Loyal Associated Refugees
Huntingdon 9th July 1779
By Capt. BATTY who takes charge of the prize sloop, Her deck is covered with lumber therefore cannot tell what her hole contains, also a parcel of staves, taken from one of our Transports on board his own Sloop, you will please to take an invoice of the several articles, & dispose of them imediately to the best advantage for the use of the adventurers, the sooner you transmit me an account of sales, the better in order to make a division with the Invincible Refugees.
On our approaching the harbor of New-haven the Schooner Royal Charlotte & Sloop Genl. Prescott, passed the Fort under a heavy Cannonade & boarded a fine arm'd Sloop mounting ten Guns, near the long wharf.
I imediately dispatched two other boats to board a new arm'd Schooner that lay up the Creek, but before they reached her the Rebels set her on fire; the arm'd sloop I have supply'd with Ammunition & provisions & mann'd her which makes a very considerable addition to our little Navy.
For further news I refer you to Major UPHAM, who I suppose will write you, to whom we refugees are much indebted, particularly for his spirited exertions in the attack on a Village up Mill river, so called, also on a Village at Greens Farms which two places were destroy'd by the Refugees, one on the 7th the other on the 8th Instant both places contain'd large stores of Salt, Flax-seed & Grain that could not be brought off.
I hope next week to transmit you the most pleasing Accounts you have yet recd. since the comencement of the Rebellion.
Messrs TAYLOR & ROGERS
The staves mentioned on
Library of Congress, Lovering-Taylor Family Papers, Container 2, General Correspondence, April - November 1779.
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