"...and then mentioned to some of the other judges of the court, that I had entirely forgot to give the business of destroying the Gaspee and wounding Lieutenant Duddingston in charge to the grand jury..."
"...there was ...a schooner cruising in the Narragansett river, that disturbed all the vessels ... that were passing therein, by chasing, firing at and searching them, and often treating the people aboard of them with the most abusive language..."
Whereas on Tuesday, the ninth Instant in the Night, a Num-
ber of People, unknown, boarded His Majesty's armed Schooner
the Gaspee, as she lay aground on a Point of Land, called
Nanquit, a little to the southward of Pawtuxet,…
Image of Gaspee Point located in Warwick, Rhode Island.Pawtuxet Village is one of New England's oldest communities. By 1638, only two years after Roger Williams founded Providence, settlers had established a hamlet around the falls and cove…