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General Schuyler to Governour Trumbull



Ticonderoga, November 18, 1775.

Again, my good Sir, has the Divine Providence smiled on our arms. May Heaven still prove propitious, that a


speedy termination may be put to this afflicting controversy, and Britons and Americans once more regard each other with the fond tenderness of a parent and child, and jointly establish an empire on such a solid basis, that no power on earth may be able to destroy it, and that shall last until the omnipotent Being is pleased to blot out all the empires of the earth. Montreal is in our possession, on which I sincerely congratulate you. The lead from Crown Point was sent from Albany to Cambridge, very early in September; of this you will please to advise General Washington. I either enclosed to your Honour, to Congress, or General Washington, the original return of the troops taken at St˙ John' s. If your Honour has it, I beg you to send it to me; if not, a copy of your copy will do.

I am, with sentiments of real respect and esteem, your Honour' s most obedient humble servant,


The Honourable Jonathan Trumbull, Esq˙, &c.