George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Captain Richard Dodge, 31 August 1775

From Captain Richard Dodge

[31 August 1775]


I am Vary Sorey that thare was aney Misunder Standing in the mesage that your Eadeyeon Braught me Respecting the Signal that I was to mack on Powder Horn Hill[.] I under Stood By him that when Aney movemen⟨t⟩ By See or Land By the Regular trupes was mad that was Lickley that thay ware a Bout to Land I was to give the Signal on Said hill[.]1 I have in Closed the Remarckes.2 I am your Exelencey most Humble Servent

Richd Dodge Capt.

ALS, DLC:GW. This document has no dateline, but it is endorsed in Thomas Mifflin’s writing “From Capt. Dodge Augt 31. 1775.”

1On 28 Aug. Joseph Reed wrote to Dodge: “Before this reaches you the Generals Aid du Camp will have given you Directions about Signals. It is the Generals Intention that those Signals be continued if at any T⟨ime you⟩ observe any Motion of the Troops, or Preparation out of the ordinary Course” (MH: Loammi Baldwin Papers).

2Dodge enclosed “A Return of the observations of the Day augt 31” and possibly those for 27, 28, and 29 August. All of these returns are in Joseph Leach’s writing in DLC:GW.

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