From Major General Philip Schuyler
Albany November 8th 1776
I have the Honor to inform your Excellency that General Gates has advised me of the retreat of the British Troops from Crown Point, the last of them left Crown Point on Monday Morning—Sir John Johnson is returned with them1—I am most respectfully Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Humbe servt
Be so good as to forward this Account to Congress as I have not time to write this going by the Convention post.2
LS, DLC:GW; LB, NN: Schuyler Papers. The postscript is not included in the LB.
1. See Gates to Schuyler, 5 Nov., in Force, American Archives description begins Peter Force, ed. American Archives. 9 vols. Washington, D.C., 1837–53. description ends , 5th ser., 3:526. For a more detailed account of the Carleton’s withdrawal from Crown Point, see Gates to GW, 5 Nov., and note 1.
2. The letters that Schuyler wrote Hancock and the president of the New York Convention on this date, informing them of the British evacuation of Crown Point, apparently were sent by other means (see Schuyler to Hancock, 8 Nov., DNA:PCC, item 153, and Force, American Archives description begins Peter Force, ed. American Archives. 9 vols. Washington, D.C., 1837–53. description ends , 3:604–5).