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Letter from George Clinton to Israel Putnam
Clinton, George, 1739-1812
October 15, 1777
Volume 11, Page 653

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Dear Bryson, I am all flustration, read the following.


Kingston 15th, Oct: 1777, 10 o'clock P. M.

Dr General.

What follows is a copy of a letter from the Chairman of the Committee of the City of Albany to the President of the Council of Safety. I congratulate you on the importance contained therein.


Albany, 15th Oct. 1777.

Last night at 8 o'clock the Capitulation whereby Genl Burgoyne and the whole army surrendered themselves Prisoners of War, was signed and this morning they are to march out towards the River and Fish Creek with the Honors of the War; and there ground their arms. From thence they are to be marched to the Massachusetts Government. Glorious God be praised for his mercies; I cannot write more.

HUGH SMITH.


Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This letter is almost exactly the same as a letter from Clinton to Putnam printed in the "Pennsylvania Archives" (Vol. V, p. 676). The note at the top may have been written to James Bryson, the postmaster of the United States.