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Instructions to Captain Nicholson Broughton
[Cambridge, 2 September 1775]
1. You being appointed a Captain in the Army of the United Colonies of North America, are hereby direct to take the Command of a Detachment of sd Army & proceed on Board the Schooner Hannah at Beverly lately fitted out & equipp’d with Arms Ammunition & Proviss. at the Continental Expence.
2. You are to proceed as Commander of sd Schooner immediately on a Cruize against such Vessels as may be found on the High Seas or elsewhere bound inwards or outwards to or from Boston in the Service of the ministerial Army & to take & seize all such Vessels laden with Soldiers, Arms, Ammunition or Provisions for or from sd Army or which you shall have good Reason to suspect are in such Service…
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Instructions to Captain Nicholson Broughton, 2 September 1775

The Schooner Hannah, the first armed American vessel in the American Revolution, was commissioned by George Washington 240 years ago on September 2, 1775.

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I WENT TO TWO TEMP AGENCY INTERVIEWS TODAY, FOUND MY PASSPORT LAST NIGHT, STARTED MY LAUNDRY AND HAVE NOT CRIED SO FAR TODAY. I AM DECLARING TODAY AN UNMITIGATED SUCCESS

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