Letter not found: from Major General Artemas Ward, 19 Aug. 1775. On 20 Aug. Horatio Gates wrote on behalf of GW to Ward: “The General has this moment received Your Letter of yesterday, he is surprized to hear that the men you Mention are posted in so insecure & defenceless a Scituation, & wishes you would repair to Squantum, & examine into all the Circumstances, & if you think it prudent, Order all the Stock, & Sheep, to be drove off the peninsula. . . . Inclosed I return you the representation of the Lt Col. & Officers at in Command at Squantum.”1
1. MHi: Ward Papers.