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Gates, Horatio (1728-1806) to Henry Jackson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01412.29 Author/Creator: Gates, Horatio (1728-1806) Place Written: Providence, Rhode Island Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 June 1779 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket : free frank ; 23.3 x 18.9 cm.

Written by Major General Gates as commander of the Eastern Department to Colonel Jackson as commander of one of the "16 Additional Continental Regiments" raised at large after December 1776. Each regiment was named for its Colonel, with Jackson's being renamed the 16th Massachusetts in January 1781. Warns of British embarkation in Newport. Approves of Jackson's apprehension of "The Conventioner." Says he is secured and will be treated "as he Deserves." References receiving letter of news of enemy movement off Point Judith. Large tears repaired.

Providence 13th. June 1779

By intelligence received this morning, It [inserted: is] highly proper I should recommend it to you to be very attentive to the Enemys Motions; especially this Night, & for some few days to come, an Embarkation takes place this day at Newport, for where Destined, a little Time will Discover. I much approve of your Apprehending The Convertioner, he is Secured, & will be treated as he Deserves[.] I received Your Letter respecting the Enemys appearing Off Point Judith -
I am Sir
Your Humble Servant
Horatio Gates

(Col: Jackson)
(On Public Service)
To -
Colonel Henry Jackson
Commanding at
North Kingston
Genl. Gates Letter

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