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Letter from General Schuyler, of February 6


Albany, February 6, 1776.

"SIR: The Continental Congress having ordered one regiment to be raised in this Province to go into Canada, I requested of that respectable body to know if the companies


that I ordered to be raised for garrisoning Crown-Point, Ticonderoga, Fort George, &c˙, were to be considered as part of them. You will probably receive directions on this head; and that no delay may be made in the arrangement of the officers to the regiment, I do myself the honour to enclose you the names of such as I gave recruiting orders to. If Major Gansevoort should be provided for, or Colonel Yates promoted, and if Captain Curtis had the majority given him, I believe it would tend to fill up the regiment with much expedition, as he has great influence in the part of the country where he resides, which is about Canaan.

"I am, sir, your most humble servant,


"To the President of the New-York Congress."