occasions. On my return from the Expedition I took several of the Enemys Vessels, amongst which was a schooner of Twelve Guns; Here permit me to remark that I have never received a Farthing of Prize Money either for Artillery Ammunition etc. or Vessels taken on the Expedition, Although our Success did not answer my wishes and expectations yet I was happy after the closed investigation at Philadelphia, that my Conduct was so far approved that Congress directed me to resume the Command of their Ship.
On the 10th of August following, I ran the gauntlet amidst the Enemy got to Sea and soon after took five Sugar Ships two of which arrived at Boston and Portsmouth the other three were retaken. On my return to Providence on the 8th of October I found that Congress had further distinguished me with the Command of the Providence Frigate then fitting for Sea at Newport.
On the 7th of December the British Fleet and Army arrived at Newport, a circumstance which obliged me for the Preservation of the Ship, to run up the River, where we lay part of the time completely Man'd until March 20th 1778. [-->page 5]