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Letter from General Schuyler to General Gates: Two of the three Commissioners appointed by Congress



Albany, September 7, 1776.

DEAR GENERAL : Two of the three Commissioners appointed by Congress to audit the publick accounts in the Northern Department, are arrived here. You will please to give out in orders that every officer or other person to whom or by whom money has been advanced on account for the publick service, and which remains unaccounted for, immediately to transmit their accounts to Jonathan Trumbull, Jun˙, Esq˙, Deputy Paymaster-General, that the same may be laid before the Commissioners; and that such whose accounts cannot be adjusted without their personal attendance, will have your permit to repair to this place. It is probable that General Arnold may have accounts unsettled; but as I suppose he cannot be spared at this juncture, if they cannot be settled without his personal attendance, I will request the Commissioners to go up, or postpone the settlement to a future day. I would have wrote the General on the subject, but my letter would not soon reach him, as he is, I suppose, with the fleet.

Your most obedient, humble servant,


To General Gates.