George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General Philip Schuyler, 16 April 1778

From Major General Philip Schuyler

Albany April 16th 1778


Your Excellency’s Letter with the Resolve of Congress it inclosed have been laid before a Board of Commissioners of Indian Affairs convened for that purpose1—The Result of their Deliberations will appear from a Copy of the Minutes of their proceedings which I do myself the Honor to inclose together with Copies of the papers referred to2—I have the Honor to be &c.

Ph: Schuyler

LB, NN: Schuyler Papers.

2A copy of the proceedings of the meeting held at Albany on 15 April may be found in DNA:PCC, item 153. The commissioners resolved to inform Congress and GW that since the protection promised to the Oneida and Tuscarora Indians by the previous treaty had not yet been provided, the Indians were unlikely to come out while they feared attack. The other enclosed papers, apparently letters from Lafayette to the commissioners, from Schuyler to Lafayette, and from Schuyler to the Oneidas and Tuscaroras (all about protection for Indians), have not been identified.

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