George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Goose Van Schaick, 10 June 1780

Albany June 10th 1780

On the first Instant, I had the Honor to represent to your Excellency the particular of the Mutiny & Desertion of part of my Regiment stationed at Fort Schuyler with the subsequent consequences, My uneasiness is increased by advices from Colonel Van Dyck from whom I learn that a general dissatisfaction still subsists from their long Confinement, not having received their pay for Nine Months, and destitute of Shoes, Stockings, & Shirts, which three articles, I have neglected no method to endeavour to obtain for them without success—Brigadier General James Clinton is now here with his Brigade I would beg your Excellencies permission for liberty to solicit for the Regiment to be relieved—Should your Excellency disapprove the measure my attachment & zeal for the service will I flatter myself sufficiently appologize for troubling your Excellency a second time on this subject being very respectfully your Excellencies most obedient humble servant

G. V. Schaick

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