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Letter from Nicholas Long to Horatio Gates
Long, Nicholas, ca. 1726-1797
September 27, 1780
Volume 14, Pages 655-656

COL. NICHOLAS LONG TO MAJ. GENL. GATES.


Halifax, September 27. 1780

Sir:

As I have demands frequantly for Continental & Virg. Money; being oblig'd to send to the different States for such Articles as is wanting in my Department, and cannot be procured without, therefore shall be oblig'd to you to furnish me with such a Sum

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or a draft as you may think adequate to the Qutr. Mastr. department to enable me to procure such Materials as is absolutely wanting for the Service.

The money receiv'd the other day at Hillsborough is now quite exausted, and how am I to be supplied am at a loss to know Unless I am authorised to draw from other states. If you can assist me, you will send it by the barer, Capt. John Medearis, who will return immediately to this place. And you greatly oblige.

Sr. Your Most Gbedt. & Humble Servt.,
NICHOLAS LONG, D. Q. M. Gl.

N. B. The Saddle & Bridle will come by the first Opportunity.

N. L.