Journal of His Majestys Sloop Falcon

John Linzee, Commanding1

August 1775
Tuesdy 8
Cape Ann Harbour N E 1 Mile
at 5 A M Weighd and Came to Sail   at 8 Saw two Sails to the Ed gave Chace   at Noon took a Schooner from Hispaniola Bound to Salem.   at 1 P M Hoisted out all the Boats   Came to Anchor in Cape Ann Harbr off Ten pound Island   Sent Lieut. Thornborough With the Pinnace Long boat and Jolly Boat to bring out a Schooner that Run in to get Clear at the same time the Master in a Small Schooner with the Gunner and some People   after the Boats Passd a point the Rebells fird on the Boats which was Returnd from the Bts   fird from the Ship on the Town for Several Hours to Releave the Boats found it Impossable left off fireing2

1. PRO, Admiralty 51/336.
2. See Linzee to Graves, August 10, 1775.
Source: Naval Documents of the American Revolution, I, 1093