George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Captain Richard Dodge, 21 August 1775

From Captain Richard Dodge

Chelsea [Mass.] August the 21th 1775


I would in form your Exelencey that I have Nothing Remarkable to Right[.] I Have I[n] closed the minetes tacken By the Person a Pinted for that Purpos.1 I am your Exelencies most Humble Servent

Richard Dodge Capt.

P.S. Senc I Be[g]an to Right I am in formed that Sum fue of our men have Bin over and Destroied that Litl intrinchment at Noltes Island[.]2 I have Bin Doun to Pottrin Pint3 and have got a Vary good Scow or gondelow and fetched hur up Vary Near my Qu[a]rtes[.] I tack hur to Carey 10 or 12 tun wait.


1“A Return of the observations of the Day august 21st,” written and signed by Joseph Leach, is in DLC:GW.

2For the British entrenchment on Noddles Island, see Loammi Baldwin to GW, 17 Aug. 1775, and Dodge to GW, c.20 Aug. 1775.

3Dodge probably means Pullen Point.

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