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Letter from General Schuyler to the New-York Congress


"SIR: I take the liberty to remind you of the necessity of forwarding, without the least delay, the naval stores which I did myself the honour to request of you in my former letters.

"A heavy rain has fallen within these two days and broke up Hudson' s River as far down as Half-Moon. A few warm days, I hope, will clear the river of ice in all its extent.

"Please to order up ten sets of pump-boxes. I fear it will be impossible to find clothing at this place for Colonel Van Schaick' s Regiment. I wish, therefore, that what can be procured may be sent up the soonest possible.

"I am, sir, with esteem and respect, your most obedient humble servant,


"To Colonel Woodhull, President, &c."