From Lieutenant Colonel Loammi Baldwin
Decem. 19th 1775
May it Please your Excellency
this Evening came to my Quarters under a guard one Weber Sent from Point Shirley by the Committee as you will See by the Enclosed letter1 Sd Weber has a great mind to go back into Boston he brought a Man out of Boston with 20 Joes in Cash that could not git a Pass to come out & intended to return himselfe (as he says) to help more out, he goes under the Pretence of Fowling being a noted Gunner he has never had the Small Pox he Intended to run away himself as soon as he could git his Famaly out who all had passes.
I beg your Excellen[c]y would signify your Pleasure by the bearer as the Man is now under guard.2
I have nothing extrordinary to Remark but enclose the observations.3 From your Excellencys Humble Servnt
ADfS, MH: Baldwin Papers.
2. Robert Hanson Harrison wrote to Baldwin the next day: “I am commanded by his Excellency to Inform you that from the Letter & proceedings of the Committee at point Shirley respecting Mr Weber, he stands in a suspicious & unfriendly light—However as he would not wish to put any person under rigorous Confinement who does not deserve It, you & the Committee may consult together and If It shall appear that he is a friend & can be trusted you may permit his return to bring out his family & others” (DLC:GW).
3. These observations have not been identified.