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Palatine this 17th of March 1780
I just received general Orders from his Excellency the Governor, where in I am directed to Keep guards at the severall Forts and Posts, particularly at Sacondago, and to continue the same till further orders.. Request therefore you will order a Party to Sacondago to keep a guard there and scouting parties. I shall not prescribe to you the Number but leave it to your own Judgement. Should you deem it necessary and practicable to Keep a guard at Johnstown you will do it. As for Provision you must make Shiftkill [?]
I shall get Directions from Coll Van Schaick, to whom I have
made Application. The 15th Instant Capt Keyser with his two Sons and two others
are taken prisoner, one other killed and the Captains House burnt. There is
a Report that another party of a hundred of the Enemy is out an other course;
you will order your Battallion to keep in readiness for a Minutes Warning
To Coll Vissher your Obedient humble Servant
Jacob Klock Coll P.S. you will make a proper regulation to have the parties you
Keep out, occassionally releived
Copy of Intelligence Brought from
the Colonies by one Mr. Oneil
the April 1780
A Copy of which sent to Lieut Colonel Bolton
and the Originals to Sir John Johnson
SOURCE: THE GENERAL FREDERICK HALDIMAND PAPERS, SECRET SERVICE NO. 21842, BRITISH MUSEUM, ENGLAND.
Apl 5, 1780
I Recd Yours Yesterday Containing the Joyfull News of your
men Killing five of the Enemie which was a manfull action. I just had an oportunity
to AcQuaint the Governor of News which I did with the particulars of it.
I suppose you have heard of the Enemies being at Remesnyders Bush the Same day they were at Sauchandago they have Taken Ninteen of our people prisoners we have pursued them about Five & Twenty Miles we woud have not Returned till we had them only for want of Snowshoes.
They have Burnt a mill there
I am Sir Your Huml
To Coll Frederic Vissher
SOURCE: THE GENERAL FREDERICK HALDIMAND PAPERS, SECRET SERVICE
NO. 21842, BRITISH MUSEUM, ENGLAND.
Contributed by James F. Morrison
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