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Letter from Colonel Brewer to General Gates

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COLONEL BREWER TO GENERAL GATES.

October 14, 1776, five o' clock, P. M.

HONOURED SIR: Lieutenant Stone, who has just this minute returned from the scout I sent him early this morning, and says that this day about one o' clock he saw about a dozen of boats, which he took to be ours, going down below Putman' s Point; and that he saw nine sail of the enemy' s vessels, as near as he could judge, about eight miles below Crown Point, which is all the discovery he has made. I have sent another scout, and shall repeat it, except I have your orders -to the contrary. Should be glad of some instructions from you in case of an attack, and am, sir, your Honour' s humble servant,

SAMUEL BREWER, Colonel.

To General Gates.

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