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Letter from John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg to Horatio Gates
Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807
August 19, 1780
Volume 14, Pages 560-561


Richmond, August 19th, 1780.

Dear General:

Immediately after the receipt of your Letter dated July 21st, which came to my hands the 3d of August, I removed to this place in order to execute your Orders relative to the Old Soldiers Assembled at Chesterfield; but notwithstanding our utmost exertions, we have not been able to procure Blanketts & Knapsacks for them. There is now a certain prospect of their being supplied immediately & I expect them to march on the 25th. Colo. Bufort will command about 300 old Soldiers, besides 80 belonging to Gibson's Regt., which is the whole of that Regt. at present fit for duty.

The New Levies begin to Assemble, but the prospect for their equipment is very dull. No stores are arrived from the Northward,

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nor can I hear of any, except the Arms & Ammunition I had the honor to mention in my last.

I have prevaild on Colo. Febiger to take a Journey to Philadelphia to hasten in the Supplies, for without them the Collection of the new Troops would be useless.

I have the honor to be,
With great Respect, Dear General,
Your Most Obedt. Hble. Servt.,