SERLE, AMBROSE. [1776–1777] Secretary to General Sir William Howe. His reports indicate that Loyalists were telling him what he wanted to hear about progress of the Revolution. He seems to have been responsible, in part, for influencing the New York press in the interests of the British, and he also oversaw publication of the New- York Gazette. Published as the American Journal of Ambrose Serle, Secretary to Lord Howe 1776–1778. Edited and with an introduction by Edward H. Tatum, Jr., San Marino, CA, the Huntington Library, 1940.