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Letter from Charles Porterfield to Horatio Gates
Porterfield, Charles, d. 1780
August 04, 1780
Volume 14, Pages 533-534

COL. PORTERFIELD TO MAJOR GEN. GATES.

Camp Thompson's Creeks, August 4th, 1780.

Sir:

Agreeable To Your orders I marched To this place & dispatched a Trusty Sergt. to Major Jackson of the Militia for his assistance, & expect by the Time You come up he will have a considerable number of Cattle at this place. I have shut up (5) five fit for beef in a pasture Just over the Creeks on the right hand.

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I expect You are informed that Genl. Caswell is at Anderson's. I wish To know if I am to Move on in the morning.

I have the Honor, With respect,
To be
Your Hbl. Servt.,
PORTERFIELD, Lt. Colo.
Major Genl. Gates.