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From George Washington to Major General Alexander McDougall, 16 July 1779

To Major General Alexander McDougall

Hd Qrs [New Windsor] July 16: 1779

Dr sir

I have the pleasure to inform you that Major Fishbourn has just arrived from Genl Wayne with the agreable account of our having possessed ourselves of Stoney point and the whole Garrison with very little loss.1 You will throw the Troops across the River, which I mentioned yesterday, with all possible expedition. I am Dr sir Yr Most Obedt st

Go: Washington

P.S. You will order Nixon’s Brigade to move immediately towards the Continl Village.

LS, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, PPRF; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. GW signed the cover of the LS.

1Brig. Gen. Anthony Wayne’s aide-de-camp Benjamin Fishbourn carried Wayne’s first letter to GW of this date.

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