. On 10 May, 1,800 troops under Maj. Gen. Edward Mathew had landed at Portsmouth, Va.,
and, in the course of the next few days and without losing a man, destroyed or captured
an estimated £2,000,000 worth of property and merchandise (Ward, War of the Revolution
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, 2015.