1777 September 17-20. Horatio Gates Cy to Bennington, Vermont Committee of Safety; Camp on Bemis Heights.
Preparation for Saratoga; news that Burgoyne has occupied Forts Ann, George, and Edward southwards of Lake George. Believes that the British are planning "upon one Rash Stroke", it is urgent to reinforce the army. Requests immediate reinforcements. Includes copy of a letter to commanding officer of New Hampshire militia to march to Bennington.