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Letter from General Schuyler; dated August 15


A Letter from General Schuyler was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

"Ticonderoga, August 15,1775.

"GENTLEMEN: Yesterday I was favoured with a line from Mr˙ Francis Lewis, dated Philadelphia, the 2d August. He advises me that Congress was adjourned, and that in future I was to address myself to you. That he had received several of my letters to the Continental Congress, which he would lay before you. But as he does not mention of what date, I suppose there are none later than the 27th ult˙, and that the subsequent ones, of the 28th and 31st ult˙, 2d and 6th instant, had not come to hand, copies of the two first of which I enclose you, with copies of such of the papers alluded to as may be of consequence, lest those letters should not be delivered you.

"Since my last, Major Brown is returned from Canada; he did not complete my wishes; enclosed you have his reports. I cannot learn that cither the regular Troops or Indians have been further south than the latitude 45°. I suppose they are apprehensive of an attack. Captain Smith fell in with an officer, sergeant, and ten Indians; he wished to speak to them, but they retired to their boats, and on his approach they fired three volleys, but did not kill or wound any one.

"I shall soon have boats sufficient to move what men I am likely to have here, and therefore wish that any of the articles requested in my estimate, and which have not yet been sent, together with such as I have subsequently applied for, maybe immediately forwarded to me. Cartridge paper, and the various articles necessary in the artillery branch, except guns, I have none of; and as I cannot make a substitute for any, I wish that not one moment' s delay may be made in sending those from New-York, with orders that they may not be detained at any place.

"I am, Gentlemen, with great respect and esteem, your most obedient humble servant, PHILIP SCHUYLER.

"To the New-York Provincial Congress."

Nos˙ 1, 2, and 3, copies of Letters from General Schuyler to the Honourable John Hancock, Esq˙, were read and filed.

A copy of the Report of Captain James Smith was read and filed.

No˙ 4, a copy of a Letter of the 6th of August, from General Schuyler to the Hon˙ John Hancock, Esq˙, was read and filed.

Copy of the Report of Major Brown was read and filed.

Copy of the Affidavit of John Duguid was read and filed.

The Affidavit of John Shatforth was also read and filed.

The Report of James Stewart was read and filed.

A copy of the Affidavit of Benjamin Davis was read and filed.