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    Horatio Gates Autograph Letter Signed. "Horatio Gates". 8.25" x 8", Hillsborough, August 25, 1780. Written to "Col. White or Officer commanding the Continental Cavalry at Hallifax." Written is a request to Col. Anthony Walton White to redeploy supplies to Col Long. At the time of composition, Horatio Gates was commander of the southern theater of war fighting against Lord Cornwallis. Col. White had only recently been defeated and captured by British Dragoons at Lanneau's Ferry, but had moved his command to Halifax where many of his soldiers were ill and unable to fight. Letter is in good condition. Contains some fold and tear damage, but writing is quite clear and legible.

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    October, 2008
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