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References

The Chevalier de Ronnay to Abigail Adams: A Translation, 2 October 1782 [Adams Family Correspondence 5:2]+

Abigail Adams to John Adams, 8 October 1782 [Adams Family Correspondence 5:6]

Abigail Adams to John Adams, 25 October 1782 [Adams Family Correspondence 5:23]

Abigail Adams to John Adams, 25 October 1782 [Adams Family Correspondence 5:24]+

Abigail Adams to Mary Smith Cranch, 25 May 1786 [Adams Family Correspondence 7:199]

John Cranch to Abigail Adams, 7 November 1786 [Adams Family Correspondence 7:389]

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– Adm. Byron's fleet in Plymouth, England [1 reference]

– Amer. prisoners as volunteers in [1 reference]

– Amer. prisoners impressed into [2 references]

– Amer. success against [1 reference]

– American success against [1 reference]

– American “volunteers” in [1 reference]

– Americans forced to serve in [3 references]

– Anglo-Dutch peace treaty and Dutch possessions taken by [1 reference]

– British confidence in [2 references]

– Córdoba unable to force battle with channel fleet [1 reference]

– Dutch naval force proposed for Amer. waters to protect commerce against [1 reference]

– Franco-Spanish fleet superior to [2 references]

– JA compares with French Navy [1 reference]

– JA on [1 reference]

– Jamaican base destroyed by hurricane [1 reference]

– Quebec fleet defeated [1 reference]

– Rockingham ministry's command changes [1 reference]

– Vice Adm. Graves' fleet in Boston Harbor [1 reference]

– action against Dutch at the Doggerbank [1 reference]

– and Aitken's attempts to burn royal dockyards in England [1 reference]

– and Amer. privateers [1 reference]

– and Ansell Nickerson murder case [1 reference]

– and Battle of Chesapeake [2 references]

– and Franco-Spanish fleet [5 references]

– and French and Spanish navies [4 references]

– and French naval forces [15 references]

– and French recapture of St. Eustatius [1 reference]

– and Gov. Bernard [1 reference]

– and Spanish naval forces [5 references]

– and attempted relief of Cornwallis [1 reference]

– and blockade of Boston [2 references]

– and exchange of prisoners of war [1 reference]

– and loss of America's naval stores [7 references]

– and loss of convoy to Indies [21 references]

– and neutral shipping [3 references]

– and rules for the Continental Navy [2 references]

– and seizure of Charleston [5 references]

– and seizure of sloop Liberty [1 reference]

– and seizures of Dutch ships [10 references]

– and whaling fleet [3 references]

– at Bunker Hill [5 references]

– at Gardiner's Bay, L.I. [1 reference]

– at N.Y. city [3 references]

– at Newport [3 references]

– at Va. Capes [1 reference]

– attacks St. Eustatius [1 reference]

– blockade of Amer. coast [4 references]

– blockades French at Newport [8 references]

– burning of revenue schooner Gaspee [2 references]

– capture of portion of French East Indian fleet [1 reference]

– captures French transports [1 reference]

– captures in Chesapeake Bay [1 reference]

– captures vessels importing flour into Boston [1 reference]

– challenged by France [1 reference]

– channel fleet of [14 references]

– circular letter from Amer. Commissioners on sailing of [3 references]

– committee of Congress appointed to record hostile acts of [1 reference]

– compared with French Navy [4 references]

– condition and strength of [4 references]

– conduct of officers and sailors [2 references]

– congress sent book on vessels of [2 references]

– consumption of Amer. beef by [1 reference]

– contractors for [1 reference]

– controls Amer. coast [4 references]

– convoy captured off Portugal [3 references]

– cruise of Capt. Whipple against [1 reference]

– cruise of John Paul Jones against [1 reference]

– danger to merchant ships from, less in winter [1 reference]

– debate in Parliament on [1 reference]

– decline of [6 references]

– defeat by de Grasse [1 reference]

– defeat of French at Saints Passage [1 reference]

– defeated by Ruyter [1 reference]

– deployment of [8 references]

– depredations of [4 references]

– depredations of, in New England [1 reference]

– depredations on Dutch ships [12 references]

– depredations on U.S. trade [1 reference]

– desertions from [3 references]

– difficulties in manning [8 references]

– disadvantages of operating in Amer. waters [7 references]

– discreditable behavior, of Admiral Montagu [1 reference]

– distressed conditions in [4 references]

– entertained by Hutchinson [1 reference]

– evacuation necessary for Anglo-Amer. truce [2 references]

– evacuation of New York and Charleston and [1 reference]

– evacuation of, from U.S. in event of truce [1 reference]

– expansion of [1 reference]

– expected reinforcements for [2 references]

– failure to sail [1 reference]

– fleet at Portsmouth, England [1 reference]

– fleet in N.Y. weakened by French attacks [1 reference]

– fleet of Adm. Keppel [2 references]

– fleet sails from Spithead [1 reference]

– fleet sails from Torbay [2 references]

– fleets suffer disasters on way to Georgia [3 references]

– floating batteries sent into Delaware River [1 reference]

– force insufficient to conquer U.S. [1 reference]

– formidable [1 reference]

– importance of naval stores to [2 references]

– in Boston Harbor [1 reference]

– in Chesapeake Bay [5 references]

– in East Indies [1 reference]

– in French and Indian War [1 reference]

– in R.I. [1 reference]

– in West Indies [23 references]

– intercepted by French fleet off Scilly Islands [2 references]

– lawsuit over murdered officer [2 references]

– legal obligation to take ships going to or from U.S. [1 reference]

– losses at Yorktown [1 reference]

– losses by [1 reference]

– losses of [6 references]

– manning of [2 references]

– men of war patrol Chesapeake Bay [2 references]

– men of war patrol Delaware Bay [1 reference]

– mentioned [16 references]

– neglects defense of North America [1 reference]

– off Halifax and Newfoundland [1 reference]

– on Dutch coast [1 reference]

– on the Delaware River [2 references]

– operations after evacuation of Boston [1 reference]

– operations against Dutch fleet [1 reference]

– operations and movements of [78 references]

– operations in and around Boston Harbor [12 references]

– operations of [8 references]

– operations off Mass. [2 references]

– orders interception of the South Carolina [1 reference]

– overstated strength of [1 reference]

– position and strength of [1 reference]

– preoccupation with taking prizes [1 reference]

– protection of Baltic trade by [1 reference]

– pursues French vessels into Delaware Bay [1 reference]

– reaction to Bonhomme Richard squadron [1 reference]

– reinforcement of [4 references]

– reinforcements for [2 references]

– relief of Gibraltar [4 references]

– reported Russian reinforcements for [1 reference]

– reported defeated by French in West Indies [1 reference]

– rumored effort to obtain ships from foreign navies [2 references]

– rumored sale of Amer. masts to [4 references]

– seeks to stop and search Swedish convoy [1 reference]

– seizure of Dutch merchant fleet (1779) [1 reference]

– seizure of U.S. ships [2 references]

– seizure of van Bylandt convoy [15 references]

– sends ships up the Hudson River [2 references]

– ships cruise off New England [6 references]

– shipyards of [1 reference]

– sickness and disorder on ships of [2 references]

– squadron bombards and burns Falmouth (Portland), Maine [1 reference]

– squadron under Banks patrols Nantasket Roads [2 references]

– strength and condition of [12 references]

– strength and deployment of [2 references]

– strength of [4 references]

– strength of, discussed in Continental Congress [3 references]

– superiority on Amer. coast [4 references]

– supplies for [3 references]

– threat to French colonies [1 reference]

– to increase efforts on Amer. coast [5 references]

– transports sent for evacuation of Charleston [2 references]

– units of leave N.Y. [4 references]

– vessels at R.I. [3 references]

– vessels on Amer. coast [4 references]

– vessels on U.S. coast hinder trade with Europe [1 reference]

– will intensify efforts under new ministry [1 reference]

– works at Portsmouth, Va., and slaves abandoned [1 reference]

– “fleet” appears in Boston Harbor [1 reference]

See Also

See also names of particular battles, officers, and ships [link unavailable]

See also JA—Military Interests—Naval matters