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Letter from William Smallwood to Horatio Gates
Smallwood, William, 1732-1792
September 02, 1780
Volume 14, Page 587

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GENERAL W. SMALLWOOD TO GEN. GATES.

Guilford Court House, 2d September, 1780.

Sir:

Last night I was honored with your favor of the 31st, and agreeable to your Requisition propose moving for Hillsboro to morrow Morning, which is as soon as the Situation of Troops will admit me to March. The detachment under Major Anderson having just got up and much fatigued, the Men are mostly barefoot and their Feet bruized in such a manner on the rout, that several days' rest would be of Service to them.

I shall be particularly obliged to you to order Shoes to be provided for them, against their arrival, and if possible some Shirts. I remain, with Regard,

Your Most Obedient
And very Hble. Servt.,
W. SMALLWOOD.
The Honble General Gates.