A Journal - commencing
19 May 75
May 19 . I arrived
in Town from
Charlestown at 1 oClo.
after having seated & left my Mamma, Aunts
with Canterbury at
Taunton on Acco't of the
21 [May 1775]. A Party of
Soldiers and Sailors, who man'd several Sloops
the last Evening to go in quest of Hay, etc., at
Weymouth, fir'd upon by our
and oblig'd to return with little or none.
25 [May 1775]. The three
to day from
England in the Cerberus: The
having got in with their Horses yesterday.
28. [May 1775] Yesterday
the Provincials set fire to some Hay
Noddles-Island; (as they did the
for Government Use;
in consequence of which a party of marines
were sent over, whereby a pretty constant
Fire was kept up best part of the night;
and several of the regulars killed; also
a King's Schooner that went to annoy the
provincials, listed upon
Chelsea Beach &
was set on fire and burnt.
30 [May 1775]. Several
Buildings were set on fire yesterday by the
Noddles-Island; as likewise Hay,
Thompson's; and to day the large Mansion-Ho.
occupy'd by H
Williams was entirely consumed and
considerable of Cattle drove off.