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McDougall, Alexander (1732-1786) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10515 Author/Creator: McDougall, Alexander (1732-1786) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript letter Date: 8 February 1783 Pagination: 3 p : docket ; 41.3 x 27.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Contemporary copy. Report of the Committee of the Army at Philadelphia. Discusses issues of commutation of half pay in the army and mentions how various states voted on this matter.

People: McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Newburgh ConspiracyRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistorySoldier's PayContinental ArmyCongressContinental Congress

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