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