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Letter from General Schuyler to the New-York Congress


"Albany, February 21, 1776.

"SIR: Mr˙ McKesson' s letter, by your order, enclosing the resolutions of Congress of the 5th instant, I yesterday received.


"Measures are taken to complete Colonel Van Schaick' s Regiment, and I hope, with the assistance which the Committee of this City and County affords me, that it will be speedily accomplished. But I am distressed in the highest degree for arms, clothing, blankets, and every other necessary. I must therefore entreat that those things may be sent up the soonest possible, together with one hundred barrels of pitch, ten of turpentine, and two tons of oakum. I wish these things to be put on board of a vessel, and sent up as soon as possible. I suppose die river will soon be open.

"Captain Horton, of the Fourth Regiment, is willing to continue in the service; so is Captain Henry B˙ Livingston. I wish the latter could be promoted, out of respect to his family as well as his own merit.

"I am, sir, your most obedient humble servant,


"To the President of the New-York Congress."