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January 24. 1776<br />
January 24 1776<br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Some of the Troops that accompanied me into Tryon County refused to move unless I promised pay for their Carriages, and these same people insist upon pay as Minute Men &mdash; Many of the people however expect no pay for their Carriages nor for themselves &mdash; Expeditions of this Kind would be very expensive at this Rate &mdash; I cannot think that Congress intended pay for the Men on such Occasions &mdash; I shall wait their Orders.  <br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Some of the Troops that accompanied me into Tryon County refused to move unless I promised pay for their Carriage and these same people insist upon pay as Minute MenMany of the people however expect no pay for their Carriage nor for themselvesExpeditions of this Kind would be very expensive at this RateI cannot think that Congress intended pay for the Men on such OccasionsI shall with their Orders.  <br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I have just now received a Letter from the Committee of Safety at New York inclosing Copies of the Resolutions of Congress of the 8t of January &mdash; They observe “That several Things are left indeterminate” in that Resolve, which orders a large Quantity of provisions and Stores to be sent to Fort George: In Answer I have wrote them that “I cannot believe Congress intended any Thing more by sending the Resolution to them than that they should supply me with what I might want: the almost Impossibility of sending <u>a large Quantity</u> from <br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I have just now received a Letter from the Committee of Safety at New York inclosing Copies of the Resolutions of Congress of the 8th of JanuaryThey observe “That several Things are left indeterminate” in that Resolve which orders a large Quantity of provisions and Stores to be sent to Fort George: In answer I have wrote them that “I cannot believe Congress intended any Thing more by sending the Resolution to them than that they should supply me with what I might want: the almost Impossibility of sending <u>a large Quantity</u> from <br />
 
  
 
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from New York to Fort George at this Season would countenance this Construction.  <br />
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from New York to Fort George at this Season would countenance this Construction." <br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;They have also wrote to me on the Subject of the Shipwrights, I have given them an Extract of what I have above said to Congress on the Occasion and requested that they would not send any until I applyed for them.  <br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;They have also wrote to me on the Subject of the Shipwrights, I have given them an Extract of what I have above said to Congress on the Occasion and requested that they would not send any until I applyed for them.  <br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;They also seem to think that they were to procure Battean-Men and ask what Wages are to be allowed themI have promised to write to Congress on that [Accord?].  I believe they would be best got in the Vicinity of this place If Congress think so I wish to know what pay to allow to the Officers and Men.  <br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;They also seem to think that they were to procure Batteau-Men and ask what Wages are to be allowed them &mdash; I have promised to write to Congress on that head &mdash; I believe they would be best got in the Vicinity of this Place &mdash; If Congress think so I wish to know what Pay to allow to the Officers and Men.  <br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Congress will please to attend to the Naval Department in this Quarter. Perhaps Commodore Douglas will remainI could wish a Capt. Wynkoop to be employed under himHe is active and brave.  <br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Congress will please to attend to the Naval Department in this Quarter &mdash; Perhaps Commodore Douglas will remain &mdash; I could wish a Capt. Wynkoop to be employed under him &mdash; He is active and brave.  <br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I am Sir<br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I am Sir<br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Most Sincerely<br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Most Sincerely<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Your obedient Humble Servant<br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Your Obedient Humble Servant<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Ph. Schuyler<br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Ph: Schuyler<br />
  
 
The Honorable John Hancock Esq. &c. &c.  <br />
 
The Honorable John Hancock Esq. &c. &c.  <br />
  
 
[[Category:Letters to Wythe]]
 
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Revision as of 09:33, 13 February 2015

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"Philip Schuyler to John Hancock, 24 January 1776, pg 1." Image from The Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789.

January 24. 1776
    Some of the Troops that accompanied me into Tryon County refused to move unless I promised pay for their Carriages, and these same people insist upon pay as Minute Men — Many of the people however expect no pay for their Carriages nor for themselves — Expeditions of this Kind would be very expensive at this Rate — I cannot think that Congress intended pay for the Men on such Occasions — I shall wait their Orders.
    I have just now received a Letter from the Committee of Safety at New York inclosing Copies of the Resolutions of Congress of the 8t of January — They observe “That several Things are left indeterminate” in that Resolve, which orders a large Quantity of provisions and Stores to be sent to Fort George: In Answer I have wrote them that “I cannot believe Congress intended any Thing more by sending the Resolution to them than that they should supply me with what I might want: the almost Impossibility of sending a large Quantity from

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"Philip Schuyler to John Hancock, 24 January 1776, pg 1." Image from The Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789.

from New York to Fort George at this Season would countenance this Construction."
    They have also wrote to me on the Subject of the Shipwrights, I have given them an Extract of what I have above said to Congress on the Occasion and requested that they would not send any until I applyed for them.
    They also seem to think that they were to procure Batteau-Men and ask what Wages are to be allowed them — I have promised to write to Congress on that head — I believe they would be best got in the Vicinity of this Place — If Congress think so I wish to know what Pay to allow to the Officers and Men.
    Congress will please to attend to the Naval Department in this Quarter — Perhaps Commodore Douglas will remain — I could wish a Capt. Wynkoop to be employed under him — He is active and brave.
              I am Sir
                   Most Sincerely
                        Your Obedient Humble Servant
                             Ph: Schuyler

The Honorable John Hancock Esq. &c. &c.