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Gates, Horatio (1728-1806) to Lewis Nicola

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01862 Author/Creator: Gates, Horatio (1728-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 January 1783 Pagination: 1 p. ; 23.3 x 17.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses provisions for a team of bargemen that he has recently dismissed and requests that a Elisha Davis be sent back to him once the muster is over as Davis was very helpful.

Full Transcript: Quarters at Ellisons 26th. January 1783
Sir
The Bargemen which have been employ'd by me for sometime past are dismissed from that service, and will deliver this - I send them ...off this day, that they may be ready for muster and inspection - John Cheney has drawn provision to the end of the present month - [inserted: for] the rest, their provision to be drawn with you, should commence this day - As I have no Waggoner, and Elisha Davis, has for a fortnight or three weeks past taken care of my Waggon horses &c - I shall be obliged to you to return him to me, as soon as the muster is over, to continue until the Q M Genl. provides Waggoners for the Army with much regard, and Esteem, I am Dear Sir
Your Affectionate
Humble Servant
/ Col: Niccola / Horatio Gates
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People: Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806
Nicola, Lewis, 1717-1807

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyTransportationMilitary Provisions

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