George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Cornelius D. Wynkoop, 3 May 1776

To Colonel Cornelius D. Wynkoop

New York, May 3th 1776


Since the Adjutant Generals Letter to you of the first Instant I have Reced from the Committee of Safety a Note of the Companies belonging to Each Regt & the Places w[h]ere they are Stationd1 by which I find four of the Companies belonging to Colo. Clintons Regiment are at Fort Montgomery & Fort Constitution which will Answer the purposes intended when the Order was sent to you to repair thither which Order I now think proper to Countermand as I have Recd by Express from General Schuyler a letter wherein he Mentions the Necessity of having a Regt Stationd on the Communication betwixt Albany & Canada2 you will therefore Sir on Receipt hereof Repair to Albany & Obey such Orders as you may Receive from General Schuyler Respecting your Regiment. I am Sir Your Most Humle Servt


LB, in Caleb Gibbs’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1For the arrangement of these companies, see the New York Committee of Safety to GW, 29 April 1776, n.2, and GW to Schuyler, this date (first letter), n.6. No copy of Horatio Gates’s letter to Wynkoop of 1 May has been found in DLC:GW.

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