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Letter from John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg to Horatio Gates
Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807
August 29, 1780
Volume 14, Page 579


Richmond, August 29th, 1780.

Dear General:

I had the Honor to write you twice within a few days, but as this goes by Express it will probably reach you before the others come to hand. Yesterday Morning Colo. Buford March'd from Petersburg for Hillsborough with about 300 Men, & on Monday next I am in hopes to send 150 more. This Morning about 300 Stand of Arms arrived here, being part of the 3,500 sent in from the Northward. I have ordered them on to Taylor's ferry. But I would beg leave to mention that if the whole are sent on I do not see how the New Levies are to be Arm'd, who are coming in fast. If You think proper I will retain 2,000 stand to arm the Levies; if otherwise I shall wait Your Orders by the return of the Express. One hundred Men belonging to the Maryland Line will be in Time to-day. They will be joined by 25 Militia Cavalay from this State, well equipped & continue their March to-Morrow. I have thought it necessary to send Colo. Febiger into Philadelphia to hasten the supplies. I shall be happy to receive Your further Orders & am,

With great Respect, Dear General,
Yocr Most Obed't Serv't,