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Letter not found : from Philip Schuyler, 8 June 1779. GW wrote Schuyler on 13 June: “I received last night your favour of the 8th Instant.”
Letter not found : from Philip Schuyler, 19 June 1779. GW wrote Schuyler on 9–11 July: “On sunday [4 July] I had the pleasure to receive Your favors of the 18th 19th & 30th.”
Letter not found: from Philip Schuyler, 6 May 1784. On 15 May GW wrote to Schuyler : “I cannot but thank you . . . for . . . your letters of the 6th & 12th Instt.”
Letter not found: from Philip Schuyler, 12 May 1784. On 15 May GW wrote to Schuyler : “I cannot but thank you . . . for . . . your letters of the 6th & 12th Instt.”
Albany, September 2, 1788. Sends information for his defense against a bill filed in Chancery by Charles John Evans and Agatha Evans. ADfS , Schuyler Papers, MS Division, New York Public Library. For information concerning this document, see Benjamin Walker to H, September 3, 1803 (printed in this volume).
Letter not found: from Major General Philip Schuyler, 2 Jan. 1779. On 18 Jan., GW wrote Schuyler : “I have had the pleasure of receiving your favs. of the 1st and 2d instants with their several inclosures.”
[ Albany ] July 11, 1786 . “A passage of thirty two hours brought me to my family. Mrs. Schuyler … altho mending is still not perfectly in health. Inclose you the mortgage which Mr. Loudon is to assign to me. Pray as soon as you can send Mr. Renselaer the papers I requested; his tenants seem at present in good humour and anxious for their lands leases .” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of...
[ Albany, December 4, 1801. On Sunday, December 6, 1801, Schuyler wrote to Elizabeth Hamilton and referred to “a letter of Friday last to my Dear Hamilton.” Letter not found. ] ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
Letter not found : from Maj. Gen. Philip Schuyler, 17 Jan. 1779. Schuyler refers in his letter to GW of 25 Jan. to “the Information contained in mine of the 17th Instant.” Schuyler also wrote GW on 1–7 March : “I shall continue to employ proper persons for the same purpose in Canada from whence I have had some Intelligence since my last; but in Nothing materially different from what was...
Albany [ New York ] October 10, 1780 . Is still confined to his room with gout. Reports that British forces “were collected at St Johns to make separate attacks on the Grants, Saratoga and the Mohawk river.” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
Letter not found : from Philip Schuyler, 27 July 1779. GW wrote Maj. Gen. John Sullivan on 29 July: “Inclosed I transmit you extracts of two letters of the 7th and 27th instant from Major General Schuyler with interesting intelligence.”
Letter not found : from Philip Schuyler, 18 June 1779. GW wrote Schuyler on 9–11 July: “On sunday [4 July] I had the pleasure to receive Your favors of the 18th 19th & 30th.”
New York, April 12, 1792. “Isaac Van Wyck Esqr. of Fish Kill in Dutchess county has requested me for an introductory line to you. He repairs to Philadelphia to Solicit a contract for carrying the mail between this and Albany. I have known Mr Van Wyck from his infancy, and to me has always appeared to deserve the character which he Generally sustains, That of an honest man, punctial in his...
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Philip Schuyler, 22 Oct. 1778. In his letter to Schuyler of 24 Oct. , GW refers to: “your letter of the 22d In[s]t.”
Letter not found : from Philip Schuyler, 1 June 1779. GW wrote Schuyler on 9 June: “I have only time to thank you for your several favours of the 16th 21st & 30th of May first and 5th of June.”
Albany, November 21, 1788. Encloses the “papers” which he had “promised to prepare” concerning his financial transactions with and for John Bradstreet. ADf , Schuyler Papers, MS Division, New York Public Library. For information concerning this letter, see Benjamin Walker to H, September 3, 1803 (printed in this volume). See also Schuyler to H, September 2, 1788 (printed in this volume).
On Sunday a letter from Mrs. Church announced the happy delivery of My Dear Eliza, and that She and the child, were in as good health as could be expected and wished for. On this Event, I must Sincerely congratulate you and her. May I soon learn that she is perfectly restored. It is more than probable that soon after my return to albany I shall have the pleasure of seeing [you] at New York....
I have this Moment received a Letter from General Learned, Copy whereof I do myself the Honor to inclose. I am extremely apprehensive that the greater part of the Garrisons of Tyonderoga and Mount Independance is in the Enemy’s power and if they make a push they may do what they please, as I have not above 700 Continental Troops to oppose them with, and, I fear, not above twice that Number of...
As I cannot let My Dear General remain one Moment in Anxiety I acknowledge his Letter of the 6th & send this by Express. Mr Wooster is the Younger Brigadier of the two, but least any Uneasiness should be occasioned, I will keep him here. Mine of the 26 Ult: which I hope You have received will inform You where our Army is, You may be assured that Nothing but a superior Force will bring It from...
A few days after the receipt of your favor covering letters for the Supervizor of Vermont and Mr Jacob Cuyler I wrote you and my Eliza, but as I have not had a line from you since I fear my letters have not come to hand. I entreated Eliza to let me know when she would set out from Philadelphia for this place, that I might engage a good and discreet master of an Albany Sloop to bring her to...
I do myself the Honor to enclose your Excellency a Letter to Congress, under flying Seal—The Variety of Affairs which claim my Attention do not permit me Time to communicate to your Excellency and Congress seperately such Information, as it may be necessary both should know; you will therefore please to excuse the Mode I take. Our Numbers are so few to the Northward; and we have so little...
By Mr Bennet, who arrived Yesterday, I was honored with your Excellency’s very obliging Favor of the 30th Ultimo. I should have been much happier than I am if the Resolutions of Congress of the 25th Ultimo had not put it out of my power to be in Sentiment with you on the Resolution of the 14th of the same Month. Without advising me that I am no longer in Command, they resolve that “Mr Stockden...
Your two favors the one advising me of the Beautrice and the other Covering letters from my Children in Europe I have had the pleasure to receive. Mrs. Schuyler has been much indisposed since my last. We began to be very apprehensive of her situation but our fears are vanished with the untoward Symptoms which occasioned them. She is now so well as to go abroad and we have well grounded hopes...
Permit me to refer your Excellency to the inclosed Letter to Congress and the papers it contains, for Information from this Quarter. Colonel Wayne is very anxious to go down the Country—I wish him to be relieved by a General Officer; but as I have none to send there, your Excellency will be so good as to order one or more to this place. I percieve by the Resolution of Congress that three...
Yesterday I received a Letter from Mr Deane our Agent with the six Nations, Copy whereof I do myself the Honor to inclose. Should such Events arise in the Course of this Campaign as would induce Congress to undertake an Expedition into Canada in the next, the bringing the Senecas and Cayugas to Reason, previous thereto would be of considerable Advantage in the prosecution of such an...
ALS and copy: National Archives The lake is open in so many places that I am of opinion you may set out for this place as Early as you can. I have received some dispatches from Canada which I Inclose you and by which you will see the necessity of sending a large reinforcement. Please to bring up with you the papers I Inclose as I have no Copies of them. The Bearer goes Express to Congress and...
I have the Happiness My Dear General to inclose You a Letter from Colo: Arnold, & a Copy of one of his to General Montgomery, with Copy of that Gentleman’s to me; Whatever may be Colonel Arnold’s Fate at Quebec, his Merit is very great, in marching such a Body of Troops, thro’ a Country scarcely trodden by Human Foot. May Heaven still continue to smile on our Arms, until We have obtained that...
I did not receive the letter you did me the honor to address of the 25th ult:, until it was too late, to acknowledge its receipt, by the return of the post who brought it. On the Objects to be ascertained, so great a diversity of Opinion prevails, even amongst the best informed, that it seems requisite, the decision in every instance, should be the result, of what has really occured, or at...
The mail which was taken a few days ago at Hampton has probably deprived me of the pleasure of a line from you. We are advised by a letter from Mr Carter that General Washington embarked with all except the rear division of the french at the head of Elk on the 8th Instant, hence I hope you are now operating against Cornwallis. It is difficult to judge with precision of your prospects at this...
Fredericksburg, 9 October 1778 . “I do myself the honor to Communicate my sentiments on the subject of the different routs by which an army may penetrate into Canada from these States, and on the preparations requisite to be made in the quarter from whence an Army would march.” Schuyler favors the Lake Champlain route rather the routes by way of Lake Ontario to the west or Coos, Vt., to the...