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7. Meaning British ships left behind to divert troop and supply vessels that might have sailed from England. This squadron, under Capt. Francis Banks in the Renown
, patrolled Nantasket Roads and the lower harbor until mid-June (French, First Year
, p. 672, 682–683). See Mary Palmer to JA, 15–17 June
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