Letter to [Philip Schuyler?]
NamesSchuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804 (Addressee)Livingston, James (Author)
Thomas Addis Emmet collection, [legacy collection]
Series IX. Lossing's Field Book of the Revolution
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1775-08Place: Canada
Library locationsManuscripts and Archives DivisionShelf locator: MssCol 927
NotesFunding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.Citation/reference: EM4262-7302
Physical DescriptionA. L. S. 4 pp. 4o
DescriptionHe sent an earlier letter by Maj. [John] Brown, and, in the absence of his correspondent, an answer was returned by Gen. Montgomery; a few Indians from St. Louis have joined the troops at St. John's; the whole force of Indians, including those brought by Col. Johnston [Guy Johnson] is about 400; the Canadians have waited with impatience for the coming of his correspondent; he hopes to revive their spirits with circulars, and with what men he can muster he will join the party to be sent to this side of the river; the troops are now mostly at St. John's, well fortified, with cannon; had he had five hundred men he could have taken all their ammunition as they passed his door; Carleton cannot leave Quebec for fear of a revolt, but he has offered a hundred acres of land at Boston or New York to every Canadian who will turn out; Col. [Allen] McLean has orders from the King to raise regiments on those terms, but from Three Rivers to Chambly he did not get a man; urges his correspondent to make haste and unite this province with the others contending for liberty.
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IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616MSS Unit ID: 927Archives EAD ID: 276498Calendar number: EM. 4315Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5729b2e0-c532-012f-c11a-58d385a7bc34
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