From Captain Richard Dodge
Chelsea [Mass.] August the 22th 1775
I Have Sent a gentlemen to your Exelency that was from Boston yesturday, I Furst Saw him a Bout five of the C[l]ock But the Barer was gon to Head Quarters with the hors and it Did not Lay in my Pouer to git a Hors for him and he Said he Co[u]ld not goue on foot—he a Peard to Be vary noing—I inpuierd [inquired] in to his Cariter By gentelmen men of Note wich in formed me he was a man that mite Be Depended uppon & that he Nue The Situation of the armey as wull as aney man. Sir I am with Respect your Exeleny most humble Servent a[t] Command
Richd Dodge Capt.
ALS, DLC:GW. Dodge may have enclosed with this letter Joseph Leach’s “A Return of the observations of the Day august 22d,” which is in DLC:GW.