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Philip Schuyler to Samuel Kirkland

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Philip Schuyler to Samuel Kirkland
Albany May 11th 1778 Dear Sir I have to acknowledge the Receipt of your
Favors of the 1st and 4th instant - I am happy that the present prospect
affords us Hopes of an established peace with the six Nations - I am sure
your Exertions will not be wanting to accomplish so desirable a Business -
I should wish to be informed of the Result of the Council at Onondaga with
all possible Dispatch - If the Senecas, Cayugas and Onondagas resolve to
join us, I wish to draw some of them into the Field - I would therefore
advise that some of our trusty Friends would hint that such a Step would be
an atonement for past Offences. If the Business at Onondaga terminates
happily I think a Conference with the whole Nations at Fort Schuyler would
be attended with good Consequences - pray let us have your Opinion on the
Subject as soon as possible. I am Dear Sir Your most obedient humble
Servant Philip Schuyler Reverend Mr. Kirkland

General Schuyler 1778