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I am honored with your Excellency’s Favor of the 20th Instant—Your Situation at New York has been truly alarming and it is probable that had you not so judiciously retreated, & with such good Order and Dispatch you would have been involved in almost inextricable Difficulties—I hope the Enemy have got all they will get this Campaign, and that we shall be better able to cope with them in...
On Saturday Mr Van Vechtnen Advised me that no Notice had been given by Mr Ogden to Jacob R Van Rensselaer that Special bail had been filed in the Suit of John R. V. Rensselaer Against Stephen Schuyler & Henry J V Rensselaer. in Conformity to Mr Ogdens directions to My Brother, I became Special Bail, and immediately Advised Mr Ogden thereof and that the bail price was filed. on Saturday last,...
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 them —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...
Your favors of the 21st & 30th ult: I had the pleasure to receive a few days ago. The reward refused by the Pensylvania line evinces a becoming sense of propriety & gallantry. What might not our soldiery be brought to if properly fed, paid and cloathed. Mr De Grandchain delivered me your favor; he and Colo Wadsworth have had beds here and those attentions which your recommendations will always...
We all arrived in good health at two O’Clock yesterday afternoon, the passage would have been perfectly agreable had It not been alloyed by the reflection that we had parted from friends so dear to us. I hope My beloved Eliza is in better health than when we left her, perswaded that a change of air would benefit her we entreat her to come up as Speedily as possible, and to bring at least the...
Your Excellencys favor of the 18th ult: Covering Copy of your orders to the Quarter Master General I had the honor to receive on the 30th. I shall with the utmost alacrity Carry your Excellencys orders Into Execution, nor shall my resignation Even after It shall have been Accepted by Congress prevent me In the least from giving my personal Aid to procure every thing necessary for the...
Albany [26] September 1776 . “Since my last of Yesterday, I have received sundry papers from General Gates, Copies of all which I do myself the Honor to inclose—I have mentioned to Congress that I had sent them to your Excellency.” LS , DLC:GW ; LB , NN : Schuyler Papers. Although the LS is dated 20 Sept. and the LB is dated 25 Sept., the context of this letter indicates that it was written on...
Since my arrival here Your Old Gray Horse suddenly departed this life. He was in high order and good health apparently, but a few days before. The black is thin and I believe too aged or too Infirm for future service. The two Substitutes are good, one in very fine order and the portmanteau horse strong and capable of good Service, but do not order them down until you can find forrage in plenty...
An opportunity offers, and Surely I ought not to let It pass without Intreating you to Accept the warmest Acknowledgements of a grateful heart for an Attention which has afforded me the first of pleasures as It was Strongly Stamped with the Marks of Friendship. A Religieous of the Recollet order Is arrived here from Canada he is come away as he Says with leave of his Superior and of the Bishop...
After having concluded my Letter of the 1st continued to the 7th Inst. I was honored with your Excellency’s of the 26th Ult.—I shall not lose a Moments Time in procuring the Intelligence your Excellency requests. This Morning I have received an Application from Oneida for a Supply of provisions for the Indians, who have very little left to subsist on, and will in the Course of twenty Days have...