Find
DocumentsSearch
in DocumentsBrowseThemesDetailed
DescriptionUser
Documentation About American
Archives

Previous Document   Next Document

Letter from General Schuyler to Governour Trumbull. [1775-07-21] Schuyler, Philip, Major-General. [S4-V3-p1704] [Document Details][Complete Volume]


General Schuyler to Governour Trumbull

Page v2:1704

GENERAL SCHUYLER TO GOVERNOUR TRUMBULL.

Ticonderoga, July 21, 1775.

SIR: Your Honour' s letter of the 17th instant was delivered this morning. I shall immediately write on the subject of providing for the Troops to the New-York Congress, and enclose so much of your letter as relates to that subject. It gave me pain to learn that not less than fifty cows were driving up here, for the use of Colonel Hinman' s Regiment. Our working cattle are in a starving condition, the country being parched up by the excessive droughts, and such an additional number of cattle would destroy the little feed we have left, and be of very little use to the Troops. These would be sufficient reasons to order them back; but if grass was plenty here I would not wish to have them; troops from New-York are coming up, and such a discrimination in the allowance would create me much trouble. I am happy to find Colonel Hinman and several of his officers quite agree in sentiment with me. I am informed the cows are in good order, and that they may be soon made beef; I have, therefore, directed Major Sheldon, who, I understand, has charge of them, to put them into pasture Wherever he can get it, until he shall receive your Honour' s direction how to dispose of them.

It is much to be lamented that we are so totally unprepared to avail ourselves of the favourable disposition of the Canadians. I was in hopes to have found something done to enable the Troops to move, but every thing is wanted; I am destitute of every material for making the necessary preparations. I hope, however, in a little while to make all obstacles vanish; much may be done when people set

Page v2:1705

to business with hand and heart. I am, Sir, with sentiments of respect and esteem, your Honour' s most obedient and most humble servant,

PH. SCHUYLER,

To Hon. Jonathan Trumbull, esq., &c., &c.


Previous Document Next Document

Letter from General Schuyler to Governour Trumbull. [1775-07-21] Schuyler, Philip, Major-General. [S4-V3-p1704] [Document Details][Complete Volume]



Produced by Northern Illinois University Libraries.
Send questions or comments about American Archives to Drew E. Vandecreek (drew@niu.edu).
PhiloLogic Software, Copyright © 2001 The University of Chicago.
PhiloLogic is a registered trademark of The University of Chicago.