Journal of His Majesty's Sloop Falcon

John Linzee, Commanding1

August 1775
Tuesdy 1
The Land off Cape Ann N N W 4 or 5 Leag.
at 10 A M Spoke a Brigg from Boston for Nova Scotia.   at 5 P M Saw a Sail in the S E   gave Chace   Spoke a Schooner from St Eustatia   took her in Tow2

1. PRO, Admiralty 51/336.
2. The Byfield schooner, John Fletcher, master, from Dominica and St. Eustatia for Gloucester with rum and sugar. The vessel was taken up as an armed schooner and the cargo sold in Boston. Graves's Conduct, Prize List, MassHS Transcript.
Source: Naval Documents of the American Revolution, I, 1028-9