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SCHUYLER, PHILIP. Letter Signed, "Ph: Schuyler," to Timothy Edwards and the Committee of Safety of Berkshire New York, relating intelligence on a skirmish with the British on Lake Champlain, and mentioning General Benedict Arnold's position, written approximately one month prior to the Battle of Valcour Island. 1 page, folded folio sheet with integral address leaf; portion of the address leaf clipped away, usual folds, very minor staining. Albany, 14 September 1776
"On Friday the sixth instant a Party of Men in a Boat from our Fleet on Lake Champlain went on Shore at or near Wind Mill Point & were attacked by the Enemy which occasioned the Cannonade mentioned in my former Letter. We had three Men killed & six Wounded. General Arnold with the Fleet is off Isle au Motte. No shipping of the Enemy has yet appeared . . ."