Letter from General Schuyler, September 15


A Letter from the Committee of Albany, dated the 16th instant, was also read. The Committee thereby express great concern on account of General Schuyler' s resignation,


and express their fears that it will occasion many other resignations in the Army, the Militia, and the Civil departments.

A long Letter from General Schuyler, dated the 15th, and a part thereof dated on the 16th instant, was read. The General therein informs the Convention of his resignation and in part his reasons for having requested leave to resign his office, and informs the Convention of the latest intelligence from the northward and westward; and that the Militia were countermanded before his receipt of the last Letter from this Convention.

The Examination of a Hessian Deserter enclosed in General Schuyler' s Letter, was also read. Information is thereby given of the numbers of Hessians, Brunswickers, and other foreign Troops in Canada.

Ordered, That the Letter from the Committee of Albany, of the 16th instant, the Letter from General Schuyler of the 15th and 16th instant, and that part of General Schuyler' s Letter of the 8th instant which remains to be considered, be committed to Robert R˙ Livingston, Mr˙ Hobart, Mr˙ Duer, and Mr˙ Robert Yates, to report thereon with all convenient speed.