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Letter from Charles Porterfield to Horatio Gates
Porterfield, Charles, d. 1780
August 07, 1780
Volume 14, Page 535

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LT. COL. CHARLES PORTERFIELD TO GEN. GATES.

Little Black Creek, August 7th, 1780.

Sir:

Capt. Williams, of the Virginia State Artillery, informs me that he has a company of 50 men whose Time expires next month that he has no command in the position, & that he, with all his; men, are desirous to Join me while they have To stay, if Muskets can be put in their hands. They would be a great addition To my core, as they are good men & well acquainted with the use of the musket.

I have the Honour to be,
With great Respect,
Your Hbl. Servant,
Cs. PORTERFIELD,
Lt. Colo. Comd'g U. S. Troops.