Vice Admiral Samuel Graves

to General Thomas Gage1

Boston 25th July 1775.


I received the information your Excellency was pleased to send me this Morning — Most of the particulars have been already communicated to me by different Persons.

The Commanders of the two Armed Schooners who convoy the Brigs to Annapolis [Royal] have Orders to destroy all Pirates they can meet with, and are particularly informed of the One your Excellency has mentioned. The Senegal is in Penobscot Bay with the Wood Transports, the Merlin from Marblehead to Piscataqua, the Falcon from Cape Ann to Cape Cod; I hope some of these will get hold of the Pirate, if not, their being on the Coast will give Security to Vessels Navigating

The Senegal or the Schooners will call at Windsor for the Vessels waiting there for Convoy. I have the Honor to be, with great regard Sir [&c.]

Saml Graves.

1. Gage Papers, CL
Source: Naval Documents of the American Revolution, I, 970