Manuscript/Mixed Material George Washington to Philip J. Schuyler, June 13, 1776

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necessary Works thrown up, with the utmost Dispatch. But will not both be best? Cannot Ticonderoga be kept and this improved and maintained at the same Time? I must submit this to you, and refer you to my Letter of the 9th. upon the Subject of fortifying all the Posts, and about the Engineers. If you know of any Persons who can be of Service in that Way, do employ them. I know of none myself or have I one that I can possibly spare.

I have been applied to by Colo. Nicholson, (who says he was appointed by Congress to the Command of a Regiment to be raised out of two Battalions of York Troops that were in Canada last Year), for Instructions for that Purpose. As this concerns the Department more immediately under your Directions, and with which you must be much better acquainted than I am, I did not think it right to give him any Direction about it, but if the Fact is so, desire that you will give him such Orders, that the Views of Congress may be carried into Execution, as you judge necessary.

In like Manner, I have had several Applications from Officers coming from the Canada Department, for Pay that became due there, which I did not conceive myself at Liberty to comply with; being ignorant of their Appointments or Services, and as they will perhaps apply to you for Certificates to lay before me, I wish you to be very explicit, as to the Time of their being in Office and from which their Pay is due. I am, etc.

To THE NEW YORK LEGISLATURE

Head Quarters, New York, June 13, 1776.

Sirs: I am informed that a Number of persons on Long Island (by character not the most friendly to the cause of the United Colonies) have in their hands considerable Quantities of Pork and other provisions; which they refuse to part with for Continental Bills they may have other reasons for their Conduct, still more detrimental and therefore I must beg the Interposition of your Congress in this Matter, so as to prevent the evils which are much to be apprehended. The Commissary General

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Title
George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks 1754-1799: Letterbook 8, March 14 - July 14, 1776
Contributor Names
Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Author)
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-  United States
-  Manuscripts
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Manuscripts
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series: Series 2, Letterbooks 1754-1799
MSS 44693: Reel 008
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George Washington papers
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Manuscript Division
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English
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Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks 1754 to 1799: Letterbook 8, March 14. 1776. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw2.008/.

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Washington, G. (1776) George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks 1754 to 1799: Letterbook 8, March 14. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw2.008/.

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Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks 1754 to 1799: Letterbook 8, March 14. 1776. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mgw2.008/>.