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Attack on Steward’s House

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. April 5.—On Saturday last, (March 31st,) a party from his most gracious Majesty’s ships the Monk, and Hope, off Annapolis, Maryland, proceeded up West River, with an intention of destroying, with their accustomed savage cruelty, the property of Mr.…

Thomas Jefferson to the President of Congress

Richmond, March 31, 1781. Sir, The letters and papers accompanying this, will inform your Excellency of the arrival of a British flag vessel with clothing, refreshments, money, &c. for their prisoners under the Convention of Saratoga. The gentlemen conducting them have, on supposition that the prisoners, or a part of them, still remained in this…