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Letter from Richard Peters to Horatio Gates
Peters, Richard, 1744-1828
June 15, 1780
Volume 14, Page 501

RICHARD PETERS TO MAJOR GENERAL GATES.

15 June, 1780.

Dr. Sir:

Conceiving you would be put to your shifts on your Southern Command, we have mustered up a piece of Linnen the best we have, tho' not fit for a Major General; we will endeavor to send another by Waggon.

Our affairs to the Southward look blue—so they did when you took the Command before the Burgoynade. I can only say, Go & do likewise. God bless you &, believe me,

Very affectionately, Yours,
R. PETERS.

15th June, 1780.
Genl. Gates.