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Letter from Daniel Morgan to Horatio Gates
Morgan, Daniel, 1736-1802
November 09, 1780
Volume 14, Pages 730-731


Camp New Providence, 9th Novr., 1780.

Dr. Sir:

I am informed you are to be recall'd, for which I am sorry and glad both, for I don't think it will be in the power of any genl. officer who commands in this country to add to his reputation, whatever he may loose from it.

I was informed that you was apprehensive I had joined a party against you. I intended to convince you to the contrary by my conduct, and not mention the matter to you; but as you are going away, that will not be in my power; must therefore tell, on my word and Honor, that I never had the most distant thought of such a thing, nor was a thing of that Kind ever mentioned to me, or I would have let you a known it immediately, for I despise party matters as I do the devil.

I would be very glad to see you before you leave the army, if possible.

Major Bruin is on his way to join his Regt., he being intituled

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to a Majority. He is out of money. You told me you would defray my expences in coming to join the army and offered me money. I expended fifteen hundred dollars, which I would be obligd. to you to pay to Major Bruin.

I have the Honor to be,
With much esteem,
Your obedt. servt.,