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This foot note contained in document ADMS-06-07-02-0078
3. The attacks on New Bedford, then part of Dartmouth, of 5 Sept., and on Martha's Vineyard of 10–14 Sept., as well as on other towns of Massachusetts' southern coastline, are known collectively as Grey's Raid. The operation was led by Maj. Gen. Charles Grey, using troops originally sent to reinforce Newport, and was intended both to harass and to procure, particularly on Martha's Vineyard, supplies for the British army (Leonard Bolles Ellis, History of New Bedford, Syracuse, N.Y., 1892, p. 109–127; Charles Edward Banks, History of Martha's Vineyard, 3 vols., Boston, 1911, 1:367–383). See also detailed accounts in the Boston Gazette for 14 and 28 Sept. Warren's enclosed accounts have not been found.