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To George Washington from Major General Philip Schuyler, 27 May 1776

From Major General Philip Schuyler

Fort George [N.Y.] May 27th 1776

Dr Sir

Last Night Colonel Clinton arrived and brought me the inclosed, by which I find the Note alluded to in mine of Yesterday was intended for me1—I shall answer the Gentlemen on the Subject of the Gundalo to Day—If the Account given by McChord be true it is much to be lamented that the Siege of Quebec could not have been immediately reassumed.

The honorable Commissioners I suppose had not yet received the account that one hundred and fifty thousand Dollars, were on the way to Canada, when they wrote, nor of the one thousand seven hundred & thirteen transmitted me by Governor Cook; It will however be2 necessary to send more both to Canada and to Mr Trumbull at Albany, for Reasons I have given in a former Letter. I am most sincerely Your Excellency’s most obedient humble Servant

Ph: Schuyler

P.S. Medicines are much wanted at this post & Ticonderoga. [P.]P.S. I have ordered a row Galley to be sent from Tyonderoga to be Converted Into a Gundalo, she served as Such last year when In possession of the Enemy.

LS, DLC:GW; LB, NN: Schuyler Papers.

1See Schuyler to GW, 26 May 1776 (second letter), n.4. The enclosure was a copy of the letter of 17 May that Charles Carroll of Carrollton and Samuel Chase sent to Schuyler from Montreal. “Press Congress to send Paper Money as well as Specie,” the commissioners wrote. “Do not forget to send Pork sufficient for the Support of our Army here—Ammunition, powder &c. . . . A Gondola built to carry a 24 pounder, or two of them, would now be exceedingly serviceable—By what time could you finish one? Pray fit out the Royal Savage & the other Vessel as speedily as possible for War, to keep the Mastery of Lake Champlain.” Carroll and Chase also reported: “John McChord Left Loretto in sight of Quebec on Monday last [13 May]: he was told by French People who came out of Quebec on Sunday, only two Companies arrived of the 29th Regiment, One Frigate, and One Transport from Halifax on that Day week; no account of more below” (DLC:GW).

2The writer inadvertently wrote “by.”

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