George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Captain Richard Dodge, 25 August 1775

From Captain Richard Dodge

Chelsea [Mass.] August the 25 1775

I would in form your Exelencey that thare is one man from Boston that Runaway and has now Bisne to git a Liven and would Enter, with me in to the Servis and one that was Presed on Bord the Ship Glasco1 that is of the Sam mind if your Exelencey will give Leave, thay have Now gounes.

I would in form your Exelencey that I maid in Quirey Respecting the Vissels you Wrote a Bout and the Sentres Say thay that thay all Came to a Anker at Nantasket Ro[a]d Excepte one.2 I am your Exelencies most Humble Servnt

Richd Dodge Capt.


1The British warship Glasgow was stationed in Rhode Island at this time.

2Dodge apparently is referring to the large British convoy about which GW wrote to Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., on 23 August. It was sailing to the Bay of Fundy.

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