George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General Philip Schuyler, 12 June 1776

From Major General Philip Schuyler

Albany June 12th 1776

Dear Sir

I had Just closed my Letter No. 1 when I received the Inclosed from General Sullivan which was Left open for my perusal1 I am extreamly Happy that it contains such Favorable Accounts and do myself the pleasure to Congratulate your Excellency—I am still in Hopes if reinforcements are soon sent we shall hold Canada, Especially as the Canadians are so friendly—I am however humbly of Opinion That we still ought to Build the Gundalos, and make every preparation to prevent the Enemys Crossing the Lake and penetrating into the Colonies which I think will Certainly be our own Faults if they do. God Bless you my Dr Genl and Belive me Most Fervently Your Obedient Humb: Servt

Ph: Schuyler

LS, DLC:GW; LB, NN: Schuyler Papers; copy, enclosed in GW to Hancock, 16 June 1776, DNA:PCC, item 152; copy, DLC: Hancock Papers.

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