the dispatch which I wish'd to
use in this business we push'd
the 10 Sleds on which got over
safe & then I went to getting
the drown'd Cannon out which
we partly effected tho but by reason
of the nights coming cou'd not do it entirely.

8th [Jan. 1776] Went on the Ice About 8 oClock
in the morning & proceeded so cautiously
that before night we got over thing
three sleds & were so lucky as
to Get the Cannon out of the
River, owing to the assistances
the good people of the City of
Albany gave In return for which
we christen'd her the The Albany

The 9th [Jan. 1776] -- Got several spare
slays also some spare string