Very apt for Gates and Arnold! Even to the point that Arnold was wounded.
“When you have occasion to put into winter quarters or cantonments in an enemy’s country, you should place your worst troops, or those you can least depend upon, in the out-posts: for if the enemy should form the design or cutting them off, though he would be the more likely to succeed in it, yet the loss, you know, is of the less consequence to your army.” Memories of Trenton?
Also I love the tongue in cheek style, it must have been written at least partly by an officer,and the language is brilliant!
A parapluie is apparently an umbrella!