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McDougall, Alexander (1732-1786) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02576 Author/Creator: McDougall, Alexander (1732-1786) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 September 1783 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 22.6 x 17.8 cm.

Informs Knox that "the people above, who trade to nyork, complain of being stopt at your post," and asks if some of the Connecticut troops are headed out tomorrow.

Sunday 28th Sepr

Dear Sir,
I forgot to tell you when last here, that the People [above], who trade to NYork, complain of being stopt at your Post, however fair the wind may be, which often causes them much disappointment- a Fried [sic], asks whether the Formality of service [will] justify those delays? Some of our Boys say that the Connt Troops are to go to the [right] about Tomorrow- Is this true? If it is, please [2] to drop me a line- If it is not, I shall be much obliged to you to advise, [inserted: me] as soon as you can, when you shall have such orders, that I make the necessary arrangement for my waiters- My compliments to Mrs Knox-
Your affectionate
Alex McDougall

MGeneral HKnox

Hon Major General

Genl McDougall 28 Septr 1783-

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