Washington, George, 1732-1799. The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript sources: Volume 4
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To MAJOR GENERAL PHILIP SCHUYLER Cambridge, February 1, 1776.

    Dear Sir: On the 27th. Ulto. I had the Pleasure of writing you, and then mentioned my being under some Embarrasment respecting the Application, which I expected from our Caghnawaga Friends. I have now the Pleasure to inform you, that in a Talk they honoured me with Yesterday, they put the Matter upon the Footing I wished; that is, to join the Forces in Canada, whenever you shall call for their Assistance. They requested me to certify my Approbation of the Treaty they had concluded with you, which I did. Upon the Occasion they expressed much Satisfaction, and said that they were now happy, that a firm Peace was made between them and their Brothers, and that they were now free like the New England People. I heartily wish that this Union may be lasting, and that nothing may cast up to interrupt it. The Expediency of calling upon them, I shall leave to you. Circumstances and Policy will suggest the Occasion.

    I promised them to write you by Colonel Bedel, of what they had done, and shall submit it to your Discretion to communicate to them such Parts of this as you may think necessary.


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    I have advanced one Hundred Pounds lawful Money to Colonel Bedel, for the Expences attending their Return Home. This he will account with you for. I am, Dear Sir, etc.