George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Goose Van Schaick, 19 May 1780

Head Quarters Morris Town 19th May 1780


I have applied to His Excellency Govr Clinton to releive your Regt at Fort Schuyler, by a sufficient number of the 800 Militia to be taken into Continental pay for the defence of the Frontier; but as the post is very important, I have proposed that Lt Colo. Van Dyck shall remain in command, retaining one or two Commissioned Officers and a few good non Commd to assist him—Captain Brown with his Company of Artillery will remain in Garrison—Should the Governor accede to this proposal, you will take proper measures to draw your Regiment down to Albany as soon as the relief has arrived at the Fort—When it reaches Albany, be pleased to give me information, and I will direct its further Route. I am &c

Go: Washington

P.S. The Regiment may come immediately down as far as the Highlands.

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