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From George Washington to Alexander McDougall, 6 July 1781

Head Quarters, near Dobb’s Ferry July 6th 1781


The two new whale boats at Wapping’s Creek, & the one at New-borough in the charge of Mr Brooks Depty Cloathier, are much wanted here; I wish you to send a party for them, have muffled Oars provided, & forward’d to King’s ferry or Tarry Town, to the order of Majr Darby. the party of Men that conduct the boats will return to West point, after delivering them to Majr Darby. I am, with respect your most Obedt Servant

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