George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Alexander McDougall, 21 June 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor 21st June 1781


Least from your Situation you may not have had an Opportunity to see the Good Arrangement of the Army on its takg the Field, as published in Genl Orders—I have thot proper to give you this particular Information.

That upon the Troops taking their Position in the Field, which is now beginning to be done, you are assigned to take the Comand at West Point—to which Post it may be well for you to repair as soon as maybe, at least by Tomorrow, that you may be able to make your Arrangements, as you shall think proper. At the same Time, I have to inform you, that this is not designed as a permanent Comand assigned to you—but that on the takg Place of Active & Offensive Operations, you will be called to a Comand in the Field. I am Sir Your most obedient Servant

Go: Washington


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