George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Lieutenant Colonel Loammi Baldwin, 3 August 1775

From Lieutenant Colonel Loammi Baldwin

Chelsea [Mass.] August: 3d 1775

May it Please your Excellency

This covers the observation of the day to this time.1

Two ferry Boats Came on Shore at the ferry ways2 at 12 Last night with about 20 Passenger from Boston and the Signal upon Powder horn hill was Just Erected denoting more coming[.] am Just going down to the ferry.

Nothing Extraordinary Occurd Since I wrote Last I would beg leave to ask your Excellency whether I might attem[p]t to move the old wreck now on the ferry ways which greatly Obstructs the Passenger in bringing up their good at Low water. I am your Excellencys Most obediant Humb. Servnt

Loammi Baldwin Liu. Col.


1“A Return of the observations of the Day august 3d” in Joseph Leach’s writing is in DLC:GW.

2Baldwin is referring to the Winnisimmet ferry near Chelsea.

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