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    Gates, Horatio (1727-1806). French and Indian War and Revolutionary War general, born in England. Siding with the colonists, Gates was a serious rival of Washington. He won a major victory at Saratoga, but was disgraced at Camden, NC. He freed his slaves and settled in New York after the War. Document Signed "Horatio Gates Major General", Providence, May 17, 1779. Gates approves the payment of $288 to Joseph West "for his duty as Judge Advocate to eight
    courts martial..." The reverse side has West's invoice and a signed certification that "Joseph West late Paymaster to Col. Robert Elliott's Regiments was appointed Judge Advocate to eight courts martial which duty he performed agreeable to Genl. Orders issued by the hon.e Genl. Sullivan." Separation at center repaired with archival tape and restoration of section
    near top fold, not affecting text.
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    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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