General Thomas Gage

to Vice Admiral Samuel Graves1

Boston June 16th 1775.

Being informed by Captain [John] Lindsey [Linzee], that the two sloops lately fitted for his Majesty's Service, are in want of Ammunition, I should be glad you would order to be delivered to the Office Commanding them 50 rounds of Powder and shot, for three Pounders, with Spunges &ca. each Sloop carrying 6 Guns. —

I am with Regard & Esteem, Sir, [&c.]

1. Gage Papers, CL.
Source: Naval Documents of the American Revolution, I, 690