On the arrival of Captain v.Geismar of the Hesse-Hanau Regiment, who had remained behind at Albany owing to illness, we were informed of the deaths of Captains v.Dahlstierna and Fredersdorf of the wounds they had received on October 7, as well as that of Lieutenant Bode of the Battalion of Chasseurs, who was wounded on the same day.
Colonel Lee, one of the most tractable of all the American officers we had got to know so far, was appointed commandant at Cambridge, and had also to inspect the two hills. The so-called town-major and clerk of the muster roll at Cambridge was a certain Major Brown, a man who had served as a non-commissioned officer in the 47th English Regiment in the year 1775, when same was quartered at Boston, and had deserted from his regiment when the English departed. He now did as much harm to the English as he cold possible think of. “