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Van Cortlandt, Philip (1749-1831) to Philip Schuyler

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04067 Author/Creator: Van Cortlandt, Philip (1749-1831) Place Written: Fishkill, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 January 1777 Pagination: 1 p. : address: free frank ; 25.3 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Encloses the preceedings of a court martial (not included). Reports that General Washington advanced on the enemy at New York City two days prior and that General Heath is laying siege at Fort Independence.

Full Transcript: Fish kill Jany 25th. 1777 -
Dr General~

Inclosed is the proceedings of the General Court Martial for the Tryal of Capt Stewart of Colo. Dubois's ~ Regt: The Court is Adjourned ...until next Munday and wait the Generals Pleasure ~
By a Gentn. Just Arrived from Head Quarters in Morris Town we learn that Genl. Washington Intended to march towards the Enemy the Day before Yesterday Genl. Heath is laying seige to Fort Independance the particulars of which are Unsertain~
Please to Make my best Respects to your
good Family am with Respect ~
Dr. Genl. your Obt. Hume
Philip Cortlandt
To Major General Schuyler ~

[free frank]
On Publick Service
[address leaf]
Major General Philip Schuyler

From Philip Cortlandt
Fish kill
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People: Van Cortlandt, Philip, 1749-1831
Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804
Heath, William, 1737-1814
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryRevolutionary War GeneralBattleMilitary Law

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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