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Captain Jacobus Wynkoop
Agrees to Inlist
the Number of Mariners Desired
by Major-General Schuyler.

1445     NEW-YORK COMMITTEE OF SAFETY, APRIL, 1776     1446

                                     Die Mercurii, April 17, A. M., 1776.
    The Committee met pursuant to adjournment.

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    A Letter from Major-General Schuyler, to General Thompson, was read, of which the following extract is the last sentence, to wit:
    "Will you be so good as to request the New-York Congress that the sailors may be sent up without delay."
    Captain Jacobus Wynkoop, on request, attended the Committee, and agreed to accept of and execute the following order:
    Ordered, That Captain Jacobus Wynkoop do inlist the number of Mariners desired by Major-General Schuyler, for the service at the Lakes, with all possible despatch. That Captain Wynkoop proceed to Albany with the said Mariners to General Schuyler, and take his directions as to the vessels on the Lakes, until the honourable Continental Congress shall have appointed him to that command, or some other gentleman shall arrive at the Lakes authorized to take the command.


Source:

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, pp. 1445-1446

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