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Letter from Horatio Gates to Jethro Sumner [Extract]
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806
October 02, 1780
Volume 14, Page 781

GEN. GATES TO GEN. JETHRO SUMNER.

Hillsborough.

“Yours of 24th received. I entirely approve of your proceedings. Gen. Smallwood and Col. Morgan march at daylight, The Continental light horse will follow them. I hope Gen. Butler has joined you. Be assured I shall forward you every succor and support in my power, and prepare, the moment it is necessary, to join you with all the Continental troops. I give you joy of this great reinforcement of the fleet and army of our allies, just arrived from the West Indies, and of the armament sailed from the Havannah to the attack of Augustine.”