Sir: I had the Honor to write you the 28th. inst. by Captain Joseph Blewer. Last evening I received the Agreeable Account of the Schooner Lee, commanded by Capt. Manly having taken and carried into Cape Ann a large Brigantine bound from London to Boston laden with Military Stores, the Inventory of which I have the pleasure to enclose You. 31
[Note:The Nancy. The inventory of her cargo is in the Washington Papers. ]
Cape Ann is a very open Harbour and accessible to large Ships, which made me immediately send off, Col: Glover and Mr. Palfrey, with orders to raise the Minute Men and Militia of that part of the Country, to have the Cargo landed without Loss of Time and guarded up to this Camp; this I hope they will be able to effect, before it is known to the Enemy what port she is carried into, I sincerely congratulate you on this very great Acquisition and am, Sir, etc.
P S: Manly has also taken a Sloop in the Ministerial Service and Capt. Adams in the Schooner Warren, a Schooner laden with Potatoes and Turnips for Boston and carried her to Portsmouth.