QUERY X

 

        _The marine?_
 
 

        Marine

        Before the present invasion of this state by the British under

the command of General Phillips, we had three vessels of 16 guns, one

of 14, five small gallies, and two or three armed boats.  They were

generally so badly manned as seldom to be in condition for service.

Since the perfect possession of our rivers assumed by the enemy, I

believe we are left with a single armed boat only.