Letter from Horatio Gates to Jethro Sumner [Extract]
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806
Volume 14, Page 772
GEN. HORATIO GATES TO GEN. SUMNER.
September 17th, 1780.
“I beg you will keep out scouts to procure intelligence of the enemy's motions and designs. I hourly expect the arrival of a large fleet of our allies upon the coast.”