<br /> Lee Letter: n340_0238

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Marine Committee
Recipient: James Campbell
Recipient: William Rogers

Sir

You will Convoy the Transport Vessels with the Troops across the Bay to
such place on the Eastern Shore as the Commander of the Troops shall
direct. That being done you will proceed down the Bay, reconnoitre the
enemies Ships, and use all possible dilligence to prevent their Tenders
and Barges from getting supplies of any kind from the Shores, either of
Maryland or Virginia. You will do good Service by giving notice of
their danger to any inward bound Vessels coming up the Bay and fail not
to take or destroy any of the enemies Tenders that may fall in your
way. You are to Act in Friendly conjunction with the Land Troops and
with the other armed Vessels that accompanies the Troops having always
in veiw the great purpose of preventing the enemies ships to taking any
thing off from the Land or giving any assistance to the Tories. You
will inform this board of your proceedings by every opportunity.

We are sir, Your hble servants,

J. Hancock Presdt.

Notes:

Letter book, Marine Committee Letter Book, Marine Committee Miscellaneous
Papers, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration,
Washington, D.C. Addressed: “To Captain James Campbell of the
schooner Enterprize. Captain William Rogers of the Sloop Montgomery.”