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Colonel Jacob Klock Correspondence

Palatine this 17th of March 1780 
Dear Sir
            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  Remain
     Sir your Obedient humble Servant,Jacob Klock Coll      
To Coll Vissher                
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 Servt-Jacob Klock
To Coll Frederic Vissher at Cognowagne Public Service
SOURCE: THE GENERAL FREDERICK HALDIMAND PAPERS, SECRET SERVICE NO. 21842, BRITISH MUSEUM, ENGLAND.
         

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