From Lieutenant Colonel Loammi Baldwin
Cheelsea [Mass.] Sept. 9th 1775
May it Please your Execellency
I Returnd to my post yesterday after Settleing cheaf of my affairs & found all Well. The Bearer of this will Conduct to your Excellency a Person who Says he was Servant to General How. he came on to Noddles Island from there, he waded as far into the water as he could toward our guard at Winnisimmitt ferry, & Calld to our Guard to Come & fetch him over which they did & conducted him to me & thought it my duty to Send him to your Excellency.
Inclosd are the Observations that have not been Sent before.1 I am with all Respect your Excellencys most Obedent & Very Humble Servt
Loammi Baldwin Lt Colo.
1. The enclosures apparently included Joseph Leach’s returns of observations for 2, 5, and 6 Sept., all of which are in DLC:GW.