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Letter from John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg to Horatio Gates
Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807
September 08, 1780
Volume 14, Pages 604-605


Richmond, September 8th, 1780.

Dear General:

Last Evening I was Honored with your favor of the 2d. by Express. I made Imediate application to Governor & Council for the Loan of some Camp kettles, belonging to the State, which I promised should be repaid out of those making A Hunter's Works. I have received 500, and have retained 100 for the first Battallion of new Levies; the others will go on this Morning for Taylor's Ferry, where Coln. Carrington (who is gone to that place on my request) will receive & forward them on. We have been so much puzzled to get a sufficient number of Waggons to carry on the Stores that we went on but slowly, but I hope a few days more will compleat the whole. I have wrote to the Comissary General of Hides in this State, desiring him to send all the Continental Leather he had on hand to this Town, to have it made into Shoes,

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but I find no Leather will be ready in less than Six weeks. I have been endeavouring to collect all the Shoes I possibly could for the use of the New Levies, but have only found 400 pairs.

I have the Honor to be, With great respect, Dear General,
Your most Obedt. Hble. Servt.,