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Schuyler, Philip John (1733-1804) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00224 Author/Creator: Schuyler, Philip John (1733-1804) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 December 1775 Pagination: 1 p. ; 32.2 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he is happy to hear Knox was able to get the artillery from Fort Ticonderoga to Fort George on the other side of Lake George. Schuyler has already made arrangements to transport the artillery to Cambridge and consequently orders Knox to countermand his directions to Captain George Palmer to obtain carriages and pack animals for the journey (see GLC02437.00218).

Full Transcript: [draft]
Albany Decr. 18th 1775
Sir
I am happy to hear that all the military stores you had in charge to bring from Ticonderoga and arrived at Fort George, - I ...have taken measures to forward them to Boston assoon as we shall be favoured with a fall of Snow But I am informed that you have applied to Mr Palmer to construct carriages for the purpose, this is a very unnecessary expence as there are a sufficiency of carriges [sic] suitable for the purpose in this County sufficient to carry ten times the quantity, you will therefore countermand any directions you may have given Mr Palmer in this lead.
I am Sir
Your Humble Servant
Ph. Schuyler
Colo: Knox
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People: Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Palmer, George, 1719-1809

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Fort TiconderogaRevolutionary WarMilitary HistorySiege of BostonArtilleryTransportationContinental Army

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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