Journal of His Majesty's Sloop Falcon

John Linzee, Commanding1

May 1775
Frydy 12
Att Single Anchor in Holmes's Hole.
at 10 A M Sent the Gunners Mate Surgeons mate and 11 Men On Board the above Sloop [seized the previous day]2   at ½ past 11 Weighd and Came to Sail   at 2 P M fird a Six poundr and a Swivel Shotted to bring too a Schooner   at 4 Came too in Tarpolen Cove with the Bt Br Wt point S W at 9 fird a Six poundr and Swivel at a Schooner.3

1. PRO, Admiralty 51/336.
2. Linzee's journal makes no mention of what happened to this sloop; see New York Gazette, May 22, and Massachusetts Spy, Worcester, May 24, 1775.
3. The two schooners seized, and which were later condemned and sold at Boston, were the Hawke and Doctors Box, both laden with fish.
Source: Naval Documents of the American Revolution, I, 322