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General Schuyler is Asked to Appoint
Captain Wynkoop to the Command
of the Vessels on the Lakes.

1693     CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, MAY 3, 1776     1694

                                          Thursday, May 2, 1776.
    Sundry Letters being received, were laid before Congress and read, viz. One of the 22d of April, from the Committee of Secrecy, War and Intelligence, of North-Carolina, with a list of Prisoners sent by them to Philadelphia;
    One of the 30th of April, from General Washington, enclosing a Memorial from Governour Cooke; and
    One of the 29th of the same month, from the Committee of Safety of New-York to the Delegates of said Colony;
    Resolved, That the Letter from General Washington, with the Memorial enclosed, be referred to the Committee appointed to take into consideration the state of the Eastern Colonies.
    Resolved, That a Letter be written to General Schuyler, desiring him, in case Major Douglass declines to take the command of the Vessels on the Lakes, to appoint Captain Wynkoop to that command, and inform Congress thereof by the first opportunity.



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. 1693-1694.

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