George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General Alexander McDougall, 31 May 1779

From Major General Alexander McDougall

Head Quarters Pecks Kill [N.Y.] May 31st 1779


I have just Time to inform your Excellency, that last Evening the Enemy had about forty Sail of Vessels at Phillips’s, His Troops encamped from the North River to Mile square; and the Intelligence adds, that from the Position of the Transports, it appear’d they were embarking Troops.1 I have the Honor to be your Excellency’s very humble servant

Alexr McDougall

LS, DLC:GW; ADf, NHi: McDougall Papers.

1For the reasons for this British movement, see William De Hart to GW, 30 May, n.1.

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