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Newyork. March 17th 1776. Recived of Col. McDougall Seventy three Pounds, Nineteen Shillings and a Penny half penny for the Pay of the Commissioned Non-Commissioned officers and privates of my Company to the first Instant for which I [have] given three other receipts. £73.19.1 ¾ DS , New-York Historical Society, New York City. Alexander McDougall, prominent Revolutionary War general, gained...
New York April 4th, 1776. Received of Colonel McDougall one hundred and seventy two pounds, three shillings and five pence half penny, for the pay of the Commissioned, Non commissioned officers and privates of my company to the first instant, for which I have given three other receipts. £172.3.5½. ADS , New-York Historical Society, New York City. This receipt appears at the end of “Pay Roll of...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] March 6, 1777. Requests a return of troops. Questions validity of some returns and suspects fraud. Orders McDougall to have troops in readiness at Peekskill. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress . LS, in the handwriting of H, the W. Wright Hawkes Collection of Revolutionary War Documents, on deposit at Union College, Schenectady, New York.
Your letter of the 7th. instant to his Excellency fell into my hands. He has been very much indisposed for three or four days past, insomuch that his attention to business is pronounced by the Doctor to be very improper; and we have made a point of keeping all from him which was not indispensibly necessary. I detained your express a day in hopes of a convenient opportunity to communicate your...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] March 15, 1777. Approves of McDougall’s decision to order troops to Forts Constitution and Montgomery instead of to Peekskill, New York. Approves stationing of Colonel Henry B. Livingston in Westchester to secure magazines. Urges inoculation when needed. Instructs McDougall to receive Massachusetts troops. Df , dated March 14, 1777, in writings of Robert H. Harrison...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] May 3, 1777. Approves detention of Seward’s company. States that the sailing of British ships from Amboy, New Jersey, necessitates further attention to British movements on North River. LS , in writing of H, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California. Captain Thomas Seward, Third Continental Artillery.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] May 11, 1777. States that Major General Nathanael Greene and Brigadier General Henry Knox will inspect posts under McDougall’s command. LS , in writing of H, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] May 23, 1777. Commends McDougall on his attachment to the cause. Suggests that the needed food can be obtained at Albany. Agrees that uniformity of regulations is necessary and disapproves of officers breaking parole. LS , in writing of H, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 20, 1777. Describes General William Howe’s latest moves. Orders McDougall either to remain at present post or return to Peekskill. LS , in writing of H, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California; Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. The draft of this letter is endorsed to Alexander McDougall and Brigadier General John Glover....
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 23, 1777. Approves of McDougall’s return to Peekskill. States that British are leaving New Jersey. Warns McDougall to expect an attack up North River. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress.
[ Reading Furnace, Pennsylvania ] September 19, 1777. Orders McDougall to join main Army. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress.
Valley Forge, March 16, 1778 . Instructs McDougall to set up court of inquiry to investigate Major General Israel Putnam’s alleged responsibility for fall of Forts Montgomery and Clinton. Appoints McDougall to command of the Highlands. Df , in writing of Tench Tilghman, with postscript in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ White Plains, New York ] September 15, 1778 . Orders McDougall to march to Danbury and put himself under command of Major General Horatio Gates. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Fredericksburg [ New York ] October 24, 1778 . Informs McDougall that Major General Horatio Gates has been given instructions about proceeding to the danger area. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress ; LS , in the handwriting of H, the W. Wright Hawkes Collection of Revolutionary War Documents, on deposit at Union College, Schenectady, New York.
I have received your favor of the 4th, and shall with pleasure communicate the intelligence we have at Head Quarters. On the morning of the 3d. one hundred and eight sail of vessels sailed out of the Hook, supposed from the best calculations to contain 7 or 8000 men. They first steered to the Eastward; but soon after changed their course and bore S.E with the wind at NW. The general accounts...
Fredericksburg [ New York ] November 17, 1778 . Orders McDougall to Danbury. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Fredericksburg, New York ] November 19, 1778 . Orders McDougall to halt with the two Connecticut brigades and to send Brigadier General John Nixon on to Danbury. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Fredericksburg, New York ] November 24, 1778 . Instructs McDougall to take command in Highlands. Describes extent of command and gives instructions for this command. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Middlebrook, New Jersey ] December 16, 1778 . Asks for McDougall’s opinion on kind and number of ships necessary to destroy enemy’s naval force on Lake Ontario. Df , in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Philadelphia, January 29, 1779. Apologizes for delay in answering McDougall’s letters. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] February 9, 1779 . Discusses problems confronting McDougall in reference to supplies, works at West Point, hard money, clothing, suspicion of trafficking with enemy, Brigadier General Enoch Poor’s brigade, and arrangement of the Bay line. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] February 14, 1779 . States that Jonathan Burrall is taking money for use of McDougall and Major General Israel Putnam. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress . ; LS , in the handwriting of H, the W. Wright Hawkes Collection of Revolutionary War Documents, on deposit at Union College, Schenectady, New York.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] March 3, 1779 . Sends one hundred and fifty guineas. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. This money was to be used for secret service.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] March 16, 1779 . Describes measures taken to replace men who will leave Army on April 1, 1779. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] March 17, 1779 . Describes movements of British on Staten Island. LS , in writings of James McHenry and H, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] March 25, 1779 . Acknowledges meeting Elijah Hunter. Advises using caution in dealing with double spies like Hunter. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] April 19, 1779 . Is attempting to procure cannon but regrets that at this time none is available. Will send money when money arrives. Asks for a muster of the Massachusetts men under McDougall’s command. Instructs McDougall to have Brigadier General Enoch Poor’s brigade ready to march. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 20, 1779 . Instructs McDougall to order certain officers to serve on a court-martial. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 23, 1779 . Requests a return of articles furnished to Brigadier General Enoch Poor’s brigade. Instructs McDougall to forward hunting shirts and shoes to Easton for the western expedition. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 24, 1779 . Warns that an attack on the Highland forts or on the main Army may be imminent. Sends instructions concerning reinforcements. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress.