George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Lieutenant Colonel Loammi Baldwin, 15 September 1775

From Lieutenant Colonel Loammi Baldwin

Chelsea [Mass.] Sept. 15th 1775 Friday 2 oClock P.M.

May it please your Excellency

I have Just Returnd to Chelsea am Informed that the Kings troops at Bunker Hill have thrown up a Short peice of Brest work with two Embrasures nearly oposite Greens Hill Point I have not Seen it my Selfe but prepose to go down directly & take a View of it, and if it appears formidable or Materially deferant from this account I shall Inform your Excellency by Express but the Bearer of this is now waiting.

Enclosed are the Observations up to this time that have not been Sent before.1 I am your Excellencys m⟨ost⟩ obediant Humbe Servnt

Loammi Baldwin Lieut. Coll

P.S. The Said Brest work is about 30 yards from high water Mark & they were at work upon it yesterday.


1Baldwin apparently enclosed the returns of observations for 13, 14, and 15 Sept., all in Joseph Leach’s writing (DLC:GW).

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