Journal of His Majestys Sloop Falcon

John Linzee, Commanding1

June 1775
Saturdy 17
At Single Anchor in Boston Harbour
A M Recd 20 Men from the Sommersett. Weigh'd and Shifted to the Entrance of Charlestown River and by Springs on our Cable got our Broad side to Bear on the Rebells and began to fire with Round Grape & Small Arms.   Continued to fire on the Rebells till 4 P M at which Time Charles Town took fire   Our Boats Empd Carrying Wounded men over to Boston

1. PRO, Admiralty 51/336.
Source: Naval Documents of the American Revolution, I, 703