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McDougall, Alexander (1732-1786) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01743 Author/Creator: McDougall, Alexander (1732-1786) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 December 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 24 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes, "I received your favor of this day. I shall be ready to sett off from this, on Tuesday next, if the weather is fair, and all other arrangements are compleated, which dont depend on me. I suppose Col [John] Brooks will bring over the Memorial &c &c with him."

People: McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Brooks, John, 1752-1825

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Newburgh ConspiracyRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmySoldier's PayFinancePensionsPetitionContinental CongressCongress

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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