George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Lieutenant Colonel Loammi Baldwin, 10 November 1775

From Lieutenant Colonel Loammi Baldwin

Chelsea [Mass.]
Nov. 10 1775

May it please your Excellency

Enclosed are the observatio[ns] by which you will See that a large number of Vessels are come in yesterday & this morning part of whic[h] Lay in Nantasket Road part comming up to Boston & Some already come up to or near the Wharf But for the want of a good Glass (the old one being good for nothing) we can not discover whether they have Troops on board or not1 the necessaty of having a good Glass on Powderhorn Hill has Induced me to try to procure one that is good but have not been able as yet I have had Several but little or no better than an open Tubes[.] I have ordered a faithful observer, to keep a good look out & make the best Discovries he can & reporte to me Every Extraordinary or material movement which I shall forward to your Exceleny. I am your Excelleys most obed. & Very Humb. Serv.

Loam. Baldwin

ADfS, MH: Baldwin Papers.

1The enclosure has not been identified. Two convoys sailed into Boston Harbor between 9 and 10 November. The warship Phoenix arrived with some victualer ships and an ordance transport from England, and the warship Lively brought in a convoy of vessels carrying wood from Penobscot Bay. See Clark, Naval Documents description begins William Bell Clark et al., eds. Naval Documents of the American Revolution. 11 vols. to date. Washington, D.C., 1964–. description ends , 2:946, 950, 952–53, 967.

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