Decemr 1 Brig Geddis, John Harrison, Master, 50 tons, 7 men, for Liverpool 3500 Bushels of Wheat, 1400 Staves & Heading
This acknowledges by us the Rect. of your favor of the 10th of Augt. by the Virginian Capt. J. Aselby, in which was enclosed my acct, Current, Nt. Proceeds 8-11-2 for two Hhds. Tobo. for which sum, with the Intt. thereon (at 60 days) amounting to 4s/4 I have drawn a Bill in favor of Mr. Chs. Duncan amounting to 8-15-6, which I doubt not will be duely Honour'd. I must confess the low price I have... Continue Reading
The Humble Address of the Merchants, inspectors, and [Pa]rtners, and other dependants on the Merchants and warehouses in the Town of Blandford and parts adjacent to the Right Honble Lord North, Genl Gage &c. &c.
We your Lordships most Humble admirers, and dutifull adherents having taken into our most [careful] consideration, Your Lordships & his excellency's [many] noble Virtues, and... Continue Reading
In a Letter from Mr. [Philip] Stephens,2 by the Scarborough, the Admiral . . . received directions for intercepting and securing any Gunpowder Arms or Ammunition, which might be attempted to be imported into North America, except the Master of the Ship or Vessel should produce a License from his Majesty, or the Privy Council for the exportation thereof from Great Britain, But the... Continue Reading
Last Saturday Evening the Scarborough Man of War, Capt. Barclay arrived here from England, with Dispatches for his Excellency Governor Gage:1 Capt. Barclay left Plymouth the 24th of October, and has brought London Papers.
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.
At a Meeting of the Committee of Baltimore Town at Grants this 5th December 1774. . .
This Committee made choice of Samuel Purviance as Chairman, and William Smith as a deputy Chairman, to be continued as such; and they also chose Doctor John Boyd as Clerk.
On Motion the following question was put. Whether a vessel arriving within the Capes of Chesapeak, on or before the first of December, be an... Continue Reading
At a meeting of the Committee of Baltimore County held at Mr Grants December 7th 1774
Captn James Thomas of the Ship William from Bristol, appeared before the Committee, and declared on Oath, that he arrived within the Capes of Chesapeak Bay on the 30th Day of November last past, and that he has not imported himself, nor is there to the best of his knowledge, any East India Tea on board his Ship... Continue Reading
It is voted and resolved, that all the cannon now at Fort George2 (excepting two eighteen-pounders and one six pounder) and all the powder, shot and stores, thereto belonging (excepting so much powder and ball as are sufficient for the cannon to be left at said fort) be immediately removed to the town of Providence; that Col. Joseph Nightingale,3 be, and he is hereby,... Continue Reading
I had the honor of your Excellency's letter acquainting Me with your having Ordered two Vessels to be purchased for his Majesty's Service and desiring Signals for them to pass and repass the King's Ships under my Command. I have accordingly given directions for that purpose, upon their hoisting a Yellow Pendant when they at any time come near One of the Squadron.
I am Sir with great regard Your... Continue Reading
We hear that the Glasgow Sloop of War from Halifax is in great danger within two or three leagues of the Light House.
We have Authority to inform the Public, that the Right Honourable the Earl of Dartmouth1 has written circular Letters to the several Governors on the Continent, signifiying his Majesty's Command, that they take the most effectual Measures for arresting, detaining and securing, any Gunpowder, or any Sort of Arms or Ammunition, which may be attempted to be imported into the Colonies;... Continue Reading
[A Manifest of the lading on board the] Ship Kattie, James Clarke, Master, bound for London
Four hundred and thirty-four Hogsheads Tobacco & nine thousand five hundred Staves
Mr John Slingsby & Co inform the committee that they have imported in the brig Diana Capt Authven, master, from Glasgow since the first instant a cargo of goods for their store in this town, amounting to £1916 7s 2⅔d, sterling and another cargo for their store at Cross Creek amounting to £1018 13s 9¾d. sterling and delivered the same with the invoices thereof into the hands of the committee... Continue Reading
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... Continue Reading
About Six this Evening Information coming of the Glasgows running upon Rocks, Lieut. [George] Dawson in the Hopes Tender was immediately ordered to her Assistance and to acquaint her Captain that every Help possible should follow; and accordingly a large Wood Sloop with a Lieutenant petty Officers and 40 men with necessary Geer sailed in the Night.
I have now before me your several Favors of the 27th August. 23rd of September and 14th of October last. And Note their contents. The first acknowledging the Receipt of a Remittance from Captain John Walker at Barcelona for £400 Stg. one half on Account of my Brother Gerard and the other half on my own account. for which have made you Debtor, and have given you Credit for £52.6.11 Amount of a... Continue Reading
We learn from undoubted authority, that Lord Dartmouth, Secretary of State, has wrote a Circular Letter to the Governors upon this Continent, informing them that his Majesty has thought fit by his Order in Council, dated the 19th of October, to prohibit the Exportation from Great Britain of Gun-Powder or any sort of Arms and Ammunition; and has signified to them his Majesty's Command that they do... Continue Reading
Sir, I have your favor by Mr [Ebenezer] Dickinson, Lieutenant [Alexander] Gr[a]eme is arrived in the Sloop; Lieutenant [Joseph] Nunn in the Halifax; Mr [William] Lechmere by Land; You may be assured I shall lose no time or Opportunity in doing everything in my power for the Preservation of the Ship, an able Carpenter with two or three of that Profession would be of great Service in constructing... Continue Reading
Last Friday and Saturday [December 9 and 10] all the cannon belonging to Fort George, except 4, were carried to Providence, with the shot, &c. from whence they may be easily conveyed into the country, to meet the Indians and Canadians with which the colonies are threatened.
The Tory faction in this town, the beginning of last week, grinn'd horrible a gastly smile, and prophesied there would... Continue Reading