George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Goose Van Schaick, 24 May 1780

Head Quarters Morris Town 24th May 1780.


I have recd yours of the 19th inclosing Copies of several letters from Gentlemen upon the Frontier expressing their apprehensions of danger from the incursions of the nemy. Under present appearances and circumstances I have determined not to draw your Ret from Fort Schuyler, and I cannot but hope that by their remaining there, and the cover which will be afforded by the 800 Militia when embodied and properly disposed, the people will be encouraged to stay at home and give occasional succour. The supply of the Garrison of Fort Schuyler is so essential a matter that I have wrote pressingly to Gor Clinton upon the subject— pointed out to him the exhausted State of the Continental Magazines, and requested him to leave no means untried to raise and throw in a Supply—General Schuyler informs me that there is a parcel of Corn near Albany under the direction of Colo. Lewis—You will be pleased to call upon him for it, and endeavour to have it as speedily as possible sent up to the Fort. I am, &c.

G. W.

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