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Albany Committee to General Schuyler



[Read before Congress September 14, 1775.]

Albany Committee Chamber, July 26, 1775.

SIR: We have just received yours of the 22d instant, enclosing a packet to the President of the Provincial Congress; and be assured that we shall implicitly follow your directions in forwarding it.

Your information of the intention of the Canadian Indians is corroborated by the intelligence we yesterday received from two Sachems of the Oneida nations, with whom we had a short conference, (copy of which proceedings you have here enclosed,) which was concluded by some presents in token of our friendship.

You may rest assured, that nothing will be wanting on our parts to encourage the levies of the companies to be raised in our County; as nothing could (at this time) afford us more real happiness than to see our Regiment in complete order.

We have, agreeably to your request, filled up the arrangement of officers, and transmitted it down to the Provincial Congress by our Deputies, who are gone to attend the same.

We have the pleasure to inform you that the apprehensions of the inhabitants of Tryon County, respecting the Indians, is entirely removed; and the unhappy dispute between the inhabitants of the upper part of the County with Sir John Johnson and the Sheriff of that County, amicably accommodated upon the two following points:

First: The Sheriff is to leave the County, and not to return to it again. And

Secondly: Sir John Johnson is not to take any active part against the people, in the disputes at present subsisting between Great Britain and the American Colonies.

We last Sunday received the powder which has been so long expected from the Continental Congress, which we have stored, and shall be forwarded to you as soon as a guard can be obtained to accompany it to Lake George.

We are, Sir, your very humble servants. By order of the Committee: ABRAHAM YATES, Jr˙, Chairman.