Primary tabs

Letter and Extracts Relating to the Arrest of Commodore Wynkoop


Enclosed in General GATES' S Letter of SEPTEMBER 2, 1776.

In Committee of Safety, New York, April 13, 1776.

Ordered, That Captain Jacobus Wynkoop do inlist the number of Mariners desired by Major-General Schuyler for the service of the Lakes, with all possible despatch. That Captain Wynkoop proceed to Albany with said Mariners to General Schuyler, and take his directions as to the vessels on the Lakes, until the honourable the Continental Congress shall have appointed him to that command, or some other gentleman shall arrive at the Lakes authorized to take the command.

Extract from the Minutes:
JOHN McKESSON, Secretary.