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Colonel Jedediah Huntington to Governour Trumbull



Camp at Roxbury, August 10, 1775.

HONOURED SIR: I received your favour per post yesterday; am much obliged for the commissions and the intelligence respecting the men-of-war, &c˙, off New-London. I hope the worst consequence of their appearance will be the loss of ammunition that will be dealt out upon the occasion. There has been an affray between the man-of-war at Cape-Ann and the inhabitants; the former had taken a vessel from sea, which the latter retook and secured the cargo and vessel; afterwards two more in like circumstances, and gave the man-of-war so good a beating as to induce her to leave the port, but not without destroying and damaging a few houses.

I hope my brother will be successful in procuring the flour he is gone to purchase. The Connecticut Troops, whose provisions are thrown into common stock, do not like it very well that they are to help to eat up a large quantity of rye purchased for this Province. The new regulations in this camp in many things give uneasiness; but I hope and believe that when the Commissary-General has got his channels open, supplies will flow regularly and in plenty; at present they have not that provision which the Colony stands engaged for. All my companies are in except Tyler' s, Rowley' s, and Lyon' s, part in tents, others in houses for want of tents. This day a return is to be made to head-quarters of all our covering, upon which I expect better provision will be made in that article. Our dangers are increasing; it behooves our land, and the Army in special, to have their eyes upon God, and trust in him. I desire your prayers that I may be faithful.

My love to mother, son, &c˙; and am your dutiful and affectionate son,


To Governour Trumbull.