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Letter from Horatio Gates to Jethro Sumner [Extract]
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806
September 17, 1780
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.”