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From George Washington to Major General Alexander McDougall, 25 May 1780

To Major General Alexander McDougall

Head qrs Morris Town May 25. 1780

Dr Sir

Since I wrote requesting You to join me at this Camp,1 some events have taken place, which will make it necessary for me to alter the arrangements I then had in contemplation. This being the case, You will be pleased to remain for the present where You are till You hear from me.2 I am Dr sir with great regard & esteem Yr Most Obedt st

Go: Washington

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

1See GW to McDougall, 9 March. Relieved from active command in early December 1779 due to ill health, McDougall spent the winter and early spring in Fishkill, N.Y. (see GW to McDougall, 13 Nov. 1779, and McDougall to GW, 16 March 1780).

2GW ordered McDougall to West Point (see his letter to McDougall, 15 June 1780, found at GW to Robert Howe, same date, n.6).

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