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Benjamin Marston's Diary, 1778-1780

Author:Marston, Benjamin
Date:1778-01-01
Subjects: Baker's Island On Benjamin Marston voyage p. 1
Accidents one lost from the Ajax during storm p. 23
Active Rebel brigadier, 16 guns, Captain [ ] Eliot: burned by British at Penobscot p. 78
Adamant A vessel plying the Atlantic 1779 p. 73
Adamant armed: to relief of Penobscot p. 76
Admiral Duff A brigadier: sails St. John's to West Indies 1779 p. 88
Adventurer A ship: sails Halifax for London 1778 p. 86
Ajax McLean, General [ ] attacked by Rebel forces p. 74
Ajax a brigadier with Benjamin Marston [?Master]: Halifax to Surinam: much damage in storm at sea p. 23
AjaxBiron, Admiral [ ] Rumour 1779/4/-: that he is dead, poisoned by his cook p. 51
Alcoholic drink excess of by sailors, Christmas 1779 p. 93
Americans 1779: lose three ships to privateers of the French, their supposed allies p. 30
Americans a low opinion of many and of their government: Benjamin Marston p. 26
Americans and trade p. 52
Americans apparently their merchant navy in a sad state 1779 p. 29
Americans reaction to Penobscot defeat p. 79
Americans their (cowardly) force besieging Penobscot utterly routed p. 77
Americans their navy appears feeble 1779 p. 35
Americans their political naivety p. 33
Anguilla On Benjamin Marston's voyage, St. Eustatia to Halifax p. 56
Anguillains Apparently a French warship: captures St. Bartholomew (briefly) 1779 p. 31
Arbuthnot A schooner: arrives at Halifax from Penobscot p. 72
Arbuthnot, Vice-Admiral [ ] said to have sailed for New York with large fleet 1779 p. 73
Argyle A vessel, Captain [ ] Robinson, master: at St. Eustatius 1779 p. 50
Ariadne [?H.M.S.] With the Venus: captures the Triumphal p. 35
Atkins, Captain Nathaniel Ship's master: sails Halifax to St. Eustatius 1779 p. 70
B[ ]n, Ash[ ]y Of [?Marblehead]: townsfellow and old acquaintance of Benjamin Marston: visits in St. Eustatius p. 45
Bailey, "Parson" [ ] He and family arrive at Halifax, 1779/6/- in rags, penniless, and half starved: from eastern New England p. 71
Baker, Captain [ ] Master of a brigadier 1780 p. 94
Baltimore Vessels from: trade in the West Indies 1779 p. 29
Baltimore ships from West Indies arrive at 1779/3/- p. 34
Barrington, Admiral [ ] Defeats French naval force under [ ] D'Estaign p. 25
Bay of Bulls On Benjamin Marston voyage p. 14
Bennet, [ ] Benjamin Marston's [?real] acquaintance in the West Indies: doggerel to p. 106
Black Prince Rebel ship, 18 guns, Captain [ ] Burke: burned by British at Penobscot p. 78
Blond A vessel: arrives Halifax from Penobscot 1779/6/- p. 72
Blond at Halifax: jettisoned 11 guns in a gale p. 105
Blond sails for New York p. 73
Board of War General J. W[ ]n a member of p. 27
Boston Bay British capture Rebel privateer in 1779 p. 75
Boston Massacre Benjamin Marston: an overblown incident of little real import: one attorney for the British soldiers involved became a Congressman p. 33
British Take three French prizes, West Indies 1779 p. 32
British a victory at Penobscot p. 77
British capture Rebel privateer in Boston Bay 1779 p. 75
British take United States 22-gun frigate p. 35
Brown's On Benjamin Marston's voyage West Indies to Halifax p. 69
Brown, Captain [ ] Master of the Diligence p. 78
Brown, Captain [ ] Master of the United States Ship Hunter p. 78
Burke, Captain [ ] Master of the United States Ship Black Prince p. 78
Buskirk, Captain [ ] Of the Orange Rangers at Halifax: kills [ ] Crawford apothecary's mate of the garrison in a duel 1779/6/18 p. 71
Byron, Admiral [ ] His fleet near Halifax p. 105
C[ ]y, Captain [ ] Commander of the fleet sent first to relieve Penobscot: he turned back: an incompetent p. 77
Campbell, Captain [ ] Master of a [?Halifax] vessel: takes a United States privateer in Bay of Fundy 1779/6/- p. 70
Cape Ann Harbour on Benjamin Marston voyage p. 1
Cape Ann sketched profile of by Benjamin Marston p. 21
Cape Race On Benjamin Marston voyage p. 14
Cape Sable on Benjamin Marston voyage p. 1
Cassell, Captain [ ] Master of a brig taken by United States privateer in Halifax Harbour p. 82
Cassell, Captain [ ] threatens to complain of Royal Navy's incompetence: arrested and shipped to New York as a Rebel p. 83
Castile A Black: Benjamin Marston hires as Cooper's assistant p. 28
Cathcart, Captain [ ] Master of the Tyrannicide p. 78
Charleston General [ ] Provost said defeated at 1779 p. 72
Charming Sally Rebel ship, 20 guns, Captain [ ] Holmes: burned by British at Penobscot p. 78
Christmas sailors celebrate with drunkenness 1779 George's Island p. 93
Clergymen Parson [ ] Bailey [the first "Bluenose"] arrives at Halifax p. 71
Clergymen Parson [?Josiah] Weeks arrives at Halifax 1779 p. 73
Clinton, General Sir Henry reinforcements for from England 1779/6/- p. 72
Clothing a Danish gentleman's shirt: odd 1779: long description of p. 40
Coal a fleet carrying: arrives Halifax from Louisburg [?1781] p. 105
Cocoa From St. Eustatius: Benjamin Marston seeks to buy Crawford, [ ] At Halifax, Apothecary's Mate at the Garrison: is slain in a duel with Captain [ ] Buskirk 1779/6/18 p. 71
Coffin, W. Of New York 1779: Benjamin Marston writes to p. 49
Collier, [?George] Routs Rebels at Penobscot: a major victory p. 77
Committee of Grievances Sits at Philadelphia 1779 to hear public complaints: monopolies, etc. p. 34
Congressmen One had been an attorney for the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre: Benjamin Marston p. 33
Cork Admiral [ ] Montague departs it for St. John's 1778 p. 16
Crosby, Captain [ ] Re his letter to Admiral [ ] Rodney p. 96
Cumberland A cruiser, 20 guns, United States: taken by the Pomona p. 31
Customs House at St. John's 1778 p. 14
D'Estaing, Count [ ] defeated by British under Admiral [ ] Barrington p. 25
D'Estaing, Count [ ] his West Indies fleet said hardly fit to sail home p. 55
D'Estaing, Count [ ] p. 51
Dean A frigate, United States Rebels, 22 or 28 guns 1779 p. 35
Defence Rebel brigade, 16 guns: burned by British at Penobscot p. 78
Defiance [H.M.S.] Of 64 guns: arrives Halifax from Quebec 1779/9/- p. 79
Defiance [H.M.S.] apparently its Captain is an incompetent p. 80
Deleware A vessel: arrives Halifax: apparently 1781 p. 105
Dennis, Captain [ ] Master of a 14-gun brigade of Marblehead: said taken prisoner p. 105
Desbarres, [Joseph F.] D.C.B. DesBarres re his map p. 1
Diligence Rebel brigade, 16 guns, Captain [ ] Brown: burned by British at Penobscot p. 78
Dominica said captured by the French [?1781] p. 105
Dublin Vessel from: arrives St. John's 1779 p. 90
Duels At Halifax 1779/6/18, Friday: Captain [ ] Buskirk of the Orange Rangers versus [ ] Crawford, an Apothecary's Mate: Crawford killed on the spot p. 71
Dunmore A ship: sails Halifax for London 1779 p. 86
Durant, [ ] of St. Eustatius: buys Benjamin Marston's cargo and hosts dinner p. 24
Eclipses Of the moon: about midnight 1779/5/29-30: total at sea somewhere [?Southeast coast of Florida] p. 66
Eliot, Captain [ ] Master of the Active p. 78
Elms, Captain [ ] At St. John's: Benjamin Marston a guest of 1779 p. 87
Fairfield suffers war-damage p. 73
Falcon [?H.M.S.] At Halifax 1779: seeks Yankee privateers p. 73
Falcon [?H.M.S.] a frigate: to relief of Penobscot p. 76
Falcon [?H.M.S.] feared lost in a storm p. 76
Fawkes, Captain [ ] Master of the Greyhound 1780 p. 96
Ferryland Head On Benjamin Marston's voyage p. 14
Fish The Polly and Benjamin Marston: lade a cargo of at St. John's 1778 p. 15
Food A French gentleman's dinner at St. Eustatius 1778 p. 24
Fort Defiance Captured by Rebels, then retaken: heavy losses p. 73
French allies of the Americans: their privateers take three United States ves- sels p. 30
French by a stratagem, get their merchant fleet to St. Eustatius p. 47
French lose three supply ships to British 1779 p. 32
French navy active in the West Indies 1779 p. 33
French suffer naval defeat in West Indies: Admiral [ ] Barrington over [ ] D'Estaign p. 25
French their fleet blockaded in Martinique p. 73
French their ships' movements in the West Indies p. 48
Fyal A schooner from: arrives Halifax 1779/6/- p. 72
Gallop, Captain [ ] Master of a small schooner 1780 p. 94
Gannet Rocks On Halifax-Boston voyage p. 23
Gardiner, [ ] At St. John's 1779: Benjamin Marston guest of p. 87
Garland H.M.S. Arrives St. John from England 1779 p. 89
Garland H.M.S. sails for Britain p. 90
General Gates A brigade, United States privateer, 16 guns, Captain Jonathan Skinner: takes the PollyMarston, Benjamin his ship taken by a privateer p. 20
Gooch, Captain Henry Master of the Keppel 1779 p. 85
Gordon, [ ] Re Captain [ ] Mowat and fitting out a brigade p. 28
Graham, [ ] Of St. Eustatius: apparently an inn-keeper p. 30
Greyhound a frigate, Captain [ ] Fawkes, master 1780 p. 96
Guadeloupe a French fleet at 1779/4/- p. 45
Guadeloupe its slaves: instructed by their owners in religion p. 42
Hacker, Captain [ ] Master of the Providence p. 78
Halifax bungled administration of military and political aff airs at 1779 p. 82
Halifax sample of shipping activity in port of p. 73
Hampden A ship, Rebel, 20 guns, Captain [ ] Salter: captured by British at Penobscot 1779 p. 78
Hazard A brigade, Rebel, 18 guns, Captain Foster Williams: burned by British at Penobscot p. 78
Hector A vessel, Rebel, 20 guns: burned by British at Penobscot p. 78
Hessians 2, 000 of destined for Halifax, apparently 1781 p. 105
Holmes, B.M. Benjamin Marston writes to 1779/2/- p. 32
Holmes, B.M. p. 71
Holmes, Captain [ ] Master of the Charming Sally p. 78
Hovey, [ ] Apparently of St. Eustatius: rents cooperage to Benjamin Marston p. 25
Howe [?this] at Halifax 1779/6/-: helps drive off a United States privateer p. 70
Hunter A vessel, Rebel, 20 guns, Captain [ ] Brown: captured by British at Penobscot 1779 p. 78
Hunter H.M.S. At Halifax [?1781] p. 105
Island of St. Johns "St. John's Island" ships arrive at Halifax 1779/6/- p. 72
Jamaica rumour [?1781]: French plan to attack Louisburg coal-fleet out of p. 105
Jenkins, Benjamin At St. John's 1778: friend of Benjamin Marston p. 14
Jenkins, Benjamin host to Benjamin Marston 1779 p. 86
Johannes "Joe" one/month: shed rental by Benjamin Marston p. 25
Johannes its value at Santa Cruz 1779: 12 1/2 dollars p. 41
Justice United States 1779: Tories exposed by a show of hands at Town Meetings p. 46
Justice in short supply at Halifax 1779 p.84 p. 82
Kepple A vessel: with Benjamin Marston: sets for Newfoundland: runs aground p. 79
Kepple of 20 guns, master Henry Gooch: sets again for Newfoundland p. 85
King's Orange Rangers "Orange Rangers" Captain [ ] Buskirk, the duellist, of p. 71
LeCorne A frigate in British hands: to the relief of Penobscot 1778 p. 76
LeCorne storm-damage to: returns to Halifax p. 76
LeFevre, [ ] At St. Eustatius: Weighmaster at port of p. 53
Ledges, the At or near mouth of Halifax Harbour p. 70
Letters of Marque II a 12-gun brigade: convoys ships from St. John's p. 16
Letters of Marque II one with fish from Newfoundland: takes two French ships with sugar: to St. Eustatius p. 32
Lighthouses Sambro Light p. 10
Limerick Ships from arrive at Halifax 1779 p. 79
Louisburg A 60-ship fleet of French and Spanish said to be at 1779 p. 76
Lyde, Miss [ ] Of Halifax 1779: keeps a lodging-house: Benjamin Marston acquaintance p. 70
Machias Marston, Benjamin [?his] poem p. 11
Mahone Bay Marston, Benjamin lands safe at Halifax 1779/6/4 p. 69
Manly, [ ] Apparently an American, known to Benjamin Marston captured aboard the Cumberland p. 31
Marblehead Benjamin Marston's enemies at cause his imprisonment p. 22
Marston, Benjamin "To Eliza" p.116 p. 115
Marston, Benjamin arrives Halifax after imprisonment: three months later, ships for Surinam: dreadful voyage p. 23
Marston, Benjamin arrives Halifax p. 94
Marston, Benjamin arrives at St. John's p. 86
Marston, Benjamin at Boston, home of [ ] White, then to prison ship p. 21
Marston, Benjamin dinner guest of [ ] Durant: the menu p. 24
Marston, Benjamin embarks for Newfoundland: ship runs aground p. 79
Marston, Benjamin embarks on the Keppel for Newfoundland 1779/10/4 p. 85
Marston, Benjamin enemies at Marblehead: imprisoned 10 days p. 22
Marston, Benjamin extinguishes ship-fire p. 93
Marston, Benjamin had been a prisoner of Captain [ ] Dennis out of Marblehead p. 105
Marston, Benjamin his doggerel p.111 p. 106
Marston, Benjamin his noble concept of the Deity p. 44
Marston, Benjamin his tragedy in verse pg.(-114) p. 112
Marston, Benjamin his voyage in the Polly, Halifax to St. John's 1778/7/- p. 12
Marston, Benjamin his voyage in the Polly, Philadelphia to Halifax 1778 p. 3
Marston, Benjamin his voyage in the Polly, St. John's to St. Kitt's, 1778/7/01 p. 17
Marston, Benjamin lades sugar at St. Eustatius p. 49
Marston, Benjamin re his moral philosophy p. 91
Marston, Benjamin returns Santa Cruz to St. Eustatius p. 42
Marston, Benjamin sails for Halifax under Dutch convoy p. 56
Marston, Benjamin sails for West Indies in the Patty p. 94
Marston, Benjamin the poet p.104 p. 97
Marston, Benjamin tries to get a cargo from St. Eustatius where he has been three months p. 33
Marston, Benjamin writes to sisters p. 85
Martinique French fleet at p. 47
Martinique slave-owners of: instruct their subjects in religion p. 42
Mauger's Beach Near Halifax [ ], Eliza Dear to Benjamin Marston 1779 p. 85
McLean, General [ ] At Penobscot 1779: apparently Officer Commanding p. 72
McLean, General [ ] George Collier saves p. 77
McLean, General [ ] relief on the way to p. 75
McLean, General [ ] relief returns to Halifax p. 77
Mhd Marblehead p. 22
Military Engagements at Penobscot 1779: major British naval victory: 18 Rebel ships taken or destroyed: listed Monmouth A vessel, Rebel, 24 guns, Captain [ ] Ross: burned by British at Penobscot p. 78
Military Engagements naval: British under Admiral [ ] Barrington route French p. 25
Military Incompetence United States privateer takes prize in sight of Halifax p. 80
Military Incompetence p. 81
Money United States paper currency 1779/9/-: of almost no value p. 79
Money exchange rate: the Johanna and sterling 1779 p. 41
Monopolies A problem for United States governments p. 34
Montague, Admiral [ ] Arrives at St. John's from Cork 1778 p. 16
Mowat, Capt. [ ] - Appar. at St. Eustatius: re equipping a brig p. 28
Mowat, Capt. [ ] [?master] of the Ajax p. 51
Mowat, Capt. [ ] [?master] of the Polly Mowat, Capt. [ ] prepared to leave St. Eustatius p. 50
Mowat, Capt. [ ] is "trogging" his ship p. 48
Nantucket Shoals p. 2
Nautilus - A vessel, prob. British: news from Penobscot 1779 p. 77
[ ], Eliza his poem "To Eliza" p.116 p. 115
[?H., B.] M. To Benjamin Marston: an odd account re [?ship] insurance and the Ajax (1778) p. 74
[Boston] Masquerade Jocular: a nickname for the Boston Massacre 1770/3/5 p. 33
fires aboard Benjamin Marston's ship p. 95
moral philosophy - B. Marston's p. 91
xx.39 Christianstad Capital of Santa Cruz: description of 1779 p. 39
Blacks Castile p. 28
Newfoundland at St. John's 1779/11/21: vessel with bread from England: "a very agreeable & welcome ship to this wretched starving place" - Benjamin Marston p. 88
Newry a ship from arrives Halifax p. 73
Northy, Captain Joseph of Marblehead: captured [by privateers], stripped of all his possessions, and stranded on St. Eustatius p. 43
Nova Scotia its Assembly votes Parson [ ] Bailey and family L 50 p. 72
Nova Scotia its Governer [1779] takes Captain [ ] Cassell by deceit p. 83
Nova Scotia its government inept re naval affairs p. 82-83
Oporto a brig from: arrives St. John's 1779 p. 87
Orange Rangers King's Orange Rangers p. 71
Orne, Colonel [ ] probably of Marblehead: with JT.[refrey]: owner of a small ship p. 31
Paine, Dr. [ ] Benjamin Marston writes to from St. Eustatius 1779 p. 32
Pallas I a brig, Rebel, 16 guns, Captain [John Williams]: burned by British at Penobscot p. 78
Patty Benjamin Marston sails with for West Indies 1780/6/- p. 95
Patty a schooner, owned by Dr. [ ] Prince: arrives Halifax from St. Kitts p. 86
Patty arrives St. Eustatius with fish and shingles p. 96
Pearl [H.M.S.] Part of a convoy 1780 p. 94
Pennant Point on Benjamin Marston voyage p. 2
Pennsylvania Iis Assembly attempts to deal with public grievances 1779 p. 35
Pennsylvania its Assembly attempts to deal with public grievances 1779 p. 34
Penobscot General [ ] McLean is O.C. at 1779 p. 72
Penobscot George Collier's force relieves p. 77
Penobscot Rebel losses at: 18 vessels burned or captured, plus 24 transports, plus about 200 killed p. 78
Penobscot a fleet to the relief of p. 76
Penobscot fleet forced to return to Halifax p. 77
Penobscot import of Rebel defeat at p. 79
Pero, P. of St. Eustatius: Benjamin Marston's friend p. 70
Philadelphia small ships from: trade in the West Indies 1779 p. 29
Poetry p. 100
Poetry p. 101
Poetry p. 102
Poetry p. 103
Poetry p. 104
Poetry p. 98
Poetry p. 99
Poetry "On the Fair Sex" p. 97
Poetry "To Eliza" p. 115
Poetry "To Eliza" p. 116
Poetry Benjamin Marston's doggerel p. 106
Poetry Benjamin Marston's doggerel p. 107
Poetry Benjamin Marston's doggerel p. 108
Poetry Benjamin Marston's doggerel p. 109
Poetry Benjamin Marston's doggerel p. 110
Poetry Benjamin Marston's doggerel p. 111
Poetry Benjamin Marston: a tragedy in verse p. 112
Poetry Benjamin Marston: a tragedy in verse p. 113
Poetry Benjamin Marston: a tragedy in verse p. 114
Poetry [Benjamin Marston's] p. 11
Politics U.S. 1778-79: apparently confused and ill managed in New England: a small, rabid pack said managing affairs p. 26
Politics U.S. 1778-79: apparently confused and ill managed in New England: a small, rabid pack said managing affairs p. 27
Politics U.S. 1778-79: apparently confused and ill managed in New England: a small, rabid pack said managing affairs p. 31
Politics the alleged tyranny of Congress p. 43
Polly A schooner, Benjamin Marston apparently master and John Prince apparently owner p. 12
Polly A ship, apparently not that that Benjamin Marston is associated with: perhaps Captain [ ] Mowat is master of p. 50
Polly taken by the General Gates p. 20
Pomona [H.M.S.] Captures the U.S. cruiser Cumberland p. 31
Port Royal II Host of French sailors in hospital at 1779 p. 55
Port [Hebert] "a Bear" On Benjamin Marston voyage, West Indies to Halifax p. 69
Prevost, General [ ] said defeated at Charleston 1779 p. 72
Prevost, General[ ] reported biding time till cooler weather p. 73
Prices of lodgings at Halifax 1779: 30/- per week p. 70
Prince and Beggars Appar. a ship's name: she sails St. John's for Britain p. 91
Prince, Dr. John of Halifax, merchant: owner of the Polly p. 12
Prince, Dr. John owner of the Patty p. 86
Prisoners-of-war 300 from Boston arrive in cartel at Halifax 1779/9/10 p. 79
Privateers French: take U.S. ships 1779 p. 30
Privateers Rebel: takes prize in Halifax Harbour, then loses it 1779 p. 70
Privateers The General Gates takes the Polly 1778/8/3 p. 20
Privateers U.S. Rebel, 14 guns: arrives at [St. Eustatius] p. 28
Privateers U.S. at St. Eustatius p. 34
Privateers U.S.: takes British prize in sight of Halifax p. 80
Privateers Yankee: common off Halifax 1779 p. 73
Providence A sloop, Rebel, 12 guns, Capt [ ] Hacker: Burned by British at Penobscot p. 78
Prym, [ ] At St. John's 1779: host to Benjamin Marston p. 87
Putnam A vessel, Rebel, 18 guns, Captain [ ] Watters: burned by British at Penobscot p. 78
Quakers at Santa Cruz 1779 p. 37
Quiddy Viddy Benjamin Marston visits 1779/11/-: "the Habitations of this miserable place, without windows, without Chimneys - The light of heaven coming in ye same hole which let out ye smoke" p. 89
Ragged Islands p. 68
Ragged Islands on Boston-Halifax voyage p. 23
Raisonable A [war-]ship in British hands: leads relief force to Penobscot 1779 p. 76
Rebels their pusillanimity at Penobscot: list of their 18 war-ships lost to the British 1779 p. 78
Revolutionary War course of, mid-summer, 1779 p. 73
Revolutionary War course of, mid-summer, 1779 p. 74
Richardson, Captain [ ] Master of the Sophia 1778 p. 12
Robinson, Captain [ ] master of the Argyle 1779 p. 50
Robust H.M.S. Of 74 guns: to the relief of Penobscot 1779 p. 76
Robust H.M.S. convoying a fleet p. 94
Robust H.M.S. its crew arrests Captain [ ] Cassell p. 83
Robust H.M.S. storm-damage to: forced back to Halifax p. 76
Rodney, Admiral [ ] p. 96
Roland [H.M.S.] A frigate: detains Benjamin Marston's ship on entering Halifax Harbour 1779 p. 69
Ross, Captain [ ] master of the U.S. ship Monmouth p. 78
S---, P--- Experienced sea-captain and long a merchant at St. Eustatius: ignorant of shipping laws p. 53
Saba p. 31
Saba p. 42
Sally apostrophized by Benjamin Marston p. 98
Salter, Captain [ ] Master of the U.S. ship Hampden p. 78
Saltonstall, Captain [ ] "Admiral" according to U.S. paper: lost only two ships at Penobscot p. 80
Saltonstall, Captain [ ] Master of the U.S. ship Warren p. 78
Sambro Island On Benjamin Marston's voyage p. 2
Sambro Island On Benjamin Marston's voyage p. 56
Sambro Island On Benjamin Marston's voyage p. 94
Sambro Light On Benjamin Marston's voyage p. 10
Sambro Light On Benjamin Marston's voyage p. 69
Sandwich a cartel from arrives Halifax with letters for Benjamin Marston from Plymouth friends p. 85
Santa Cruz Danish possession 1779: its people, language, religions etc.: fine description by Benjamin Marston p. 36
Santa Cruz exports sugar and rum, imports lumber and food p. 41
Santa Cruz their owners instruct slaves in religion p. 41
Santa Cruz their owners instruct slaves in religion p. 42
Seal Islands On Boston-Halifax voyage p. 23
Sewell, Dr. Stephen rhyming couplets to from prisoner Benjamin Marston 1776 p. 100
Skimmer, Captain Jonathan master of the General Gates p. 20
Sky Rocket a vessel, Rebel, 16 guns: burned by British at Penobscot p. 78
Slaves at Santa Cruz, Martinique, and Guaduloup: carefully instructed in religion p. 41
Slaves at Santa Cruz, Martinique, and Guaduloup: carefully instructed in religion p. 42
Slaves at Santa Cruz: a cargo of landed at: Benjamin Marston describes deplorable estate and condition of p. 37
Slaves at Santa Cruz: a cargo of landed at: Benjamin Marston describes deplorable estate and condition of p. 38
Slaves at Santa Cruz: a cargo of landed at: Benjamin Marston describes deplorable estate and condition of p. 39
Slaves neglected by English and Dutch owners p. 42
Sophia a ship, Captain [ ] Richardson: convoys others Halifax to St. John's 1778 p. 12
Spruce beer for Benjamin Marston's friend in the West Indies p. 70
Spry, [ ] a surveyor: known to Benjamin Marston p. 1
St. Bartholomew captured by the Anguillains 1779/2/- p. 31
St. Bartholomew re-taken by British p. 32
St. Eustatius Benjamin Marston arrives at in the Patty p. 96
St. Eustatius Benjamin Marston at: three-month stay, then leaves p. 36
St. Eustatius Benjamin Marston sells fish cargo at p. 24
St. Eustatius French fleet reaches p. 47
St. Eustatius its trade poor 1779 p. 45
St. John's Benjamin Marston voyage to 1778 p. 14
St. John's [cod]fish exported from p. 15
St. Kitts cargo of fish to from St.John's p. 17
St. Kitts cargo of fish to from St.John's p. 50
St. Lawrence armed: to relief of Penobscot p. 76
St. Lawrence plying the Atlantic 1779 p. 73
St. Lucia British vessel takes French prize into p. 32
St. Martin's apparently a West Indies island: British recapture from the French p. 32
St. Martin's apparently a West Indies island: British recapture from the French p. 56
St. Martin's apparently a West Indies island: British recapture from the French p. 96
St. Pierre many French sailors in hospital at 1779 p. 55
Superstitions re the moon in eclipse 1779 p. 66
Superstitions re the moon in eclipse 1779 p. 67
Surinam Benjamin Marston in the Ajax: his destinations 1778 p. 23
Surinam destination of a Halifax ship p. 35
T., Dr. [ ] At Halifax 1780: Benjamin Marston breakfasts with p. 94
Thomas, Captain [Charles] [he] master of the Vengeance p. 78
Thrumcap Shoal Benjamin Marston in the Kepple: runs aground on p. 79
Tories Discovered in Mass. communities by a show of hands at Town Meetings 1779 p. 46
Town Meeting Used in New England [Mass.] 1779 to determine who among the citizenry is a Tory: a count of hands p. 46
Trade U.S. with the West Indies 1779 p. 29
Trade with Santa Cruz: merchants must bring provisions and lumber if they are to buy the colony's sugar p. 41
Tree, [Francis] Of Ferryland: his note and Benjamin Marston p. 87
Trefrey, Jonathan Of Marblehead, Benjamin Marston's former neighbour: he and his vessel taken, apparently by a privateer p. 31
Trumbal A frigate, Rebel, 22 guns: taken by British p. 35
Tusket Islands on Halifax-Boston voyage p. 23
Tyrannicide a brig, Rebel, 14 guns, Captain [ ] Cathcart: burned by British at Penobscot p. 78
Vengeance a vessel, Rebel, 20 guns, Captain Thomas. burned by the British at Penobscot p. 78
Venus [H.M.S.] aids in capturing the Trumbal p. 35
Vulture a vessel: arrives Halifax from Louisburg [1781] p. 105
W----e, G. Of New York, Benjamin Marston's friend: a former fellow-prisoner of the Americans p. 26
Wages U.S. seamen 1779: $55/mo. p. 29
Walker, [ ] Prob. the Purser with Captain [ ] Mowat's ship p. 55
Warren a vessel, Rebel, 32 guns, Captain [ ] Saltonstall: burned by the British at Penobscot 1779 p. 78
Waters, Captain [ ] master of the U.S. ship Putnam p. 78
Weather, climate storm at sea: nearly claims the brig Ajax and Benjamin Marston p. 23
Weather, climate wretchedness of at Newfoundland: "Cloudy - but does not rain .... so we call it fair weather in this Country" p. 88
Weather, climate wretchedness of at Newfoundland: "Cloudy - but does not rain .... so we call it fair weather in this Country" p. 89
Weeks, Parson [ ] arrives at Halifax from London 1779 p. 73
White, Captain [ ] known to Benjamin Marston 1779: sails St. Eustatius to New York p. 31
White, [ ] Of Boston 1778: host to prisoner B Marston p. 21
Wiley, Captain [ ] Master of a brig: taken by the Ariel 1781 p. 30
Williams, Captain Foster master of the Hazard p. 78
Wilson, Captain [ ] master of a [U.S.] ship carrying prisoners, including Benjamin Marston p. 22
Windward [Islands] U.S. merchant ships at 1779 p. 48
[Remeswaer], Captain master of Dutch man-of-war: convoys merchant fleet away from St. Eustatius p. 56
[Warren], General J. member of the legislature and of the Board of War: fallen from popular favour [1779] and said to be a coward p. 27
[Williams, Captain John] master of the Pallas p. 78
[quotable] "Would you believe that the sons of our true old chartered saints publicly roll in chariots with kept mistresses and that many of our former meek & lowly christians now freed from restraint are rioting at a great rate. - expect soon to hear that old Chauncy has beat a Watchman, & the Reverend Appleton keeps a whore." 1779/4/10. Marston, B., in W.P. p. 48
[quotable] "a Good Constitution is the best Inheritance a good Conscience the best Friend - & good humour the best Companion - He who has all three cannot be unhappy." 1779/5/30. Marston, B., in W.P. p. 66
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