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1053     CORRESPONDENCE, PROCEEDINGS, &c., APRIL, 1776     1054

GENERAL WASHINGTON TO GENERAL SCHUYLER.


                                        New-York, April 24, 1776.
    SIR: I have this day granted a warrant unto Captain Jacobus Wynkoop, for two hundred and seventy-six and two-thirds dollars, being for a month's advance to him, his officers and men, who are to serve on the lakes at the rates following:
Captain, at32 dollars$32
Three Mates, at15 dollars  45
One Boatswain, at15 dollars  15
Two Boatswain's Mates, at9 1/3 dollars  18 2/3
Twenty Seamen, at8 dollars 160
One Seaman, at6 dollars    6
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$276 2/3

Which you will please to take notice of in adjusting the accounts of this Captain and his crew.
    Brigadier General Thompson, with four battalions and one company, sailed from hence last Sunday. I hope they will have reached Albany long before this, and I doubt not your forwarding them on with all possible expedition.
    We have accounts of the British troops, under General Howe, being arrived at Halifax. A part of them, if not the whole, will probably attempt the relief of Quebeck, as soon as the navigation up the St. Lawrence is practicable.
    I am, with great esteem, dear sir, your most assured, humble servant,
                              GEORGE WASHINGTON.
To Major-General Schuyler, Northern Department.


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, p. 1053

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