George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel Goose Van Schaick, 7 August 1779

From Colonel Goose Van Schaick

Albany August 7 1779


I Have the Honour to Acknowladge the Recept of your Exellencyes favour of the 3 Instant, the Instructions Contained In it Shall Be Duly Attended to. I have not heard from fort Schuyler since I Did myself the Honour of Writing to your Exellency on the 29 Ultimo1 the Commisions for the first York Regiment have Since Come to hand2 By Accounts from Skensburgh it Appears that the Enemy Shipping mentioned In a Letter by General Schuyler to have been at Crown point are no more than a forrageing party Collacting Grain & Grass a Long Lake Champlain. Your Exellencys most Obdient Humble Servant

G.V. Schaick

ADfS, PHC: Charles Roberts Autograph Letters Collection.

1This letter has not been found.

2GW had sent the commissions for the officers of the 1st New York Regiment with his letter to Van Schaick of 22 July.

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