Laprairie Oct. 22d 1775
How we marched, and how we sped and every circumstance of news
Lt [James] Gregg will inform you with pleasure -- The General acquaints
me that we must stay here for some time & then go in a body of
men who he is giving to send with Cannon to xx Montreal, & tells
us that probably Coll. Easton will command the party-- This
circumstance is unpleasing to our officers as they have heard
that Easton isa good deal of an old woman & has been xx on the
parade at Ticonderoga by Col Arnold-- under such an officer they
cannot serve with chearfullness-- We hope however the General will
alter the appointment-- If you come with the whole Regiment you
can bring our conveniences along with you.
Colonel James Clinton was the brother of Governor George Clinton, and the father of
Governor DeWitt Clinton.