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Letter from General Washington to the President of Congress


October 11, 1776. There was a considerable movement among the British boats below. This afternoon, General Washington' s pleasure-boat coming down the river with a fresh breeze, and a topsail hoisted, was supposed by the artillerists at Mount Washington to be one of the British tenders coming down; a twelve-pounder was discharged at her, which was so exactly pointed as unfortunately to kill three Americans, who were much lamented. The same day, several of General Lincoln' s regiments arrived, two of which were posted on the North River. — Heath.