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Letter from General Schuyler to General Washington

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GENERAL SCHUYLER TO GENERAL WASHINGTON.

Albany, April 7, 1776.

MY DEAR GENERAL: The regiments destined for Canada arrived here very incomplete. Sickness and desertion have still reduced them much more, so that our Army in Canada will fall greatly short of what was intended. I have, therefore, applied to Congress for a reinforcement, (as you will perceive by the enclosed,) not knowing that they had requested your Excellency to detach four regiments, of which I was only informed this morning by the gentlemen Commissioners,

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who then arrived. May I take the liberty, my dear General, to urge the necessity of their being speedily sent. I believe the route by the way of New-York will be as speedy as any, and give more ease to the soldiers, as they can be conveyed from thence to this place in sloops.

General Thomas leaves here to-morrow, and I shall accompany him to Ticonderoga.

I am, my dear General, with every sentiment of esteem and affection, your Excellency' s most obedient, humble servant,

PHILIP SCHUYLER.

To General Washington.

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