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Letter from General Schuyler

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Another Letter from General Schuyler was read, in the words following, viz:

"Ticonderoga, November 18, 1775.

"SIR: I have the honour to congratulate you on the success of our arms in the reduction of Montreal, which was delivered up to General Montgomery on the 13th instant. You will feel a particular satisfaction in the reflection that you recommended this brave, experienced, and sensible gentleman, to a command. May indulgent Heaven smile on our honest endeavours in every future contest, that an infatuated Ministry may see the errors they have gone into, and that peace, mutual love, and interest, may again unite Britons and Americans in the most indissoluble ties, and erect one mighty Empire, which the hand of the Great Architect of the universe only will be able to crush.

"I am, Sir, with sentiments of great respect for you and the respectable body in which you preside, your most obedient humble servant, PHILIP SCHUYLER.

"Peter V˙ B˙ Livingston, Esq˙, &c˙, &c."

Ordered, That the consideration thereof be referred to the Provincial Congress.

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