They brought three thousand stand of arms, with
had promised to embody negroes and Indians enough to reduce all Virginia
Martin of North Carolina
despatched a tender to claim his part of the arms, and a thousand were made over to him.
The governor sent a flag of truce on shore to inquire if he and the fleet might be supplied with fresh provisions; and was answered in the negative.
Showing his instructions to Belew
, the captain of the Liverpool, who now commanded the king's ships in the Chesapeake
, the two concurred in opinion, that Norfolk
was ‘a town in actual rebellion, accessible to the king's ships;’ and they prepared to carry out the king's instructions for such ‘a case.’