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Gates, Horatio (1728-1806) Copies of letters sent by Colo. Antill

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10102 Author/Creator: Gates, Horatio (1728-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript letter Date: 3 March 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 35.7 x 23.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Title from docket. Marked as a copy. Possibly refers to Lieutenant Colonel Edward Antill. Contains two letters discussing whether "Colonel Antils [sic] family were to be included in the allowance of provision to Canadian Refugees." The first letter is written by Gates to an unknown female. In the letter, Gates indicates that the commissary is to obey the orders of Colonel [David] Humphreys. The second letter is from Humphreys to Gates, also written 3 March 1783. Humphreys imparts Washington's orders, that the commissary is to regularly deliver issues until further instructions from Benjamin Lincoln, Secretary at War, are received.

Background Information: Colonel Humphreys became aide-de-camp to General George Washington in 1780. In March 1783, Gates served as part of Washington's staff.

Full Transcript: Madam
The above is a direction what is to be done to receive the rations so justly due to Colonel Antil.
Inclosed I send you the answer Coll Humphrys A ...D Camp to the Commandr in Chief wrote me. to the letter I sent him upon [strikeout] receiving yours of this morning - I think no further objections will interfere, to prevent the Colonels orders being obeyed by the Commissary -
I am your very obedient
Ellisons humble Servant
3 March 1783 Horatio Gates
- Copy -

Dear Sir Head Quarters March 3d 1783.
As it was a matter of question whether Colonel Antils family were to be included in the allowance of provision to Canadian Refugees, a reference hath been made to the Secty at War, who has engaged to give a definitive answer thereon - this is what has occasioned a demur with the Commissary - The Commandr in Chief has now interfered and desired the issues may be regularly made until the further pleasure of the Secty at War shall be known.
I have the honor to be with perfect
respect, Dear Sir, your most
Copy obdt Servant
D Humphrys
Majr Genl. Gates A. D. C.

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People: Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806
Humphreys, David, 1752-1818
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Antill, Edward, 1742-1789
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Muster Rolls and ReturnsMilitary HistoryMilitary ProvisionsContinental ArmyRevolutionary WarRefugeesCanadaWomen's History

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