George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General Horatio Gates, 15 November 1779

From Major General Horatio Gates

Hartford 15th November 1779


In Obedience to the Orders contain’d in Your Excellencys Letters of the First, & Second Instant, I march’d the whole of the Continental Troops from the State of Rhode Island; and arrived Yesterday morning, with the First Division, consisting of a Detachment of Col. Cranes Artillery, with Two Six pounders, Col. Livingstones, Col: Jacksons, & Col: Webbs Regiments, at Hartford. The Second Division, consisting of The rest of Col: Cranes, with the like Artillery, Col: Greens, Colonel Angels, & Col. Sherburnes Regiments; will be here this Evening—As I find no Orders here, and have, not received any Letter from Your Excellency, since that Dated the 2d Instant; I shall Incamp the Troops, & wait Your further Commands.1 I am Sir Your Excellencys most Obedient Humble Servant

Horatio Gates

ALS, DLC:GW; ADf, NHi: Gates Papers.

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