Journal of His Majesty's Sloop Senegal

William Duddingston, Commanding1

July 1775
Wednesday 12
[King Road, Boston Harbor]
at 2 A M came on bd a man who made his escape from the rebels, taken some time since from the Falcon, & gave Intelligence of 500 Rebels in 100 Whale Boats taken the Inhabitants & Cattle off Long Isld   at 8 sent the Man to the Adml.   at 1 P M a Number of men appeared on Long Isld — made towards & set fire to the Hous   We kept a Continual fire for ten minutes till they Left the Isld sent the Boat mand & armd to intercept them, at 6 fired a Gun a Sigl to weigh

1. PRO, Admiralty 51/885.
Source: Naval Documents of the American Revolution, I, 869