George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General Philip Schuyler, 28 July 1778

From Major General Philip Schuyler

Albany July 28th 1778

Dear Sir

On the 26th I was honored with your Excellency’s Favor of the 22d Instant. When I did myself the Honor to write you last1 I beleived that you might have been informed of the Resolutions of Congress of the 11th Ultimo directing an Expedition to be prosecuted against the Senecas—As you was not advised of it when your Letter was written I take the Liberty to inclose you Copy of the Resolution.2 But as it seems impracticable, at this important Crisis to carry it on I shall embrace the Opportunity of going to Peek’s Kill to take my Trial and propose to render myself there in the Course of next Week. Be pleased to accept my best Wishes & Assurances that I am with the greatest Respect and Esteem Your Excellency’s most obedient humble Servt

Ph: Schuyler

LS, in the writing of John Lansing, Jr., DLC:GW. Tench Tilghman docketed the letter in part, “Recd 9th Augt.”

2The enclosed copy of the resolutions of 11 June, signed by Schuyler’s secretary John Lansing, Jr., is in DLC:GW (see also JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 11:588–90).

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