. .Tames Bayard. 

Boston, Mass. George Gains, Portsmouth [X. II.]. 
Owners: Gushing and White, Boston, Mass. 
Witnesses: George King, Ebenezer Thompson. 

C. 0. 19(1, vol. 11 , i>. 110 

1781 Reprisal. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 30. 
Jul. 31 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Curtis. 

Bonders: John Curtis [Boston?]. John Coffin Jones. Boston. 

Tristram Collin, Boston. 

Owners: John Collin Jo.nes and others, Boston. 
Witness: John Fenno. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11 , p. lOti 

1781 Reprisal. Massachusetts galley, (runs: 4. Crew: i 5. 
Jul. 31 Bond: $20,000. Master: Benjamin Fri/el. 

Bonders: Benjamin Frizel, Pownal borough. Samuel Gardner, 

Boston. Benjamin Ilichborn, Boston. 
Owners: Benjamin Ilichborn and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Joseph Peirce, Joseph Hall, jr. 

C. C. 19(1, vol. ll , p. 107 

1782 Reprisal. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 12. 
Mar. 18 Bond: $20,000. Master: Wilson Jacobs. 

Bonders: Wilson Jacobs, Providence, K. I. Tristram Collin, 

Boston. Samuel Brown, Boston. 
Owners: Tristram Coffin and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Joseph Russell, jr., Isaiah Doane. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11 , p. 108 

1782 Reprisal. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 4. Crew: 14. 
Apr. 2 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Peirce John 

son. 

Bonders: William Peirce Johnson, Newburyport. William 
Bartlett, Newburyport. Moses Brown, Newburyport. 

Owners: William Bartlett, Moses Brown, and Jonathan Mulli- 
ken, Newburyport. 

Witnesses: William Caldwell, M[ichael] Hodge. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 12, p. 109 

1780 Resolution. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: (i. Crew: 
Nov. 10 IS. Bond: $20,000. Master: Zachariah Scars. 

Bonders: Zachariah Sears [Boston]. William Foster, Boston. 

Nalbro Frazier, Boston. 
Owner: William Foster, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Payne, William Gray. 

C. C. 196, vol. IS, p. 6 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE HF.VOLUTION. 437 

1781 Resolution. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: <i. Crew: 
.Mar. :il 25. Bond: S20,ooo. Master: Amos Potter. 

Bonders: Amos Potter, Boston. Jonathan Nutting, Boston. 

Kbenezer Woodward, Boston. 

Owners: Kbene/er Woodward and otlii rs, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Doggett, Thomas Howard. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 4 

17S1 Resolution. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Apr. 20 :5o. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Savage. 

Bonders: John Savage, Boston. George Stillman, Machias, 

Mass. [Me.]. James A very, Machias, Mass. [Me.]. 
Owners: George Stillman and others, Machias, Mass. [Me.]. 
Witnesses: Joseph Nye, Benjamin Loring. 

C. C. 10(5, vol. 13, p. 5 

1781 Resolution. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: ti. Crew: 
May 18 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: William Morgan. 

Bonders: William Morgan [Boston]. Jonathan Nutting, Bos 
ton. Kbenezer Woodward, Boston. 

Owners: Jonathan Nutting, Boston. Ebenezer Woodward, 
Boston. 

Witnesses: Abraham Crawbey, Thomas Howard. 

C. C. lOti, vol. 13, p. 2 

1781 Resolution. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Tun. 2:-i 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Peleg Eldred. 

Bonders: Peleg Eldred. Edward Hallam [New London]. 

David Trumbull [Lebanon]. 
Owners: Jonathan Waldrou & Co. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Joseph Abel. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 13, p. 1 

1782 Resolution. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Aug. 13 11. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Odiorne. 

Bonders: John Odiorne, Salisbury. James Bayley, Salisbury. 

Ezekiel Worthen, Salisbury. 
Owners: John Bartlett, William llackett, and Ezekiel Worthen, 

Salisbury. John Stiokney, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Mfichael] Hodge, William Armstrong. 

C. C. 190, vol. 13, p. 3 

1780 Resource. Massachusetts ship. (Juris: Id. Crew: 24. 
Sep. 7 Bond: $20.000. Master: Richard Ober. 

Bonders: Richard Ober [Beverly]. F.ben Parsons, Boston. 

Thomas Woodberry, Beverly. 
Owner: Thomas Woodberry, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Mark Fitz, William Parsons. 

C. 0. 19(i, vol. 13, p. 9 



438 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Resource. Maryland schooner. Guns: 20. Crew: -2. 
Se P- 9 Bond: $20,000. Master: J[osep]h Audet. 

Bonders: J[osep]h Audet [Baltimore]. John Muir, Annapolis. 
Owner: [John] Dumestre, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

0. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 7 

1781 Resource. Maryland schooner, (runs: 14. Crew: (50. 
Jul. 7 Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Audet. 

Bonders: Joseph Audet [Baltimore]. John Steward, Anne 

Arundel County. 

Owner: John Dumest[re], Baltimore. 
Witnesses: William Hyde, C[hristopher] Richmond. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 8 

1781 Restoration. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 30. 
May 10 Bond: $20,000. Master: Elisha Hart. 

Bonders: Elisha Hart [Saybrook]. William Bull. Jeremiah 

Platt. 

Owners: William Hart & Co. [Saybrook]. 
Witnesses: Caleb Bull, jr., Joseph Otis. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 10 

1779 Retaliation. Pennsylvania galley. Guns: 6. Crew: 50. 
Jun. 11 Bond: $5,000. Master: Stephen Decatur. 

Bonders: Thomas Pryor, Philadelphia. Robert Bridges, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Pryor and Bridges, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 12 

1779 Retaliation. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 25. 
Aug. 3 Bond: $10,000. Master: Philipps Kollock 

[Philadelphia]. 
Bonders: George Ord, Philadelphia. Cadwalader Dickinson, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Robert Morris, William Bingham, and George Ord, 

Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 16 

1779 Retaliation. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 50. 
Aug. 1(5 Bond: $5,000. Master: Azariah Whittelsey. 

Bonders: Azariah Whittelsey, Saybrook. Oliver Huntington, 

Lebanon. James Clark, Lebanon. 
Owners: William Hart & Co., Saybrook. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Henry Porter. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 19 

1780 Retaliation. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 12. Crew: (iO. 
May 6 Bond: 2,000. Master: William Havens. 

Bonders: William Havens, Groton. William Hart, Saybrook. 

Michael Melally, New London. 
Owners: William Hart & Co. [Saybrook]. 
Witnesses: Gfurdon] Saltonstall, Gib[eon] Saltonstall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 15 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 439 

1780 Retaliation. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 12. Crow: 50. 
Jan. 22 Bond: $20,000. Master: Elisha Hart. 

Bonders: Elisha Hart, Joseph Hart, William Hart, Saybrook. 
Owners: William Hart & Co. [Saybrook]. 
Witnesses: G[urdon] Sultonstall, Bocca Saltonstall. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 13, p. 14 

1780 Retaliation. Pennsylvania boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 15. 
Aug. 21 Bond: $20.000. Master: Hugh Baker. 

Bonders: Hugh Baker, Philadelphia. James Pickering, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Pickering, Molineaux & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p 11. 

1780 Retaliation. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 30. 
Nov. 4 Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Goodhue. 

Bonders: Joseph Goodhue [Newburyport]. Ralph Cross, New- 

buryport. Stephen Cross, Newburyport. 
Owners: Ralph & Stephen Cross, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: John Wood Brown, William Cross. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 13 

1781 Retaliation. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 24. 
Tul. 3 Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Sewall. 

Bonders: Samuel Sewall, Newburyport. Ralph Cross, New- 

bnryport. Stephen Cross, Newburyport. 
Owners: Ralph & Stephen Cross, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Timothy Condry, Nathaniel Cross. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 18 

1782 Retaliation. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Feb. 21 Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Rice. 

Bonders: Samuel Rice, Kittery, Mass. [Me.]. Stephen Cross, 

Newburyport. Jonathan Hamilton, Berwick [Me.]. 
Owners: Stephen Cross and others. 
Witnesses: J[ ] C. Chadbourn, George Gains. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 17 

1779 Retrieve. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 18. 
Sep. 16 Bond: $5,000. Master: William Paul [Philadel 

phia]. 

Bonders: William Will, Philadelphia. J[acob] Shallus, Phila 
delphia. 
Owners: William Will. Jacob Shallus & Co.. Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 20 

1776 Revenge. Connecticut vessel. Guns: 10. Crew: 80. 
Oct. 23 Bond: $5,000. Master: Joseph Conkling. 

Bonders: John Hudson, Saybrook. Nathaniel Shaw, jr., New 

London. Joseph Conkling, Groton. 
Owners: Nathaniel Shaw, jr., & Co., New London. 
Witnesses: Pierpont Kd wards, Ralph Isaacs. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 24 



440 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1777 Revenge. Maryland schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 35. 
Apr. 15 Bond: $5,000. Master: William Gosnold. 

Bonders: William (iosnold [Baltimore?]. Chariot" Wallace, 

Annapolis. 

Owners: William Lux, J)aniel Bovvley and others. 
Witness: K[ichard] Kidgely. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 27 

1778 Revenge. Connecticut ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 80. 
Jul. 23 Bond: $LO,(inu. Master: Nathan Post. 

Bonders: Nathan Post, Saybrook. Nathaniel Shaw, jr., New 

London. John Hulbert, East Haddam. 
Owners: Nathaniel Shaw, jr., i Co., New London. 
Witnesses: Winthrop Salstonstall, Thomas Muw. 

C. C. 190, vol. 13, p. 34 

1779 Revenge. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 40. 
Jun. 14 Bond: $10,000. Master: James Buchanan. 

Bonders: James Buchanan [Baltimore?]. Robert Purvianee, 

Baltimore. 

Owners: Charles Wallace and others [Annapolis]. 
Witness: T[hornas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 191), vol. 13, p. 22 

1780 Revenge. Maryland brig-. Guns: 12. Crew: 32. Bond: 
Jun. 24 $20,000. Master: Alexander Murray. 

Bonders: Alexander Murray [Baltimore]. John Muir, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: John Muir and others, Maryland. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C, C. 196, vol. 13, p. 31 

1780 Revenge. Pennsylvania boat. Guns: 1. Crew: 25. 
Jul. 17 Bond: $20,000. Master: Aaron Swaine [Phila 

delphia]. 

Bonders: John 1 atton, Philadelphia. Benjamin Davis, jr., 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Philip Moore & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 37 

1780 Revenge. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 14. 
Nov. 21 Bond: $20,000. Master: Archibald Kainey. 

Bonders: Archibald Rainey [Boston]. Daniel Sargent, Bos 
ton. Joshua Blanchard, jr., Boston. 
Owners: Joshua Blanchard, jr., Boston. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Greenleaf, Samuel Cotesworthy, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 36 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 441 

1781 Revenge. Virginia bout, (inns: 2. Crew: 45. Bond: 
Apr. 1 $20,000. Master: Nicholas Lawrence. 

Bonders: Nicholas Lawranoe, James Probe) , 

Uabriel Unit [Virginia]. 
Owners: John Peyton, James Probey, 

James KarUvoocl [Virginia]. 
Witnesses: John Dandridge, Richard Bowler. 

C. C. 190, vol. 13, p. 29 

1781 Revenge. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: S. Crew: 40. 
Apr. 10 Bond: $20,000. Master: Benjamin Knight. 

Bonders: Benjamin Knight, Salem. Ketier Beekett. 

Nathaniel Silsbee, Salem. 
Owners: Nathaniel Mlsbee and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Cornelius Bradford, Samuel Swasey. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 28 

1781 Revenge. Massachusetts sloop, (inns: 4. Crew: 14. 
Jun. 28 Bond: $20,000. Master: Ezekiel Burroughs. 

Bonders: Ezekiel Burroughs, Cape Ann. Daniel Sargent, Bos 
ton. Joshua Blanchard, jr., Boston. 
Owner: Joshua Blanchard, Boston. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Amory, James Dodge. 

( .( . 196, vol. 13, p. 23 

1781 Revenge. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 35. 
Auo;. 6 Bond: $20,000. Master: Zenas Cook. 

Bonders: Zenas Cook, Salem. Joseph York. Nathan farrow. 
Owners: Nathaniel Silsbee and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Elisha Sigourney, Jeremiah Belknap, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 25 

1781 Revenge. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: [8?J. Crew: 
Aug. 16 35. Bond: 20,000. Master: Samuel Foster. 

Bonders: Samuel Foster, Salem. John Baker, Salem. Elisha 

Sigourney, Boston. 

Owners: Nathaniel Silsbee and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Thomas Davis, Loring Baylor. 

"C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 26 

1781 Revenge. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 12. 
Dec. 1 Bond: $20,000. Master: Kobert Adamson. 

Bonders: Robert Adamson, Boston. Daniel Bell, Boston. 

Samuel Broome, Boston. 

Owners: Samuel Broome and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Pierpont, Thomas Hunt. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 21 



442 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Revenge. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Dec. 14 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathan Poor. 

Bonders: Nathan Poor, Newburyport. Joseph Marquand, 

Newburyport. John Pettingell, Newburyport. 
Owners: Joseph Marquand and others, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: William W. Prout, Benjamin Connor. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 32 

1782 Revenge. Virginia schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 25. 
Jul. 10 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Mercier. 

Bonders: John Mercier, Hunter, Banks & Co. [Richmond]. 
Owner: Joseph Cranberry. 
Witness: Archibald Blair. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 30 

1782 Revenge. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 10. 
Aug. 31 Bond: $20,000. Master: Isaiah Simmons. 

Bonders: Isaiah Simmons, Boston. Thomas Adams, Boston. 

Nathaniel Byfleld Lyde, Boston. 

Owners: Thomas Adams, Job Prince, and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Daniel Boyer, Thomas Adams. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 36 

1783 Revenge. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. 
Feb. 8 Bond: $20,000. Master: Amos Potter. 

Bonders: Amos Potter, Boston. Jonathan Nutting, Boston. 

Nathaniel Chadwick, Boston. 
Owners: Ebenezer Woodward & Co., Boston. 
Witnesses: William Doggett, Benjamin Slator. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 33. 

1781 Revolt. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Oct. 29 $20,000. Master: Henry Phelps. 

Bonders: Henry Phelps, Salem. Elias Hasket Derby, Salem. 

William Cohnan, Boston. 

Owners: Elias Hasket Derby and others, Salem. 
Witness: Benjamin Colman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 38. 

1779 Revolution. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 60. 
Dec. 8 Bond: $10,000. Master: John McNachtane 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Samuel Morris, jr., Philadelphia. Robert Paisley, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Samuel Morris, jr., &Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Benj. W. Morris. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 39 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 443 

1781 Revolution. Pennsylvania ship, (iuns: 26. Crow: 130. 
Apr. 27 Bond: $20.000. Master: John McXachtane 

[Philadelphia]. Mate: John Douglass, Philadel 
phia. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Robert Paisley, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Mathew Irwin, Thomas Irwin & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 40 

1782 Revolution. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 130. 
Feb. 14 Bond: $20,000. Master: Stephen Webb. 

Bonders: Andrew Cabot for Stephen Webb. Andrew Cabot, 

Beverly. Samuel Cabot, Beverly. 
Owners: John & Andrew Cabot, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Moses Brown, George Cabot. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 42 

1782 Revolution. Massachusetts schooner, (rims: 8. Crew: 
Dec. 6 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Trask. 

Bonders: Joseph Trask [Boston?]. John Leach [Salem?]. 

John F. Morgan [Boston?]. 
Owners: Robert Leach and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Nathaniel Hancock, Benjamin White. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 41 

1780 Richard. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 6. Crow: 14. 
Mar. 28 Bond: $3,000. Master: Lodowick Champlm. 

Bonders: Lodowick Champlin, New London County. Samuel 

Mather. Joseph Hart, New London County. 
Owner: John McThorday. 
Witnesses: Gfurdon] Saltonstall, Mary W. Saltonstall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 43 

1778 Richardson. Maryland sloop. Guns: <>. Crew: 10. 
Jul. 25 Bond: $5,000. Master: Nathaniel Cooper. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Cooper [Baltimore]. Thomas Dawson. 
Owners: Thomas Russell [Baltimore County]. Edward and 
Thomas Noel, Thomas Dawson, William Hindman, William 
Perry and James Lloyd Chamberlain & Co. [Maryland]. 
Witnesses: Jacob H. Hindman, William Frazier. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 44 

1778 Richmond. Maryland sloop. Guns: 2. Crew: 12. 
Sep. 24 Bond: $5,000. Master: Henry Geddes, 

Bonders: Henry Geddes [Philadelphia]. John Davidson, An 
napolis. 

Owners: Samuel & Robert Purviance & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 46 



444 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Richmond. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 12. Crew: 50. 
Sep. 20 Bond: $10,000. Master: John Cummings [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. John McClena- 

chan, Philadelphia. 

Owner: Blair MoClenachan, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Joseph Erwin, James Trimble. 

C. C. 190, vol. 13, p. 45 

1782 Richmond. Virginia schooner. Guns: 12. Crew: 20. 
Jun. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: Job Pray. 

Bonders: Job Pray [Philadelphia]. James Heron, Richmond. 
Owners: Low and Pray [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: Archibald Blair. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 47 

1780 Right and Justice. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Jul 18 30. Bond: 20,000. Master: Dan Scovell. 

Bonders: Dan Scovell, Farmington. Justus liiley, Wethers- 
field. John Wright, Wethersfield. 

Owners: Justus Riley, Wethersfield. John Wright, Wethers- 
field. 

Witnesses: Samuel W. Williams, Ezekiel Williams. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 49 

1781 Right Hand. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 5. Crew: 15. 
Oct. 24 Bond: $20,000. Master: Asa Palmer. 

Bonders: Asa Palmer, Stonington. Nathan Palmer, jr. [Ston- 

ington]. Winthrop Saltonstall, New London. 
Owners: Xathan Palmer and Joshua Lathrop [Stonington]. 
Witnesses: G[urdon] Saltonstall, Sally Gardiner. 

Edward Palmer, of Stonington, is named as one of the bonders, but 
his signature is lacking. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 48 

1781 Rising States. Virginia brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 70. 
Nov. 30 Bond: $20,000. Master: James Pasteur. 

Bonders: James Pasteur [South Quay]. Richard Baker [Rich 
mond]. 

Owners: Baker and Blow, Richmond. 
Witness: A[ ] Wyth. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, ]>. 50 

1778 Rising Sun. Maryland sloop. Guns: 2. Crew: 8. 
Apr. 3 Bond: $5,000. Master: Henry Geddos. 

Bonders: Henry Geddes [Philadelphia]. William Hammond, 

Baltimore. 

Owners: Archibald Buchanan & Co., Baltimore County. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 54 



NAVAL RECORDS OF T1IK REVOLUTION . 445 

1781 Rising Sun. Pennsylvania ship, (runs: 20. Crew: 130. 
Mar. Hi Bond: 20,000. Master: Samuel Cassan. Mate: 

John Harrison [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Samuel Cassan, Philadelphia. Francir; Gurney, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Francis Gurney, 1 hiladcliihia. Joseph Carson it Co., 

Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: John Harrison, James Trimble. 

The name* of tin- t,o:id T-J are KH rn, hut their signatures have been 
cut. Harrison seems to h ivc reside*! at Annapolis, Md., earlier. 

( . C. 196, vol. I !, )). 51 

1781 Rising Sun. Pennsylvania ship, (runs: -20. Crew: 130. 
,lul. ."> Bond: 20,000. Master: Samuel Cassan. Mate: 

,lohn Harrison [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Samuel Cassan, Philadelphia. Ilujrh Lennox, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Francis (iurney [Philadelphia]. Joseph Carson & Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

Sec note a* to Harrison in preceding entry. 

C. C. 196, vol. ]:;, p. 52 

1781 Rising Sun. Pennsylvania ship, (funs: 13. Crew: 45. 
Dec. 8 Bond: 20,000. Master: Stephen Decatur. Mate: 

John Osinon [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Stephen Decatur, Philadelphia. Francis Gurney, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Francis Gnrney, Philadelphia. Abraham Markoe 

and others [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. l.S, p. 53 

1781 Robin Hood. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 1-1. Crew: 
Mav 24 60. Bond: $20,000. Master: Sargent Smith. 

Bonders: Sargent Smith, Cape Ann. Stephen Higginson, 

Boston. Daniel Sargent, Boston. 

( >wners: Stephen Higginson, Boston. Daniel Sargent, Boston. 
Witnesses: Moses Hale, William Parsons. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1H, p. 55 

1781 Robust. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 25. 
Oct. 31 Bond: 20.000. Master: Jonathan Tucker. 

Bonders: Jonathan Tucker [Salein]. Benjamin Goodhue, 

Salem. Aaron Waitt, Salem. 
Owners: Benjamin Goodhue and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: G[ ] Holman, John Tucker. 

C. C. 196, vol. l:i, p. 56 



446 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Rochambeau. Connecticut snow. Guns: 16. Crew: 

Mar. 7 35. Bond: 20,000. Master: Michael Melally. 

Bonders: Michael Melally, New London. Nathaniel Shaw, 

New London. Thomas Shaw, New London. 
Owner: Nathaniel Shaw, New London. 
Witnesses: G[urdon] Saltonstall, Mary Saltonstall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 3, p. 92 

1781 Rochambeau. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Oct. 16 18. Bond: $20,000. Master: Jonathan Parsons. 

Bonders: Jonathan Parsons, Newtmryport. Samuel Newhall, 
Newburyport. Ebenezer Stacker, "by Rufus King," New- 
buryport. 

Owner*: Nathaniel and John Tracy, Newburyport, 
Witnesses: S[amuel] Cazneau, Rufus King. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 13, p. 57 

1782 Rochester. Massachusetts boat. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. 
Apr. 15 Bond: $20,000. Master: Stephen Morton. 

Bonders: Stephen Morton [Boston]. Samuel Tucker, Boston. 

Moses Bradley, Boston. 

Owners: George Blankingship and others [Boston]. 
Witnesses: Thomas C. Vernon, Simeon Turner. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 58 

1780 Roebuck. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 14. Crew: 90. 
Oct. 9 Bond: $20,000. Master: Gideon Henfield. 

Bonders: Gideon Henfield, Salem. Elias Hasket Derby, Salem. 

Nathaniel Silsbee, Salem. 
Owner: Nathaniel Silsbee, Salem. 
Witnesses: Aaron Croel, Joseph Marchant. 

C. C. 196, vol. 2, p. 52 

1781 Roebuck. Massachusetts boat. Guns: No carriage guns; 
Jun. 1 others not stated. Crew: 16. Bond: 20,000. 

Master: Philip Crundal. 

Bonders, Philip Crandal, Falmouth, Joseph Barnard, Falmouth, 
Meshech San born, Hampton Falls, N. H. 

Owners: Joseph Barnard, Joseph McLallen and Peter Warren, 
Falmouth, Mass, [now Portland, Me.]. 

Witnesses: Meshech Weare, Thomas Wibird Weare, G[ ] 

Warren. 

0. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 59 

1781 Romeo. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 15. 
Mar. 6 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Grimes. Mate: 

Silvanus Jones. 

Bonders: John Grimes, Boston. Isaiah Doane, Boston. Samuel 

Brown, Boston. 
Owner: Isaiah Doane, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Baker, jr., W[ ] Harris. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 60 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 447 

1781 Romulus. Massachusetts brigantino. duns: 14. Crew: 
Jan. 10 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: .Joshua Graf ton. 

Bonders: Joshua Grafton, Salem. Stephen Higginson, Boston. 

Siinnicl Parkman, Boston. 
Owners: Joshua (irafton and others, Salem. 
Witness: Jusiah Roberts. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 61 

1781 Romulus. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Jul. 12 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Waters. 

Bonders: Joseph Waters, Salem. George Williams, Salem. 

Joseph Grafton, Salem. 

Owners: Joshua Grafton and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Thomas Appleton, Barent Bleecker. 

C. C. 190, vol. 13, p. 63 

1782 Romulus. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Nov. 20 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Palfrey. 

Bonders: Thomas Palfrey, Salem. Daniel Bigelow, jr., Boston. 

Josiah Spear, Boston. 

Owners: Joseph and Joshua (irafton, Salem. 
Witnesses: J. D. Robins, Sampson Rea. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 62 

1780 Rose. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: t>. Crew: 20. I5ond: 
Mar. 14 $10,000. Master: Thomas Craig [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Thomas Learning, jr., Philadelphia. Joseph C. 

Fisher, Philadelphia. 
Owners: Thomas Learning, Philadelphia. Joseph C. Fisher & Co. 

Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: John Murray. A[ ] Burmet. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 64 

1782 Rose. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 4. Crew: 40. Bond: 

Aug. 3 $20,000. Master: Thomas Mesnard. Mate: 

John Martin [Baltimore?, Md. j. 

Bonders: Thomas Mesnard, Philadelphia. William Turnbull, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: William Turnbull & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 65 

1782 Ross. Virginia brig. Guns: 12. Crew: 25. Bond: 
Apr. 20 $20,000. Master: James Chambers. 

Bonders: James Chambers [Philadelphia?]. George Nicolson, 

Richmond. 

Owners: David Ross & Co. [Philadelphia?]. 
Witness: William Johnston. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 66 



448 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Rover. Maryland schooner. Guns: 10. Cre\v: 10. 
Aug. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Fatten. 

Homier*: Thomas Patten [Baltimore]. John Muir, Annapolis. 
Owners: Samuel Smith, Baltimore. Daniel Bo\vley, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 19l>, vol. I:!, p. 71 

1781 Rover. Massachusetts ship. (Inns: 24. Crew: loo. 
May 28 Bond: 20,000. Master: James Barr. 

Bonders: James Barr [Salem]. Joseph Lambert. Joseph 

White, Salem. 

Owners: Joseph White and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Jacob Clark, Thomas White. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 68 

1781 Rover. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: (>. Crew: 20. 
Dec. 1 Bond: 20,000. Master: Elijah Aver. 

Bonders: Elijah Aver, Machias, [Me.]. Jonathan Kddy, Bos 
ton. Samuel Sharp, Boston. 
Owners: Samuel Sharp and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Hyslop, jr., Robert Foster. 

C. C. 19G, vol. 13, p. 07 

17S 2 Rover G-alley. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. 
Mar. } Crew: 25. Bond: 20,000. Master: Lemuel 

Carver. 

Bonders: Lemuel Carver, Dartmouth. Joseph Head, Boston. 

Leonard .Jarvis, Boston. 

Owners: Daniel Kpes and others, Dartmouth. 
Witnesses: B[enjami]n Jarvis, John Hichborn. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 73 

1782 Rover. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: ;>0. 
Jun. 14 Bond: 20,000. Master: Thomas Mogridge. 

Bonders: Thomas Mogridge, Salem. Jonathan Messervy, 

Salem. Isaac Xeedham [Salem?]. 
Owners: Jonathan Messervy and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Gabriel Holman, Josiah Parsons. 

C. C. 190, vol. 13, p. 70 

1782 Rover. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 0. Crew: 30. 
Aug. 27 Bond: $20,000. Master: Lev! Young. 

Bonders: Levi Young, Marthas Vinyard. Leonard Jarvis, 

Boston. Joseph Russell, Boston. 
Owners: Lemuel Williams and others, Dartmouth. 

Witness: Robert Elliot. 

C. C. 19li, vol. 13, p. 72 

1783 Rover. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 20. 
Jan. 29 Bond: 20,000. Master: Nicholas Melzard. 

Bonders: Nicholas Melzard, Marblehead. Thomas Oliver, Mar- 

blehead. Thomas Elkins, Marblehead. 
Owners: Thomas Elkins and others, Marblehead. 
Witnesses: Joseph Proctor, Richard Prince. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 69 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 449 

17S2 Roxene. New Hampshire brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Feb. .) It;. Bond: $20,ooO. .Master: Richard Kitson. 

Bonders: Richard Kitson, Portsmouth. Mark Seavey, Ports- 

inouth. William 1 laisted, Portsmouth. 
Owners: Thomas Roach and others [Portsmouth]. 
Witnesses: George 1 (Jains, Klisha Low. 

C . C. Hlti, vol. 13, p. 74 

17*1 Royal Louis. New Hampshire ship, (inns: Iti. Crew: 
Apr. i:> 85. Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathan Nichols. 

Bonders,: Nathan Nichols, Portsmouth. Joshua Wentworth, 

Portsmouth. James Hackett, Kxeter. 
Owners: Nathan Nichols & Co. [Portsmouth]. 
Witness: Josiah (iilnian, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 76 

17S1 Royal Louis. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 22. Crew: 
Jul. -2 . , 200. Bond: $20,000. Master: Stephen Decatur. 

Mate: George Duck [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Stephen Decatur, Philadelphia. Francis Gurney, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: Francis Gurney, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: George Duck, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 75 

1TS1 Ruby. Massachusetts brigtmtine. Guns: 4. Crew: 15. 
Apr. !) Bond: $20,000. Master: Benjamin Webber. 

Bonders: Benjamin Webber [Boston]. Daniel Sargent [Bos 
ton]. Kbene/er Lane [Boston]. 

Owners: John Babson [Newburyport]. Daniel Rogers and 
others. Cape Ann. 

Witnesses: Lewis Carnes, Thomas Carnes. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 79 

17S1 Ruby. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 6. Crew: 20. 
Aug. ! Bond: $20,000. Master: Solomon Babson. 

Bonders: Solomon Babson, Newburyport. John Babson, New 
buryport. Kbenezer Lane, Boston. 
Owners: John Babson and others, Newbnry. 
Witnesses: Job Prince, James Stinson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 77 

1782 Ruby. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 6. Crew: 21. 
Sep. It! Bond: $20,000. Master: Solomon Babson. 

Bondors: Solomon Babson, Newburyport. John Babson, New 
buryport. Joseph Tyler, Newburyport. 
Owner: John Babson, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Zebulon Babson, Mfichael] Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 78 
5212 OT. L>!) 



450 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1778 Rutledge. Maryland sloop. Guns: 4. Crow: 10. Bond: 

Sep. 14 $5,000. Master: John Earle. Mate: Christopher 

Gyllinbots. Boatswain and gunner: Baptist Noel. 

Bonders: John Earle [Philadelphia]. Isaac Van Bibber [Bal 

timore], Md. 
Owners: Benjamin Crockett, Baltimore. Jesse Hollingsworth, 

Baltimore. Robert T. llooe [Alexandria], Va. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 80 

1781 Saco Bob. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 3. Crew: 
May 22 35. Bond: $20,000. Master: Solomon Coit. 

Bonders: Solomon Coit, Saco, [Me.]. Joseph Morrill, Saco, 

[Me.]. Joseph Wells, Hampton Falls, N. H. 
Owner: Joseph Morrill, Saco. 
Witnesses: Meshech Weare, Josiah Derver. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 12 



Salamander. Massachusetts cutter. Guns: 8. Crew: 
May 28 50. Bond: $20,000. Master: John O Brien. 

Bonders: John O Brien, Newburyport. Moses Little, Newbury- 
port. Benjamin Harrod, Newburyport. 

Owners: John O Brien, Moses Little, Benjamin Harrod, and 
Thomas Clough, Newburyport. 

Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, William Armstrong. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 13, p. 81 

1782 Salamander. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 7. Crew: 
Mar. 29 40. Bond: $20,000. Master: Andrew Reed. 

Bonders: Andrew Reed [Salem?]. Moses Little, Newburyport. 

James Tileston, Newburyport. 
Owners: Moses Little, Benjamin Harrod, James Tileston, and 

George Searles [Newburyport]. 
Witnesses: Timothy Harris, Ebenezer Little. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 82 

1778 Salem. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 6. Crew: 25. Bond: 
Nov. 9 $5,000. Master: John Stillwell. 

Bonders: John Stillwell, Philadelphia. Thomas Learning, Phil 

adelphia. 

Owners: Thomas Learning and others, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: John Spence, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 84 

1780 Salem. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 20. 
Dec. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: Henry Williams. 

Bonders: Henry Williams, Salem, George Williams, Salem. 

Benjamin Ward, jr., Salem. 
Owners: George Williams and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Henry Williams, jr., Samuel Williams, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 85 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 451 

17S2 Salem. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: ti. Crew: 30. 
Iul. 27 Bond: $20,000. Muster: Edward Stanly. 

Bonders: Edward Stanly, Salein. Joshua Ward, Salem. 

Jos[eph . ; ] Hathorne, Salem. 
< hvners: Joshua Ward and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: G[ ] Burchmore, Kdward Rittere. 

C. C. 190, vol. 13, p. 83 

1751 Salem Packet. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Nov. 26 :-Ju. Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Cook. 

Bonders: Joseph Cook, Salem. Klias Hasket Derby, Salem. 

Thomas Saunders [Salem] . 
Owners: Klias 11. Derby and others, Salem. 
Witness: John Brown. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 87 

1752 Salem Packet. Massachusetts ship. Guns: I). Crew: 
Jun. 2y 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Brewer. 

Bonders: John Brewer, Salem. Klias Basket Derby, Salem. 

Thomas Saunders, Salem. 
Owner: Klias 11. Derby, Salem. 
Witness: Mehitable Harris. 

C. C. 19<i, vol. 13, p. 86 

1778 Salisbury. Maryland brigantine. Guns: *!. Crew: 20. 
Dec. 19 Bond: 10,000. Master: George Buchanan. 

Mate: Thomas Ward [Philadelphia]. Boatswain: 
William Green. 

Bonders: George Buchanan [Baltimore . , Mil.]. John David 
son, Annapolis. 
Owners: Archibald and < ieorge Buchanan & Co. [Baltimore?, 

Md.] 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 88 

1777 Sally. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 10. 
Aug. 4 Bond: $5,000. Master: Joseph Dodge. 

Bonders: Joseph Dodge, Stonington. Wait Rathbun, Stoning- 

ton. 

Owners: Wait Rathbun & Co., Stonington. 
Witnesses: John Trumbull, Charles Collier. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 94 

177!* Sally. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 30. 
Jan. 11 Bond: $5,000. Master: Ignatius Fenwick. Mate: 

Charles Gibbs. 
Bonders: Ignatius Fenwick [Baltimore]. John Davidson, 

Annapolis. 

Owners: Archibald Buchanan, Daniel Bowley, William Ham 
mond and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hvde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 95 



452 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Sally. Pennsylvania brigantine. (funs: 14. Crow: 30. 
May 21 Bond: $10.000. Master: -lames Armitage [Phil 
adelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph 0. Fisher, Philadelphia. Thomas Learning, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Joseph C. Fisher, Philadelphia. Thomas Learning & 

Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. l:i, p. S9 

1780 Sally. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: In. 
Mar. 3 ttond: S10.000. Master: Uriah Smith [Philadel 
phia]. 

Bonders: John Taylor, Philadelphia. John McKim, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: John Flahavan [Philadelphia]. John Taylor, Phila 
delphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. Ki, p. 9S 

1780 Sally. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 14. Crew: 50. Bond: 
.Mar. 8 $5,000. Master: Seth Warner. 

Bonders: Silvanus Tinker, East Iladdam. John Gelston, East 

Haddam. Setli Warner, Saybrook. 
Owners: Silvanus Tinker & Co. [East Haddam]. 
Witnesses: John Porter, John Trumbull. 

C. C. 196, vol. l. i, i). 100 

1780 Sally. Connecticut brig. Guns: 6. Crew: 12. Bond: 
Jun. 2 3,000. Master: Israel Bishop. 

Bonders: Israel Bishop, New Haven. William Helms, New 
Haven. Eben Townsend, New Haven. 

Owners: Eben Townsend, William Helms, Enoch Brown, and 
Jonathan Waldron [New Haven?]. 

Witnesses: Jonathan Fitch, Elizabeth M. Fitch. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, j). 90 

1781 Sally. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: Not stated. 
Aug. 6 Crew: 15. Bond: 20,000. Master: George 

Kendall. 
Bonders: George Kendall, York, [Me.]. Benjamin Harrod, 

Newburvport. Benjamin Balch, Newburyport. 
Owners: George Rental), Benjamin Harrod, Benjamin Balch. 
Witnesses: James Jewett, Joseph Jewett. 

( . C. 196, vol. Ki, p. 97 

1781 Sally. Pennsylvania .sloop. Guns: 5. Crew: 10. Bond: 
Aug. 11 $"20.000. Master: John Christie. Mate: Hugh 

Bay [Philadelphia]. 
Bonders: John Christie, Philadelphia. Matthew Clarkson, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Matthew Clarkson, Philadelphia. John Wright 
"Standley" [Stanly, Philadelphia]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. ( .. 19l>, vol. 13, p. 91 



NAVAL RECORDS OF TIIK REVOLUTION. 453 

1781 Sally. Pennsylvania sloop. (Jims: 5. Crew: 10. Bond: 
Dec. I D $20,000. Master: John Christie. Mate: Ran 
dolph McCarthy [Philadelphia |. 

Bonders: John Christie, Philadelphia. Matthew Clarkson, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Matthew Clarkson, Philadelphia, John Wright 

"Standley" [Stanly, Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: Kbenezer Hazard, David M. Clarkson. 

C. C. 196, vol. l:i, p. 92 

1782 Sally. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 1 2. Crew: 20. 
Apr. la Bond: $ 20,000. Master: John Fleming. 

Bonder: John Fleming, Philadelphia. 

Owners: George Henry, Philadelphia. .lames Josiah [Phila 
delphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

George Henry is named H.H one of the bonders, hut the bond lacks his 
signature. 

C. C. 190, vol. 13, p. 96 

1782 Sally. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 2. Crew: Hi. Bond: 
Dec. 26 $20,000. Master: Ehenezer Crocker. 

Bonders: Kbenezer Crocker, Barnstable. Joseph Otis, Barn- 
stable Samuel A. Otis, Boston. 



Owners: 1 
Witnesses 



benezer Crocker, Barnstable. 
Eliza L. Otis, Samuel A. Otis, jr. 



C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 93 

1782 Salmon. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: Iti. 
Apr. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: Philipps Kollock. Mate: 

William Hess [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Philipps Kollock, Philadelphia. John Redman, Phila 
delphia. 
Owners: Philip Moore [Philadelphia]. John Redman and 

others, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 101 

1777 Sampson. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 25. 
Sep. It Bond: $5,000. Master: Zebulon Cooper. 

Bonders: Zebulon Cooper, Saybrook. John Foster, Wethers- 
field. Joseph Bulkley, Wethersfield. 
Owner: John Foster, Wethersfield. 
Witnesses: Hezckiah Crane, Ezekiel Williams. 

C . C. 196, vol. 14, p. -2 

1781 Sampson. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 18. Crew: 
Apr. 5 loo. Bond: $20,000. Master: David Brooks. 

Bonders: David Brooks, Chatham. Roger Bulkley, Colchester. 

Aaron Kellogg, Colchester. 
Owners: Samnel P. Lord & Co. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Jerom[e] Clark. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 1 



454 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Samuel. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. 
Aug. 17 Bond: $5.000. Master: John Bulkley, jr. 

Bonders: John Bulkley, jr. [\Vethersfield]. Nathan Sage, Mid- 

dletown. Moses Tryon, Wethersfleld. 
Owners: John Wright & Co., Wethersfield. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Daniel Welch, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. I! 

1781 Samuel. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 15. 
Nov. 1 Bond: $20,000. Master: Klisha Lathrop [Nor 

wich]. 

Bonders: Elisha Lathrop [Norwich]. John Alden [Lebanon]. 

Carey Leeds [New London . ]. 

Owners: Christopher Leffingwell & Co. [Norwich], 
Witnesses: John Porter, Stephen Brown. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 4 

1780 Sarah. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Nov. 10 $20,000. Master: A[rno]tt Cormerais. 

Bonders: Pfhilip] Audibert, Philadelphia. A[rno]tt Cormer 
ais, Philadelphia. Isaac Sidnian, Philadelphia. 
Owner: A[rno]tt Cormerais, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble, Philadelphia. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 5 

1778 Saratoga. Maryland brig. Guns: 20. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Mav 1 $5,000. Master: Alexander Murray. 

Bonders: Alexander Murray [Baltimore]. David Stewart, 

Baltimore. 

Owners: Samuel & Robert Purviance and others [Baltimore]. 
Witness: None. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14. p. 6 

1781 Saratoga. See Rattlesnake, Saratoga, and Viper. 
Dec. 17 

1782 Satisfaction. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Aug. 3 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Michael Smithers. 

Bonders: Michael Smithers, Salem. Samuel Marshall [Salem]. 

Jos[eph] Howard. 

Owners: Benjamin Cloodhue and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Ezra Lincoln, Benjamin Gray. 

The name of the master is spelled Smithurst by the copyist. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, ]. 7 

178S Saucy Jack. Virginia ship. Guns: 22. Crew: 14-n. 
Jan. 29 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Cooper. 

Bonders: John Cooper. Hunter, Banks & Co. [Richmond]. 

Owners: Hunter, Banks & Co. Richmond. 

Witnesses: William Pennock, Samuel B. Cunningham. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 455 

17S2 Saucy Jack. Virginia ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 120. 
Jun. 4 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Cooper. 

Bonders: John Cooper. James Hunter [Richmond]. 
Owners: Hunter, Banks ct Co. [Richmond]. 
Witness: Thomas Divers. 

C. C. 190, vol. 14, p. SI 

1779 Saucy Queen. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Jun. 17 in. Bond: $5,000. Master: Silas Miller. 

Bonders: Silas Miller, Lyme. John Hanmer, \Vethersfleld. 

William May, Wetheralield. 
Owners: Levi Riley & Co. [Wetherstield]. 
Witnesses: Hezekiah Brainerd, Kzekiel Williams. 

C. C. !!><>, vol. 14, p. 10 

1778 Savage. Maryland schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 12. 
Jun. 25 Bond: 5,000. Master: Henry Geddes. 

Bonders: Henry Geddes [Philadelphia]. James Williams. An 
napolis. 

Owners: Samuel and Robert Purviance and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 11 

1782 Scammell. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 16. Crew: 
Apr. 13 60. Bond: $20,000. Master: Noah Stoddard. 

Bonders: Noah Stoddard, Boston. Pimond Morton, Boston. 

Peter Geyer, Boston. 

Owners: Dimond Morton, Peter Geyer, and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Joseph Morton, Lazarus Le Baron. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 13 

1782 Scarborough. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Feb. 11 40. Bond: $20,000. Master: Jonathan Jewett. 

Bonders: Jonathan Jewett, Newburyport. James Jewett, 
Newburyport. Jacob Boardman, Newburyport. 

Owners: Jonathan Jewett, James Jewett, Jacob Boardman, 
Newburyport. 

Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 14 

17S1 Schuylkill. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 10. Crew: 35. 
Feb.23 Bond: 20,000. Master: John Souder. Mate: 

William Hoysham [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John Souder, Philadelphia. James Craig, jr., Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Craig, Philadelphia. Philip Moore & Co. 
[Philadelphia]. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 16 



456 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Schuylkill. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Sep. 20 35. Bond: $20.ooo. Master: John Burrows. 

Mate: Robert French [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John Burrows, Philadelphia. James Craig, jr., 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: James Craig, John Patton, Philip Moore, and others 

[Philadelphia]. 
Witness: William Campbell. 

0. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 15 

1782 Scorpion. New Hampshire brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Jun. 14 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Stokell. 

Bonders: John Stokell, Portsmouth. Kliphalet Ladd, Exeter. 

James Mi-Clare, Exeter. 

Owners: Ichahod Nichols, Portsmouth, and others. 
Witnesses: Josiah (iilnian, Caleb (J. Adams. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 17 

1782 Scotch Trick [Scotch Irish?]. Massachusetts boat. 
Sep. 5 Guns: 2. Crew: 12. Bond: $20.000. Master: 

Joshua Wing. 

Bonders: Joshua Wing [Boston?]. Josiah Godfrey, Boston. 

Feelix Miklaszewiez, Boston. 
Owner: Feelix Miklaszewiez, Boston. 
Witnesses: James Yaneey, Jos[eph] Henderson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 18 

1781 Scourge. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 120. 
May 24 Bond: $20,000. Master: Timothy Parker. 

Bonders: Timothy Parker, Norwich, Conn. Moses Brown, 

Beverly. Eben[ezer] Parsons, Boston. 

Owners: Moses Brown, Israel Thorndike and others, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Jothain llorton, William Davis. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 19 

1781 Seaflower. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 

Jul. 23 18. Bond: $20.000. Master: William Willconih. 

Bonders: William Willcomb, Newburyport. Samuel Newhall, 

Newburyport. S[amuel] Cazneau, Newburyport. 
Owners: Nathaniel and John Tracy, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: James McClure, John Temple. 

See name of master in following bond of same? vessel. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 24 

1781 Seaflower. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Jul. 27 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: William Wilcomb 

[Willcomb?]. 
Bonders: William Wilcomb, Newburyport. Joseph Head, 

Boston. Nathaniel and John Tracy, Newburyport. 
Owners: Nathaniel and John Tracy, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: James Perkins, John Head. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 25 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THK REVOLUTION. 4.57 

1781 Seaflower. Pennsylvania schooner, (inns: (>. Crew: 
Dec. o 12. Bond: $20.000. Muster: William Breden, 

Philadelphia. Mate: Robert Morrell (Philadel 
phia]. 

Bonders: William Breden. John Morrell, Philadelphia. 
Owners: John Hood, John Morrell [Philadelphia?]. John 

Camphell, Charles Push [Rush?], Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Fredrick Snider. 

C. C. 19<>, vol. 14, p. 20 

1782 Seaflower. Massachusetts sloop, (inns: 6. Crew: 40. 
Apr. li Bond: 20,000. Master: David Nye. 

Bonders: David Nye [Warehum]. John Gray [Boston?]. 

Pele*; Wadsworth, Boston. 

Owners: Pelej; Wadsworth and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Lewis, Games, David Tyler, George Tyler. 

C. C. lOti, vol. 14, p. 23 

1782 Seaflower. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 30. 
May 13 Bond: $20,000. Master: David Ilawley. 

Bonders: David Ilawley, Boston. Moses Bradley [Boston?]. 

Justice White Boston. 

Owners: David Hawley and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Samuel Hawley, Samuel Bostwich. 

C. (. . 19<>, vol. 14, ]>. 21 

1782 Seaflo wer. Massachusetts sloop, (inns: 4. Crew: 30. 
Jnl. 8 Bond: $20,000. Master: Robinson Jones. 

Bonders: Robinson Jones, Falmouth. David Nye, Wareham. 

Joseph Morton, Boston. 

Owners: Pelejr Wadsworth and others, Plymouth. 
Witnesses: John Sherman, Isaiah J. Leim, Kphraim Morton. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 14, p. 22 

1780 Sebastian. Massachusetts ship, (inns: 10. Crew: 80. 
Aug. 21 Bond: $20,000. Master: Ichabod Groves. 

Bonders: Ichabod Groves [Salem?]. Isaac Spofford, Beverly. 

Samuel Cabot, Beverly. 
Owner: Andrew Cabot, Beverly. 

Witness: Joseph Lee. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 14, p. 26 

1781 Seignora Bernardo [Signora Bernardo?]. Pennsylvania 
Aug. 3 sloop. Guns: 5. Crew: 15. Bond: $20,000. 

Master: John Turner. Mate: Daniel Campbell 
[Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John Turner, Philadelphia. Philip Benezet, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Philip Benezet & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: David Thomson, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 27 



458 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Sellelagh | Shellelagh?]. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: IS. 
Dec. 19 Crew: 120. Bond: S20.0UO. Master: Alexander 

Holmes, Philadelphia. Mate: John Larchar. jr. 
[Philadelphia?]. 
Bonders: John Donnaldson, Philadelphia. Alexander Holmes, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: John Donnaldson & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

The ttameof this vessel appearson indorsement in the second of above 
forms. Sec also Shelally. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 2S 

1781 Senegal. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 35. 
Jim. 4 Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathaniel Bently. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Bently, Newburyport. Pinion Elliot, 

Boston. J[ohn] C[ofhn] Jones, Boston. 
Owners: Samuel Batehelder and others, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: John Call, Samuel Sunnier. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 29 

1782 Shaker. Massachusetts galley. Guns: (i. Crew: 40. 
May 8 Bond: 20.000. Master: Samuel Stacy. 

Bonders: Samuel Stacy [Newburyport?]. Job Prince, Boston. 

Israel Thorndike, Salem. 
Owners: Job Prince and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: George Cabot, Moses Brown. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 32 

1783 Shaker. Massachusetts galley. Guns: f>. Crew: 40. 
Feb. 26 Bond: $20,000. Master: James Lovett, jr. 

Bonders: James Lovett, jr. , Beverly. Moses Brown [Beverly]. 

Andrew Cabot, Beverly. 
Owners: Brown and Thorndike, Beverly. 
Witnesses: William Thompson, Jacob Oliver. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 31 

1781 Shark. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 80. 
Apr. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: David Allen. 

Bonders: David Allen, Boston. Robert Hitchbom, Boston. 

Samuel Gardner, Boston. 
Owners: Benjamin Hitchborn, Boston. Samuel Gardner, 

Boston. 
Witnesses: Robert Davis, John Grant. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 30 

1781 Shaving Mill. Massachusetts boat. Guns: Not stated. 
Aug. 20 Crew: Not stated. Bond: $20,000. Master: 

Daniel Loring. 

Bonders: Daniel Loring, Kingston. Noah Hall. Samuel 

Bartlett. 

Owners: Inhabitants of Kingston. 
Witnesses: Samuel Brown, James Tisdall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 33 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 459 

1782 Shelally. Connecticut galley. (runs: 2. Crew: 3f>. 
.Fill. 15 Bond: $20,000. Master: Elnathan Hatch. 

Bonders: Elnathan Hatch [East Haddam]. John Foster 

[Wethersfield]. John Alden [Lebanon]. 
Owners: John Foster & Co. 
Witnesses: Nathaniel Wales, Jatv/ Perkins. 

See aim Sellvlagh. 

C. C. 196, vol. 13, p. 99 

1781 Siren. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 50. Bond: 
.1 tin. 13 $20,000. Master: David Stevenson. 

Bonders: David Stevenson, Marblehead. Samuel Pote, Marble- 
head. Samuel Parkman, Boston. 
Owners: Klbridge Gerry and others, Marblehead. 
Witnesses: John Baker Brimmer, Alvan Fosdick. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 34 

1778 Snake. Connecticut sloop. Guns: -t. Crew: 20. Bond: 
Jan. 23 $5,000. Master: Aclee Kily [Ackley Riley?]. 

Bonders: Aclee Rily, Wethersfield. James Stanly, Wethers- 
field. Josiah Grimes 2d, Wethersfield. 
Owner: James Stanly, Wethersfield. 
Witnesses: Daniel Skinner, Jerusha Skinner. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 36 

1779 Snake. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 19. Crew: 60. 
Apr. 28 Bond: $5,000. Master: Luke Matthewnian. 

Bonders: Luke Matthewman [Baltimore]. John Davidson, 

Annapolis. 
Owners: David Stewart, Hugh Young [Annapolis]. Samuel 

it Robert Purviance, Baltimore. 
Witnesses: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. . in 

1781 Somerset. Maryland schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 30. 
May 19 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Jones. 

Bonders: William Jones [Baltimore]. George G. Gale, Somer 
set County. 

Owners: John Sterett & Co., Baltimore. 
Witnesses: Alexander Roxburgh, Henry Jackson. 

C" C. 196, vol. 14, p. 37 

1781 Spanish Fame. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 10. 
Jan. 17 Crew: 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph 

Cunningham. 

Bonders: Joseph Cunningham, Boston. John Larrequy, Bos 
ton. [ ] Dupuy. 
Owner: John Larrequy, Boston. 
Witnesses: Charles Rinaldi, Anthony Mamesy. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 38 



460 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Spanish Fame. Massachusetts brigantino. Guns: 10. 
Aug. 24 Crew: 25. Bond: 20,000. Master: James Rob. 

Bonders: James Rob, Boston. John Coffin Jones, Boston. 

Tristram Coffin, Boston. 

Owners: John Larraqua [Larrequy] and others, Boston. 
Witness: John Fenno. 

C. C. 19li, vol. 14, p. 39 

1782 Spanish Packet. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Feb. 26 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Dulling. 

Bonders: Thomas Dalling, Beverly. Francis Cabot, jr., Salem. 

James Jeffry, Salem. 

Owners: Francis Cabot, jr., and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: John Appleton, Samuel Flagg. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 40 

1779 Speedwell. Maryland schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 11. 
Feb. 15 Bond: $5,000. Master: Hugh Lylc. Mate: John 

Robinson [Robertson. Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Hugh Lyle [Philadelphia]. John Davidson, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, ]>. 48 

1779 Speedwell. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Aug. 16 15. Bond: 5,000. Master: Joseph Waters 

[Salem, Mass.]. 

Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. Robert Bridges, 
Philadelphia. 

Owner: Blair McClenaehan, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Joseph Erwin, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 47 

1779 Speedwell. Pennsylvania schooner, (inns: 2. Crew: 10. 
Dec. 8 Bond: 10,000. Muster: John Mugee [Philadel 

phia]. 

Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. Patrick Moore, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Joseph Erwin. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, ]i. 44 

1781 Speedwell. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
50. Bond: 20,000. Master: John Murphy. 

Bonders: John Murphy, Salern. Jonathan Ingersoll, Salem. 

Thomas Palfray, Salem. 
Owners: Joseph White and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Bartholomew Putnam, Samuel Grant. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, j>. 45 



NAVAL RECORDS OF T1IK REVOLUTION. 461 

17X2 Speed-well. Massachusetts boat. Guns: -2. Crow: 20. 
Apr. 12 Bond: $20. (it it). Master: Lev! Barlow. 

Bonder*: Levi Barlow [Nottingham West, X. II.]. S. W. 
Johnson [Barnstable County]. Thomas Jones [Barnstable 
County]. 

Owners: Michael Hamlin and others, liarnstable County. 
Witnesses: Walter Iloyt, Edward Coe. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 41 

Speedwell. Massachusetts boat. Guns: 2. Crew: 15. 
* Bond: 20,000. Master: Edmund Palmer. 

Bonders: Kdmund Palmer, Springfield. Abner Fowler, Spring 
field. <>ad Palmer, Springfield. 
Owners: Edmund Palmer and others, Springfield. 
Witnesses: Buckley Cordwell, Ignatius Lacey. 

C. C. 19, vol. 14, p. 46 

1782 Speedwell. New Hampshire sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 
^<> v - 80. Bond: 20,000. Master: Levi Barlow. 

Bonders: Levi Barlow [Nottingham West]. Joseph Kelly, 

Nottingham West. Timothy Patch, Nottingham West. 
Owners: Jonathan Parker [Nottingham West]. Joseph Kelly. 
Witnesses: Thomas Wihird Weare, Radford \Veare. 

C. C. 190, vol. 14, p. 42 

17S2 Spider. Connecticut galley. Guns: 7. Crew: 15. 
May 24 Bond: $ 20,000. Master: Cyrus Sholes. 

Bonders: Cyrus Sholes, (iroton. Edward Latham, Ciroton. 

John Herttell, New London. 
Owners: John Deshon & Co. [Norwich]. 
Witnesses: Gfurdon] Saltonstall, John Richards. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 48 

17S1 Spitfire. Maryland brigantine. (THUS: 10. Crew: 20. 
Jul. 8 Bond: $20,000. Master: Claude Besse. 

Bonders: Claude Besse [Baltimore]. Charles Wallace, An 
napolis. 

Owners: John Dnmestre, Baltimore. Peter I^amaigre, Phila 
delphia. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 50 

\~^l Spitfire. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. 
jul. LI Bond: 20.000. Master: Henry White. Mate: 

Matthew Pinkham [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Henry White, Philadelphia. Blair McClenachan, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Blair McClenachan & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 53 



462 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Spitfire. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: -it. Crow: 
Feb - 16 12. Bond: $20,000. Master: Stephen Benezet 

[Philadelphia]. Mate: John Frankford, Phila 
delphia. 

Bonders: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. James Blair, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owner: Blair McClenachan, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 49 

1782 Spitfire. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 11. Crew: 
Sep. 5 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: William Perkins. 

Bonders: William Perkins, Salem. Nathaniel Brookhouse, 

Salem. Isaac Needham, Salem. 
Owners: Nathaniel Brookhouse and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Richard Shatswell, John Russell. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 52 

1783 Spitfire. Massachusetts boat. Guns: 6. Crew, 20: 
, Mar. 19 Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Hawley. 

Bonders: Samuel Hawley, Strattield. Ebenezer White, Roches 
ter. Moses Bradley, Boston. 
Owner: Lemuel Williams, Bedford. 
Witnesses: John Hay, Timothy Tupte. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 51 

1781 Spring Bird. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Apr. 28 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Paul Reed [jr.?]. 

Bonders: Paul Reed [jr.], Booth Bay, [Me.]. Moses Little, 
Newburyport. Ebenezer Little, Newburyport. 

Owners: Moses Little, Newburyport. Paul Reed, Booth Bay, 
[Me.]. 

Witnesses: William W. Cobb, James Jackson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 54 

1777 Spy. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crow: 20: 
Aug. 16 Bond, $5,000. Master: Thomas Philips. 

Bonders: Thomas Philips, Salem. Aaron Waitt, Salem. Tim 
othy Chamberlain, Exeter, N. H. 
Owners: Aaron Waitt & Co., Salem. 
Witnesses: John Dudley, John Wentworth, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 57 

1781 Spy. Pennsylvania boat. Guns: 5. Crew: 1<>. Bond: 
Sep. 28 $20,000. Master: David McCullough. Mate: 

John Brice [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: David McCullough, Philadelphia. Robert Harris, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: David McCullough, Philadelphia. Robert Harris, 

Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Curttis Grubb. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 56 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 463 

17K2 Spy. Massachusetts boat. Chins: 4. Crew: 10. Bond: 
Sep. 2 $20,000. Master: Ichabod Grindall. 

Bonders: Ichabod Grindall, Ilaverhill. Stephen Cross, Xew- 

buryport. Ralph Cross, jr., Newburyport. 
Owners: Stephen Cross, Ralph Cross. 
Witnesses: Jos[eph?] Tappan, Nathan Peiive. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 55 

178 2 Spy. Massachusetts boat. Guns: Small arms. Crew: 6. 
>-ov. 8 Bond: $2(>.00<i. Master: Rufus Whitmarsh. 

Bonders: Kufus Whitmarsh, Dijjhton. Thomas Durfee. Jona 
than Kddy. 

( hvners: Samuel Fales and others, Tannton. 
Witnesses: Kphraim Starkweather, Miles (ireenwood. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 58 

1782 Spy, Fox, and Firebrand. Connecticut boats. Guns: 1 
lul. 11 each. Crew: 10 men each. Bond: $20,000. 

Master: Abraham Cooper Woodhull. 

Bonders: Abraham C. Woodhull, Fairlield. Joseph Squire, 

Fail-field. Hezekiah Nichols, Fairfield. 
Owners: Abraham C. Woodhnll it Co., Fairfield. 
Witnesses: Thaddeus Burr, Elijah Abel. 

One bond is given covering the three vessels, Woodhull commanding 
the fleet. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 59 

1780 St. Clair. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 18. Crew: 80. 
Jul. 18 B onc i: $20,000. Master: George Curwin [Phila 
delphia]. 

Bonder: Blair MeClenachan [Philadelphia]. 

Owners: Blair MeClenachan, Philadelphia. Patrick Moore & 

Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 60 

1782 St. Helena. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 60. 

.Ian. 9 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Stillwell. Mate: 

Moses Palmer [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: John Stillwell, Philadelphia. James Oellers, Phila 
delphia. 

Owner: James Oellers, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 61 

1781 St. James. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 20. Crew: 100. 
Sep. 28 Bond: 20,000. Master: Thomas Truxtun. 

Mate: Richard Greenald [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Thomas Truxtun, Philadelphia. James Caldwell, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Andrew and James Caldwell & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Oellers, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 63 



464 LIBRARY OF COXORKSS. 

1782 St. James. Pennsylvania ship, Guns: 20. Crew: 100. 
Aug. 1(> Bond: $20,000. Master: Alexander Cain. Mate: 

William Jones [Baltimore, Md. ]. 

Bonders: Alexander (Jain, Philadelphia. James Caldwcll, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: Andrew & James Caldwell [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. til 

1778 St. John. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Jul. 4 45 Bond: slO.OOO. Master: John Rico. 

Bonders: John Rice, Philadelphia. Joseph Carson, Philadel 
phia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson, Michael Dawson, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Duncan, John Jones. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 64 

1778 St. John. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 12: 
Nov. 6 Bond: $10,000. Master: Matthew Strong. 

Bonders: Matthew Strong [Philadelphia]. Joseph Carson, 

Philadelphia. Michael Dawson, Philadelphia. 
Owners: Joseph Carson, Michael Dawson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, ]>. 65 

1782 St. John Nepomuceno. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 
Apr. 23 8. Crew: 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: William 

Paul. Mate: Philip Stevens [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: George Meade, Philadelphia. William Paul, Phila 
delphia. 

Owner: George Meade, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: William Banks, John Harper. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 67 

1782 St. John Nepomuceno. Pennsylvania brigantine. (runs: 

Jnl. 3 s. Crew: 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Walter 

Conner. Mate: Daniel Tillinghast [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: William Banks, Philadelphia. Walter Conner, Phila 
delphia. 

Owner: George Meade [Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Ann Croker. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 66 

1782 [St. Mary s Packet. | Massachusetts ship. Guns: 12. 
Aug. 7 Crew: 30. Bond: $20,000. Master: John 

Leach, jr. 
Bonders: John Leach, jr., Boston. Samuel Broome, Boston. 

Adam Babeock, Boston. 

Owners: Samuel Broome and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Paul Dudley Sargent, John Collin Jones. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 68 



NAVAL KKCORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 465 

1781 St. Patrick. Virginia sloop. Guns: f>. Crow: 18. 
Mar. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Sanford. 

Bonders: John Sanford. Richard Conway. 
Owners: Richard Conway and others. 

Witnesses: R[obertT.] Ilooe, [Alexandria]. J[ ]Simms,jr. 

C. C. 196, vol! 14, p. 70 

1781 St. Patrick. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Sep. 8 50. Bond: $20,000. Master: Robert Collings, 

Mate: Lemuel Savage [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Robert Collings, Philadelphia. Joseph Cowper- 
thwait, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Bertles Shee, Charles Young, Robert Collings, Benja 
min Eyre [Philadelphia?]. 

Witnesses: Robert Ross, James Trimble. 

C. C . 196; vol. 14, p. 69 

17S2 St. Patrick. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 10. 
Apr. 8 Crew: -25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Phillip 

Thrash. 
Bonders: Phillip Thrash, Newburyport. John Tracy, New- 

buryport. Joseph Chapman, Newburyport. 
Owners. Nathaniel & John Tracy, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, J[ ] Vinal. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 71 

1782 Stork. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 12- 
Aug. -24 Bond: $ 20,000. Master: Enoch Pike. 

Bonders: Enoch Pike, Newburyport. William Coombs, New 
buryport. John Coombs, Newburyport. 
Owners: William and John Coombs, Newbnryport. 
Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Sarah Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 72 

177t) Sturdy Beggar. Maryland brigantine. (tuns: 24. Crew: 
Nov. 1! 100. Bond: $10,000. Master: John McKeel. 

Bonders: John McKeel [Baltimore?]. John Muir [Annapo 
lis]. F[rederick] Green. 
Owners: Lux, Bowley & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: R[ichard] Ridgelv. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 74 

1777 Sturdy Beggar. Maryland brig. Guns: 28. Crew: 80. 
Aug. 5 Bond: $10,000. Master: James Campbell. Mate: 

William Coward [Baltimore]. 2d mate: James 

Tibbitt, Baltimore. Sailing master: Benjamin 

Chew. 
Bonders: James Campbell [Baltimore?]. Charles Wallace, 

Annapolis. 
Owners: Samuel and Robert Purviance, Baltimore. Lux, 

Bow ley and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

A bond to the State of Maryland accompanies this manuscript. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 73 
5212 Oti 30 



466 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Success. Massachusetts ship. Guns: *. Crow: 15. 
Sep. 5 Bond: $20,000. Master: William White. 

Bonders: William White [Boston]. Isaac Smith, Boston. 

John Codman, Boston. 
Owner: Isaac Smith, Boston. 

Witnesses: Thomas Welsh, Stephen Codman. 

C. 0. 1%, vol. 14, p. 102 

1780 Success. Maryland schooner. (Inns: 10. Crew: 20. 
Nov. 22 Bond, 20,000. Master: Benjamin Allen. 

Bonders: Benjamin Allen [Baltimore?]. Alexander McKim, 

Baltimore. 

Owners: Alexander McKim and others, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. :i4 

1781 Success. Massachusetts brigantine. (Inns: 10. Crew: 
Jan. 11 30. Bond: $20,000. Master: James Brown. 

Bonders: James Brown [Boston]. John K. Livingston, Bos 
ton. John McXabb [Boston?]. 
Owners: John R. Livingston and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Sarah Sheaffe, Maria Sheaffe. 

C . C. 196, vol. 14, p. 95 

1781 Success. Rhode Island sloop. Guns: 12. Crew: 60. 
Apr. 24 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Burroughs Hop 

kins. 

Bonders: J. B. Hopkins, Providence. John I. (Hark, Provi 
dence. 

Owners: Clark & Nightingale, Providence. "Others all of the 
United States." 

Witnesses: Pardon Bo wen, Henry Ward. 

C. C. 196, vol. 11, p. (IS 

1781 Success. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 18. 
]) et ._ 15 Bond: 20,000. Master: Samuel Ropers. 

Bonders: Samuel Rogers [Boston]. Andrew Newell, Boston. 

Thomas Follansbee, Boston. 
Owners: Andrew Newell and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: John A very, jr., David Morey. 

C. C. 196. vol. 14. p. 99 

1782 Success. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 25. 
Apr. 18 Bond: 20,000. Master: Wyatt St. Barbe. 

Bonders: Wyatt St. Barbe, Xewburyport. John Tracy, New- 

buryport. Joseph Chapman, Newlmryport. 
Owners: Nathaniel and John Tracy, Newlmryport. 
Witnesses: M[iehael] Hodge, J[ ] Vinal. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 96 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION . 467 

1782 Success. Massachusetts boat, (inns: Not stated. Crew: 
May 10. Bond: 20,000. Master: William Sanford 

[ Falmouth j. 

Bonders: William Sanford, Falmouth. Joseph Pease, Fal- 

inouth. Samuel (iifford, Falmouth. 
Owner: William Sanford, Falmouth. 
Witnesses: Joseph Palmer, Kdward Nye. 

C. ( . !!>, vol. 14, p. 100 

1782 Success. Massachusetts brig, (inns: Iti. Crew: 20. 
Sep. 18 Bond: $20,000. Master: Solomon Stan wood. 

Bonders: Solomon Stanwood, Cape Ann. David 1 earce, Cape 

Ann. Saniiu l (ionld. 

Owners: David Pearce and others, Cape Ann. 
Witnesses: Manaen Bull, John Sargent Ingersoll. 

C. C. Htii, vol. 14, ].. 101 

17S2 Success. Massachusetts boat. (iun: 1. Crew: "20. 
Sep. 30 Bond: $20.000. Master: Seth Freeman. 

Bonders: Seth Freeman, Harwich. Benjamin .Tepson, Boston. 

Samuel Bartlett, Boston. 
Owners: [Barnabas?] Hallet, Yarmouth. [Kbenezer?] Ham- 

lilen, Barnstahle. 
Witnesses: Amos Windship, Henry Alline. 

C. C. l!l>, vol. 14, p. !7 

177S Suffolk. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 7. 
Apr. 11 Bond: $5,000. Master: Ebenezer Dayton. 

Bonders: Kbene/er Dayton. Daniel Gritting. 
Owner: Kbenexer Dayton. 
Witnesses: Josiah Starr, James Ward. 

C. C. 1%, vol. 14, p. 103 

17F2 Suffolk. New York boat. Gun: 1. Crew: it. Bond: 
Mar. 28 $20.000. Master: Ebenezer Dayton. 

Bonders: Fbene/er Dayton [Connecticut]. William Floyd 

New York. 

Owner: Kbenezer Dayton. 
Witnesses: Nicoll Floyd, Mary Floyd. 

C. C. 1!6, vol. 14, p. 104 

1780 Surprize. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Aug. 3 30. Bond: 20,000. Master: James Pyne. 

Bonders: James Pyne, Philadelphia. Charles Crowley, Phila 
delphia. Samuel Jackson, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Samuel Jackson, Philadelphia. Charles Crowley & 
Co., Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: James Trimble, Frederick Snider. 

C. C. 196, vol. lo, p. 4 



468 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Surprize. Massachusetts .schooner. (inns: 8. Crew: 
Aug.6 IS. Bond: $20,000. Master: Nathaniel Perkins. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Perkins, Salem. Samuel Ward, Salem. 

William Northey, Salem. 
Owners : Samuel Ward and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: N[athaniel] Brookhouse, Samuel Grant. 

C. c. 196, vo 1 .. 15, p. :; 

1782 Surprize. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 35. 
Mar. 15 Bond: $20,000. Master: Germain Langevain, 

Salem. 

Bonders: Germain Langevain, Salem. Thomas Welcome, Salem. 

Nathaniel Silsby, Salem. 

Owners: Nathaniel Silsbee and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Andrew Presson, David Burditt. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 2 

1782 Surprize. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 1-i. Crew: 
Apr. 18 70. Bond: $20,000. Master: Benjamin Cole. 

Bonders: Benjamin Cole, Salem. Elisha Aver. 
Owners: Nathaniel Silsbee and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: John Becket, Thomas Welcome. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 1 

L778 Susannah. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: -J-5. 
Jul. 31 Bond: $10,000. Master: Hugh Stocker [Phila 

delphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph McCullok [McCullough], Philadelphia. 
Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson, Joseph McCullough & Co., Philadel 
phia. 

Witnesses: James Trimble, Frederick Snider. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 7 

1778 Susanna. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: <6. Crew: 25. 
Dec. 2-t Bond: $10,000. Master: Charles Clunn [Phila 

delphia?]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Hugh Stocker, Phila 
delphia. 
Owners: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Hugh Stocker & Co., 

Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Robert MeCleay, Joseph Hargan. 

0. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 5 

1770 Susannah. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Dec. 18 25. Bond: $10,000. Master: George Fleming 

[Philadelphia *]. 

Bonders: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin Phila 
delphia. 
Owners: Mathew Irwin, Philadelphia. Thomas Irwin & Co., 

Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: George Reid, Benjamin Mifflin, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. lf>, p. 6 



NAVAL HKCOIU1S OF TIIF. HKVOI.l TION. 469 

1777 Swallow. Maryland sloop. Guns: lo. Crow: 45. 
M:ir. 17 Bond: $5,000. Master: Richard Johns. 

Bonders: Richard Johns [Charles County? Md.]. R[ol>ert T.] 

Hooe, Charles County. 

Owners: RfobertT.] Hooe and others, Maryland. 
Witness: Kfiohard] Ridgeley. 
Ilooe is given as from Alexandria, Va., also. 

C. C. 1%, vol. 14, p. 78 

1777 Swallow. Maryland schooner. Guns: -t. Crew: 15. 
Jul. -2?> Bond: $5,000. Master: John Martin. 

Bonders: John Martin [Baltimore]. John Davidson, Annapolis. 
Owners: Samuel and Robert Purvianee and others [Baltimore?]. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 79 

177S Swallow. Maryland schooner. Guns: -t. Crew: 12. 
Oct. 1H Bond: $5,000. Master: William Bowen. Mate: 

John Harvey [Harvie, Baltimore?]. 

Bonders: William Bowen [Baltimore?]. Samuel Roddey, Bal 
timore. 

Owners: Samuel and Robert Purviance, Baltimore. Young & 
Knox, Baltimore. 

Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, ]). 75 

177 .) Swallow. Maryland sloop. Guns: 12. Crew: 17. 
Jul. 17 Bond: 5,000. Master: John Martin. Mate: 

George Church [Harford County]. 

Bonders: John Martin [Baltimore, Md.]. Samuel Chase, An 
napolis [Md.]. 

Owners: John Dorsey & Co., Baltimore, Md. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 80 

17.su Swallow. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 60. 
Mar. it Bond: 5.000. Master: James Hovey. 

Bonders: James Hovey, Stratford. Thomas Wooster, New 

Haven. 

Owners: Pierpont Kd wards & Co., Connecticut. 
Witnesses: Samuel Bishop, Abraham Bishop. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 77 

1782 Swallow. Massachusetts hrigantine. Guns: (5. Crew: 
Jun. .5 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Henry Higginson. 

Bonders: Henry Higginson, Salem. Stephen Higginson, 

Boston. William Parsons [Boston]. 
Owners: Stephen Higginson and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: George Longley, J[ ] Stimson, jr. 

C. C. l!ti, vol. 14, p. 7(i 



. 470 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Swallow. New Hampshire cutter. Guns: 5. Crow: 20. 
Jun. 13 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Tibbets. 

Bonders: John Tibbets [Ports-mouth]. Thomas Thompson, 

Portsmouth. Keith Spence, Portsmouth. 
Owners: Spence & Sherburne, Portsmouth. 
Witnesses: Charles Roberts, Bartholomew Goodwin. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. SI 

1780 Swan. New Hampshire brigantine. Guns: 1. Crow: 
Dec. 22 12. Bond: $20,000. Master: Richard Salter. 

Bonders: Richard Salter, Portsmouth. John l^angdon, Ports 
mouth. John Parker, Portsmouth. 
Owner: John Langdon, Portsmouth. 
Witnesses: Betsey Langdnn, Samuel Penhallow, jr. 

C. ( . 196, vol. 14, p. Kl 

1781 Sweepstakes. New Hampshire brigantine. Guns: 4. 
Oct. 12 Crew: 30. Bond: 20,000. Master: Timothy 

Mountford. 

Bonders: Keith Spence, Portsmouth. Samuel Sherburne, 
Portsmouth. Timothy Mountford, Portsmouth. 

Owners: Keith Spence, Portsmouth. Samuel Sherburne, Port>- 
mouth. 

Witnesses: William Bond, John Parker. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 8M 

1777 Swift. Maryland schooner. Guns: 2. Crew: 7. Bond: 
Oct. 19 $5,000. Master: William Kennedy. 

Bonders: William Kennedy [Annapolis]. James Williams, 

Annapolis. 
Owners: Joseph and James Williams [Annapolis]. Thomas 

Londunny, William Neel. 

Witness: Tfhomas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 88 

1779 Swift. Maryland sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 12. Bond: 
Feb. 16 $5,000. Master: James Gould. 

Bonders: James ( iould [Baltimore]. John Davidson, Annapolis. 
Owners: John McLure and John Ste ret t, Baltimore. 
Witness: TThomas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 1%, vol. 14, p. 86 

1779 Swift. Pennsylvania cutter. Guns: 10. Crew: 60. 
Sep. 20 Bond: $10,000. Master: David Welsh. 

Bonders: David Welsh, Philadelphia. Samuel Caldwell, Phil 
adelphia. 

Owners: Murray Bunner & Co. and others. 
Witnesses: John Donnaldson, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 92 



NAVAL ItF.COKDS OF THK KKVOH TIOX. 471 

1781 Swift. .Massachusetts brigantinc. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. 
Jan. 3 Bond: $20,000. Master: Asa Woodberry. 

Bonders: Asa Woodl>erry [Salem?]. William Homan, Beverly. 

Thomas Woodberry [Salem?]. 
Owners: William H oman and others, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Henry White, Ephraim Piekard. 

Homan is piven as from Salem also. 

[C. C. 19<>, vol. 14, ]). 93 

1781 Swift. Massachusetts schooner, (inns: 12. Crew: 30. 
May 28 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Saunders. 

Bonders: Thomas Saunders [Cape Ann]. Kbenezer Parsons, 

Boston. Nehemiah I arsons, ( iloueester. 
Owners: Nehemiah I arsons and others, Gloucester. 
Witnesses: Klias Tuckerman, William I arsons. 

C. C. 19I>, vol. 14, p. 90 

1781 Swift. Massachusetts brigantine. (inns: 1-t. Crew: 70. 
Jan. 5 Bond: 20,000. Master: John Tittle. 

Bonders: John Tittle, Beverly. Richard C^uatermass, Beverly. 

William Homan, Beverly. 

Owners: William Homan and others, Beverly. 
Witnesses: Isaac. Peirce, James Green. 

Homan is given as from Salem also anrl Tittle us from Marblehead. 

C. C. 19H, vol. 14, p. 91 

1781 Swift. Virginia boat. Guns: 7. Crow: 30. Bond: 
Jul. 12 $20,000. Master: John Brown. 

Bonders: John Brown. Thomas Brown. Josiah Parker, Vir 
ginia. 

Owners: Thomas Brown. Josiah Parker. 
Witness: Richard Blom. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 84 

1781 Swift. Massachusetts brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 70. 
Oct. 20 Bond: $20,000. Master: "Isreal" Johnson. 

Bonders: "Isreal" Johnson, Salem. Asa Woodberry [Salem?]. 

Thomas Cox [Salem]. 

Owners: William Homan and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: II. Hilton, Francis Nooton. 
Homan is given as from Beverly also. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 87 

1782 Swift. Connecticut galley, Guns: 2. Crew: 14. Bond: 
Aug. 1 $20,000. Master: Peabody Keyes. 

Bonders: Peabody Keyes. Theodore Newell. Jed Denison, 

Connecticut. 

Owners: Stephen Keyes & Co. 
Witnesses: William Worthington, John Keyes. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14, p. 89 



472 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1783 Swift. Massachusetts cutter. Guns: 6. Crew: It!. 
Feb. 17 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Frost. 

Bonders: John Frost [Portsmouth. X. II.]. Benjamin Guild, 

Boston. Thomas Porter [Boston?]. 
Owner.": Benjamin Guild & Co., Boston. 
Witnesses: Nathaniel Ropes, Aaron Dexter. 

C. C. 196, vol. 14. p. 85 

1779 Talbot. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 20. Crew: 25. 
Sep. 25 Bond: lo.<MM>. Master: Solomon Frazier. 

Bonders: Solomon Fra/ier, Talbot County. Mathew Tilgh- 

man, Talbot County. 

Owners: James Ohamberlaine and others, Talbot County. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 8 

1782 Tamany [G-ood Intent?]. Virginia schooner. Guns: 12. 
Juii. 20 Crew: 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas 

Hooke. 

Bonders: Thomas Hooke [Philadelphia]. James Heron, Rich 
mond [Va.]. 

Owners: Wilcox, Low & Co., Philadelphia. 

Witness: Archibald Blair. 

The vessel is given a different mime on different places in the bond. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. it 

1777 Tartar. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. 
Aug. 11 Bond: $5,000. Master: Theophilus Fitcli. 

Bonders: Theophilus Fitch, Norwich. William Loring, Nor 
wich. Thomas Fanning, Norwich. 
Owners: Christopher Leffingwell & Co., Norwich. 
Witnesses: Solomon Williams, John Trumbull. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. IS 

1779 Tarter [Tartar]. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: <>. 
Jul. 6 Crew: 30. Bond: $10,000. Master: John Craig. 

Bonders: John Craig, Philadelphia. James Craig, jr., Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Craig, Philadelphia. John Craig, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 11 

1781 Tarter [Tartar]. Pennsylvania boat, (run: 1. Crew: 
Aug. 25 27. Bond: 20,000. Master: Solomon Hammer 

[Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders,: William Dunton, Philadelphia. Nathaniel Twining, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Nathaniel Twining, Philadelphia. William Uunton & 

Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: John Ueyer, Frederick Snider. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 15 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 473 

17M Tartar. Virginia pulley, Guns: 5. Crew: 30. Bond: 
Sep. X) 20,000. Master: Levin Trippe. 

Howlers: Levin Trippe [Baltimore, Md.?]. Henry Banks "for 

Baker, Blow & Co." [Richmond, Va.]. 
Owners: Baker, Blow & Co., Richmond, Va. 
Witness: Archibald Blair. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 1(5 

17S2 Tartar. Virginia brig, (runs: 18. Crew: 120. Bond: 
Jul. 25 $20,000. Master: "William Gibbons. 

Bonders: William (iihbons [Baltimore, Md.?]. George Nieol- 

son [Richmond?]. 

Owners: Baker, Blow & Co. [Richmond.]. 
Witness: Andrew Xicolson. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 15, p. 14 

1752 Tartar. Massachusetts schooner. (Jims: 10. Crew: IS. 
Oct. 11 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Dexter. 

Bonders: Thomas Dexter [Salem]. Joshua Convers, Salem. 

Jonathan Winship. 

Owners: Joshua Convers and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Laban Bates, J[ohn] Howard. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 15, p. ]2 

1753 Tartar. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 14. Crew: 60. 
.Ian. S Bond: $20,000. Master: John Cathcart. 

Bonders: John Cathcart, Boston. John Coffin Jones, Boston. 

John Fenno, Boston. 

Owners: John Coffin Jones and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Green Pearson, Samuel Suinner. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 10 

17S1 Tempest. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 40. 
Nov. 29 Bond: $20,000. Master: Isaac Somes. 

Bonders: Isaac Somes, Gloucester. William Gee, Gloucester. 

William Parsons, Gloucester. 

Owners: John Soames [Somes] and others, Gloucester. 
Witnesses: Nicholas Lobdell, Benjamin Somes, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 17 

177!* Terrible. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 14. 
Aug. IS Bond: $5,000. Master: Joshua Baker. 

Bonders: Henry Thorne, Egg Harbor [X. J.]. John Morrell, , 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Henry Thorne, Egg Harbor [X. J.]. Joshua Baker 

&Co. [Egg Harbor, N. J.?]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 1%, vol. 15, p. 18 

17sl Terror. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 12. 
Nov. 1 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Park. 

Bonders: John Park, Groton. Thomas Park, Groton. John 

Alden, Lebanon. 
Owner: Xot stated. 
Witnesses: George Hough, William Torroy. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 15, p. 19 



474 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Thetis. Pennsylvania schooner. Gun*: 6. Crow: 14. 
Aug. 4 Bond: $10,000. Master: George Gregg. 

Bonders: George Gregg, Philadelphia. James Crawford, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Janus Crawford & Co., Philadelphia.* 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 21 

1782 Thetis. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 6. Crew: 20. 
Jul - 3 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Walters. 

Bonders: William Watters, Norwich. Joseph Howland, Nor 
wich. Thomas Coit, Norwich. 
Owners: Howland, Coit & Co. , Norwich. 
Witnesses: Erastus Perkins, Lydia Howland. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. I O 

1780 Thomas. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 
Aug. 15 35. Bond: $20,000. Master: Isaac Smith. 

Bonders: Isaac Smith, [Boston?]. Thomas Russell, Boston. 

Chambers Russell, Boston. 
Owner: Thomas Russell, Boston. 
Witnesses: Kdward McLane, Thomas Greene. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 25 

1780 Thomas. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 20. 
Dec. 15 Bond: 120,000. Master: Francis Boardrnan. 

Bonders: Francis Boardman [Salem]. Bartholomew Putnam, 

Salem. Jonathan Ingersoll, Salem. 
Owner: Bartholomew Putnam, Salem. 
Witnesses: John Turner, Samuel Williams. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 22 

1781 Thomas. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 20. 
Nov. 22 B on d: $20,000. Master: Francis Boardman. 

Bonders: Francis Boardman, Salem. Bartholomew Putnam, 

Salem. Jonathan Ingersoll, Salem. 
Owners: Bartholomew Putnam and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Joseph Hiller, Habfbarken] K. Bowditch. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 2.3 

1782 Thomas. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 15. 
g e p. 1$ Bond: $20,000. Master: Elisha Lathrop, jr. 

Bonders: Klisha Lathrop, jr. [Norwich]. He/[ekiah] Per 
kins [Norwich]. John Alden [Lebanon]. 
Owners: Howland, Coit & Co. [Norwich]. 
Witnesses: lle/ekiah Manning, Thomas Fanning. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 24 

1781 Thorn. Massachusetts ship. (THUS: 18. . Crew: 120. 
j an i Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Tucker. 

Bonders: Samuel Tucker, Marblehead. John Tracy, Newbury- 

port, William Tudor, Boston. 
Owners: John Tracy and others, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: William Burbeck, Thomas Wells. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 26 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THK REVOLUTION. 475 

1782 Thoroughgood. Virginia brig. Guns: 1L. Crew: 4.0. 
Jun. *> Bond: $20,000. Master: Williuin Thomas. 

Bonders: William Thomas [Dorchester County, Md.] James 

IIuntiT, Richmond. 

Owners: Hunter, Banks & Co. [Richmond], Va. 
Witnesses: John Miller, William Minor. 

C. C. 196, vol. 1ft, p. 27 

1781 Thrasher. Massachusetts schooner, (inns: S. Crew: 
Jun. 4 30. Bond: $20,000. Master: Benjamin Cole. 

Bonders: Benjamin Cole, Salem. Joseph Simpson, Boston. 

Elisha Sigourney, Boston. 
Owners: Nathaniel Silsbee and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Russell Sturgis, Luke Baker. 

C. C . 196, vol. 15, p. 29 

1782 Thrasher. Massachusetts schooner, (runs: <>. Crew: 
Dec. 31 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: William Baldwin. 

Bonders: William Baldwin, Salem. Benjamin Carpenter, Salem. 

John Brooks, Salem. Francis Clarke, Salem. 
Owners: Benjamin Carpenter and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Cox, John Dutch. 

C. C. 1%, vol. 15, p. 28 

177*5 Three Friends. Pennsylvania brigantino. Guns: 8. 
Sep. 23 Crew: 20. Bond: $5,000. Master: Daniel Jack 

son. 

Bonders: Daniel Jackson [Philadelphia]. John Donnaldson 

[Philadelphia]. James Sheafe, jr. [Philadelphia]. 
Owners: Moore, Donnaldson & Mercer, Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Daniel Evans, William Trepethen. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 30 

1782 Three Friends. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. 
Dec. 30 Crew: 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: William 

Young. 
Bonders: Samuel Hastings, Boston. Samuel Healy, Boston. 

William Young, Boston. 
Owners: William Young and others, Boston 
Witnesses: William Lambert, R[ ] Chamberlain. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 31 

Thunderer. /See Foudroyant. 

1781 Tiger. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 15. 
Dec. 8 Bond: $20.000. Master: Jeremiah O Brien. 

Bonders: Jeremiah O Brien, Machias, [Me.]. Billing Putnam, 

Newburyport. John O Brien, Newburyport, Mass. 
Owners: Jeremiah O Brien, Machias, [Me.]. Billing Putnam, 

Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Joseph O Brien, Jeremiah Elliot. 

Capt. O Brien s address is given as Newburyport also. See "Hanni 
bal," Sep. 8, 1780, and "Hibernia," May 28, 17xi. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 33 



476 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Tiger. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 2. Crew: 36. Bond: 
Jun. 1 $20,000. Master: Daniel Jons [Jones?]. 

Bonders: Daniel Jons [Jones?], Xew Haven. Abel Buell,New 
Haven. Phineas Bradley, New Haven. John Mix, jr., 
New Haven. Samuel Bird, jr., Xew Haven. 

Owners: Phineas Bradley & Co. [New Haven]. 

Witnesses: Jonathan Fitch, FJiza M. Fitch. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 32 

Tiger. AVc Tyger. 

1783 Titus. Massachusetts sloop. Guns: 4. Crew: 11. Bond: 
Feb. 8 $20,000. Master: John Burchmore. 

Bonders: John Burchmore, Salem. John Page, Salem. A[sa] 

Lawrence, Salem. 
Owner: Samuel Page, Salem. 
Witnesses: Samuel Peirson, George Peirson. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 34 

1779 Tom Johnson. Maryland brig, (inns: 10. Crew: 40. 
Sep. 25 Bond: $10,000. Master: John Martin. 

Bonders: John Martin [Baltimore]. Matthew Ridley, Baltimore. 
Owners: Johnson & Ridley and others [Maryland]. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 35 

1781 Tom Lee. Maryland ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 45. Bond: 
Feb. 22 $20,000. Master: George Buchanan. 

Bonders: George Buchanan [Baltimore?]. Archibald Buch 
anan, Baltimore. 

Owner: Archibald Buchanan, Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 36 

1781 Totten. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. 
Aug. 17 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Blundell. Mate: 

Turpin Ilobroyd. 

Bonders: Thomas Blundell, Philadelphia. William Allibone, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: John Wright "Standley" [Stanly], [Philadelphia]. 

Stewart & Totten, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 37 

1781 Trimmer. Pennsylvania boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 10. 
Aug. 11 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Earle. Mate: 

John Reed, Philadelphia. 

Bonders: Owen Biddle, Philadelphia. Standish Forde, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: John Karle [Philadelphia]. Standish Forde, Phila 
delphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, John Reed. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 38 
Tris. .SVr Iris, 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 477 

17*1 Tristram Shandy. Ponnsylvtiniti brigantino. Guns: 6. 

Oct. 4 Crow: 13. Bond: $ 20,000. Master: Sanmol 

Williams. Mato: William Moody [Philadelphia ]. 

Bonders : Stacy Hepburn, Philadelphia. Samuel Williams, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Peter Whiteside [Philadelphia]. Stacy Hepburn, 

Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: Robert Connely, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 40 

1780 Triton. Massachusetts brigantino. Guns: 4. Crew: 12. 
Dec. 9 Bond: $ 20,000. Master: Ebenezer Stocker. 

Bonders: Ebenezer Stocker, Newburyport. Nathaniel & John 

Tracy, Newburyport. Samuel N ewhall, Newburyport. 
Owners-: Nathaniel & John Tracy, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: Nathaniel Howell, Jere[miah] Lee. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 41 

L781 Trojan. Pennsylvania schooner, (inns: t). Crew: It!. 
Nov. 8 Bond: $-20,000. Master: John Fanning. Mate: 

William Berriman [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Stacy Hepburn, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Stacy Hepburn, Phila 
delphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 42 

1780 Trooper. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 50. 
Feb. 23 Bond: $10,000. Master: Samuel Howell, jr. 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Samuel Morris, jr., Philadelphia. Andrew Tybout, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Samuel Morris, jr., Philadelphia. Andrew Tybout 

&Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Benjamin W. Morris. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 44 

1780 Trooper. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 40. 
J u l. 24 Bond: $20,000. Master: James McCay. 

Bonders: James McCay [Baltimore?]. Uriah Forrest, Annapolis. 
Owner: David Stewart, Baltimore. 

Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 46 

1780 Trooper. Pennsylvania brig. Guns: 14. Crew: 50. 
Oct. 10 Bond: $20,000. Master: Woolman Sutton [Phil 

adelphia]. 

Bonders: Samuel Morris, jr., Philadelphia. Andrew Tybout, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Samuel Morris, jr., Philadelphia. Andrew Tybout & 

Co., Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 47 



478 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Trooper. Pennsylvania ship. (Jims: 8. Crew: Not 
Jan. 15 stated. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Howell. 

Mate: George Hunter [Philadelphia]. 
Bonders: Samuel Mowell, Philadelphia. Daniel Duncan. Phil 
adelphia. 
Owners: David Duncan, Philadelphia. James Ash and others, 

Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 19fi, vol. 15. p. 45 

1782 Trooper. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: lo. Crew: ,">(). 
May 19 H nd: $20,000. Master: John Earle. Mate- 

Abraham Dolby [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: John Karle, Philadelphia. James Ash, Philadelphia. 
Owners: Andrew Tybout [Philadelphia]. James Ash A Co.. 

Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 198. vol. 15. p. 43 

1779 True Blue. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Oct - ls 30. Bond: $10,000. Master: William Wills 

[Willis, Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Joseph Carson, Philadelphia. Robert McCleay, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: Joseph Carson & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 4S 

1777 Trumbull. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: f>o. 
Mar. 20 Bond: $5,000. Master: Henry Billings. 

Bonders: Henry Billings, Norwich. Andrew Huntingtou, Nor 
wich. Kbenezer Huntington, Norwich. 

Owners: Andrew Huntington, Norwich. Kbenezer Huntington, 
Norwich. 

Witness: None. 

C. C. 19<>, vol. 15, ]>. 49 

1779 Tryall. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: (i. Crew: 15. 
Sep. 17 Bond: $5,000. Master: Jonathan Buflinton 

[Philadelphia]. 
Bonders: Blair MeClenaehan, Philadelphia. Robert MeClena- 

chan, Philadel]>hia. 
Owners: Blair MeClenaehan, Philadelphia. Patrick Moore & 

Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Robert Paisley. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 52 

1780 Tryall. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: lo. 
Jul. 14 Bond: $20,000. Master: John Baxter. 

Bonders: John Baxter, Philadelphia. Blair MeClenaehan, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Blair MeClenaehan, Philadelphia. Patrick Moore & 

Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 51 



NAVAL RECORDS OF TI1K KKVOI.rTlON. 479 

1782 Tryal. Massachusetts schooner. (Jims: 4. Crew: 15. 
Apr. 13 Bond: &>0,00o. Muster: [Thomas Osier?). 

Bonders: Thomas Osier, Kennebec [Me.]. Kbenfezer] Par 
sons, Boston. Caleb Loring, Boston. 
Owners: [Ebenezer] Parsons and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: John (i. Holers, Moses I ike. 

C. C. 190, vol. 15, p. 50 

1782 Tryall. Massachusetts schooner, (inns: 6. Crew: 20. 
Aug. 20 Bond: 20,000. Master: Samuel Rogers. 

Bonders: Samuel Rogers, Boston. Joshua Davis, Boston. 

George \V. Babcock, Boston. 
Owners: .Samuel Rogers, Boston. John M. (tower and others, 

Boston. 
Witnesses: Kdward Hay, Khene/er Dorr. 

C. C. 199, vol. 15, p. 53 

1780 Tucker. Maryland schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 21. 
Aug. 14 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Steel. 

Bonders: Thomas Steel [Baltimore]. John Davidson, Annapolis. 
Owners: Richard Curson & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. !!>, vol. 15, p. 54 

1782 Turn of Times. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Apr. 26 -"> Bond: $20,ooo. Muster: William Reed. 

Bonders: William Reed [Norwich]. Joshua Huntington. Nor 
wich. Joseph Williams, Norwich. 
Owners: Joseph Williams & Co., Norwich. 
Witnesses: Stephen Colver, Jabez Perkins. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 55 

1781 Twin Sisters. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 16. Crew: 
Apr. lit 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel A very. 

Bonders: Samuel Avery, Boston. William Foster, Boston. 

William I ayne, Boston. 
Owner: William Foster, Boston. 
Witnesses: Joseph Foster, David Spear. 

C. C. 19fi, vol. 15, p. M 

1776 Two Brothers. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 

Jul. 18 60. Bond: $5,000. Master: Thomas Chester, jr. 

Bonders: Thomas Chester, jr., Groton. Thomas Mumford, 

Groton. Amos Prentice, Groton. 
Owner: Thomas Mumford, Groton. 
Witnesses: Ithamar Harvey, Kleazer Willez. 

C. C. 19(5, vol. 15, p. 57 

1780 Two Brothers. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Oct. 30 HO. Bond: 20,000. Master: Daniel Sunders. 

Bonders: Daniel Sanders [Salem?]. John Leach, Salem. Aaron 

Waitt, Salem. 

Owners: John Leach and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Waldo, Robert Leach. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 15, p. "><) 



480 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Two Brothers. Massachusetts ship. Guns: Not stated. 
Mar. 14 Crew: 25. Bond: 20,000. Master: William 

Gray. 

Bonders: William Gray, Salem. Henry Rust, Salem. John 

Leach, Salem. 

Owners: Henry Rust and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Abner Chase, Richard Shatswell. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, ]>. 58 

1781 Two Esthers. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Dec. 26 35. Bond: $20,000. Master: James Byrne. 

Mate: Simon Gross [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: James Byrne, Philadelphia. John Henry Messomrier, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: J. H. Messonnier, Philadelphia. John C. Xollickhof- 

fer [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. fiO 

1780 Two Friends. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 2. Crow: 
Aug. 2 12- Bond: 20,000. Master: Hugh Smith. 

Bonders: Clunn & Compty, Philadelphia. Hugh Smith, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: John Compty, Philadelphia. Joseph Clunn, Phila 
delphia. 

Witnesses: James Trimble, John Swan wick. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, ]>. 62 

1781 Two Friends. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: io. 
Oct. 12 Crew: 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: Robert 

Conn. Mate: George Nicholson [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Robert Conn, Philadelphia. Nicholas Low, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: DeVriesand Hanse, Curaeoa. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Joseph Rush. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 61 

1782 Two Rachels. Pennsylvania brigantine. Guns: 8. 
Mar. 12 Crew: 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph 

Buisson [Philadelphia?]. Mate: Guenard Fitz. 

Bonders: Sasportas & Le Boeuf, Philadelphia. Joseph Buisson, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Sasportas & Le Boeuf. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 64 

1778 Two Sallys. Maryland schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 7. 
Jun. 22 Bond: $5,000. Master: Custis Kellum. 

Bonders: Custis Kellum, Maryland. John Craig [Philadelphia]. 
Owners: John Craig and others [Pennsylvania and Maryland]. 

Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 63 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 481 

1780 Two Sisters. Maryland schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 8. 
Mar. 13 Bond: $o,0()o. Master: William Thompson. 

Bonder*: William Thompson [Baltimore?]. Samuel Chase, 

Annapolis. 

Owners: John Dorsey it Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: James Brief. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 66 

1780 Two Sisters. Maryland .schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 11. 
May*) Bond: 5,000. Master: William .lone.s. 

Bonders: William Jones [Baltimore], John Davidson, Annap 
olis. 

Owners: John Sterett & Co., Baltimore. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 65 

1782 Tybalt. Massachusetts brijjfantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Jan. 30 20. Bond: $20,000. Master: Philip Rowland. 

Bonders: Philip Howland, Dartmouth. Isaiah Doane, Boston. 

Samuel Brown, Boston. 
Owners: Isaiah Doane and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: David Morey, John Pall. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 67 

177l Tyger. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: -2. Crew: 70. Bond: 
ul. 1 10,000. Master: Martin Parkison [Philadel 

phia]. 

Bonders: John Macpherson, Philadelphia. Robert Patton, 

Philadelphia. 

Owner: John Maepherson, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 69 

1781 Tyger. Massachusetts briffantinc. Guns: 14. Crew: 
Apr. 10 70. Bond: $20,000. Master: Samuel Crool. 

Bonders: Samuel Croel, Salem. Joshua Ward, Salem. Ed 
ward Holland [Salem]. 

Owners: Joshua Ward and Nathan (ioodale, Salem. 
Witnesses: Nathaniel Silsbee, Titus Morgan. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 68 

178^ Tyger. Massachusetts ship. Guns: Hi. Crew: 75. 
,Jul. 1L Bond: $20.0011. Master: John Tucker. 

Bonders: John Tucker, Gloucester. William < iee, Gloucester. 

William Peirce, Gloucester. 
Owners: William Gee and others, Gloucester. 
Witnesses: Philemon Haskell, James Snoddey. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 70 

.7212 <M! :J1 



482 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Ulysses. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 40. 
Oct. 6 Bond: $20,000. Master: Daniel McNeill. 

Bonders: Daniel McNeill [Boston]. Stephen lligginson, Bos 
ton. Eben Parsons, Boston. 
Owner: Stephen lligginson, Boston. 
Witnesses: E[ ] Makepeace, John G. Rogers. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 71 

1777 Union. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: H. Crew: 25. 
Aug. 19 Bond: $5,000. Master: John Bladder [Black- 

den?]. 

Bonders: John Blackler, Marblehead. Aaron Waitt, Salem. 

Timothy Chamberlain, Exeter, N. H. 
Owners: Aaron Waitt & Co., Salem. 
Witnesses: George Gains, John Dudley. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 72 

1780 Union. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 20. 
Oct. 9 Bond: $20,000. Master: Jonathan Gardner, 3d. 

Bonders: Jonathan Gardner, .id, Salem. Jonathan Gardner, jr., 

Salem. Samuel Ward, Salem. 
Owners: Jonathan Gardner, jr., and others. 
Witnesses: George Williams, George Dodge, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, ]>. 76 

1781 Union. Massachusetts polacre. Guns: 4. Crew: 15. 
Feb. 6 Bond: 20,000. Master: Thomas Powars. 

Bonders: Thomas Powars [Boston]. Andrew Brimmer, Bos 
ton. Martin Brimmer, Boston. 
Owners: Martin Brimmer and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Martin B. Sohier, Edward Green. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 79 

1781 Union. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. 
Mar. 21 Bond: $20,000. Master: Daniel Parsons. 

Bonders: Daniel Parsons, Cape Ann. William Pierce, Cape 

Ann. William Gee, Cape Ann. 
Owners: William Gee and others, Cape Ann. 
Witnesses: Ebenezer Lane, Nehemiah Somes. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 78 

1781 Union. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Aug. 13 18. Bond: $20,000. Master: Henry Butler 

Ellwell. 
Bonders: Ebenezer Preble, Falmouth. Nathaniel Deering, Fal- 

mouth. Henry Butler Ellwell, Falmouth. 
Owners: Ebenezer Preble and others, Falmouth, Mass, [now 

Portland, Me.]. 
Witnesses: Thomas Motley, Thomas Sandford. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 73 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 483 

17S1 Union. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 4. Crew: 12. Bond: 
Oct. 3 $2<>,UOO. .Master: Kdward Sohier. 

Homier! : Edward Sohirr, Boston. M[artin] Brimmer, Boston. 

Andrew Brimmer, Boston. 
Owner: Martin Brimmer, Boston. 
Witnesses: Jere[miali] Belknap, jr., Kdward Green. 

C. ( . 196, vol. 15, p. 80 

1751 Union. Massachusetts brig. (iuns: 0. Crew: 20. 
Nov. 13 Hond: $20.000. Master: Uriah Gardner. 

Bonders: Uriali Gardner, Boston. Joseph Whiting, Boston. 

Thomas Carter, Boston. 

Owners: Joseph Whiting and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Daniel Jones, Edward Stutson. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 15, p. 77 

1752 Union. Massachusetts brig. Guns: G. Crew: 20. 
Jul. 11 Hond: $20,000. Master: Reuben 



Bonders: Reuben Gage, Falmoutli. Ebenezer Preble, Falmouth. 

Nathaniel Deering, Falmouth. 
Owners: Ebenezer Preble and others, Falmouth [Mass.] [now 

Portland, Me.]. 
Witnesses: Isaac Randall, Moses Titcomb. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 15, p. 75 

17N2 Union. Massachusetts brig. Guns: ( >. Crew: 17. 
Dec. 31 Hond: $20,000. Master: Isaac Smith. 

Bonders: Isaac Smith [Boston?]. Thomas Snow. William 

Gray, jr., [Salem]. 

Owners: William Gray [jr.] and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Joseph Hussey, Daniel Hover. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 81 

1783 Union. Massachusetts sloop. (Jans: 6. Crew: 30. 
Feb. 2 Hond: $20,000. Master: John Fearson, Salem. 

Bonders: John Brooks, Salem. John McMillan [SaluiuJ. 

Nathaniel Brown, Salem. 
Owners: John Brooks and others, Salem. 
Witness: None. 

C. 0. 196. vol. 15. p. 74 

1780 Unity. Maryland schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 2.~>. Hond: 
Nov. 30 $20,000. Master: Joseph Elliott. 

. inders: Joseph Elliott [Baltimore?]. Robert Ewing, Dor 

chester County. 
Owners: Rol>ert Ewing, Dorchester County. William Neill, 

Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 83 



484 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Unity. Connecticut brigantine. (kins: 8. Crew: 2<>. 
Apr. 15 Bond: $20,000. Master: Ashbell Burnhain. 

Bonders: Ashbell Burnhain, Middletown. Elijah Hubbanl, 

Middletown. Comfort .Sage, Middletown. 
Owners: Ashbell Burnhain, Middletown. Klijah Hubbard, 

Middletown. Comfort Sage, Middletown. 
Witnesses: Jabez Hamlin, Samuel \V. Dana. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. Si 
Unnamed. See: Anonymous. 

1780 Van Tromp [Van "Trumpe"]. Connecticut brigantine. 

Jun. 1 Guns: 12. Crew: 55. Bond: $20,000. Master: 

Sanford Thompson. 

Bonders: Sanford Thompson [Middletown]. Comfort Sage 

[Middletown]. James Church [Hartford]. 
Owners: Uriah Rogers & Co. 
Witnesses: William Williams, Hezekiah Merrill. 

C. C . 196, vol. 15. p. 85 

1782 Van Tromp. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 45. 
Jan. 12 Bond: $20,000. Master: Robert Shewell. Mate: 

Daniel Campbell [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Michael Morgan O Brien, Philadelphia. Stacy Hep 
burn, Philadelphia. Robert Shewell, Philadelphia. 
Owners: Stacy Hepburn, Philadelphia. Robert Shewell, Phila 
delphia. [Michael Morgan O Brien?], Philadelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble. 

.C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 84 

1779 Vengeance. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 
Nov. 12 20. Bond: $lo,ooo. Master: Samuel Cassan 

[Philadelphia]. 

Bonder: John Pringle, Philadelphia. 
Owners: John Pringle & Co. [Philadelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

James Montgomery is given us one of the bonders, but his signature to 
the bond is lacking. He WHS intended for muster of the vessel, 
but his place was taken by Casein. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 87 

1780 Vengeance. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 14. Crew: SO. 
Mar. 8 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Dennis. 

Bonders: William Dennis, Rhode Island. Jonathan Waldron. 

Thomas Mumford [Norwich], Conn. 
Owner: Jonathan Waldron. 
Witnesses: G[urdon] Saltonstall, David Mumford. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 88 

1781 Vengeance. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Jul. 23 15. Bond: $20,000. Master: Stephen Benczet. 

Mate: William Council [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Stephen Benezet [Philadelphia]. Joseph Uallego, 
Philadelphia. Joseph de Landa, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Joseph Gallego, Philadelphia. Joseph de Landa, Phil 
adelphia. 

Witness: James Trimble, Philadelphia. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 86 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THK REVOLUTION. 485 

1781 Vengeance. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: *!. Crew: 
Nov. 4 11. Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Parker 

[Philadelphia]. Mate: .Joseph de Lundu, Phila 
delphia. 

Bonders: Joseph de I.anda, Philadelphia. Joseph (iallego, 
Philadelphia. 

Owners: Joseph de Lamia. Philadelphia. Joseph (iallepo, Phil 
adelphia. 
Witnesses: James Trimble, Joseph Parker. 

C. C. 19(3, vol. 15, p. 89 

Venus. Pennsylvania brigantine. (runs: (5. Crew: 25. 
Bond: $5,000. Master: William Kaddon. Mate: 
Thomas Cummin, Philadelphia. 

Bonders: William Kaddon [ Philadelphia?]. Thomas Pryor, 

Philadelphia. 
Owners: Daniel Koberdeau, Philadel])hia. Thomas Pryor & 

Co., Philadelphia. 
Witnesses: William Barrett, John Reed. 

C . C. 19<i, vol. 15, p. 99 

177! Venus. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: 6. Crew: 20. 
Oct. 20 Bond: $5,000. Master: .James Clifton. 

Bunders: James Clifton, Philadelphia. Charles Jones, Phila 
delphia. 

Owner: Charles Jones, Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 93 

1780 Venus. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: li. Crew: 15. 
Nov. 8 Bond: 20,000. Master: Mich[a]el Leslie. 

Bonders: Mieh[a]el Leslie, Boston. Robert MeN eill, Boston. 

Kbenezer Lane, Boston. 
Owners: Daniel Robert McNeill, Boston. 
Witnesses: John Winthrop, Samuel Perkins. 

C. C. 19H, vol. 15, p. 9(5 

1780 Venus. Massachusetts brigantine. (inns: (>. Crew: 15. 
Dec. 23 Bond: 20,000. Master: .John Young. 

Bonders: John Young, Boston. John (. oilman, Boston. Wil 
liam Smith, Boston. 

Owners: John Codman and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Nalbro Frazier, William Codman. 

C. C. 19(>, vol. 15, p. 100 

1781 Venus. New Hampshire brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 
May 30 35. Bond: $20,000. Master: Henry Moore. 

Bonders: Henry Moore, Portsmouth. Rolu-rt Parker, Ports 
mouth. Ichabod Nichols, Portsmouth. 

Owners: Robert Parker, Portsmouth. Ichabod Nichols, Ports 
mouth. 

Witnesses: George < iearis, John Davenport. 

C. C. 19(i, vol. 15, p. 97 



486 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Venus. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crow: SO. Bond: 
Jun. 11 $20,000. Master: George W. Babcock. 

Bonders: Ueorge W. Babeoek, Providence, K. I. Thomas 1 1 ar 
ris, Boston. Jonathan Harris, Boston. 
Owners: Thomas Harris and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: Andrew Newell, Stephen Edes. 

0. C. 196, vol. 15, i. ill 

1781 Venus. Maryland ship, duns: U>. Crew: 7o. Bund: 
Jl- 5 $20,000. Master: James Buchanan. 

Bonders: James Buchanan [Baltimore?]. William Hyde, An 
napolis. 

< >wners: Archibald Buchanan and others, Maryland. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

0. C. 19(i, vol. !.">, p. 92 

1781 Venus. Connecticut brigantino. Guns: K>. Crew: 00. 
Sep. 6 Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Conkling. 

Bonders: Joseph Conkling, New London County. Thomas 
Mumford, Norwich. William Havens, New London 
County. 

Owner: Not stated. 
Witnesses: William Laurence, Charles Hopkins. 

C. C. lilli, vol. 15, p. 94 

1781 Venus. Massachusetts brig. Guns: <>. Crew:!."). Bond: 
Oct. 13 $20.000. Master: Henry Higginson. 

Bonders: Henry Higginson, Salem. Kben[ezer] Parsons, Bos 
ton. Robert McNeill, Boston. 

Owners: Daniel & Robert McNeill and others, Suffolk County. 
Witnesses: Tristram Barnard, John Dowan. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 95 

1782 Venus. Virginia schooner. Guns: 14. Crew: 75. Bond: 
Mar. $20,000. Master: [Thomas Ogborne]. 

Bonders: George Nicolson [Richmond?]. Thomas Ogborne 
Owners: Baker & Blow [Richmond?]. 
Witness: Charles Hay "as to George Nicolson." 

C. C. 19(1, vol. 15, p. 90 

1782 Venus. Massachusetts .ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 20. 
Tul. 3 Bond: $20,000. Master: Thomas Nicolson. 

Bonders: Thomas Nicolson, Salem. William Gray, jr., Salem. 

Benjamin West. 

Owners: William Gray and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Benjamin Dunham, Ebenezer Swan. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, ]>. 98 

1782 Vermont. Connecticut boat. Gun: 1. Crew: 12. Bond: 
Jun. 24 $20,000. Master: George Spooner. 

Bonders: George Spooner [Norwich]. Joseph Williams [Nor 
wich]. John Porter, Connecticut. 
Owners: Joseph Williams & Co. [Norwich]. 
Witnesses: John Trumbull, David Blackmail. 

C. C. 196, vol. 15, p. 101 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 487 

Viper. Miiryhnul brig, (itins: 14. Crew: 5o. Bond: 
Aug. IT $ 20,000. Master: John Hanson. 

Bonders: John Hanson. John Davidson, Annapolis. 
Owners: David Stewart and Others, Baltimore. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 2 

1782 Viper. Massachusetts ship. (inns: 14. Crew: 65. 
Apr. 9 Bond: $ 20,000. Master: Jonathan Neall. 

Bonders: Jonathan Neall, Salem. John Leach, Salem. Na 
than Nichols, Salem. 
Owners: John & Robert Leach, Salem. 
Witnesses: .1 [ ] Hurd, ,T[oseph] Hiller. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 5 

Viper. Connecticut boat, (inn: 1. Crew: 10. Bond: 

$20,000. 

.Sir Bond covering the J<i>j, llnn k and Viper; and Bond cover 
ing the liitttlt xiiake, Viper and Snratogn. 

1782 Viper. Massachusetts schooner, duns: 2. Crew: 25. 
Jul. 23 Bond: $20,000. Master: Benjamin Hilton. 

Bonders: Benjamin Hilton [Salem]. Henry Williams, Salem. 

Samuel Williams, Salem. 

Owners: Samuel Williams and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: James Carvel, Henry Williams. 

C.- C. 196, vol. 16, p. 3 

1782 Viper. Massachusetts schooner, (inns: s. Crew: 25. 
g e p 30 Bond: $ 20,000. Master: Thomas Coburn. 

Bonders: Thomas Coburn, Salem. Samuel Williams, Salem. 

Robert Stone [Salem]. 

Owners: Samuel Williams and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: Benjamin West, John Jenks. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 1 

17SO Virgin. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 8. Crew: 25. 
]><.. 20 Bond: 20,000. Master: Jonathan Coolidge. 

Bonders: Jonathan Coolidge, Newburyport. Joseph Marquand, 
Newburyport. William Bartlet, Newburyport. 

Owners: Joseph Marquand, Newburyport. Isaac Green Pear 
son, Newburyport. 

Witnesses: Michael Hodge, Joseph Newman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. t> 

1780 Virginia. Maryland brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 24. 
Apr. 11 Bond: $10,000. Master: Joseph Greenway. 

Bonders: Joseph Greenway [Alexandria, Va.?]. George Mann. 

Annapolis. 

Owners: Honp <& Harrison, Alexandria [Va.]. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 9 



488 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781 Virginia. Pennsylvania brigantine. (Jims: 4. Crew: 13. 
Jun. IS Bond: $20,000. Master: Peter Ilodgkinson 

[Philadelphia?]. Mate: Edmund Wingate, Phila 
delphia. 

Bonders: Samuel Inglis, Philadelphia, George Ord, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Robert Morris, Samuel Inglis [Philadelphia]. Thomas 
Welling and George Ord, Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: James Stuart, William Young. 

0. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 9 

1782 Virginia. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 10. Crew: 25. 
Feb. 12 Bond: 20,000. Master: William Claghorn. 

Bonders: William Claghorn, Bedford. Jonathan Nutting, Bos 
ton. Ebenezer Woodward, Boston. 
Owners: Jonathan Nutting and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: William Bartlet, Robert Gardner. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 7 

17S2 Volunteer. Massachusetts galley. Gun: 1. .Crew: 25. 
May 13 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Hart. 

Bonders: AVilliam Hart [Boston]. Dimond Morton, Boston. 

Peter (ieyer, Boston. 
Owners: Dimond Morton, Boston. Peter Ueyer and others, 

Boston. 
Witnesses: John MeKlroye, Enoch Howes. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 10 

1782 Volunteer. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 8. Crew: 
Jul. 18 20. Bond: 20,000. Master: Litchtield Luce. 

Bonders: Litchtield Luce, Boston. Thomas Russell, Boston. 

Chambers Russell, Boston. 
Owners: Litchtield Luce and others, Boston. 
Witnesses: AVilliam Burroughs, Charles Nicholes. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, ]>. 11 

1782 Vulture. Massachusetts brigantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Jan. 29 12. Bond: $20,000. Master: Abraham Tappan. 

Bonders: Abraham Tappan, Newburyport. AVilliam Bartlet, 

Newburyport. Elias Hunt, Newburyport. 
Owners: Elias Hunt and AVilliam Bartlet, Newburyport. 
Witnesses: John Tracy, M[ichael] Hodge. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, ]>. 13 

1782 Vulture. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. Crew: 18. 
Oct. 19 Bond: $20.000. Master: William Chaloner. 

Bonders: William Chaloner, Machias, Mass, [now Me.]. 

Elias Farkman. Benjamin Coolidge. 
Owner: William Chaloner, Machias, Mass. [Me.]. 
AA itnesses: AVilliam Williams, John Rand. 

C. C!. 196, vol. 16, p. 12 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 489 

1778 Washington. Maryland sloop. Guns: 14. Crew: 2o. 
Aug. :5 Bond: 5,000. Master: John Harrows. 

Bonders: John Burrows [Philadelphia, ] a.]. Johr> Muir. 
Owners: Isaac Van Bibber & Co. [Van Bibber and David 

Weenie, Baltimore; John Muir, Annapolis]. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. !!)(>, vol. Iti, j>. 14 

1778 Washington. Pennsylvania ship. (Juns: 8. Crew: 30. 
Sep. !t Bond: 10,000. Master: James Fletcher [Phila 

delphia]. 

Bonders: George Kennedy, Philadelphia. William McCul- 
lough, Philadelphia. 

Owners: Thomas Irwin, George Kennedy [Philadelphia]. Wil 
liam McCullongh & Co., Philadelphia. 

Witnesses: Stephen Cochran, James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. Hi, ]>. 17 

177!* Washington. Pennsylvania schooner. Guns: (5. Crew: 
Jun. , 20. Bond: $5,000. Master: George May. 

Bonders: George May, Philadelphia. .lames C rawford, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: James Crawford & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. It), p. L O 

177!* Washington. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: -iO. 
Sep. 7 Bond: $5,000. Master: Israel Doming. 

Bonders: Israel Deming, Hartford. Barnabas Deane, Wethers- 
field. John Wright, Wethersfield. 
Owners: Justus Riley, John Wright & Co. 
Witnesses: Thomas Xewson, Ezekiel Williams. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 16 

177! Washington. Pennsylvania sloop. Guns: 8. Crew: 15. 
Sep. L o Bond: $5,000. Master: Nathaniel Chew. 

Bonders: Nathaniel Chew, Philadelphia. Samuel Inglis, Phila 
delphia. 

Owners: Samuel Inglis & Co., Philadelphia. 
Witness: .lames Trimble. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, ]>. 15 

1780 Washington. Connecticut sloop. Guns: (!. Crew: 2o. 
> Bond: $5,000. Master: Richard Rennals [Rey 

nolds >.\. 

Bonders: Richard Rennals, Wethersfield. James Church, Hart 
ford. Charles Caldwell, Hartford. 
Owners: John Broome & Co. [Hartford]. 
Witnesses: Jedediah Kldestain, Nathaniel Weeks, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. L l 



490 T.rSHUBY OF 



WaafccngfeOB. MaL*?*chu^ett~ -hip. Guns: 7. Crew: 
Bond: fc0. .>. Master: Edmond Lewi-. 



Bt Oilers: io_iG i Lewi-.. Sni 



xiae- i&: . >ih<rrs. -aieru. 
Wraaeas>es: Josai Eli..-*- Sanrne! O l 



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Washington. Pena-rlranim 

- 1<: 1 " Bond: $*_>.< :>. Master: Jame- Jo^iah. 

M*te: Jotn Fleminir [Philadelphia]. 

&.->i>iisrs: Jiaae? J-.-wah. Phiijd^ipiiia. ie.--rae Henrr. Phiia- 

ieiphia. 

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Sep- 2 Bond: 0.">. Master: Enoch Pike. 

n.-.-i Pilte ^X 



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0. C. 196. v,>l. !x p. 23 

Wa^L Ma.-sakch : Small arm-. Crew: 

. Bond: fcM.<. Mi. ? ier: Th-jma.-Thomp-<.n. 

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Ernr-2rT Perry. J.r^m Perrr. 

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Boed: e>>.>.. M,<er: Daniel McXeilL 



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492 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780 Whim. Connecticut brigantine. Guns: 12. Crew: 40. 
Tun. 16 Bond: $20,000. Master: Joseph Colliding. 

Bonders: Joseph Colliding, Groton. Joseph Packwood, New- 
London. Dudley Wright, New London. 
Owner: Joseph Packwood, New London. 
Witness: Jonathan Truman, G[urdon] Saltonstall. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 16, p. 32 

1777 White Oak. New Hampshire ship. Guns: 6. Crew: 15. 
Feb. 26 Bond: $4,000. Master: Eliphalet Ladd. 

Bonders: Eliphalet Ladd, Exeter. Jedediah Jewett, Exeter. 

Samuel Brook, Exeter. 
Owners: Eliphalet Ladd, Exeter. Jedediah Jewett, Exeter. 

Thomas Osgood, Exeter. 
Witnesses: Ebenezer Thompson, Nathaniel Peabody. 

C. 0. 196, vol. 16, p. 33 

1778 Widow Wadman. Maryland schooner. Guns: 7. Crew: 
Aug. 10 14. Bond: $5,000. Master: Salisbury Blackmer. 

Bonders: Salisbury Blackmer. George Salmon, Maryland. 
Owners: David Stewart & Co. [Baltimore]. 
Witness: William Hyde. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 34 

1777 Wilks [Wilkes?]. New Hampshire sloop. Guns: 10. 
May 29 Crew: 60. Bond: $5,000. Master: Mendes Ills 

Cadet. 
Bonders: Mendes His Cadet, Portsmouth. Edmund Roberts, 

Exeter. Gideon Samson, Exeter. 
Owners: Mendes fils Cadet, Portsmouth. 
Witnesses: Thomas Odiorne, George Gains. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 37 

1781 Wilkes. Virginia brigantine. Guns: 14. Crew: 50. 
Mar. 23 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Cunningham. 

Bonders: William Cunningham. Reuben Coutts, Virginia. 
Owners: Samuel B. Cunningham & Co. [Virginia]. 
Witness: A[rchibald] Blair. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 35 

1781 Wilkes. Virginia brigantine. Guns: 16. Crew: 100. 
Oct. 22 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Cunningham. 

Bonders: William Cunningham and Samuel B. Cunningham, 

Virginia. 

Owners: Samuel B. Cunningham & Co. 
Witness: Charles Hay. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 86 

1780 William. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 12. Crew: 30. 
Dec. 25 Bond: $20,000. Master: William Peirce Johnson. 

Bonders: William P. Johnson, Newburyport. William Bart- 
let, Newburyport, Joseph Marquand, Newburyport. 

Owners: John Coffin Jones [Boston]. William Bartlet, New 
buryport. Joseph Marquand, Newburyport. 

Witnesses: M[ichael] Hodge, Joseph Newman. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 39 



NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION. 493 

1781 William. Massachusetts ship. Guns: 8. Crew: 25. 
Jun. 21 Bond: S20,ooo. Master: Joseph Rowe. 

Bonders: Joseph Rowe, Xewburyport. John Tracy, Newbury- 

port. Samuel Newhall, Newburyport. 
Owners: John Tracy, Newburvport. Nathaniel Tracy, Xew- 

buryport. 
Witnesses: Stephen Sewall, James Jarvis. 

C. C. UI6, vol. Iti, ]>. 40 

1782 William. Pennsylvania ship. Guns: 4. Crew: 20. 
Aug. -2 Bond: $20,000. Master: Nicolas Vallance. Mate: 

John Ilitts [Philadelphia]. 

Bonders: Alexander Nesbitt, Philadelphia. Nicolas Vallance, 

Philadelphia. 

Owners: Conyngham & Xesbitt [Pliiladelphia]. 
Witness: James Trimble. 

C. C. !!)*>, vol. 16, p. 41 

1777 Williaminta. Maryland schooner. Guns: -L Crew: lo. 
Oct. 20 Bond: $5,000. Master: Thomas Waters. 

Bonders: Thomas Waters [Baltimore]. Isaac Van Bibber, 

Baltimore. 
Owners: [Isaac] Van Bibber, C[harles] Wallace, I)[aniel] 

Weeins [Baltimore]. J[ohn] Muir [Annapolis]. 
Witness: Tfhomas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 42 

1778 Willey & Minta [Williaminta?]. Maryland schooner. 
Mav 28 Guns: 4. Crew: 7. Bond: $o,0(>0. Master: 

William Skillirn. 

Bonders: William Skillirn [Baltimore]. 

Owners: Abraham Van Bibber and others, Baltimore. 

Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 38 

1780 Willing Lass. Maryland brig. Guns: 16: Crew: 4A). 
May 3 Bond: 10.000. Master: Thomas Williams. 

Bonders: Thomas Williams [Prince George s County?]. 

H[enry] Dennis, Worcester County. 
Owners: Henry Dennis and others, Worcester County. 
Witnesses: Levin Handy, William Wise. 

C. C. 196, vol. Ki, p. 48 

17S1 Willing Lass. Virginia brigantine. Guns: 1(1. Crew: 
Mar. 1 1)5. Bond: $20.000. Master: Thomas Williams. 

Bonders: Thomas Williams [Prince George s Comity, Md.?]. 

John Banks [Richmond.]. 
Owners: Hunter, Banks & Co. [Richmond.] 
Witness: Henry Banks. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, ]>. 44 



494 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782 Willing Maid. Massachusetts schooner. Guns: 4. 
Jul. 24 Crow: 25. Bond: $20,000. Master: John Sav 

age, Salem. 
Bonders: John Savage, Salem. John Augusta Dunn, Salem. 

James Eaton [Salem]. 

Owners: John Augusta Dunn and others, Salem. 
Witnesses: John Baker, Joseph Russell. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 45 

1782 Wolf. Virginia ship, duns: 16. Crew: 60. Bond: 
May 10 20,000. Master: Samuel Butler. 

Bonders: Samuel Butler. George Nicolson [Richmond]. 
Owners: Baker and Blow [Richmond]. 
Witnesses: Hector McNeill, Henry Miller. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 46 

1776 Wooster. Connecticut sloop, (.inns: 10. Crew: 80. 
Nov. 9 Bond: $5,000. Master: John McCleave. 

Bonders: John McCleave, New Haven. Pierpont Edwards & 

Co., New Haven. 

Owners: Pierpont Edwards & Co., New Haven. 
Witnesses: Thomas Brockway, William Day. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 47 

1778 Wooster. Connecticut sloop. Guns: 10. Crew: 60. 
Feb. 20 Bond: $5,000. Master: Ebenezer Peck. 

Bonders: Ebenezer Peck, New Haven. Pierpont Edwards & 

Co., New Haven. 

Owners: Pierpont Edwards & Co., New Haven. 
Witnesses: Jabez Hamlin, Jesse Niogt[?]. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 48 

1779 York. Connecticut sloop, (runs: 6. Crew: 10. Bond: 
Oct. 4 $5,000. Master: Jabez Perkins, 3d. 

Bonders: Jahez Perkins, 3d, Norwich. Jabez Perkins, Norwich. 

Joshua Huntington, Norwich. 
Owners: Jabe/. Perkins it Co., Norwich. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Huntington, Erastus Perkins. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 50 

1782 York. Virginia schooner. Guns: 14. Crew: 40. Bond: 
Apr. 13 $20,000. Master: Isaiah Keel [Philadelphia?]. 

Bonders: Bristol Brown tor Isaiah Keel. James Hunter 

[Richmond]. 
Owners: Wells Cowper & Co. Henry and Thomas Brown 

[Virginia]. 
Witness: Archibald Blair. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 49 

1779 Young Cromwell. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 10. 
Jun. 5 Crew: 45. Bond: $5,000. Master: William 

Waiters. 

Bonders: William Walters, Norwich. William Coit, Norwich. 

Joseph Williams, Norwich. 
Owners: Joseph Williams and others, Norwich. 
Witnesses: Jonathan Huntington, William Wattles. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 53 



NAVAL HKCUKUS OK THK REVOLUTION. 495 

1781 Young Cromwell. Connecticut .schooner. Guns: 10. 
Jul. It! Crew: -tr>. Bond: $20,000. Master: William 

Heed. 
Bonders: \Villiain Heed, Norwich. William Ooit, jr., Norwich. 

John Alden, Lebanon. 

Owners: Joseph Williams & Co. [Norwich]. 
Witnesses: Hooker St. John, Ebenezer Mead. 

C. C. 196, vol. Iti, p. 52 

1781 Young Cromwell. Connecticut schooner. Guns: 12. 
Nov. <> Crew: 45. Bond: $20.000. Master: .lohn 

Cook. 
Bonders: John Cook, Seth Harding, New London, and Klisha 

Coit, New London County. 
Owners: Joseph Williams & Co. [Norwich]. 
Witnesses: John Porter, Isaac Fitch. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 51 

1782 Young Lion. Connecticut Galley. Guns: -4. Crew: 25. 
.lul. 31 Bond: $20.000. Master: Peter Vail. 

Bonders: Peter Vail [New London?]. Robert Usher. 

John Alden [Lebanon], 
Owners: John Foster & Co. 
Witnesses: Jonathan N. Havens, John Porter. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 54 

1780 Young Neptune. Maryland Schooner. Guns: 10. Crew: 
Sep. ! 30. Bond: $20.000. Master: Gilbert de La 

Roche. 

Bonders: G[ilbert] de La Roche [Philadelphia?]. John Muir, 

Annapolis. 

Owners: Lacaze and Mallet, Philadelphia. 
Witness: T[homas] Johnson, jr. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 55 

178o Zephyr. Massachusetts Hrijrantine. Guns: 4. Crew: 
Nov. S 15. Bond: $20.0i>0. Master: George Lane. 

Bonders: George Lane [Boston]. Ebenezer Lane, Boston. Ne- 

hemiah Somes, Boston. 
Owner: Ebenezer l^me, Boston. 
Witnesses: William W. Parsons, Gibson Parsons, Moses (ireen- 

leaf. 

C. C. 196, vol. 16, p. 56 



INDEX. 



A. 

Abacoa, 44, 40. 

Abel, Klijah, 293, 302, 4(53. 

Abel, Joseph, 233, 323, 414, 42(5, 4:17. 

Aliiii t lon, sloop, 217. 

Accounts, continental agents, 134, 208. 

Ai hi/li K, brigantini . 217. 

Artir, , brig, 218: briuantine, 21S, 219; 
sloop, 2S, 10:i, 104, IIS, Hit, 121. 154, 
16S, 217, 218, 2H>. 

Adams, Caleb (!., 45(>. 

Adams. Daniel, 9, :ill, 377. 

Adams, Jacob, 391. 

Adams, .John, 249, 277, 300, 301, 317. 

Adams, Nathaniel, 3(5, 47, 50. 

Adams, Robert, 224, 441. 

Adams, Samuel, 93, 377. 

Adams, Thomas, 2(59, 348, 442. 

Adams, William, 10(i. 

Adams & Dexter, 370. 

Adams, sloop, 219. 

Adamson, John, 41. 

Addison, John, 40(i. 

Additiim, schooner, 219, 220. 

Addon, Pierre, 257, 3(5(i. 

Adkison, John, 345. 

Admiral Xoutman, ship, 220. 

Admiralty, Board of, 121, 127, 14S, 154; 
money fur. 127, 130, 151, 153, 154, 157; 
commercial business, 134; constitu 
tion of, 137, 1(>4; salaries. 174, 17(5; 
seal, 181; court, 178. 

Adriana, brigantine, 220; sloop, 220. 

Adrenture, brig, 194,221,222; brigantine, 
154, 15(5, 221; galley, 222; schooner, 
221,222; ship, 221, 222. 

Adrenturmis Fisherman, schooner, 222. 

Aiken, Mathew, 350. 

Ajajc, brigantine, 223. 

Albertaon, Thomas, lieut., 19, 20, 39. 

Albouy, Leonard, 10(i. 

Alcide, 162, 1153. 

Alcock, Manuel, 275. 
521206 32 



Alcorn, Robert, 220. 

Alden, John, 2(54, 2(59, 324, 344, 360, 374, 

379, 393, 414, 415, 426, 454, 459, 473, 

474, 495. 

Alden, Jonathan, 360. 
Alden, William, 225. 
Alexander, Charles, captain, 30, 42, 53, 

218, 280. 

Alexander, Giles, 431. 
Alexander, brigantine, 223, 224; ship, 223. 
Alfred, 22, 24, 28, 34, 39, 71, 72. 
Algiers, American prisoners at, 1(51. 

Allen, , 97, 139. 

Allen, Benjamin, 271, 466. 

Allen, David, 247, 301, 458. 

Allen, Edward, 242, 364, 397. 

Allen, James, 121. 

Allen, Joseph, 317. 

Allen, Joshua, 235, 380, 403. 

Allen, Nathaniel, 430. 

Allen, William, 190, 259. 

Alliance, 74, 75, 87, 88, 92, 93, 114, 116, 

126, 128, 138, 145, 146, 153, 154, 155, 

156, 160, 1(51, 162, 164, 165, 180, 182, 

183, 187, 188, 191, 193, 194, 195, 196, 

200, 201, 202, 203, 205, 209, 210, 211, 

213. 
Allibone, William, 237, 315, 348, 349, 359, 

476. 

Alline, Henry, 467. 
Allon, Thomas, 231, 312, 398. 
Alplim, sloop, 224. 
Alsop, John, 204. 
Ambrose, Israel, 11. 
America, military situation, 19. 
America, 128, 129, 130, 133, 137, 138, 144, 

145, 147, 152, 155, 166, 169, 179, 181, 

192, 224. 

American, ship, 224. 
American Hero, ship, 225. 
American Revenue, sloop, 225. 
Amiable Elizabeth, V , 194, 195, 197, 203, 

204. 

497 



498 



INDEX. 



Amigosdel Pays, ship, 226. 

Amory, Jonathan, 281, 441. 

Amphitrite, ship, 226. 

Anable, Cornelius, 66. 

Anderson, Kphraim, 14. 

Anderson, James, 119, 326. 

Anderson, John, 422. 

Anderson & Co., 318. 

Andrea Doria, 23, 24, 30, 39, 41, 43, 45, 
50, 103, 207. 

Andrew, John, 432, 435. 

Andrew Caldwell, ship, 226. 

Andrus, Moses, jr., 350. 

Angell, James, 393. 

Angus, John, 205, 303, 337, 392. 

Anna, 195. 

Annable, Cornelius, 304. 

Annapolis, sloop, 226. 

Anne, ship, 226. 

Annetl, ship, 227. 

Anonymous vessels, 227. 

Antelope, hrigantine, 228; schooner, 227, 
228; ship, 228. 

Anthony, Hezekiah, 330. 

Antigua, 121. 

Anti Smuggler, galley, 228. 

Anti Traitor, boat, 228. 

Apollo, ship, 229. 

Appeals, committee on, continental con 
gress, 92; from New Hampshire 
courts, 124; court of, 131, 144, 209, 210. 

Appleton, John, 460. 

Appleton, Thomas, 374, 447. 

Arbulu, Juan Joseph de, 226. 

Arbuthnot, Marriot, 114. 

Archer, John, 285, 302. 

Aryo, 115, 122, 136, 148, 184, 229, 230. 

Ariel, continental vessel, 174; brig, 230; 
brigantine, 230. 

Armistead, William, 260. 
Armitage, Benjamin, 255. 
Armitage, James, 355, 452. 
Arms from France, 15. 

Armstrong, Thomas, 288. 

Armstrong, William, 240, 338, 375, 419, 

437, 450. 
Army, continental, re-enlistments, 33; 

prizes sold for, 143. 
Arnold, Benedict, 95, 138, 311. 
Arnold, James, 387. 
Arnold, Nathaniel, 354. 
Arnold, Rhodes, 363. 
Ash, Gilbert, 385. 



Ash, James, 218, 235, 249, 265, 309, 310, 

372, 433, 478. 
Ash, William, 139. 
Ashburn, Joseph, 410. 
Ashby, (ieorge, 261, 377. 
Ashmead, John, 101, 108, 114, 123, 137, 

226, 279, 395. 
Ashton, Benjamin, 396. 
Ashton, Jacob, 219, 269, 291, 357. 
Assurance, sloop, 230. 
Astrea, ship, 230. 
Atalanln, brig, 230. 
Athbuoy, John, 343. 
Atkins, Henry, 284. 
Atkins, Joseph, 338, 422. 
Atkins, Nathaniel, 400. 
Atkinson, (ieorge, 390. 
Atkinson, John. Src Adkison. 
Atwood, Ebene/er, 356. 
Aubin, Philip, 363, 409. 
Audebert, John, 236. 
Audet, Joseph, 438. 
Audibert, Isaiah, 301. 
Audibert, Philip, 305, 454. 
Audobon, John, 227. 
Audrain, Peter, 380. 
Augustine, August, 390. 
Aurora, brigantine, 230, 231; schooner, 

230, 231; ship, 230, 231. 
Austin, David, 402. 
Austin, Jonathan Loring, 381. 
Austin, Nathaniel, 236, 256. 
Austin, Samuel, 352. 
Avery, James, 330, 437. 
A very, John, 11, 18, 246, 261, 378, 396, 

466. 

Avery, Samuel, 479. 
Avery, William, 221. 
Aver, Elijah, 330, 448. 
Aver, Elisha, 468. 
Aylett, William, 99, 100, 109, 112, 133, 

138. 

B. 

Babbidge, Christopher, 297, 361. 
Babcock, Adam, 280, 307, 393, 394, 416, 

464. 
Babcock, George W., 238, 326, 335, 479, 

486. 

Babcock, Henry, 12. 
Babson, John, 267, 317, 449. 
Babson, Samuel, 274, 430. 
Babson, Solomon, 449. 



499 



Babson, Zebulon, 267, -449. 

li,i,;-l,li.", hrifT, 231. 

Bachelder, Samuel. 314. 

Hiirhehir, schooner, 231. 

Backus, Kbenezer, jr., 240. 

Bacon, F.dward, jr., 222. 

r.a.l.-.>ck. .loliu, 305, 306. 

Badcock, Joseph, 425. 

Barley, Philip, 277. 

Ba^nall, Robert, 265. 

Bailey, Kdward, liMi. 

Bailey, Nathan, jr., 280. 

Bailey, Samuel, 41! 1. 

Baily. Samuel, 2- r >9. 

Baker, Benjamin, 275. 

Baker, Frederick, 334. 

Baker, George, 236. 

Baker, Husih, 43!>. 

Baker, .Mm, 230, 3SS, 413, 441, 494. 

Baker, Joshua, 473. 

I taker, Luke, 334, 475. 

Baker, Richard, 227, 321, 444. 

Baker, Samuel, 354. 

Baker, Thomas, 339. 

Baker, William, jr., 446. 

Baker <fe Blow, 227, 260, 406, 422, 444. 

473, 486, 494. 

Baleli, Benjamin, 240, 331, 452. 
Baldesqui, Joseph, 294. 
Baldwin, John, Lieut., 16, 28, 33. 
Baldwin, William, 337, 475. 
Baldwyn, John, 37(5. 
Ball, John, 305, 306. 
Ball, Joseph, 250, 375. 
Ball, Samuel, 375, 431. 
Ball, William, 287. 
Ballard, Kdward, 383. 
Balliet, Stephen, 386. 
Baltimore, stores, 81, 97; commerce of, 98. 
linltimuri; 57, 59, 63, 67, 69. 71, 115, 231, 

232. 

Baltimore. Jfi ro, schooner, 232; sloop, 232. 
Banks, John, 244, 324, 347, 361, 397,493. 

(See aho Hunter, Banks & Co. ) 
Banks, Henry, 273, 324, 397, 473, 493. 
Banks, William, 421, 464. 
Hunter, sloop, 232. 
Baralett, Kliphus, 304. 
Barbarous, John, 329. 
Barbary States, 206, 209, 210. 
Barbe, Wyatt S. See St. Barbe. 
Barbei , ( ieorge, 296. 
Barber, Nathaniel, 262, 272, 283, 430. 
Barclay, John, 220, 237, 238, 278. 



Ban-lay, Thomas, 190, 193, 195, 196, 199, 
205, 237. 

Barker, Robert, 268. 

Barlow, U>vi, 461. 

Barnaby, John, 369. 

Barnaby, Richard, 221. 

Barnard, Ebene/.er, jr., 364, 429, 430. 

Barnard, Joseph, 446. 

Barnard, Thomas, 419. 

Barnard, Tristram, 388, 425, 486. 

Barnes, David L., 288. 

Barnes, Samuel, 332. 

Barney, Joshua, 153, 154, 202, 227, 348. 

Barr, James,, 118, 119, 397, 448. 

Barr, John, 264. 

Barre, John, 204. 

Barrere, John, 252. 

Barrere, Le Grand, & Co., 181. 

Barrett, Thomas, 331. 

Barrett, William, 485. 

Barry, John, captain, 50, 58, 62, 65, 68, 
71, 74, 81, 85, 87, 90, 122, 125, 133, 
160, 161, 162, 165, 168, 170, 173, 182, 
186, 187, 188, 190, 191, 193, 194, 197, 
199, 203, 205, 209, 265; letter book, 
195. 

Bartholomew, John, 221, 388. 

Bartlett, Abraham, 256. 

Bartlett, Ambrose, 243. 

Bartlett, Benjamin, 237, 284. 

Bartlett, Isaac, 365. 

Bartlett, John, 437. 

Bartlett, Joseph, 307. 

Bartlett, Nicholas, 222. 

Bartlett, Samuel, 458, 467. 

Bartlett, Walter Prue, 239, 257, 297, 322, 
377, 396. 

Bartlett, William, 23, 24,40,290,373,394, 
408, 436, 487, 488, 491, 492. 

Bartlett & George, 40. 

I?arto, Francis Xavier de, 61. 

Barton, Samuel, 303. 

Barton, William, 315, 354. 

Basden, Henry, 391. 

Basden, Joseph, 106. 

Bass, Joseph, 268. 

Bassett, Barakiah, 288. 

Bassett, Thornton, 400. 

Batchelder, Samuel, 391, 395, 458. 

Batcheldor, Caleb D., 293. 

Batcheklor, Josiah, 293. 

Batchelor, ship, 232. 

Bates, David, 346, 435. 

Bates, Jonathan, 238. 



500 



INDEX. 



Bates, Laban, 471!. 

Batty, George, 397. 

Baxter, James. (See Baxter, John.) 

Baxter, John, 338, 478. 

Bay, Hugh, 452. 

Bayard, Andrew, 836, 349, 392. 

Bayard, John, 417, 430, 436. 

Bay ley, Gamaliel, 287. 

Bayley, James, 437. 

Baylor, Loring, 441. 

Beach, John, 299, 314, 317, 328. 

Beal, Caleb, 432. 

Bean, Francis, 366. 

Beardsley, Hezekiah, 491. 

Beatty, John, 79, 85, 86, 101, 103, 107, 
110, 113, 114, 116, 12!, 122, 124. 

Beanjou, Anthony, 123. 

Bearer, ship, 233; sloop, 232, 233. 

Beck, James, 265. 

Becket, John, 468. 

Beckett, Retier, 331, 441. 

Bee, Thomas, 254, 373. 

Beebe, Edward, 219. 

.Beggars Benixon, schooner, 233. 

Belcher, John, 298. 

Belisarius, ship, 234. 

Belknap, Jeremiah, jr., 441, 483. 

Bell, Daniel, 225, 269, 441. 

Bell, Joseph, 325. 

Bell, Thomas, 199, 253. 

Bell, Thomas, 253. 

Bell, William, 408. 

Bellamy, William, 278. 

JSeUona, ship, 234. 

Belt, James, 376, 396. 

Benezet, Philip, 279, 457. 

Benezet, Stephen, 462, 484. 

Bennet, Joseph, 260, 327. 

Sennington, sloop, 234. 

Benson, Francis, 275. 

Benson, George, 223. 

Benson, Thomas, 362, 364. 

Bently, Nathaniel, 231, 458. 

Ben ton, Asa, 389, 431. 

Bermudas, cruise in, 15, 16; duties, 106. 

Berriman, William, 477. 

Besse, Barzilla, 241. 

Besse, Claude, 292, 318, 461. 

Bethell, Robert, 399. 

Betsey, brig, 209, 213, 234, 235, 236, 237, 
238; brigantine, 236, 237, 238; lugger, 
238; schooner, 43, 120, 121, 123, 126, 
136, 235, 236, 237; ship, 236, 237; 
sloop, 234, 235, 236. 



Retxey and Anne, sloop, 12. 

Betsey & Sail;/, schooner, 23S. 

Belli/, schooner, 238. 

Beveridge, David, & Co., 308. 

Bickford, David, 405. 

Bickford, Joshua, 238. 

Biddle, Charles, 219. 

Biddle, Clement, 219, 313. 

Biddle, Nicholas, captain, 29, 31, 33, 36, 

38, 39, 43, 44, 52, 53, 54, 103. 
Biddle, Owen, 393, 476. 
IMdwcIl, Benjamin, 340. 
Biers, John, 413. 
Bigdom, Daniel, 328. 
Bigelow, Daniel, 267, 269, 271, 274, 309, 

329, 342, 368, 426, 447. 
Bigharn, John, 336. 
Bill, Kphraim, 98, 143. 
Bill, Kromer, 393. 
Billings, Alpheus, 264. 
Billings, Henry, 320, 478. 
Billings, Richard, 356. 
Bills of Exchange, 99. 
Bingham, William, 20, 38, 42, 103, 135, 

148, 162, 178, 187, 253, 322, 382, 438; 

letters from, 76; letters to, 12. 18, 20, 

24, 30. 

Bird, Mark, 244. 
Bird, Samuel, jr., 476. 
Bird, William, 244. 
Birditt, Benjamin, 370. 
Birson, Samuel, 378. 
Jilxlinjt, schooner, 239. 
Bishop, Abraham, 469. 
Bishop, Israel, 452. 
Bishop, John, 410. 
Bishop, Samuel, 242, 434, 469. 
Black, Andrew, 365, 368. 
Black Joke, boat, 239; sloop, 239. 
lilnck Sloven, schooner, 240. 
Black Snake, boat, 241; schooner, 240; 

sloop, 240. 

Black Prince, brig, 239; brigantine, 240. 
Black Princes*, snow, 240. 
B/iickljiril, schooner, 239. 
Blackden. (See Blackler.) 
Blackler, John, 482. 
Blacknian, David, 486. 
Blackmer, Salisbury, 492. 
Blagge, John, 293. 
J .lagge, S , 353. 
Blair, Archibald, 194, 227, 246, 278, 331, 

400, 405, 411, 415, 422, 442, 444, 472, 

473, 492, 494. 



INDEX. 



501 



Blair, .Tame?, 319, 339, 462. 

Blair, Richard, 352. 

Blake, John, 243. 

Blakes A Sawyer, 390. 

Blanchard, I M ward, 343. 

Blanchanl, Jonathan, 221, 233. 

Blancliard, Joshua, jr., 440, 441. 

Blanchard, Samuel, 355, 3SA. 

Blanchard, Th as, 224. 

Blanco, Pedro, 90, ill, 105. 

Bland, Theodorick, 154. 

Blankingship, (ieorjie, 440. 

Blcecker, Baront, .",74, 447. 

Worn. Richard. 471. 

Hlnoiit. schooner, L 41. 

Itltusxoin, schooner, 241; sloop, 241. 

Blow. Richard, 421 . (Str n/.m Baker & 
Blow.) 

Blue- Mountain. KiO. 

Blundell, Thomas, 476. 

Boardley, William, 51. 

Boanlniuii. Francis, 2<>4. 349. 432, 474. 

Boardman, Jacob, 45A. 

Boardman, OHin, jr., 369. 

Boardman, Thomas, 330. 

Bodwine, John, . !10. 

Boil, John. :i4S. 

Bolkom, Klias, 303. 

Bonamy, Augustine, 368. 

Bond, William, 470. 

Bond, lettt-rs of marque, 141. 

Jion Ilomiiif Richard, 153, 154, 189, 191, 
209, 21. !. 

Bonier, James, 24A. 

Booker, Edward, 244. 

Bordnian, Samuel, UU4, SAO. 

Bortar, Martial, 298. 

Boston, prizes to be sent to, 13; excess of 
prizes, 140; shipbuilding, US; sup 
plies, 63; consul of France, 96. 

Boston, frigate, 17, IS, 74, 7<i, 78, 101, 108, 
109, 110, 117, 12U, 139, 141, 169. 

lioatoii Packet, hripantine, 242, 

Bostwich, Samuel, 4A7. 

Boucher, John Thomas, 224. 

Bourbon, 119, 120, 128, 130, 136, 138, 140, 
144, 145, 148. 

Bourne, Shearjashell, 14, 19, 36, 49, 50, 
51, AS, 202, 203. 

Bowditch, Ilabharkcn K., 474. 

Bowdoin, Precson, 324. 

Bowdoin, ^mith. Hunter t t Co., 324, 325. 

Bowe, Nicholas, 298. 

Bowen, Elizabeth, 342. 



Bowen, Ephraim, 9. 

Bowen, Jabez, 229. 

Bowen, Oliver, 76, 229. 

Bowen, Pardon, 466. 

Bowen, Sylvester, 341. 

Bowen, William, 469. 

Bowie, Nicholas, 271. 

Bowler. Richard, 441. 

Bowles, Samuel, 297, 490. 

Bowley, Daniel, 245, 247, 248, 303, 326, 

360, 402, 427, 429, 440, 448, 451; see 

also Lux, Bowley Co. 
Boyd, John P., 3SO. 
Boyd, Joseph (. oflin, 277. 
Boyd, Robert, 357. 
Boyer, Daniel, 442, 483. 
Boyer, Peter, jr., 332. 
Boylan, James, 348. 
Boys, Elias, 298. 
Brackett, John, 326. 
Brackett, Joshua, 56, 58, 59, 360, 420. 
Brade, James, 321. 
Bradford, Cornelius, 285, 441. 
Bradford, Jeremiah, 327, 351. 
Bradford, John, captain, 13. 
Bradford, John, 74, 126, 141, 147, 162; 

letters from, 76, 93, 118, 131, 154; 

letters to, 14, 17, 22, 23, 24, 37, 40, 41, 

71, 73, SO, 115, 124, 130, 138, 139,140, 

143, 144, 148, 150, 151. 
Bradford, Joseph, 412. 
Bradford, Le Baron, 316. 
Bradford, Thomas, 151. 
Bradhurst, Benjamin, 398. 
Bradley, Christopher, 234. 
Bradley, David, 334. 
Bradley, Moses, 446, 457, 462. 
Bradley, Phineas, 476. 
Brailsford, Norton, 338. 
Brainerd, Mezekiah, 455. 
Brainerd, Shubael, 304. 
Bramble, John, 342. 
Bransby, John, 228. 
Braxton, Carter, 30, 52, 53, 54, 60, 93, 

111, 112. 
Bray, Asa, 222. 
Bray, Humphrey, 274. 
Bray, John, 408. 
Bread, 83, 109, 112, 158, 159. 
Breden, William, 237, 457. 
Brewer, John, 451. 
Brewer, James, 243. 
Brewster, Jonathan, 260, 426. 
Brewster, Martin, 344. 



502 



INDEX. 



Brewster, Peter, 424. 

Brewster, William, 294, 416. 

Briamant, Peter, 373, 399, 407. 

Briard, Samuel, 301. 

Brice, James, 270, 299, 346, 374, 481. 

Brice, John, 237, 273, 336, 337, 391, 

462. 

Brick, Joshua, 325. 
Bridges, Isaac, 391. 
Bridges, Robert, 217, 254, 317, 325, 

390, 409, 438, 460. 
Briggs, Johnson, 248. 
Briggs, William, 222, 388. 
Bright, Francis, 261. 
.Brilliant, prize, 151, 173; sloop, 242. 
Brimblecorn, Seaward, 354. 
Brimmer, Andrew, 482, 483. 
Brimmer, John Baker, 459. 
Brimmer, Martin, 482, 483. 
Brisky, Anthony, 344. 
Brisson, Robert, 257. 
Britannicn, 195. 
Britton, William, 232. 
Broader, Bartholomew, 284. 
Brockway, Thomas, 494. 
Brook, Samuel, 492. 
Brook, Samuel V., jr., 219. 
Brookhouse, Nathaniel, 253, 262, 363, 

462, 468. 

Brooks, David, 279, 323, 453. 
Brooks, John, 187, 342, 362, 363, 

475, 483. 

Brooks, Lemuel, 307. 
Brooks, Samuel, 327, 376. 
Broome, sloop, 242. 
Broome, John, 219,232,311,314,385, 
Broome, Samuel, 219, 223, 232, 233, 

245, 280, 311, 314, 316, 358, 385, 

394, 441, 464. 
Brown, Andrew, 281. 
Brown, Bartholomew, 269. 
Brown, Bristol, 494. 
Brown, Daniel, 255. 
Brown, Eli sha, 235. 
Brown, Knoch, 452. 
Brown, Esek, 227. 
Brown, Francis, 269. 
Brown, George & Co., 387. 
Brown, Gower or Gawen, 383, 396. 
Brown, Henry, 320, 494. 
Brown, James, 123, 299, 466. 
Brown, John, 256, 315, 340, 351, 383 

351, 471. 
Brown, John Wood, 439. 



378, 



435, 



489. 
242, 
393, 



, 387, 



Brown, Jonathan, 95. 

Brown, Joseph, 226, 313. 

Brown, Moses, 233, 277, 353, 369, 373, 374, 

380, 390, 393, 420, 424, 436, 443, 456, 

458. 

Brown, Peter, jr., 287, 359, 426. 
Brown, Philip, 230, 414. 
Brown, Nathaniel, 326, 380. 483. 
Brown, Robert, 290. 
Brown, Samuel, 228, 272, 362, 389, 391, 

430, 436, 446, 458, 481 . 
Brown, Stephen, 454. 
Brow-n, Thomas, 352, 377, 471, 494. 
Brown, William, 218, 263, 310, 317. 
Browne, William, 285, 301. 
Bruce, John, 265. 
Bruce, Stephen, 228, 248, 278, 431. 
Brumfleld & Co., 405. 
Brutus, ship, 242. 
Bryant, Francis, 229, 407. 
Bryant, James, 243. 
Bryant, William, 243. 
Brynan, John, 282. 
Buccaneer, ship, 242. 
Buchanan, Andrew, 51, 52. 
Buchanan, Archibald, 197, 276, 444, 451, 

476, 486. 

Buchanan, George, 299, 451, 476. 
Buchanan, James, 234, 300, 430, 440, 486. 
Buchanan, John, 193. 
Buchanan, Robert, 315, 419. 
Buck, Isaac, lieut., 28. 
Buckingham, Gideon, 222. 
Buekland, Stephen, 433. 
Buckley, John, 182. 
Buckley, Joseph, 379. 
Burl-ram, schooner, 243. 
Buckskin, schooner, 35, 243, 244; ship, 

122, 128, 243, 244. 
Buckskin Hero, brig, 244. 
Buden, William, 237, 308. 
Budington, Jonathan, 291. 
Buell, Abel, 476. 
Buffington, Nehemiah, 290, 394. 
Bnflinton, John, 385. 
Buft mton, Jonathan, 427, 478. 
Buisson, Joseph, 417, 418, 480. 
Bulfmch, Samuel, 290. 
Bulkeley, J. P.., 17. 
Bulkley, Charles, 219, 387, 416. 
Bulkley, Chauncey, 252, 272, 323, 327, 491. 
Bulkley, John, jr., 284, 346, 399, 454. 
Bulkley, Joseph, 453. 
Bulkley, Roger, 453. 



INDEX. 



503 



Bull, Caleb, jr., 438. 

Bull. Frederick, 287, 323. 

Bull, John, 329. 

Bull, Jonathan, 407. 

Bull, Joseph, 34<>. 

Bull, Manaeu, 4(17. 

Bull, Thomas, 431. 

Bull, William, 392, 4:il, 438, 491. 

Bullen, John, 237, 385. 

Bullock, J , 2 IS. 

Bunipmore, William, 222. 

Bimoe, William, 322. 

Hunker Hill, schooner, 244. 

Bumier, Andrew, 252, 325. 

Bunner, George, 255, 319, 4 IS. 

Bunner, Murray ct Co., 252, 386, 470. 

Burbeck, William, 474. 

Burchmore, Francis, 269. 

Burchmore, G , 307, 451. 

Burchmore, John, 363, 476. 

Burchmore, Zachariah, 415. 

Kurd, brigantine, 244. 

Burditt, David, 468. 

Burdox, Stephen, 290. 

Burges, Joshua, 298, 431. 

Burke, John, 271. 

Burke, William, 69, 71, 72, 74, 81,310, 417. 

Burknuir, Thomas, 354. 

Burks, Samuel, 347. 

Rurliny, brig., 245. 

Burmet, A, 447. 

Burnell, John, 396. 

Burnham, Ashbell, 252, 271, 272, 484. 

Burr, Thaddeus, 293, 302, 463. 

Burroughs, Ezekiel, 231, 340, 397, 441. 

Burroughs, George, 236, 280, 430, 433. 

Burroughs, William, 224, 306, 342, 365, 

377, 488. 

Burrows, Edward, 319, 416. 
Burrows, George, 279. 
Burrows, John, 237, 276, 337, 351, 434, 

456, 489. 

Burrows, Paul, 423. 

Burt, William Matthew, 124, 125, 126, 127. 
Burton, Thomas, 263. 
Bush, Nathan, 162, 174. 
Bush, Samuel, 174. 
Busson, Lewis, 298. 
Butler, Anthony, 303, 381. 
Butler, Daniel, jr., 288. 
Butler, Francis, 317. 
Butler, John, 253, 422. 
Butler, Samuel, 494. 
Button, Oliver, 245. 



Byrne, Clifford, 281. 

Byrne, James, 247, 306, 407, 480. 

Byus, James, 27(>. 



Cabot, Andrew, 218, 219, 242, 303, 380, 

415, 42S, 443, 457. 
Cabot, Francis, jr., 460. 
Cabot, George, 303, 380, 443, 458. 
Cabot, John, 218, 219, 242, 380, 415, 443. 
Cabot, Samuel, 257, 380, 443, 457. 
Cabot, 22, 39. 
Cirsar, boat, 245. 

Cain, Alexander, 220, 277, 296, 417, 464. 
Cain, William, 220. 
Caiss, Moses, 307. 
Calder, George, 321. 
Caldwell, Andrew, 220, 226, 246, 247, 280, 

342, 343, 350, 354, 356, 402, 417, 463, 

464. 
Caldwell, Charles, 219, 262, 323, 347, 357, 

370, 428, 489. 

Caldwell, Henry, 273, 393. 
Caldwell, James, 220, 226, 232, 246, 247, 

280, 327, 342, 343, 350, 356, 402, 417, 

434, 463, 464. 
Caldwell, John, 360. 
Caldwell, Mary, 347. 
Caldwell, Robert, 224, 278, 285, 363. 
Caldwell, Samuel, 232, 259, 416, 470. (See 

also Mease & Caldwell. ) 
Caldwell, William, 436. . 
Calef, John, 388. 
Calhoun, James, 385. 
Call, John, 458. 
Callender, Elisha, 272. 
Callender, Joseph, 272, 374. 

Callender, , captain, 163. 

Camlierwell, ship, 245. 

Camden, schooner, 245. 

Campbell, Andrew, 3K7. 

Camplx ll, Daniel, 457, 484. 

Campbell, David, 289, 363. 

Campbell, James, 37, 282, 465. 

Campbell, John, 372, 378, 408, 457. 

Campbell, Joseph, 247. 

Campbell, William, 244, 316, 456. 

Canada, British vessels, 149. 

Cane, Robert, 305. 

C annon, for vessels, 21, 27, 44, 45, 56, 67, 

74, 109, 114, 128, 140; from France, 74. 
Cannon, Newton, 315. 
Canton, 209. 
Cape Francois, 158. 



504 



INDEX. 



Cape May, 43. 

Capitol Landing K Revenge, boat, 246. 

Capron, William, 225. 

Captain, brigantine, 24(i. 

Captures, defined, 79, 106, 153, 154, 187. 

Carabasse, , 146, 158. 

Carboulez, Simon, 368. 

Carew, Joseph, 190. 

Carey, James, 364, 397. 

Carey, John, 333. 

Carlton, Samuel, 331. 

Carlton, William, 240. 

Carnes, Anthony, 185. 

Carnes, John, 394, 396, 420. 

Carnes, Lewis, 255, 328, 449, 457. 

Carnes, Thomas, 449. 

Games, Thomas J . , 335. 

Carolina, brigantine, 246; ship, 246. 

Carpenter, Benjamin, 475. 

Carpenter, Ephraim, 379. 

Carr, Benjamin, 423. 

Carson, Joseph, 219, 220, 222, 239, 246, 249, 
253, 257, 258, 288, 289, 295, 297, 301, 
312, 319, 321, 325, 344, 345, 365, 375, 
379, 411, 422, 425, 427, 431, 432, 445, 
464, 468, 477, 478. 

Carson, Samuel, 310. 

Carter, Thomas, 483. 

Carter, William, 298. 

Cartwright, John, 332. 

Cartwright, Thomas, 491. 

Carvel, James, 487. 

Carver, Lemuel, 448. 

Casdrop, Thomas, 352 

Casey, Mary, 60. 

Casey, Silas, 383. 

Casey, Thomas, 60. 

Cassan, Samuel, 445, 484. 

Gassan, Uriah, 425. 

Cassin, John, 389. 

Castle, Joy, 267. 

Caswell, Richard, governor, 26 

Cat, schooner, 246, 247. 

Catchal/, schooner, 247. 

Cathcart, John, 283, 473. 

Catherhia, schooner, 247. 

Catherine, of Russia, 163, 166. 

Catherine, sloop, 247. 

Cato, brig, 247; brigantine, 248; schooner, 
247, 248; ship, 247, 248. 

Catton, George, 348, 408. 

Caulneld, Robert, 232, 245, 278. 

Cause, John, 421. 

Cazneau, Samuel, 247, 355, 393, 420, 446, 
456. 



Cecil, Charles, 238. 

Centurion, capture of, 162, 163; letter of 
marque, 248. 

Ceronio, Angel, 264. 

Ceronio, Stephen, 25. 

Chace, brigantine, 249. 

Chace, Samuel, jr., 225. 

Chadbourn, J. ( ., 439. 

Chadwick, Ciear, 286, 299, 435. 

Chadwick, Nathaniel, 442. 

Challis, Gideon, 274. 

Chaloohe, Rene, 231, 376. 

Clmloner, William, 488. 

Chamberlain, R , 475. 

Chamberlain, Timothy, 462, 482. 

Chamberlain & Co., 443. 

Chamberlaine, James, 472. 

Chambers, James, 447. 

Champion, 1 14. 

Champlin, Lodowick, 324, 443. 
1 Champlin, Samuel, 225, 286. 

Champlin, Samuel, jr., 225. 

Champlin, Thomas, 316. 

Cliance, boat, 249; prize brigantine, 116; 
schooner, 250; sloop, 249. 

Chandler, Joseph, 397. 

Chapin, Hiram, 344. 

Chaplain of Navy, 107 

Chaple, William, 275. 

Chapman, Jahez, 279. 

Chapman, Jonathan. (See Chipman.) 

Chapman, Joseph, 353, 465, 466. 

Charleston, S. C. , expedition against, 95, 
101; officers taken, 150. 

Channin;/ Amelia, brigantine, 251. 

Charming Molly, brigantine, 251. 

Channin;/ Polly, brigantine, 252. 

Charming flatly, ship, 252. 

Chase, Aimer, 258, 480. 

Chase, Joseph, 222. 

Chase, Joshua. 259. 

Chase, Moses, 247. 

Chase, Samuel, 239, 250, 296, 299, 321, 
346, 366, 369, 424, 469, 481 

Cliase, ship, 252. 
! Chase. (See also Chace.) 
! Chatham, boat, 252; ship, 252. 
; Chatham, John, 289, 317, 341, 433. 

Cheever, William, 403. 

Chenevard or Chenward, John, 263, 307, 

377, 393, 428. 
; Cheney, Daniel, 292, 346, 435. 

Chesapeake Bay, enemy at, 39, 51, 52, 62. 

Chester, Thomas, 323, 479. 
Chester, 54. 



505 



Clitrulier <le La Luzerm; cutter, 253; ship, 

253. 

Chew, Benjamin, 252, 465. 
Chew, Nathaniel, 489. 
Chew, Samuel, 875; captain, 48, 71. 
Cheyiiey, Daniel, 346. 
Chichester, Hugh, 287. (Sre aim Chis- 

hulm. ) 

Chilcott, Kichanl, 209. 
CltiiHi n; frigate, 80, 8il, 142. 
Cliipinan, John, 264. 
Chipnian, Jonathan, 377. 
Chisholm, Hugh, 2<i8. (.Vt- <iltn Chi- 

chester. ) 

Chlemaker, John. (Xee Slemaker. ) 
Christie, John, 452, 453. 
Christophers, Joseph, 431. 
Church, Edward, 238. 
Church, Charles, 227. 
Church, (ieorge, 300, 4011. 
Church, James, 347, 377, 384, 389, 429, 

484, 489, 491. 
Churchill, David, 330. 
Churchill. Joseph, 330. 
Clril Umi/f, schooner, 253. 
Claghorn, George, 227. 
Clnghorn, William, 488. 
Clap, Supply. 299. 
Clark, Elisha. 271, 282, 434. 
Clark, Ichabod, 281. 
Clark, Jacoh, 448. 
Clark, James, 438. 
Clark, Jerome, 453. 
Clark, John, 225, 351. 
Clark, John Innes, 341, 342, 466. 
Clark, I>ardner, 282, 433, 434. 
Clark, Mark, 232, 432. 
Clark, Seth, 259. 
Clark, Uzziel, 280. 
Clark & Nightingale, 466. 
Clarke, Christopher, 227, 422. 
Clarke, Francis, 475. 
Clarke, John, 355. 
Clarke, Jonathan. 279. 
Clarkson, David M., 453. 
Clarkson, Livinus, 23, 28, 44, 2(52, 389. 
Clarkson, Matthew, 259, 382, 389, 401, 

452, 453. 

Clarkson, Matthew M., 228. 
Clarkson & Co., 2(12. 
Clay, Stephen, 353, 379. 
Clayton, Pemberton, 279. 
Cleveland, Stephen, captain, 14, 98, 100, 

102, 104. 
Cleverly, .Stephen, 247. 



Clifton, James, 251, 2(i2, 329, 485. 

Clinton. (See. Governor Clinton.) 

Clothing by Alliance, 104, 168. 

Cloness, Joseph, 301. 

Cloon, John, 406. 

Clough, Nathaniel, 427. 

Clough, Thomas, 450. 
i Clouston, Thomas, 228. 

Cloutman, Henry, 201. 

Cloutman, John, jr., 261. 

Clunn, Charles, 350, 372, 468, 480. 

Clymer, George, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38. 
! Coal, 22, 138, 161. 

Coas, William, 314, 417. 

Coates, William, 381. 

Coats, David, 281, 320. 

Cohb, Benjamin, 490. 

Cohh, William W., 462. 

Colrarn, Thomas, 487. 

Cochran, James, 17, 50, 51, 237. 

Cochran, John, 65, 66, 72, 220, 361. 

Cochran, Stephen, 489. 

Cochran, Thomas, 17, 50, 51. 

Cochran, William, 17, 50, 51. 

Cocks, Benjamin, 243. 

Cocks, Robert, 319, 36:!. 

Codman, John, 110, 236, 237, 242, 256, 
284, 367, 387, 466, 485. 

Codman, Stephen, 466. 

Codman, William, 236, 237, 242, 256, 284, 
387, 485. 

Codman & Smith, 242. 

Coe, Edward, 461. 

Coffin, Alexander, 335. 

Coffin, Brown, 327. 

Coffin, Edward, 196. 

Coffin, Enoch, 330. 

Coffin, James, 40(3. 

Coffin, Joseph, 236, 375. 

Coffin, Samuel, 289, 330, 431. 

Coffin, Tristram, 210, 242, 293, 333, 380, 
425, 436, 460. 

Coffin, William, 224. 

Cogdtil, brigantine, 253. 

Coggeshall, John, 383. 

Coggeshall, Mehitaltel, 432. 
1 Cogswell, James, 432. 
! Coit, Elisha, 495. 

Coit, Joshua, 389. 

Coit, Solomon, 450. 

Coit, Thomas, 264, 324, 330, 337, 382, 407, 
474. (See also Howland & Coit. ) 

Coit, William, 295, 494, 495. 

Cole, Benjamin, 468, 475. 

Cole, Charles, 352. 



506 



INDEX. 



Cole, Thomas, 292. 

Coles, John, 400. 

Coles, William, 242, 257. 

Colgan, Daniel, 293. 

Collier, Charles, 451. 

Ceilings, James, 303. 

Collings, Robert, 315, 319, 337, 465. 

Collins, John, 184, 225, 274, 283. 

Collins, Mark, 302, 319, 351, 352, 389, 401. 

Collins, Robert, 82, 337. 

Colman, Benjamin, 318, 400, 442. 

Colman, William, 230, 318, 320, 372,397, 
400, 442. 

Colt, Peter, 311, 384. 

Columbia, ship, 253. 

Columbus, continental vessel, 22, 39, 46, 
47, 72; letters of marque, 254. 

Colver, Stephen, 479. 

Comerais, Arnold, 385. 

Comerais, John, 385. 

Comet, brigantine, 255; schooner, 255; 
sloop, 254, 255. 

Commerce, committee of, 134. 

Commerce, continental vessel, 195, 199; 
letters of marque, 256, 257. 

Commission, letters of marque, 141 ; 
granted abroad, 181. 

Commodore 1). Oalrez, brigantine, 257. 
(See also General Galeez. ) 

Compty, John, 480. 

Conant, Daniel, 331. 

Conclusion, schooner, 257. 

Concord, schooner, 257, 258; sloop, 257. 

Condry, Timothy, 439. 

Confederacy, 84, 97, 104, 107, 108, 109, 115, 
116, 134, 135, 136, 137, 140, 141, 143, 
146, 147, 151, 152, 155, 165, 184, 185, 
190, 206, 210. 

Confederation, articles of, 200. 

Congress, continental, regulation of pri 
vateers 10, 282; saleof captured goods 
and ships, 11 ; regulation of naval 
prisoners, 11. 

Congress, brigantine, 259; ship, 258; sloop, 
258. 

Conkling, Benjamin, 359. 

Conkling, Edward, 279. 

Conkling, Joseph, 279, 307, 358, 439, 486, 
492. 

Conkling, Nathaniel, 359. 

Conn, Robert, 480. 

Connecticut, Governor and Company of, 
407; letters of marque bonds, 58, 122, 
172, 186, 189, 192; ship building, 74, 
84; employment of fy>y, 181. 



Connell, William, 237, 340, 484. 

Connelly, John, 238. 

Connely, Robert, 477. 

Conner, James, 423. 

Conner, Walter, 464. 

Connor, Benjamin, 336, 380, 442. 

Connor, John, 173. 

Constant, brigantine, 259. 

Constantirie, John, 273. 

Conguerant, boat, 259. 

Conqueror, 52. 

Consul of France, Boston, 96; Alexandria, 
109. 

Conrentiou, brig, 80. 

Convers, Joshua, 473. 

Convoys, 9, 13, 54, 160. 

Conway, John, 370, 426. 

Coinvay, Richard, 224, 341, 344, 465. 

Conway, Robert, 341, 394. 

Conway, Thomas, 223, 394. 

Conyngham, David H., 304, 309, 324, 
405, 417. 

Conyngham, Gustavus, captain, 93, 99, 
107, 110, 114, 197, 200. 

Conyngham & Nesbitt, 493. 

Cook, John, 495. 

Cook, Joseph, 241, 451. 

Cook, Zenas, 263, 441. 

Cooke, John, 72, 73, 322. 

Cooke, Joseph, 342. 

Cooke, Samuel, 261, 387. 

Cooke, Stephen, 422. 

Coolidge, Benjamin, 241, 488. 

Coolidge, Caleb, 421. 
| Coolidge, Jonathan, 487. 

Coolidge, Joseph, 397. 
i Cooinbes, Kbenezer, 304. 
i Coombs, John, 363, 465, 491. 

Coombs, Josiali, 350. 

Coombs, William, 363, 465, 491 

Cooper, Francis, 294. 

Cooper, George, 336, 356. 

Cooper, Jacob, 416. 

Cooper, John, 325, 454, 455. 

Cooper, Nathaniel, 367, 443. 

Cooper, Zebulon, 453. 

Copp, Joseph, 410. 

Copper, Norris, 385. 

Corbet, William, 368. 

Cordwell, Buckley, 461. 

Cormerais, Arnott, 454. 

Cormerais, John, 294. 

Cormorant, British ship of war, 194; letter 
of marque, 259. 

Corrier, George, 226, 388. 



INDEX. 



507 



Corry, Robert, 352. 

Costello, Matthew, 101. 

Cotesworthy, Samuel, jr., 440. 

Cotton, George. (See Catton. ) 

Cotton, John, 368. 

Cotton, Samuel, 300. 

Collision, John, 287, 318. 

Count de GnjKKf, 2150. 

Count (FEstaing, schooner, 2(51; ship, 261. 

Counterfeits, apparatus for, 116, 139. 

Countess of Clanbranl, 187. 

Ouuntess of Scarborough, 145. 

Coiirtenay, Hercules, 353. 

Courier, Ilariuon, 74, 325, 356, 357, 386. 

Courts, admiralty, 173, 17s. 

Courts martial, 187, 190. 

Cotitts, Reuben, 492. 

Coward, William, 339, 369, 465. 

Cowell, Richard, 383. 

Cowper, John, 199. 

Cow]>er, Wells & Co., 494. 

Cowpera & Co., 384. 

Cowperthwait, Joseph, 465. 

Cox, Benjamin, 475. 

Cox, Isaac, 350, 392, 435. 

Cox, John, 249, 344, 347. 

Cox, Paul, 237, 256. 

Cox, Thomas, 304, 471. 

Craft, Nathaniel, 491. 

Crafts, John, 322. 

Crafts, Thomas, 42: ,. 

Crafts, William, jr., 2S3, 294, 385, 410, 

422. 

Craig, Adam, 324. 
Craig, James, 10, 218, 305, 306, 316, 455, 

456, 472. 

Craig, John, 218, 219, 431, 472, 480. 
Craig, Thomas, 390, 447. 
Craige, Andrew, 399. 
Craige, Robert, 234, 371, 380. 
Crandal, Philip, 446. 
(Vane, Hezekiah, 453. 
Crane, Samuel, 279. 
Crary, Humphrey, 240, 384, 415. 
Crawbey, Abraham, 437. 
Crawford, Benjamin, 401. 
Crawford, Gideon, jr., 223. 
Crawford, James, 220, 417, 434, 474, 489. 
Crawford, John, 425. 
Crawley, Abraham, 342. 
Creed, William, 283, 350, 368, 410. 

Crenis, , lieut. col.. 90. 

Crocker, Kbenezer, 453. 
Crocker, William, 345. 



Crockett, Benjamin, 232, 450. 

Crockett, John, 232, 243, 244, 359, 367. 
(See aho Van Bibber & Crockett.) 

Croel, Aaron, 311, 446. 

Croel, Samuel, 310, 420, 481. 

Croft, Foster, 387. 

Croft, William, jr., 234. 

Croker, Ann, 464. 
Crookshanks, Charles, 238, 278, 369, 408. 

Crosby, Edward, 19, 49. 
j Cross, George, 324, 361. 
\ Cross, John, 243. 

Cross, Nathaniel, 439. 

Cross, Ralph, 439, 463. 

Cross, Stephen, 439, 463. 

Cross, William, 439. 

Crowell, Klisha, 251. 

Crowell, Hezekiah, 271, 297. 

Crowly, Charles, 149, 467. 

Crowninshield, Benjamin, 372. 

Crowninshield, George, 183, 184, 225, 285. 

Cruisers, 74. 

Crust, Foster, 236. 

Cummin, Thomas, 485. 

Cummings, John, 444. 

Cunningham, Cornelius, 314. 

Cunningham, John, 326. 

Cunningham, Joseph, 11, 18, 30, 52, 53, 54, 
55, 57, 60, 68, 93, 95, 108, 354, 459. 

Cunningham, Richard, 10. 

Cunningham, Samuel B., 374, 454, 492. 

Cunningham, William, 492. 

Curry, Klisha, 377. 

Curson, Richard, 241, 299, 334, 359, 375, 
378, 412, 479. 

Curson and Gouverneur, 127, 131, 137. 

Curtis, John, 436. 
- Curtis, Samuel, jr., 219. 

Curwin, George, 288, 289, 317, 340, 351, 
463. 

dishing, Jeremiah, 259. 

Cushing, John, 336. 

Gushing, Nathan, 102, 103. 

dishing, Robert, 269, 405. 

Cushing, Thomas, 17, 56, 64, 405. 

Cushing & White, 436. 
i Custis, 1-xlmond, 103. 

Cutler, David, 224, 293, 302, 330. 

Cutler, James, 408. 

Cutler, John, 252. 

Cutter, brigantine, 261; schooner, 261. 

Cutting, Nathaniel, 281, 343. 

Cutting, J. B., 394. 

Cyrun, ship, 261, 262. 



508 



INDEX. 



D. 



Daecaretta, John, 382. 

Daggett or Doggett, Samuel, 387, 421, 425. 

Dakin, Thomas, 329. 

Dale, Richard, 181, 182, 424. 

Ball, John, 242, 269, 297, 322, 334, 335, 
370, 419, 427, 481. 

Ball, William, 283. 

Dalling, Thomas, 314, 381, 460. 

Dalton, Tristram, 228, 236. 287, 298, 330, 
375. 

Dames, George, 237. 

Dana, Francis, 93, 94. 

Dana, Samuel W., 252, 348, 484, 491. 

Dandridge, John, 321. 

Dandridge, John, 281, 320, 373, 374, 397, 
441. 

Dandy, brigantine, 262. 

Daniels, Joseph, 430. 

Daphne, 130, 142. 

Darbey, Joseph, 338. 

Darbey & Nichols, 410. 

Darby, Daniel, 342, 402. 

Darby & White, 361. 

Darnol, Henry, 277, 336. 

Darragh, Charles, 339. 

Dart, brigantine, 262; schooner, 262, 263. 

Dashiel, Benjamin, 299. 

Dashiell, Charles, 409. 

Dashiell, Joseph, 271. 

Dashiell, Robert, 234, 367. 

Dauphin, brig, 263. 

Davan, John, 298. 

Davenport, Abraham, 271, 297. 

Davenport, Anthony, 330, 431. 

Davenport, Deborah, 432. 

Davenport, John, 274, 329, 358, 360, 432, 
485. 

David, John, captain, 52. 

Davidson, John, 224, 234, 239, 241, 243, 
271, 276, 278, 299, 304, 311, 312, 326, 
329, 333, 334, 339, 353, 376, 378, 379, 
395, 396, 398, 402, 409, 412, 419, 434, 
443, 451, 459, 460, 469, 470, 479, 481, 
487. 

Davis, Abraham, 296, 345. 

Davis, Benjamin, jr., 220, 241, 272, 440. 

Davis, Caleb, 297. 

Davis, Edward, 271, 283, 407. 

Davis, Elias, 291, 412. 

Davis, James, 433. 

Davis, Jenkin, 326. 

Davis, Joshua, 479. 



Davis, Robert, 259, 280, 374, 458. 

Davis, Samuel, 224. 

Davis, Solomon, 271, 407. 

Davis, Thomas, 202, 441. 

Davis, William, 10, 227, 283,301, 407, 456. 

Davison, Alpheus, 399. 

Davison, Samuel, 292, 313, 321, 336. 

Dawes, Thomas, jr., 170, 419. 

Dawes, William, jr., 354. 

Dawson, Michael, 464. 

Dawson, Thomas, 443. 

Day, Peter, 218, 283, 364. 

Day, Samuel, 303. 

Day, William, 494. 

Dayton, Ebenezer, 346, 467. 

Deakins, O Neal & Co., 356. 

Deal, Richard. (,%> Dale.) 

Dean, Jonathan, 281. 

Dean, Joseph, 249, 258, 337. 

Dean, Stewart, 406. 

Deane, Barnabas, 16, 263, 370, 392, 489. 

Deane, 83, 85, 103, 104, 108, 110, 117,123, 

133, 134, 136, 139, 141, 142, 143, 144, 

145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 155, 156, 157, 

158, 159, 161; letters of marque, 263. 
Deaniel, William, 331. 
Deburk, Thomas, 330, 350. 
Decatur, Stephen, 254, 286, 438, 445, 449. 
Deering, Nathaniel, 300, 302, 482, 483. 
Defence, brigantine, 264; ship, 263, 264. 
Defiance, boat, 265; brigantine, 264; sloop, 

264. 
Degge, James Arthur, 146, 156, 165, 171, 

365. 

Deggett, William, 269. 
De Hart, Jacob, 274, 357, 373, 401. 
De Lamothe, , 376. 
Deland, Thorndike, 269. 
Delany, Sharp, 423. 
Delap, Samuel and John H., 14, 20, 25. 
Delaware Bay and River, British ships, 

33, 46, 50; full of ice, 36; defence, 

48, 53. 
Delaware, 29, 30, 31,42; letters of marque, 

265. 
Delight, brig, 267 ; brigantine, 266 ; 

schooner, 266, 267; sloop, 266. 
De Luce, William, 245, 259, 260, 272, 335. 
Demick, Joseph, 288. 
Doming, Israel, 486. 
Derning, Jonathan, & Co., 304. 
Deming, Samuel, 298, 302. 
Demont, Jan, 267. 
Denison, Jed, 471. 



INDEX. 



509 



Denmark, Jones s prizes, 144. 

Dennet, Mark, 368. 

Dennett, Ephraim, 300. 

Pennie, Samuel, jr., 422. 

Dennie, Thomas, 228, 229, 231, 332, 340, 

407, 431. 

Dennie, William, 400. 
Penning, William, 134. 
Dennis, Henry, 493. 
Dennis, Joseph, 267. 
Dennis, Patrick, captain, 121, 139. 
Dennis, William, 24, 435, 484. 
Depreciation, wages and, 175. 
Derby, Ellas Hasket, 230, 283, 284, 297, 

31S, 320, 321, 372, 397, 410, 411, 442, 

44ti, 451. 

Derby, John, 230, 411. 
Derresources, (iariner. 403. 
De Hussy, Peter, 3,SO. 
Derver, Josiah, 450. 
Peschamps, James, is. 
Deserters, 28. 
Peslion, Daniel, 395, 4(17. 
Reshon, John, 48, 49, 104, 128, 129, 145, 

175, 240, 262, 283, 287, 307, 333, 359, 

410, 4lil. 

Despruche, 1), 32!). 
De Valnais, Joseph, 225. 
Devereux y Beamedez, Nicolas, 90. 
Devins, Richard, 414. 
Devol, Silas, 170, 303. 
De Yries& Hanse, 480. 
Rewey, Israel, 334. 
De Witt, Jacob, 379. 
Dexter, Aaron, 472. 
Dexter, Lydia, 229. 
Pexter, Thomas, 203, 473. 
Dexter & Adams. 370. 
Diamond, Stephen, 234. 
Diiinu, brig, 268, 2(19; brigantine, 268, 269; 

schooner, 268; ship. 2(17, 268, 269; 

snow, 267. 

Pias dos Santos, Antonio, 55. 
Pick. John, 417. 
Dickinson. Cadwalader, 438. 
Pickson, Pavid, 43. 
Pickson, Thomas, 365. 
Pike, John, 344. 
Pill. Thomas, 356. 
Pimick, Lot, 430. 
Pinzey, Thomas, 123, 131. 
Pipsmore, Thomas, 253. 
Riscipline, naval, 113. 
Discoteri/, ship, 269. 



IHxilain, schooner, 269; ship, 269. 
Dispatch, 13, 14; letters of marque, 270, 

271. 
Pispatches, 76, 78, 87, 98, 104, 111, 113, 

119. 

Pissmore, Thomas, 333, 357. 
Pivers, Anthony, 253, 298. 
Rivers, Thomas, 261, 455. 
Pixey, John, 393, 424. 
Poane, Elisha, 50, 58, 61, 62, 82, 83, 197, 

198, 201, 202, 203, 416. 
Poane, Ephraim, 294. 
Poane, Isaiah, 50, 58, 59, 60, 61, 82, 197, 

202, 343, 362, 389, 436, 446, 481. 
Poane, Levi, 300, 322. 
Poane, Seth, 327. 
Podd, John, 323. 
Podd, William, 78. 
Podge, Abraham, 268. 
Podge, Andrew, 362. 
Podge, George, jr., 355, 362, 403, 404, 

482, 490. 

Podge, Israel, 362, 403, 404. 
Podge, James, 441. 
Podge, Joseph, 232, 451. 
Dodge, Joshua, 355, 362, 384, 404. 
Poggett, Samuel. (See Raggett. ) 
Poggett, William, 341, 352, 437, 442. 
Dohnnan, Arnold Henry, 383. 
Poin, James, 376. 
Dolby, Abraham, 478. 
Polliver, Peter, 352, 406. 
Dolly, brigantine, 271. 
Dolphin, 47, 120, 126, 214; letters of 

marque, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275. 
Rombleder, Etienne, 376. 
Donaldson, John, 246, 302. 
Donaldson, Joseph, 413. 
Donaldson, William, 415. 
Don Francisco, brigantine, 275. 
Don Galrez, brig, 275. 
Donia Antonei/, brig, 276. 
Donnaldson, John, 224, 243, 252, 288, 

398, 410, 416, 458, 470, 475. (See 

alxo Moore, Donnaldson & Mercer. ) 
Don Qnixolte, schooner, 276. 
Poolittle, Enos, 387. 
Dorchester, schooner, 276. 
Rority, Joseph, 309, 369, 414. 
Rorr, Ebenezer, 11, 479. 
Rorsey, John, 239, 296, 299, 300, 321, 

346, 366, 369, 401, 424, 469, 481. 
Rorsius, John, 23, 2~8, 44. 
Dougherty, John, 277, 296. 



510 



INDEX. 



Douglas, Ebenezer, 314. 

Douglas, Nathan, 225. 

Douglass, John, 347, 393, 443. 

Douglass, William, 262. 

Dove, schooner, 276. 

Dowan, John, 486. 

Dowson, Joseph, 270, 427. 

Doxsay, Josiah, 421. 

Dragon, brig, 277; schooner, 276, 277. 

Drake, Ebenezer, 287. 

Drake, brigantine, 277. 

Draper, Edward, 241. 

Drayton, Stephen, 149. 

Dreadnought, boat, 277; galley, 277; lug 
ger, 277. 

Drill, Samuel, 224. 

Drinker, John, 325, 356. 

Druitt, John, 373. 

Duane, James, 176. 

Duarte, John Garcia, 11, 61, 67, 77, 93, 
94, 95, 96, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 130, 
147, 154. 

Dubosqe, Peter, 291. 

Dubreiiil, Francis Charles, 401. 

Due de Lauzun, 194. 

Duck, George, 243, 449. 

Duck, sail, 16, 96, 150. 

Duck Creek Packet, 79, 81, 83. 

Du Gloss, Francis, 297, 365. 

Dudley, John, 314, 462, 482. 

Dudley, William, 294. 

Duer, Samuel, 41. 

Duer, William, 132, 163. 

Dufiield, John, 249, 258. 

Duke, John, 298. 

Duke of LeinMer, brig, 278; brigantine, 
278; ship, 278. 

Dulany. (See Delany. ) 

Dumaine, Daniel, 151, 231. 

Dumas, Charles William Francis, 2ti, 125. 

Dumestre, John, 318, 438, 461. 

Dumont, Andrew, 196. 

Duncan, Daniel, 478. 

Duncan, James, 464. 

Duncan, Robert, 229, 238. 

Dunham, Benjamin, 330, 338, 486. 

Dunham, Cornelius, 344. 

Dunham, Silas, 351. 

Dunham, Uriah, 362. 

Dunkin, Edmund, 400. 

Dunlop, William, 261, 434. 

Dunn, Benjamin, captain, 43, 46. 

Dunn, John, 239. 

Dunn, John Augusta, 368, 377, 494. 



Dunn, Samuel, 252, 256, 367, 397, 422. 

Dunnell, Jacob, 294. 

Dunton, William, 472. 

Duplessis, Mauduit, 89. 

Dupuy, John, 44. 

Dupuy, Michael, 376. 

Dupuy, , 459. 

Durand, James & Co., 383. 

Durfee, Thomas, 463. 

Durham, Davidson, 250. 

Du Roy, Philip Jacquelin, 218. 

Durry, John, 428. 

Dutch, John, 327, 355, 475. 

Duvall, Gabriel, 434. 

Duvall, Richard, 305. 

Du Vanrouy, Flecher De Berruyer, 406. 

Dyer, Eliphalet, 415. 

Dyson, John, 298. 

E. 

Eagle, 28, 108, 114, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 
131, 137, 152; letters of marque, 279. 

Earle, John, 232, 327, 392, 393, 441, 450. 
476, 478. 

Eastern, 188. 

East Florida expedition against, 90. 

Eastman, Joseph, 370, 399. 

Eaton, James, 230, 337, 380, 409, 413. 

Edenson, William, & Co., 50. 

Edenton, N. C., 19; robbery of ware 
houses, 139. 

Edes, Edward, 300, 368. 
I Eddy, Jonathan, 330, 448, 463. 
Edgcomb, Thomas, 304. 

Edward, brigantine, 280. 

Edwards, Abraham, 391. 

Edwards, Daniel, 219, 220, 246, 249, 258, 
295, 344, 345, 375, 422, 427, 431 , 432. 

Edwards, Jonathan, 310. 

Edwards, Joseph, 379. 
. Edwards, Pierpont, 232, 439, 469. 

Egg Harbor, prizes at, 33. 
: Eggiar, William, 252. 

Egleston, Ebenezer, 290. 

Elbert, Samuel, colonel, 79 

Elderkin, Elisha, 97. 

Eldestain, Jedidiah, 489. 

Eldred, James, 326. 

Eldred, Peleg, 437. 

Eldridge, Phineas, 286. 

Eliot, Aaron, 266. 

Eliot, Josiah, 237. 

Eliza, schooner, 280. 

Elizabeth, 173; letters of marque, 280, 281. 



INDEX. 



511 



Eli:al>etli and Sunetj, 183. 

Klkins, Thomas, 44S. 

Klledge, Richard, 25"). 

Kllery, John Stevens, 299, 314, 317, 318, 

4 IS. 

Kllcry, William, 161, ISO. 
Ellick, John, jr., 257. 
Kllingwood, Joshua, 298. 
Elliot, Jeremiah, 475. 
Klliot,. Robert, 448. 
F.lliol, Simon, 458. 
Klliot, William, 221. 
Elliott, Joseph, 395, 4S3. 
Kills, Benjamin, 423. 
Kills, Richard, 23, 71, 73, 149, 152. 
Kllison, William, 412. 
Kllwell, Henry Butler, 4S2. 
Khvell, Isaac, 307. 
Khvell, Jonathan, 299. 
Kly, Worthiugton, 431. 
Kmerson, Thomas, 371. 
Knierton, Kphniim, 257, 345. 
Kmcry, Noah, 317, 333, 376. 
Emery, Samuel, 345. 
Kmes, John, 11 4-, 121. 
Kmlen, George, 319, 321. 
Kinmons, Samuel, jr., 41S. 
Empress <if Chiini, 201. 
Endeavour, prize, 12; letter uf marque, 281. 
Emjilbcrl, hrigantine, 281. 
Kngs, Madett, 273. 
Knnalls, Skinner, 409. 
Knterfirize, 37; letters of marque, 282, 283. 
Entwiste, Williain, 45. 
Kpes. Daniel, 345, 448. 
Krskine, Donaldson & Co., 233. 
Erskine, William ct Co., 252. 
Erwin, Joseph, 237, 288, 35t, 444, 460. 
Eskelen, Goauinus, 252, 351. 
Espy, David, 438. 
Essex, ship, 283. 
D Estaing, Charles Henri Theodat, Comte 

77, 86, 121, 130; arrival, 118; letters 

to, 77, 78, 80. 

I? Exiting, ship. (See Count d Estaing. ) 
Estes, Abijah, 262. 
Estrange, Lorenzo, 90. 
Eunice, brigantine, 283. 

Eustis, A , 387. 

Evans, Daniel, 475. 
Evans, Edward, 395. 
Evans, Lewis, 185. 
Ewers, Silas, 245. 



Ewing, Robert, 483. 

Exchange, schooner, 284; ship, 283, 284. 

Expedition, brig, 284; brigantine, 284. 

Reperiinent, 54; letters of marque, 284, 285. 

Eyres, Benjamin, 29, 47, 465. 

Eyres, Richard, 265. 

K. 

Fair American, 54, 159, 160; letters of 

marque, 286, 287. 

Fair I lay, brigantine. 287; schooner, 287. 
Fair Trailer, schooner, 288. 
Kairchild, Robert, 283. 
Fairfleld, William, 225. 
Fairservice, John, 228. 
Falcon, Birket, 332. 
FaU-on, 31. 

Falconer, Nathaniel, 10, 21, 22. 
Fales, Samuel, 463. 
Fat mouth, boat, 288. 
Fame, brig, 288, 289; hrigantine, 288; 

schooner, 288, 289; ship, 289. 
Fancy, ship, 289, 290. 
Fanning, John, 69, 175, 231, 477. 
Fanning, Thomas, 324, 391, 472, 474. 
Fanny, brigantine, 290; ship, 290. 
Fairbault, Joseph P., 366, 419. 
Farley, Nathaniel, 268. 
Fanner, Lewis, 285. 
Farmer, sloop, 290. 
Farnum, Richard, 268. 
Farrington, Joshua, 297, 304, 490. 
Farris, William, 390. 
Farrow, Nathan, 441. 
Fassett, John & Co., 271. 
Fautrel, Nicholas, 226. 
Famurite, 17; letters cf marque, 291. 
Fayette, brig, 291; brigantine, 292. 
Fearing, Benjamin, 241. 
Feareon, Jesse, 242, 248. 
Fearson, John, 483. 
Felicity, schooner, 292. 
Fellows, Cornelius, 259. 
Fellows, Gustavus, 298. 
Felt, David, 248, 285. 
Felt, John, 271, 301, 364. 
Felt, Jonathan, 284. 
Felte, David, jr., 274. 
Fenno, John, 252, 277, 333, 436, 460, 473. 
Fenwick, Ignatius, 451. 
Fergusson, John, 121. 
Ferrit, schooner, 292. 
Fettyplace, Edward, 228. 



512 



INDEX. 



Financier, 293. 

Finch, William, 324. 

Fine, Lett & Co., 281. 

Finley, Thomas, 313. 

Firebrand, boat, 293,463; brigantine, 293. 

Fish, - , 80. 

Fish Hawk, sloop, 293. 

Fisher, Henry, 104. 

Fisher, Archibald, 424. 

Fisher, Hendrick, 325, 356. 

Fisher, Henry, 158. 

Fisher, Jeremiah, 332. 

Fisher, Joseph C., 234, 252, 255, 296, 332, 
335, 336, 371, 386, 418, 447, 452. 

Fisher, Robert, 301. 

Fisher, Thomas, 384. 

Fisher, William, 391. 

Fisk, John, 312, 364, 397. 

Fitch, Elizabeth M.,283, 336, 452, 476. 

Fitch, Gerard, 428. 

Fitch, Hezekiah, 370. 

Fitch, Isaac, 495. 

Fitch, Jonathan, 283, 336, 434, 452, 476. 

Fitch, Theophilus, 472. 

Fitz, Guenard, 480. 

Fitz, Mark, 437. 

Fitzgerald, John, 224. 

Fitzsimons, Thomas, 218, 292, 293, 308, 
341, 342, 348, 349, 387, 390. (See also 
Meade & Fitzsimons. ) 

Flag, American, 128. 

Flagg, Samuel, 383, 460. 

Flaharan, John, 238, 272, 340, 452. 

Flaharan, Thomas, 238. 

Flamond, 66. 

Fleet, British, plan to destroy, New York, 
14; mouth of Delaware Bay, 50; vic 
tory over, 76; off Georgia, 106; attack 
proposed, 147; movements, 160. 

Fleming, George, 238, 322, 425, 468. 

Fletcher, James, 489. 

Fletcher, John, 98, 294, 343, 384, 453,490. 

Fletcher, Patrick, 170. 

Fletcher, Samuel, 405. 

Flora, brigantine, 294; ship, 294. 

Flour, 63, 66, 67, 70, 72, 75, 78, 83, 84, 85, 
87, 88, 89, 97, 100, 108, 113, 158. 

Floyd, Mary, 467. 

Floyd, Nicoll, 467. 

Floyd, William, 467. 

Fly, 27, 28, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 43, 130, 
134, 142; letters of marque, 295, 296, 
297. 



Flying Fish, boat, 298; brigantine, 298; 
schooner, 297. 

Fogerty, Butler, 337. 

Folger, Benjamin, 353. 

Folger, Frederick, 228, 292. 

Follansbee, Thomas, 466. 

Folsom, Nathaniel, 268, 274, 328. 

Folsyn, Stephen, 296. 

Foot, Zacharias, 262. 

Forbes, James, 226, 273, 333, 404, 434. 

Forbes, Samuel, 287, 347. 

Ford, Benjamin, 357. 

Forde, Standish, 310, 313, 352, 476. 

Foreign Affairs, committee of, packets, 72. 

Fornian, David, brigadier-general, 149. 

Forrest, Thomas, 387. 

Forrest, Uriah, 299, 477. 

Forrester, Simon, 240, 269, 284, 410. 

Forst, Abraham, 425. 

Fortunate, schooner, 298. 

Fortune, Daniel, 297. 

Fortune, 204; letters of marque, 298, 299. 

Forty-five, ship, 299. 

Fosdick, Abram, 459. 

Fosdick, James, 248. 

Fosdick, Nicoll, 264. 

Fosdick, Thomas, 253. 

Foster, Bossenger, 223, 335. 

Foster, Daniel, 299. 

Foster, John, 262, 267, 279, 364, 374, 380, 
421, 430, 453, 459, 495. 

Foster, Joseph, 223, 312, 417, 479. 

Foster, Nathaniel, 338. 

Foster, Robert, 241 , 330, 448. 

Foster, Samuel, 293, 413, 441. 

Foster, Silas, 358. 
; Foster, William, 223, 335, 436, 479, 491. 

Foudroyant, schooner, 299. 

Fountain, Collier, 412. 
| Fountain, schooner, 299. 
I Fountaine, Charles A., 63. 
; Fowle, William, 317. 
j Fowler, Abner, 461. 

Fowler, Philip, 377. 

Fox, Daniel, 305. 

Fox, Edward, 346, 399. 

Fox, Jacob, 297, 304. 

Fox, John, 300, 302. 

Fox, Nathaniel, 304. 

Fox, Samuel, 300, 302. 

Fox, boat, 302, 463; brig, 299, 300; brig 
antine, 301, 302, 303; cutter, 300; 
schooner, 300, 301, 302, 303; ship, 
300, 302; aloop, 300, 301. 



INDEX. 



513 



France, tilting; out vessels, 12, 25, 35, 62, 
105; supplies from, 111, 24, 36, 02,74, 
llii, 14<>; treaty, 19,24; commission- 
erg, 26; vessels in Mediterranean, 38; 
prizes in, 39; ships off Virginia, 77; 
Heel supplies, 77, 7S, 80, 83, 84, 85, 
89, 100, IliO; consuls, 96, 109; minis 
ter of, IK!, llti; prisoners, 85, 86, 90, 
ll:i; pilots for tleet, 124; packet serv- 
ice, 13:!; licet at Rhode Island, 152; 
to lie warned, 155, 157; and the 
A/iierii ti, Kiti; and American priva 
teers, 170, 171; seamen, 181. 

/ /vino..-, 192. 

Frankford, John, 4li2. 

Franklin. Benjamin, 26, 29, 87, 92, 113, 
I Hi, 128, 1S7, 195, 197, 211; secret 
correspondence committee, 19; letters 
to, 45, 60, 88, llli, 125, 138. 142, 140; 
letters from, 106, 122, 146. 

Franklin, William Temple, lOii. 

/ /vi)//.7/ , schooner, 304; ship. :iO:!; sloop, 
303. 

Fraser, Lane, son t t, 19, 47. 50, 51 . 

Fra/ier, James, 27(i. 

Fra/icr, John, 270. 

Fra/ier, Nalhro, 284,436,485. 

Kra/.ier. Phoenix. 293, 342. 410. 416. 

Fraxier, Solomon, 27li, 472. 

Freeborn, Isaac, 240, 392. 

Fri filoni. brigantine, 304; win er. 304. 

Freeman, Haskal, 310. 

Freeman, Nathaniel, 228. 

Freeman, Seth, 4(i7. 

Freemason, schooner, 304. 

French, Robert, 3 Hi, 456. 

Friend, Henry, 491. 

Friend. John, 320. 

Friend. William, 402. 

/ // ( nil* Ailrrntiiri; schooner, 305. 

Friends <i oiidirill, 305. 

Frinulship, 88,89,92; letters of marque, 
305, 306, 307. 

Frinke, Joseph, 242. 

Frixel, Benjamin, 436. 

Frost, Benjamin, 231 , 255, 256, 286. 382. 

Frost, John, 287, 472. 

Frost, William, 384. 

Frothingham, Andrew, 391. 

Frothingham, Benjamin, 354. 

Frothingham, David, 253. 

Frothingham, Nathaniel, jr., 414. 

Frothingham, Samuel, 300. 
521206 33 



Fry, Benjamin, 290. 
Fulton, James, 251. 
Fumes, Anthony, 343. 
Furniss, Rolx rt, 368, 381. 
Fuller, Benjamin, 427. 
Fyler, Paris, 334. 

G. 

Gaboteau, Charles, 253. 

Gage, Retihen, 483. 

Gains, George, 233, 238, 240, 268, 274, 

322, 328, 334, 360, 361, 406, 436, 439, 

449, 482, 492. 
Gains, Mary, 328. 
Gale, Azor, 406. 
Gale, George G., 459. 
Gale, John, 281. 
Gale, William, 230, 406. 
Gallagher, Bernard, 232, 238, 393. 

Gallathean, . captain, 173. 

Gallego, Joseph, 484, 485. 

Galley, John, 243. 

Gallop, B. Adam, 345. 

Gallup, Isaac. 410. 

Gait, Gabriel, 413, 415. 441. 

Gait, Nathaniel, 124. 

Gambier, James, Baron, 90. 

Gamble, Archibald, 309, 375. 

(wanwork, schooner, 307; sloop, 307. 

Gandal, William, 250, 295. 

fiannet, sloop, 308. 

Garcia, Jacob, 351. 

Gardiner, Sally, 324, 444. 

Gardner, Benjamin, 274. 

Gardner, Caleb, 122. 

( rardner, Christopher, 324. 325. 

Gardner, Coas, 318. 

Gardner, Jonathan, jr.. 355, 482. 

Gardner, Jonathan, 3d, 4S2. 

(rardner, Joseph, 1 1. 

Gardner, Nathaniel, 304. 

Gardner, Nathaniel Davis, 294. 

Gardner, Nicholas, 170. 

(rardner, Oliver, 308. 

Gardner, Robert, 422. 488. 

Gardner, Rum*, 282. 

Gardner, Samuel, 311, 334, 377, 436, 458. 

Gardner, Uriah, 483. 

Gardner, William, 226, 234, 268, 373, 390, 

420. 

Garston, George, 340. 
<;<itrx, boat. 308; sloop, 308. (Nee also 

General Gates.) 



514 



INDEX. 



Gaudin, Elizabeth, 211. 212. 
Gaudin, Philip, 211, 212. 

Gautier, , 251. 

Gavett, John, 298. 

Gearis, George, 485. 

Geatch, Stephen, 257. 

Geddes, George, 258, 339, 340, 351. 

Geddes, Henry, 317, .121, 443, 444, 455. 

Geer, James, 260, 389, 430, 473, 481, 482. 

Gelston, John, 452. 

Gelston, Samuel, 260, 358. 

General Arnold, 93, 100; letter of marque, 

308. 
General Gales. 103, 108; letters of marc|Ur. 

309. 

General (lalrez, brigantine, 308; ship, 309. 
General Greene, brigantine, 310; schooner, 
310, 311; ship, 309, 310, 311; sloop, 
310. (See a/so Greene. ) 
General llerkimer, brig, 311. 
General Lee, schooner, 311. 
General Lincoln, sloop, 311. 
General JfcDougall, ship, 311. 
General Maxwell, 312. 
General Mercer, brig, 312 ; sloop, 312. 
General Montgomery, brigantine, 312. 
General Putnam, ship, 312. 
General Reed, brig, 313. 
General Scammell, schooner, 313. 
General Scott, schooner, 313. 
General Smattwood, brigantine, 313; 

schooner, 313. 

General Starke, schooner, 314; sloop, 314. 
General Sullivan, brigantine, 314. 
General Titcomb, ship, 314. 
General Wadswortli, sloop, 314. 
General Washington, brig, 315; brigantine, 

314; ship, 315. 
General Wayne, brig, 315, 316; sloop, 315; 

xebec, 315. 
Gensell, John, 288. 
George & Bartlett, 40. 
George, brig, 316; brigantine, 316; ship, 

317, sloop, 316. 

George and Fanny, brigantine, 31 7. 
Georgia, continental agent, 28 ; expedi 
tion, 106 ; sale of vessels, 186 ; ship 
timber, 208. 
Georgia Packet, 33, 39. 
Georgus, John, 338. 
Gerald, Alexander & Co., 247. 
Gerard de Rayneval, Conrad Alexandre. 

107, 116. 
Gerry, Elbridge, 459. 



Gery, Joseph, 323. 

Gervais, John Lewis, 136. 

Geyer, John, 472. 

Geyer, Peter, 288, 304, 455, 488. 

Gibbons, Thomas, 358. 

Gibbons, AVilliam, 473. 

Gibbs, Charles, 451 . 

Gibbs, Levi, 304. 

Giddings, Nathaniel, 270. 

Giddings, Zebulon, 287,318. 

Gifford, John, 260, 275, 428. 

Clifford, Samuel, 467. 

Gilchrist, Adam, 265. 

Giles, James, 375. 

Gill, Nicholas, 197, 198. 

Gill, Robert, 194, 195, 197. 

Gill, Samuel, 324, 379. 

(iilman, John Taylor, 221. 

Giltnan, Joseph, 270. 

Oilman, Josiah, 240, 201, 270, 361, 449, 

456. 

Gilman, Nathaniel, jr., 239. 
Gilman, Nicholas, 239, 240, 261, 287, 305, 

317. 
Girard, Stephen, 392, 435. 

Gist, schooner, 317. 
Gleason, Oliver, 344. 
Glidden, Robinson, 407. 

Gloriosa, schooner, 317. 

Glouster, brigantine, 318. 

Gloucester Packet, ship, 317, 318. 

Glover, Benjamin Stacey, 396. 

Glover, Jonathan, 378. 

Glover, Bartlet &, 24. 

Godet, Thomas, 22. 

Godfrey, James, 386. 

Godfrey, Josiah, 456. 

Goff, Samuel, 271. 

Goforth, Zachariah, 298. 

Goldfinder, brig, 318. 

Good Adventure, schooner, 318. 

Good Fortune, 196, 197. 

Good Intent, schooner, 318, 472. 

Good Luck, ship, 318. 

Goodale, Joshua, jr., 247, 248, 262. 

Goodale, Nathan, 268, 269, 273, 275. 286, 
363, 481. 

Goodhue, Benjamin, 246, 270, 281, 290, 
296, 307, 322, 334. 378, 394, 445, 454. 

Goodhue, Joseph, 430. 

Gooding, Mathew, jr., 27\. 

Goodrich, Jeremiah, jr., 346. 

Goodrich, Oliver, 346. 

Goodrich, 89, 94, 106. 



INDEX. 



515 



< i< Hills. enemies. 1 1 . 

Giniihvin, Hartholmnew. 47(1. 

( i lu in. .luliii, -7_. 

Goodwin. Nathaniel. 224, 2(17, 341, 377. 

I ioiidwill. \Villiillll, 208. 

( Huidwin A; Russell. L lil. 

( iiirliain. Benjamin, . 547, 374. 

i inrliaiii, K/ekicl, 271, 207. 

( lorliam. Stephen, 430. 

Gorham, Sturgis, 343, 415. 

Gosnold, William, 440. 

Gospc.rt, Vii.. vessels building, 09. 

I .ould. James, :!41, 47(1. 

(I. iiil.l, .Mm, L S4. 

I muld, ( Hivcr. 245. 

( ioiilil, Samuel. 467. 

< Joiirlay. Julin. . !0.">. 

< loiiverneur, Curson and, 1-7, 13], 137. 

< ii vane. James, - 45. 

<ini;rnnr < liiitini. bout, 310; liripuitine, 

319. 

llorernor l>e tiriijT, sliip, ^111. 
Governor Juhn*t<ni. 17*1. 
Governor Livinyxlon, schooner, . {10. 
(lorenmr Moore, sehoonei , ;!10. 
Governor Xi lton, hrijrantine, 320. 
(lorernor Tnimlmll, shi]!, 3^0. 
(iower, John M., 470. 
(n-aee, Matthew A: Co., L tiO. 
(Irafton. .loseiih, 255, 300, 374, 447. 
Crafton. Joshua, 231, 25 i, 272, 300, 382, 

374, 447. 

( Iraham, John, 270. 
Graham, Rohert, . {Hi. 
(iraham, Sturpis, 25fi. 
Graham, William, 270. 
Urtinipun, schooner, 320. 
(iranberry, Jose]>h, 442. 
irnnii Monarch, ship, 320. 
Grand *]r(nt(rr<jiie, ship, 320. 
rT rn(/7>irA-,brigantine,32]; ship, 320,321. 

< irannis, John, 40. 
Grunt, John, 45S. 

Grunt, Samuel, 303. 3ti:!, 4tiO, 4tl8. 

Grant, Thomas, 303. 

Grurf, Stephen, 403. 

[> (, rnxfi . (See Count (/ <ir(iHKe.) 

(.ray, Abraham, jr.. 264, 332. 

Gray, Benjamin, 304, 454. 

< iray, John, 457. 

Gray, Samuel, 2(>4, 332, 340, 353. 
Gray. Stephen II.. 310. 410, 422, 423. 
Gray. Winthrop, 304. 
(iray, William, 273, 30: ,, 480. 



Gray, William, jr., 2(54, 332, 338, 340, 353, 
43(1, 483, 4Sti. 

Greely, Jonathan, 253. 

Green, Kdvvanl, 482, 483. 

Green, Krederiek, 4t>5. 

Green, James, 273. 208, 40i, 471. 

Green, John, captain. 7ti, 80, 201, 404. 

Green, Nathaniel, OH. 

Green, Richard, 247. 

Green, Thomas. 111. 

Green, Timothy, 244. 

Green, William, 217, 451. 

Green, Griffin. t <c Co., 02. 

Greenald, Richard, 4t>3. 

Greene. Celia, 32ti, 302. 

Greene, Grirlin, 383, 302. 

Greene, Jacob, 302. 
! Greene, Thomat>, 281, 30ti, 3(55, 474. 

Greene, William, 238, 308, 31(>, 326, 383, 
302. 

(irerne, schooner, 321. ( See also General 
Gri eite. ) 

<ireenleaf. Aimer, 23.",, 314. 330. 

Greenleaf, Jonathan, 440. 

Greenleaf, Moses, 405. 

Cireenough, Samuel, 300, 301, 322. 

Greemvay, Joseph, 487. 

Greenwood, Miles, 362, 463. 

Greenwood, Nathaniel, 200. 

Greer, John, 02. 

Gregory, John, 381. 

Gregg, George, 474. 

Greyhound, schooner, 321, 322; sloop, 322. 

Grenell, John, 435. 

Grenell, Thomas, captain, 48. 

drifting, Daniel, 346, 4(7. 

Grifflng, Jasper, jr., 300. 

Griffing, Mosep, 220, 312, 310. 

Griffith, Joshua, 252, 351. 

Griggs, Daniel, 272. 

( rimes, John, 44i>. 

(t rimes, Josiah, jr., 370. 

Grimes, Josiah, 2d, 450. 

(irindall, Ichabod, 4<>3. 

(jriswold, Joseph. 388. 

(iriswold, Matthew, 360. 

Griswohl, William, 370. 

Gross, Simon, 480. 

Groves, Ichabod, 457. 

Groves, William, 230. 

Grubb, Curtis, 462. 

Guadeloupe, American vessels and citi 
zens, 130. 

Guartee, Lewis, 366. 



516 



INDEX. 



Guild, Benjamin, 472. 

Guilland, James, 417. 

Guiraudet, Thomas, 376. 

Guire, Peter, 238. 

Gull, schooner, 322. 

Gurney, Francis , 219, 227, 321. 348, 349, 

35U, 357,397, 411, 445, 449. 
Gustantu, brigantine, 323; ship, 322. 
Guy, Henry, 279. 
Gwin, James, 275, 316. 
Gwin, John, 247, 428. 
Gyllinbots, Christopher, 451). 

II. 

Hacker, Iloysted, lieut., Hi, 24, 27. :!4, 
46, 47, 148, 160, 170; master, 242. 

Hackett, James. 449. 

Hackett, William, 437. 

Haddock, Hannah, 260. 

Hague, Joseph, 254. 

Haight, , lieut., 194. 

Haines, George, 220, 417. 

Haines. (See also Haynes. ) 

Hale, Eliphalet, 333, 402. 

Hale, John, 293. 

Hale, Moses, 266, 317, 445. 

Half pay, widows, 206. 

Halifax, 36. 

Hall, Caleb, 320. 

Hall, George, A., 136. 

Hall, Giles, 284, 313. 

Hall, Jeremiah, 432, 491. 

Hall, John, 32, 260, 347, 405, 430. 

Hall, Joseph, jr., 436. 

Hall, Noah, 458. 

Hall, Stephen, 221, 269. 

Hall, William, 310. 

Hallam, Edward, 266, 272, 437, 

Hallam, John, 323, 389. 

Hallet, Allen, 303, 394. 

Hal let, Barnabas, 467. 

Hallock, William, captain, 12, 15,23,27(1. 

Halsey, Jeremiah, 260, 360. 

Ilamblen, Ebenezer, 467. 

Hambleton, Jonathan, 362. 

Hambleton & Wootten, 324. 

Hamilton, Benoni, 301, 302. 

Hamilton, Charles, 357, 364. 

Hamilton, Jonathan, jr., 289, 290, 40:1. 
439. 

Hamlin, Jabez, 252, 266, 271, 297, 31)7, 
348, 380, 387, 484, 491, 494. 

Hamlin, Michael, 461. 

Hamlin, sloop, 323. 



Hammatt, Benjamin, 348, 435. 

Ilammelt, John, 435. 

Hammer, Solomon, 472. 

Hammond, William, 231, 309, 317, 451, 

444. 

Hammond, Andrew Snape, 33. 
Ifampden, 22, 24, 27, 39, 56. 
Hampton Packet, sloop, 323. 
Hamsley, William, 234. 
Hancock, Nathaniel, 44. !. 
JFancock, continental vessel, 7S; letters of 

marque, 323, 324. 
Hand, Jesse, 329. 
Hands worth, James, 390. 
Handy, George, 243, 282. 
Handy, James, 217, 277, 326. 
Handy, Joseph, 35, 24:!. 350. 
Handy, Levin, 493. 
Ilanmer, John, 322, 455. 
Hannah, brigantine, 324, 325; schooner, 

324, 325; ship, 325. 
Hannah & Molle;/, 161. 
Hannah and Sally, schooner, 325. 
Hannibal, ship, 325. 
Hanover, M. K., 14. 
Hanse, Jacob, 289, 351. 
Hanse & De Vries, 480. 
Hanson, John, 355, 487. 
Hapjii/ lletnni, schooner, 326; sloop, 325. 
Haratlen, John, 362. 
Ilaraden, Jonathan, 362, 415. 
Uarbt son, Benjamin, 337. 
Harding, Jesse, 237. 326. 
Harding, Seth, captain, 70. 84, 97. 103, 

104, 107, 108, 109, 110, 114, 115, 116, 

119, 129, 134, 135, 137. 1-12, 165, 16S, 

184, 195, 207, 269, 495. 
Harduick, George, 196. 
Hardy, William, 348. 
Harftird, schooner, 326. 
Hargan, Joseph, 239, 25s, 319. 365, 432, 

468. 
Harlequin, schooner, 326, 327; ship, 327; 

sloop. 327. 

llarman, Nathaniel, 403. 
Harmanson, John, 279, 413, 415. 
Harmon, John, 331. 
Harmonie, brigantine, 328. 
Harnett, Cornelius, 23, 7:!. 
Harper, John, 88, 306, 421, 464. 
Harper, Robert, 306. 
IIarpf]i, galley, 328. 
Harr, John, 223, 236, 276, 293, 421. 
Harrington, Jonathan, 259. 



INDIA. 



517 



Harriot, ship, 328. 

Harris, Benton, 155, 241!. 

Harris, Charles, 254, 395. 

Harris, Isaac, 307. 

Harris, Jeremiah, 330, 3S2. 

Harris, Jonathan, 414, 48(i. 

Harris, Mchitahle. 411, 451. 

Harris, Robert, 235, 382, 41: ,, 402. 

Harris. Thomas, 414, 480. 

Harris, Timothy, 4.1(1. 

Harris, William, 225, 231, 240, 209, 311, 

322, 370, 427, 441;. 
Harrison, Benjamin, 22, 31, 32. 
Harrison, Benjamin, jr., 138. 
Harrison, Charles. 2(13, 398. 
Harrison, Clement, 270, 320, 370. 
Harrison, John, 311, 419, 445. 
Harrison, Joseph W., 388. 
Harrison, Riehanl, 213. 
Harrison, Samuel, 383. 

Harrison, . (.Set Hone it Harrison. ) 

JIurrinvit, schooner, 9. 

Harrod, Benjamin, 240, 302, 331, 450, 452. 

Hart, Klisha, 43S, 439. 

Hart, John, 420. 

Hart, Joseph, 402, 431, 4311, 443. 

Hart, William, 438, 439, 488. 

Hart well, Barry, 3(i4. 

Harvey, Ithamar, 47(1. 

Harvey, or Harvie, John, 245, 469. 

Harvey, Magnes, 416. 

Harvie, John, 378, 408. 

Hase, Robert T., 224. 

Haskell, Elijah, 297. 

Haskell, Philemon, 237, 481. 

Hasting, John, 246. 

Hastings, Samuel, 475. 

Hatch, Crowell, 310, 336, 368. 

Hatch, Elnathan, 459. 

Hatch, Ichabod, 430. 

Hatch, Xaler, 368. 

Hatch, Silas, 274, 288, 430. 

Hathaway, Nathaniel, 345. 

Hathorne, Daniel, 304, 40!i. 

Hathorne, Joseph, 451. 

Hannma, schooner, 328. 

Havens, Jonathan N., 495. 

Havens, William, 307, 358, 438, 486. 

Hawk, Daniel, 365. 

Hawk, boat, 329, 358; brig, 329; brigan- 

tine, 329; schooner, 329, 330; sloop, 

329. 

Hawkins, Henry, 268, 325, 348, 372, 404. 
Hawley, David, 457. 



liawley, Samuel, 457, 462. 

Hawser, William, 277. 

Hay, Charles, 227, 260, 273, 318, 361, 

413, 422, 486, 492. 
Hay, Edward, 479. 
Hay, John, 462. 
Hayden, Richard, 243, 417. 
Haydon, William, 363, 411. 
Hayes, James, 352. 
Hayman, William, 341, 342. 
Haynes, < ieorge, 434. (See also Haines. ) 
Haynes, John, 218. 
Haynes, Josiah, 315. 
Haynes, Nicholas, 418. 
Hays, M. M., 353. 
Hay ward, Benjamin, 395. 
Hazard, Kbenezer, 453. 
Hazard, brigantine, 330; cutter, 330; 

schooner, 330, 331, 332; sloop, 331. 
Hazelwood, John, 53, 315. 
Head, John, 243, 267, 320, 450. 
Head, Joseph, 281, 320, 448, 450. 
Healy, Samuel, 475. 
Heath, William, major general, 86. 
Hector, brig, 332; schooner, 332; ship, 

332. 

Hegerty, Jeremiah, 368. 
Heguy, Alexander, 251. 
Heinecken, Jan llendrick Christian, 200, 

214. 

Hele, Christopher, lieut., 114, 135. 
Holme, Adam, 416. 
Hehne, Arthur, 392. 
Helme, Hugh, 331. 
Helms, William, 452. 
Henderson, Alexander, 349, 367. 
Henderson, John, 385, 389. 
Henderson, Joseph, 419, 456. 
Henderson, William, 280. 
Hentield, (iideon, 307, 446. 
Henley, David, 377. 
Hennessy, John, 346. 
Henrietta, 76. 
Henry, George, 226, 309, 310, 356, 357, 

371, 424, 453, 490. 
Henry, Patrick, 95. 
Henry, William, 206. 
Henry, schooner, 332. 
Henshaw, Benjamin, 280. 
Henshaw, William, 433. 
Hepburn, Stacy, 477, 484. 
Heraud, Jean, 390. 
j Hercules, brigantine, 333; ship, 333. 
Hermtone, sloop, 333. 



518 



INDEX. 



Hern, Morris, 381. 

Hern, boat, 335; brig, 335; brigantine, 334; 

schooner, 334, 335; ship, 333, 334; 

335: sloo