Letter to New-York Delegates in Congress on the resignation of General Schuyler


A draft of a Letter to the Delegates of this State, to attend the said Resolutions , was read and approved, and is in the words following, viz:

"GENTLEMEN: The Convention have much at heart the subject of the enclosed resolutions, and have directed me to recommend them to your particular attention. They are persuaded that General Schuyler' s resignation will not only be highly prejudicial to the common cause of America, by


the loss of an able and vigilant officer, singularly qualified for the command he now fills, but will be productive of internal jealousy and discontent, at a period when union and harmony are necessary for our preservation.

"I have the honour to be, gentlemen, your most obedient.

"P˙ S˙ I am directed to add that the Convention have received no answer to their last letters. They would wish to hear from you on the matter contained in them and this matter, as soon as possible."

Ordered, That a copy of the said Letter be engrossed, and signed by the President, and transmitted without delay.