We are this minute informed of a victory obtained by Genl Gates, over Genl Burgoyne. We attacked and forced their lines, took 500 prisoners, killed many, got 9 Brass field pieces from 9 to 12 ℔s. 330 Tents with their kettles &c. The Enemy retreated in the night, & we are in pursuit of them towards Ticonderoga. Our loss was trifling except Genls Arnold & Lincoln both wounded in their legs. These were very great officers. In the late Battle between Genls. Washington & Howe, most of the North Carolina Troops were engaged, and behaved well. Col. Martin was arrested for cowardice. I have not heard the event. Genl Nash died two days after. Col. Polk's son wounded, not bad. I expect there will be another battle soon, Your son is well.
Excuse haste and little paper.