survivor before mentioned: I was working for Major Sullivan, he said, when Micah Davis came up and told me Major Sullivan wanted me to go to Portsmouth, and to get all the men I could to go with him. The men who went, as far as I can remember, were Maj. John Sullivan, Capt. Winborn Adams, Ebenezer Thompson, John Demeritt, Alpheus and Jonathan Chesley, John Spencer, Micah Davis, Isaac and Benjamin Small, of Durham; Ebenezer Sullivan, Captain Langdon, and Thomas Pickering, of Portsmouth; John Griffin, James Underwood, and Alexander Scammell.
We took a gondola belonging to Benjamin Mathes, who was too old to go, and went down the river to Portsmouth.
It was a clear, cold, moonlight night.
We sailed down to the fort at the mouth of Piscataqua Harbor.
The water was so shallow that we could not bring the boat to within a rod or shore.
We waded through the water in perfect silence, mounted the fort, surprised the garrison, and bound the captain.
In the fort we found 100 casks of pow