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Letter and Extracts Relating to the Arrest of Commodore Wynkoop


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

Albany, March 8, 1776.

SIR: I am honoured with yours of the 4th instant. The Continental Congress have resolved that Captain Wynkoop should be employed upon the Lakes under Commodore Douglass. Whether the latter gentleman means to engage in that service, I do not know. Of this Congress can very speedily inform itself, as he resides near New York. Should he not engage, there is no person I would more willingly have to command the vessels than Captain Wynkoop. At any rate, I wish you to send him up the soonest possible, with a sufficient number of sailors for the two schooners and sloop.

I am, sir, your most obedient and very humble servant,

To Nathaniel Woodhull, Esq˙, &c˙, &c.