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
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.