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Letter from General Schuyler


A Letter from General Schuyler, dated 26th October, was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

"Ticonderoga, October 26, 1775, two o' clock, P˙M.

SIR: I am favoured with an express from General Montgomery. The fort and garrison at Chambly, in which Major Stopford, of the Royal Fusileers, commanded, has surrendered to our troops. One hundred and Twenty-four barrels of powder, and a considerable quantity of prepared ammunition, together with a quantity of provisions, has fell into our hands. The reduction of St˙ John' s seems of course. We have already sunk their best vessel of force. A party of ours, consisting of about five hundred, that were stationed at La Prairie, has been attacked, but the assailants were repulsed with some loss. I hope the success which attends and promises to attend the American arms will induce a misinformed Ministry to adopt measures to bring about a reconciliation.

I am, Sir, with the most respectful sentiments, your and the Congress' s most obedient and very humble servant.

Peter V˙B˙ Livingston, Esq˙, &c˙,&c."