Whether He Will Take Service
on the Lakes.
Captain Wynkoop attended the Committee, and informed that, in pursuance of the directions of the Provincial Congress, given to him on . . . . . . . last, he had called on Major Douglass, and delivered to him a copy of General Schuyler's letter of the -- instant, relating to the service on the Lakes; that Major Douglass declined giving him any definitive answer on that subject; and intimated, that if he did undertake that service he would not be able to attend it sooner than two months hence.
In Committee of Safety, New-York, March 18, 1776.
Force, Peter, American Archives: Consisting of a collection of authentick records, state papers, debates, and letters and other notices of publick affairs, the whole forming a documentary history of the origin and progress of the North American colonies; of the causes and accomplishment of the American revolution; and of the Constitution of government for the United States, to the final ratification thereof., 4th Series, M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force, 1837-46, Volume 5, p. 1378
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