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Guide to the Horatio Gates papers, 1726-1828 (bulk 1774-1780) MS 240

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Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1726-1828, n.d.

Arrangement note

This series is arranged in chronological order and is available on microfilm reels 1-17.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence consists of letters related to Gates’ professional and personal matters. There is extensive correspondence concerning Gates’ expedition to Ticonderoga in 1776; his successes at Battle of Saratoga in 1777; and the failures at the Battle of Camden in 1780. This series also includes drafts of Gates’ letters and speeches; shopping and packing lists; military certificates; legal documents; and orders and proclamations from congress. Also included are typewritten transcripts for many of the aforementioned items.

Container 1     Title Date
Reel: 1 Correspondence
1726 September 13 - 1769 November 7
Reel: 2 Correspondence
1769 November 12 - 1776 July 17
Reel: 3 Correspondence
1776 July 17 - 1776 October 16
Reel: 4 Correspondence
1776 October 17 - 1777 August
Reel: 5 Correspondence
1777 August - 1777 October 19
Reel: 6 Correspondence
1777 October 20 - 1778 March 26
Reel: 7 Correspondence
1778 March 28 - 1778 August 15
Reel: 8 Correspondence
1778 August 16 - 1779 March 3
Reel: 9 Correspondence
1779 March 4 - 1779 July 10
Reel: 10 Correspondence
1779 July 10 - 1779 October 15
Reel: 11 Correspondence
1779 October 16 - 1780 August 20
Reel: 12 Correspondence
1780 August 21 - 1780 November 27
Reel: 13 Correspondence
1780 November 28 - 1784 May 6
Reel: 14 Correspondence
1784 May 7 - 1788 July 28
Reel: 15 Correspondence
1788 August 5 - 1792 January 1
Reel: 16 Correspondence
1792 January 2 - 1798 February 21
Reel: 17 Correspondence
1798 February 22 - 1828, n.d.

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