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Loammi Baldwin to General Washington

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LOAMMI BALDWIN TO GENERAL WASHINGTON.

Chelsea, July 28, 1775, half after 4 o' clock.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY: Agreeable to your order, I send the following observation taken by the sentry posted upon Powderhorn Hill, from about seven o' clock, A˙ M˙, to two o' clock, P˙ M˙: One ship gone out, three ships and two tenders coming in; about twelve boats from

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Boston to Charlestown, light loaded or almost empty; three boats passed from Charlestown to Boston very heavily loaded with men.

I would beg leave to ask your Excellency whether it was the intent and meaning of your orders to send an express to Head-Quarters every day when there is nothing more occurs than has for two days paSt˙

These from your Excellency' s most obedient servant,

LOAMMI BALDWIN, Lieut˙ Col.

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