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Letter from General Schuyler

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

"Ticondcroga, November 20, 1775.

"GENTLEMEN: As I am not advised of what money has been advanced the troops raised in this Colony, I find it impossible to pay them without the hazard of going beyond what they ought to have, especially as several of the officers do not know what they have received. You will therefore please, with all possible despatch, to transmit me an account of what has been paid by Congress, their agents or Committees, specifying the officers' names to whom, by whom, and when, and distinguishing between billeting money and pay.

"The frost is so intense that this lake is already, in many parts, covered with ice; and if it continues a few days longer, I fear our intercourse with Canada will be cut off for this year.

"I am, Gentlemen, most respectfully, your obedient servant, PHILIP SCHUYLER.

"To Peter V˙ B˙ Livingston, Esq."

Ordered, That the consideration of this Letter be also referred to the next Provincial Congress.

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