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General Gates to General Sullivan


Head-Quarters, October 30, 1775.

SIR: His Excellency General Washington directs me to acquaint that it is necessary for the publick service that you be at Cambridge on Wednesday night, as the vessels that were expected at Portsmouth are said to be returned to Boston. I apprehend they have laid aside their design upon Portsmouth for the present. The General is now confident, from your vigilance, that the enemy can only meet with disgrace, should they dare to make their appearance before that Town.

I am, Sir, your most obedient humble servant,

HORATIO GATES, Adjutant-General.

Brigadier-General Sullivan.