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Letter from General Washington to the Continental Congress. [1775-07-21] Washington, George. [S4-V2-p1607] [Document Details][Complete Volume]


General Washington to President of Continental Congress

Page v2:1707

GENERAL WASHINGTON TO PRESIDENT OF CONTINENTAL CONGRESS.

Cambridge Camp, July 21, 1775, Five o' clock, P. M.

SIR: Since closing the letters which accompany this, I have received an account of the destruction of the Lighthouse, a copy of which I have the honour to enclose, and of again assuring you that I am, with great respect, Sir, your most obedient humble servant,

GO. WASHINGTON.

P. S. I have also received a more authentick account of the loss of the enemy in the late battle, than any yet received. Doctor Winship, who lodged in the same house with an Officer of the Marines, assures me they had exactly one thousand and forty-three killed and wounded, of whom three hundred fell on the field, or died within a few hours; many of the wounded are since dead.

G. W.



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