Vice Admiral Samuel Graves

to Captain John Linzee, H.M.S. Falcon1

Notwithstanding my Orders to you of this Morning you are hereby required and directed to proceed as fast as possible to Martha's Vineyard in his Majs Sloop under your Command, where you will find the Ship Champion, Paddock Master, laden with Flour and Wheat; You are to seize the said Ship and send her immediately to Boston under the Command of an Officer from the Falcon, and then proceed to Eliza Islands according to my former Orders.

Given under my Hand on Board His Majs Ship Preston at Boston the 30th April 1775

Saml Graves

1. Graves's Conduct, Appendix, 414, MassHS Transcript.
Source: Naval Documents of the American Revolution, I, 252-3