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Letter from Mark Armstrong to Horatio Gates
Armstrong, Mark
September 06, 1780
Volume 14, Page 593

MAJ. MARK ARMSTRONG TO GEN. GATES.

Surry Country North Carolina, Sepr. 6th, 1780.

Sir:

This morning have received from Chiswells Mines Two thousand seven hundred and sixty-two pounds weight of Bar Lead for the use of the Troops under your Command, which will forward to any place you shall direct, the whole expences of Carriage amounts to Two thousand four hundred pounds this Currency, which I have given my obligation to see Paid in Continental Dollars, at Eight Shillings pr. Dollar, which I hope Sir, you will by some means or Other order to be paid me. The Wagoners live in Virga. and will not receive this Currency, having bargained with Colo. Preston before they would agree to bring the lead over the Mountains.

Order
I am Sir Your Most Obedt.
& Humble Servt.,
MARK ARMSTRONG.
The H.ble Major
General Gates.