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Letter from Horatio Gates to Jethro Sumner
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806
September 19, 1780
Volume 14, Page 773

GEN. GATES TO GEN. JETHRO SUMNER.

September 19th, 1780.

This morning I received your letter of the 14th from Salisbury. I would have wished to have been certain you were upon your march from thence, to succor and sustain our friends in Charlotte, who seem to be threatened with an attack. The instant the troops are in a proper condition to march be assured they will be put in motion to join you.