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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Samuel Huntington to Horatio Gates
Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796
August 14, 1780
Volume 14, Pages 556-557


Philadelphia, August 14, 1780.


You will receive herewith enclosed an Act of Congress of the 12 Instant, ordering General Moultrie to make return of the Commissary of Provisions that he shall appoint in Charles Town to you for your approbation.

You have also enclosed a letter to General Moultrie, with several acts of Congress, under a flying Seal. These papers you will please to peruse, and forward to him as soon as may be.

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It is proper to inform you that the reason for directing General Moultrie to appoint a Commissary of Provisions in CharlesTown was because of a stipulation at the time of the capitulation that the eldest Officer among the Prisoners should have that Priveledge granted by the Enemy. Of this we have received full information.

I have the Honor to be,
With much esteem, Sir,
Your most obedient servant,
The Honble. Major General Gates.