. 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
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2017.