[Boston] 5th [December, 1774]
The Asia arrived this morning, with Major Pitcairne on board and part of a reinforcement of 460 Marines, exclusive of the Complement of the Ship.
1. John Barker, The British in Boston Being the Diary of Lieutenant John Barker of the King's Own Regiment from November 15, 1774 to May 31, 1776; With Notes by Elizabeth Ellery Dana (Cambridge, 1924), 10. Hereafter cited as Barker, Diary.