. In later letters
says the port was Plymouth. The precise source of this report has not been found
herself evidently did not see it in print), but as early as 30 April the Newport Gazette
, a loyalist paper, alluded to the Boston
as among the Continental frigates “taken and destroyed” by the British (p. 2, col.
1). See, further,
to James Warren, ca. 7
June, and to James Lovell, 12
June, both below. Garbled accounts were still circulating in July; see the New York
, 1 July 1778, p. 3, col. 2.