George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Philip Schuyler, 19 June 1777

To Major General Philip Schuyler

Head Quarters Middle Brook June 19th 1777.

Dr Sir

This will be delivered you by Mr Ryckman who returns with our Seneca Friends. I have shewed them every Mark of Respect in my power & taken such Measures as appeared most proper to impress them with Ideas of our Strength & Circumstances. They seemed to be extremely pleased and not only refused to go to Philadelphia on my Solicitations but thro’ our whole Camp, declaring they had seen what was entirely satisfactory. I have to regret that I had no presents for them and must request that you will use your good Offices in collecting something that will please them and which they will consider as a further Token of our Friendship and a Sort of Compensation for the Fatigues of their Journey. This I have promised them. As they will travel slow I shall say Nothing respecting the Situation of our own or the Enemy’s Army. I am Dr Sir &c.

G. Washington

LB, NN: Schuyler Papers.

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