New York Gazette

Monday, May 22, 1775

New-York, May 22.

Friday Night last [May 19] Captain Reynolds arrived here from Portsmouth, in New-Hampshire: Last Monday [May 15], off Cape Anne, he was boarded by Capt. Greeves, in a Tender,1 who had come out of Boston the Day before, and informed him that three Transports arrived there the 6th Instant from England, with Troops, and that many more were hourly expected; that several Vessels were then in Sight, which he imagined was Part of the Fleet, and several Guns had been heard in the Offing.

Thursday [May 18] Capt. Reynolds spoke with Capt. [John] Lyndsay [Linzee], in the Falcon Sloop of War, who acquainted him, that having Advice that a Sloop lay at a Place called Sandwich, that had carried some Provisions to Providence, &c. for the Use of the Boston Provincials, he dispatched his Lieutenant, with his Tender and 20 Men, and two other Officers, to take Possession of her; which they accordingly did; But, before they could carry her off, she was retaken, as also the Tender, by some Boats from the Country, and the Lieutenant lost an Arm, the Gunner was wounded in the Head, and the Doctor's Mate in one of his Legs. The Seamen were sent Prisoners into the Country.

The Asia Man of War of 64 Guns is hourly expected here from Boston.

1. Lieutenant Thomas Graves in His Majesty's Schooner Diana.
Source: Naval Documents of the American Revolution, I, 505