George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 17 December 1775

To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.

Cambridge 17th Decemr 1775


I yesterday received the inclosed information from several persons, who lately came out of Boston, which, I thought it my duty, to transmit to you1—Whether these Troops are embarked I cannot undertake to say; but if they are it is more than probable, that their destination may be very different from what they gave out in Boston, and that that was only used as a feint—It is certain that several Ships sailed from thence yesterday morning. I am Sir Your most obedient Servant

Go. Washington

P.S. Brigadier General Prescot as it is said, having treated Colo. Allen with much severity, I beg your particular attention lest he should escape.2

LB, Ct: Trumbull Papers; LB, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1GW enclosed the same intelligence that he sent with his letter to Hancock of 16 Dec. and his letter to Nicholas Cooke of this date.

2For Gen. Richard Prescott’s capture, see Schuyler to GW, 28 Nov. 1775, n.2.

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