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Foy, Edward (fl. 1777) to Robert Kingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04764.20 Author/Creator: Foy, Edward (fl. 1777) Place Written: Quebec, Canada Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 August 1777 Pagination: 6 p. : docket ; 25 x 19.8 cm.

Written by Captain Foy as Adjunct General in Canada to Kingston as an officer on the staff of General John Burgoyne in New York. Says clothing has been ordered up to Fort Ticonderoga. Said he would have sent it up with the additional companies when they left, but his letter arrived too late. Additional recruits have arrived and he will send it with them to assure the clothing's safety. Mentions some confusion over copies of dispatches. Transmits certificates from commanding officers of various officers confirming arrival of recruits. Also sends memorials (not included here) presented to General Sir Guy Carleton that give several companies to the command of Burgoyne. Says two recruits by the name Magrah have been overlooked. Believes Mr. Weir is related to Carleton. A company was given to Captain Lieutenant Law serving with Burgoyne's army. Transmits news of promotion of officers that Burgoyne recommended. Says some commissions still need to be settled. Kingston seems to have worked out questions over promotions in docket. Also includes three wrappers marked A, B, and C. Wrapper A is torn and has several partial dockets.

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