Lords Commissioners of the British Admiralty

to Vice Admiral Samuel Graves1

By &c.

Captain [John] Linzee, Commander of His Majesty's Sloop the Falcon, (by whom you will receive this) being directed to put himself under your command and follow your Orders for his further proceedings; You are hereby required and directed to take him under your command accordingly, and employ him, and the said Sloop, in such manner as shall appear to you best for His Majesty's Service entrusted to your care. Given &c. the 29th Jany 1775.

By &c. P. S.
J. Buller
A. Hervey

1. PRO, Admiralty 2/99, 261, NYHS Transcript.
Source: Naval Documents of the American Revolution, I, 391