Journal of His Majestys Ship Cerberus

James Chads, Commanding1

May 1775
Thursday 25
Moord at Boston
at 8 A M Boston Light house W N W 3 Lgs   at 10 got a Pilot on bd   pas'd by H M Ships Mercury Nautilus & Falcon at Anchr in [Nan]tasket roads   ½ past Saluted the Adr & Anchd wt Bt Br in 7 fm & Moord wt a Cable each way   Castle William S E ½ S Fort point S W off Shore ½ M[ile]   found riding here the Preston Boyn Somerset Glasgow & Merlin

1. PRO, Admiralty 51/181.
Source: Naval Documents of the American Revolution, I, 523