Letter, 1776 March 4, New York, to Major General Philip Schuyler (recto).
Woodhull, Nathaniel, 1722-1776.
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SubjectUnited States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.; Long Island (N.Y.) -- History -- Sources.; Woodhull, Nathaniel,1722-1776 -- Correspondence.; Schuyler, Philip John,1733-1804.; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Sources.; New York (State) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Sources.
Letter written by Nathaniel Woodhull (1722-1776) to Major General Philip Schuyler (1733-1804). Dated March 4, 1776 and signed "Nathl Woodhull, Presidt." Dimensions: one page, 22.5 x 37 cm. Acquired at auction in May 2006. Processed by Kristen J. Nyitray, June 2008.
Transcript: In provincial Congress New York March 4th 1776 Sir, We have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 21st & 28th ult. with a list of such officers as have served in the last campaign. We fear from a want of proper information and the necessity we are under of immediately compleating the four Regiments ordered to be raised for the defence of this Colony, some Gentlemen now absent may be neglected whose merits ought to be considered - in our confused state we shall endeavour to do Justice to individuals as far is consistent with the public service; in this arrangement Mr. Pain's merit will be considered. In the appointment of the Captains to our four Battallions we have thro' mistake omitted Captain Wynkoop whose services during the last Summer justly merit the attention of the public. We could wish Sir it was in your power to provide for him on the Lake as we are informed he is well qualified for service in that Department - but if it should not be in your proper power to provide for him, we beg to have the earliest notice, that we may appoint him to the first vacancy. We have ordered Six hundred fathom of taned rope two fishing nets & ropes for four, to be sent to Mr. Commissary Livingston at Albany to whom we have also ordered the quantity of Pitch & Tar, you formerly wrote for to be sent. You will receive by this conveyance blank Commission for Col. Van Schaicks Regiment. We are Sir with esteem Your most Obed't humble servants By Order - Nath. Woodhull President