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==Letter text==
 
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January 24. 1776<br />
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January 24. 1776
&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 />
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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 />
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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.   
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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  
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from New York to Fort George at this Season would countenance this Construction."  <br />
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&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 />
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from New York to Fort George at this Season would countenance this Construction."   
&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 />
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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 />
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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.   
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I am Sir<br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Most Sincerely<br />
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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.   
&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; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Ph: Schuyler<br />
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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.   
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I am Sir<br />
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Most Sincerely<br />
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Your Obedient Humble Servant<br />
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Ph: Schuyler<br />
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The Honorable John Hancock Esq. &c. &c. 
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The Honorable John Hancock Esq. &c. &c.  <br />
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==See also==
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*[[Philip Schuyler to John Hancock, referred to Wythe & Committee, 22 January 1776]]
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*[[Philip Schuyler to John Hancock, referred to Wythe & Committee, 10 February 1776]]
  
 
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"Philip Schuyler to John Hancock, 24 January 1776, pg 1." Image from The Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789.

Letter text

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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.

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