George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General Horatio Gates, 25 October 1778

From Major General Horatio Gates

Hartford 25th October 1778:


Yesterday poors, & the Late Learneds Brigades, arrived, & incamped in the Neighbourhood of this Town; & tomorrow, Pattersons will Join them;1 I have received no intelligence of any kind, from any Quarter, since that contain’d in Your Excellencys Lre: of the 21st Instant; Colonel pickering came here last Night, & this morning wrote the inclosed Letter to Your Excellency.2 Your Commands thereupon shall be immediately Comply’d with—I am Sir Your most Obedt Servant

Horatio Gates


1For GW’s ordering of the three brigades of Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates’s division to march to Hartford to be able to support the French fleet at Boston sooner in case of need, see GW to d’Estaing, 16 Oct., and note 2 to that document, and GW to Gates, 18, 20 October.

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