Glasgow at Cohasset 11h. Decr. 1774
Sir, His Majesty's Ship under my Command2 ran on the Rocks at this Place Yesterday Morning at 5 O'Clock. She is now at an Anchor in a very narrow Place environ'd with Rocks and about half her Length from some of them, her Rudder is lost and she has received very considerable damage, if timely Assistance arrives, I hope She will be saved, She now makes as much Water as all the Pumps can free, I am taking every Method for her Preservation, but want Craft for Her Guns &ca. as there is a little more Water than She draws at Low Water, but it would be very dangerous to throw her Guns Overboard here as She would strike on them at Low Water; for other particulars I refer You to the Bearer who seems to be a very communicative and civil Person. I am Sir [&c.]
P.S. Bearer's Name Ebenezer Dickinson
1. PRO, Admiralty 1/485, LC Transcript.
2. H.M.S. Glasgow, 20 guns and 130 men, was returning from a complete overhaul at Halifax.