George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Horatio Gates, 5 November 1778

To Major General Horatio Gates

Head Qrs Fredericksburg [N.Y.] Nov. 5: 1778


Inclosed I transmit you an Extract from a Letter just received from Lord Stirling, advising that a fleet of 108 sail left the Hook & stood to sea on the morning of the 3d. I have no other intelligence than what this contains.1

You will be pleased to forward the Letters for His Excellency Count D’Estaing & the Honble Mr powell.2 I am Sir Your Most Obedt servant

Go: Washington

P.S. You will find inclosed a Printed Copy of a Manifesto published by Congress.3

LS, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, NHi: Gates Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

2See GW to D’Estaing, this date; the letter to Massachusetts council president Jeremiah Powell has not been identified.

3See Henry Laurens to GW, 1 Nov., and n.5 to that document.

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