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Stringer, Samuel (b. 1725) to William Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00470 Author/Creator: Stringer, Samuel (b. 1725) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 October 1776 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 30.8 x 18.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses their correspondence. Comments on General Philip Schuyler's planned resignation. Discusses expectations for an attack on Fort Ticonderoga and the plans of General Horatio Gates in relation to Schuyler's impending resignation. Sends his regards to various people.

Full Transcript: [draft]
Albany 9th Octr. 1776.
Dr. Knox
This will be delivered you by Mr. Jacob Vanderheyden, Mrs. Stringers Brother; as very little News is flying, refer you to him for that ...which is current.
I arrived here the Saturday evening after I took my leave of you, in which space I wrote you three Letters; their inclosed hope were safely deliver'd.
I shall be glad to hear from you under the direction I sent you; and in a few Days shall write you again Viz: by the return of my Teams which I look for today or tomorrow; by which I shall also send you a Kegg of red Herring
Genl. Schuyler has sent in his resignation, to which he has not yet recd. any Answer, tho he has had a Lettr. from Mr. Hancock; but it appears there will be no objection to his resigning -
We expect an Attack at Ticonderoga in a short time - My Friend I dread the consequences of the above resignation - In confidence I Can tel[l] you, & beg it to go no farther, that Genl. Gates has declared to a Gentn. of my acquaintance, that he cannot think of undertaking the Charge of this Army if Genl. S: leaves it; it is a Post of more consequence, he says, than any we have, & he never knew S's merit before - On the other side is a request & I conclude
Yr. very Affect. Friend &c
Saml. Stringer
[2] Be pleased to give my sincere Regards to
Mr. & Mrs: Jervis
Mr. Scott Mr. Blanchard Mr. Cushing Mr. Greens, & Jn Greene
Col: Jackson
my Friend Doctr. Smith
Mr. Laughton
& your good Brother when you write him
Tell Mr. Scott & Mr. Blanchard when they write to Dilia not to forget my regards
S.S.
[address leaf]
Mr: William Knox
at his Bookstore in Cornhill
Boston
[docket]
Letter from
Doctr. Stringer
Octr. 9th. 1776 -
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People: Stringer, Samuel, b. 1725
Knox, William, 1756-1795
Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Fort TiconderogaRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyFortification

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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