Sir Peter Parker ordered to hoist a broad Pendant to be employed in North America under the Command of Rear Admiral Shuldham:
Including the Ships ordered to Sail with Sir Peter Parker the force under the command of Rear Adml Shuldham would then be Vizt
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The House resolved itself into a Committee of Supply.
Mr. [John] Buller moved, that 28,000 seamen, including 6,665 marines, be voted for the service of the year 1776, at the rate of 4 l. per month. He spoke of the stations of the fleet; particularly that the one under admiral Shuldham, who was to command in North America, was to consist of 78 sail.
Admiral [Augustus] Keppel opposed the motion, as... Continue Reading
Whereas we think fit that you shall proceed in His Majestys Ship Bristol to North America in order to serve under the command of Rear Admiral Shuldham Commr in Chief of His Majestys Ships & Vessels upon that Station; You are hereby required & directed to report on board the Bristol at Sheerness and hoist your Broad Pendant on board her (Capt [John] Morris her Commander being directed to... Continue Reading
You are hereby required & directed to put yourself under the command of Captain Sir Peter Parker whom we have ordered to hoist his Broad Pendant on board the Ship you command; And follow his orders for your further proceedings
Given &c 1st November 1775
Whereas we think fit that you shall be employ'd to raise Voluntier Seamen in and a:bout London for the Service of His Majesty's Bomb the Thunder at Deptford; You are hereby required and directed to observe the following Instructions Vizt 2
You are to hire a proper Room for a Rendezvous, and to apply yourself with the utmost diligence to the aforesaid Service, causing... Continue Reading
I enclose in this dispatch, Sir, the excerpts from the proceedings in both Houses of Parliament.
Precautionary measures were taken to the effect that all spectators had to leave before the votes were gathered so that we could not be present when the debate on the vote concerning the quota of sailors took place. But I learn from the Office that a quota of 28 thousand was voted. This number which... Continue Reading
We beg leave to lay before Your Lordship the Inclosed State of the Artillery at the several places in America before any Supplies were sent in consequence of the present Troubles, likewise the State of all that has been sent since the 1st of January 1775, which we are of opinion will fully answer what is requested by the Earl of Dartmouth's Letter of the 30th Ultimo. We are My Lord [&c.]
A Company of Invalids to Newfoundland
The Russia Merchant
A Detachment of Officers & Men for Boston ー 1 Engineer, Cloathing, Flints & 6 Light 3 Pounders Boston
The Charming Sally
Tents demanded by Colonel Cleaveland ー Boston
The FriendshipVictualling Transport
A Supply of Stores for East Florida Including 430 Barrels of... Continue Reading
You are hereby required and directed, to proceed without a Moments loss of time in the Sloop you command to Spithead, and there wait until you receive further Order.
Given &c. the 4th. of Novr. 1775
On Thursday night [November 2] Lord Pitt, son of the Earl of Chatham, and Mr. Pownal, son of Governor Pownal, arrived in town from Quebec, and yesterday they went to Court, were both presented to his Majesty, and graciously received.
A letter was received on Thursday by a merchant of this city, from Quebec, brought by the Pomona, Capt. [John] Green, arrived at Dover, which says, "On the 25th of... Continue Reading
In addition to the Order which you have received from my Lords Commissioners of the admiralty dated the 30th Ultimo, I am to signify their Lordships direction to you to engage for His Majesty's Service, upon your arrival at North Carolina, as many Pilots as you can, who are acquainted with any Part of that Coast, and to keep them on board until the arrival of Sir Peter Parker; And you will... Continue Reading
In case you have any Letters on board your Ship recommended to your care for Admiral Graves, General Gage, General Howe, or any other Persons at Boston; I am to desire you will send them to me before you sail, that they may be sent to Boston by some other conveyance. I am &ca
I had the honor to inform you, Sir, of the secret orders which I sent, on the 16th of last month, to the Intendants and Controllers of the Navy in order to prevent in as much as possible the ships from the English Colonies from taking on war ammunition in our ports. Several of these officers have already indicated to me that they will comply with care; but among their answers, I felt I had to... Continue Reading
It having been represented to the King that a resolution has been taken in the Congress of Delegates from the Twelve associated Colonies assembled at Philadelphia that after a certain Day all Exportation from the said Colonies to Great Britain, Ireland and the West Indies shall be discontinued 2 and there being great reason to suspect that the Ships & Vessels belonging to those... Continue Reading
Advices having been received from different Parts of America, that the Inhabitants of the Colonies in general which are in Arms against the King are collecting & fitting out armed Vessels for effecting in various ways their rebellious purposes; You are hereby required & directed in pursuance of His Majestys pleasure signified to Us by the Earl of Dartmouth one of His Principal Secretaries... Continue Reading
In pursuance of His Majestys Order in Council, dated the 16th Day of June last, We do hereby impower and direct you to impress or cause to be impressed so many Seamen, Seafaring Men and Persons whose occupations and callings are to work in Vessels and Boats upon Rivers, in His Majestys Dominions in North America as shall be necessary either to Man His Majestys Ships employed or to be employed in... Continue Reading
Sir, Since my Letter to you of the 27th of last Month inclosing Copy of my Dispatch to Major General [William] Howe, of the 22d of that Month, the plan and Object of the intended Expedition to the Southward, to which that Dispatch refers, have been maturely considered. ー
It has been found upon full Examination, that the Entrance and Navigation of Cape Fear River are at least very hazardous, if... Continue Reading
Mr Richard Watlington having represented to my Lords Commrs of the Admty that he has freighted the Nautilus Capt William Jardine with a large & valuable Cargo for the use of His Majts Army & Navy consisting of Port, Madeira, Teneriffe Wines Geneva, Brandy, Cheese, Hams, Tongues some Packages of Earthen Ware & Woolen Cloths; And their Lordships being Willing to encourage an undertaking... Continue Reading
I send you herewith another Pacquet from the Earl of Dartmouth to josiah Martin Esqr Governor of North Carolina, and also a Pacquet from his Lordship to Lord Willm Campbell, Governor of South Carolina; The former of which you will be careful to deliver or convey to Governor Martin with the Pacquet which accompanied the Order of my Lords Commissioners dated the 30th of last Month; And it is their... Continue Reading
My Lords Commrs of the Admty having received various Intelligence of Vessels employed in carrying on an illicit Trade from the British Colonies in North America to Cadiz & other Ports in Spain I am commanded by their Lordships to send you Copies thereof and to signify their direction to you to give orders to the Captains of the Ships under your command to keep a good look out for vessels that... Continue Reading