To Major General Philip Schuyler
Morris Town March 15. 1777.
Since Writing the Letter herewith,1 I received a Copy of a Letter from General Howe, transmitted me by General McDougall, in which he very modestly makes a Proposition for Major Edmisstons being permitted to go to Canada.2
Your own Reflections will immediately convince You of the Impropriety of Complying with It, and confirm what I before suggested, that the whole has been a Contrivance for conveying Intelligence; and the Scheme of going to Canada is evidently to be the Bearer of some Instructions to General Carleton. I must therefore desire that a positive Denial may be given to the Proposal. I am Sir Your most Humble servt
LB, NN: Schuyler Papers; copy, NHi: McDougall Papers.