Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 18, 1776: Supporting efforts in Canada

Journals of the Continental Congress, May 18, 1776:

“The Secret Committee having informed Congress of the arrival of one of the vessels fitted out at the expence of the continent, with a quantity of cash,
Resolved, That the Secret Committee be directed to give orders for sending the cash, with all convenient dispatch, to the commissioners of Congress in Canada:
“That the hard money in the treasury be immediately forwarded to General Schuyler.”
Worthington Chauncey Ford, ed., Journals of the Continental Congress 1774-1789: Vol. 4: January 1-June 4, 1776 (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1906),365-6.

Even as American invasion of Canada becomes a withdrawal, the Continental Congress attempts to support the beleaguered forces.
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