To Major General Artemas Ward
Cambridge 2d March—76. Saturday Evening
After weighing all Circumstances of Tide &ca—& considering the hazard of having the Posts on Dorchester Neck taken by the Enemy, & the evil consequences which would result from it, the Gentlemen here, are of Opinion that we should go on there Munday Night.1 I give you this Early notice of it, that you may delay no time in preparing for it, as every thing here will be got in readiness to co-operate—In haste I am Sr Yr most Obedt Servt
Remember ⟨the⟩ Barrels.2
ALS, owned (1975) by Dr. Paul Patterson of Albany, New York.
1. GW’s troops occupied Dorchester Heights on the night of 4 March.