Letter from Edward Stevens to Horatio Gates
Volume 14, Pages 573-574
GEN. EDWARD STEVENS TO GENERAL GATES.
Spenke's Wednesday, Morning, August 23, 1780.
This will be handed you with a large packett from ye. president of Congress. I wrote you from Parson's by express, giveing yo. some small Accot. of ye party that I had fallen in with since that few or more others have Torned. I then intended to move no farther than Deep River till I heard from you. But I find ye Scarcity and Difficulty of geting provisions will oblige me to move on to Hillsborough, or loose ye greatest part of ye
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party by Desertions; and what still farther induces me to move on, I am informed yo. have ordered ye. party on deep River to move. This makes me incline to think that it is your intention all ye. Troops on this Road shall come on.
I am, with much respect,
Your most hum. Servt.,