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Letter from General Gates to General Schuyler


Ticonderoga, Saturday evening, seven o' clock,
October 26, 1776.

SIR: Two men, taken prisoners by a scout of the enemy' s Indians the night before last, are this moment returned by permission of General Carleton, upon the same terms as those sent with General Waterbury. By every information they give, an attack may hourly be expected here. The wind is now against the enemy' s fleet, as it providentially has been for this week past, and it is to be wished it may continue so until those tardy succours arrive which I have been told so long ago to expect. Where is Dayton' s regiment? If they received your orders in time, their behaviour is shameful.

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


To Hon˙ Major-General Schuyler.