Letters from Home: Period Accounts

Philip Conine Jr to Leonard Bronck

Fort Schuyler 27th July 1777

Dear Leonard,
I have Recieved yours of the 9th July with the Agreeable NEws that you bineg in good health, which Bessing I Now again do Enjoy But have Lately been Very unwell We have Nothing New at this place We have Expected the Enemy would have been here before this time by what accounts we Reeived from the Indians I am this minute a going Dwon to Onida Lake on a Scout and on our Return are to stop up the Passage of Wood Creek. Capt. Bleeker Commands our Party which thus Consist of fifty Continental Troops & Sixty malitia I hope No bad News Shall be heard from this Quarter Our men are in high Spirits & dont make any Doubt if the Enemy thus appear but what you shall hear the(y) shall meet with a Drubbing This minute after beginning to write an alarm happened hear by our working Party who fired on a Scout of Indians but did not kill any The Indians Run of No more am in great heast for the party waits for me

Be good Enough to give my Compliments to all our Ladies & Gentlemen and My kind Love to your father & Mother
 I am Sir Your Most Humble Sevt.

Philip Conine

NB. I do Expect to come down in about Seven weeks if nothing thus happen hear Extraordinary

published source: Beecher, Raymond (Ed.): Letters from a Revolution, 1775-1783: A Selection From the Bronck Family Ppaers At the Greene County Historical Society. The NYS American Revolution Bicentennial Commision; Albany (NY), 1973, pp. 18-19.

 

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