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Letter from General Schuyler


A Letter from General Schuyler, advising of the reduction of St˙ John' s, was read, in the words following, viz:

"Ticonderoga, November 7, 1775.

"GENTLEMEN: I am this moment honoured with General Montgomery' s despatches, advising me of the reduction of St˙ John' s, which surrendered on the 3d instant. On this interesting event, I congratulate you with all that satisfaction which arises from a hope that it will be another step towards inducing the Ministry to hearken to the wish of America for a reconciliation, and that General Montgomery commanded, whom you recommended in such a polite manner to Congress. The difficulties he has had to surmount would be too long for a letter, at a time when I wish his success should be known the soonest possible.

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

"The New-York Provincial Congress.

"P˙ S˙ General Carleton attempted our posts at Longeuil, and, although he had a considerable body, has been beat back with loss."

Ordered, That the consideration of said Letter be referred to the Provincial Congress.