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Colonel Loammi Baldwin to Colonel Joseph Reed

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COLONEL LOAMMI BALDWIN TO COLONEL JOSEPH REED.

Chelsea, August 1, 1775.

SIR: I am just informed that there was this forenoon about fourteen hundred Regulars paraded in Boston, and afterward marched down in order to go over to Charlestown Heights, as they call Bunker-Hill. Suppose they are all over before this time. Another person told me there was not more than one thousand men, and that they were going to re-enforce Bunker-Hill.

I send the observations as usual.

It gives me unspeakable satisfaction that my conduct is approved of by the General. Nothing that lies in my power to perform shall be wanting to render his Excellency' s command easy, and life happy. That success and victory may attend his endeavour, is the sincere wish of his and your Honour' s most humble servant,

LOAMMI BALDWIN, Lieutenant-Colonel.

P˙ S˙ I trust you will give the enclosed to the General.

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