Extracts Relating to the Origin of the American Navy

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New England historic genealogical society, 1890 - 34 strani
 

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Stran 29 - And we do hereby strictly charge and require all Officers and Soldiers under your command, to be obedient to your orders, and diligent in the exercise of their several duties.
Stran 7 - ... to intercept the supplies of the enemy, which will be defeated by your running into unnecessary engagements. " 8. As there may be other vessels employed in the same service with yourselves, you are to fix upon proper signals, and, your stations being settled so as to take the greatest range, avoid cruising on the same ground. If you should happen to take prizes in sight of each other, the rules, which take place among private ships of war, are to be observed in the distribution of the prize-money.
Stran 20 - ... prevented my giving your letter an answer the next morning. In answer to your inquiries respecting armed vessels, there are none of any tolerable force belonging to this government. I know of but two of any kind — those very small.
Stran 3 - Resolved, that a letter be sent to General Washington to inform him that Congress having received certain intelligence of the...
Stran 6 - You are to proceed, as commander of said Schooner, immediately on a cruise against such vessels as may be found on the high seas or elsewhere, bound inwards and outwards, to or from Boston, in the service of the Ministerial Army, and to take and seize all such vessels laden with soldiers, arms, ammunition or provisions, for or from said Army, or which you shall have good reason to suspect are in such service.
Stran 7 - ... 9. In case of retaking the vessel of any friend to the American cause, I will recommend it to such person to make a suitable compensation to those, who have done such a service ; but such vessels are not to be deemed as coming within the directions respecting other vessels. " 10. You are to be extremely careful and frugal of your ammunition, by no means to waste any of it in salutes, or for any purpose, but what is absolutely necessary.
Stran 22 - The plague, trouble, and vexation I have had with the crews of all the armed vessels, are inexpressible. I do believe there is not on earth a more disorderly set.
Stran 3 - Congress, having received certain intelligence of the sailing of two north-country-built brigs, of no force, from England on the llth of August last, loaded with arms, powder, and other stores, for Quebec, without convoy, which it being of importance to intercept, desire that he apply to the council of Massachusetts Bay for the two armed vessels in their service, and despatch the same, with a sufficient number of people, stores, etc.
Stran 4 - Continent. That the general be directed to employ the said vessels and others if he judge necessary to effect the purposes aforesaid : and that he be informed that the Rhode Island and Connecticut vessels of force will be sent directly to their assistance.
Stran 3 - Quebec, without convoy, which, it being of importance to intercept, desire that he apply to the Council of Massachusetts Bay for the two armed vessels in their service, and despatch the same, with a sufficient number of people, stores, &c. particularly a number of oars, in order, if possible, to intercept the said two brigs and their cargoes, and secure the same for the use of the continent ; also any other transports, laden with ammunition, clothing, or other stores, for the use of the ministerial...

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