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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.
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.
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.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 30, 1779 . Is concerned with the state of McDougall’s supplies. Instructs McDougall to make every effort to obtain necessary provisions. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 31, 1779 . Sends news of British movements and advises McDougall to move supplies at Fishkill. LS , in writing of H, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 1, 1779 . Sends information concerning British troop movements. LS , in writing of H, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 2, 1779 . Describes British and American troop movements. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 3, 1779 . Discusses probable intentions and immediate objectives of enemy. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
West Point, June 19, 1779. Orders McDougall to assume immediate command of forts. Gives general instructions. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ New Windsor, New York ] June 23, 1779 . Has directed Major General Israel Putnam to advance a brigade to the “Forest of Deane.” Asks for information as soon as it is received. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New Windsor [ New York ] June 28, 1779 . Discusses problem of rations. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New Windsor [ New York ] June 30, 1779 . Instructs McDougall to send either Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington or Brigadier General Samuel Holden Parsons, or both, to the Continental Village. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New Windsor [ New York ] July 3, 1779 . Proposes a general pardon for all prisoners under sentence of death. Questions Philip Heustis’s status as a prisoner. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New Windsor [ New York ] July 4, 1779 . Instructs McDougall to fire thirteen cannon to celebrate anniversary of Declaration of Independence. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New Windsor [ New York ] July 14, 1779 . Approves of arrangements for Brigadier General John Nixon’s brigade. States that an attack will be made against Stony Point. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ West Point ] August 14, 1779 . Asks McDougall to accompany Brigadier Generals Henry Knox and Louis Le Bèque Du Portail “to ascertain the number of cannon.” Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Springfield [ New Jersey ] June 15, 1780 . Describes British “incursion into the Jersies.” Fears attack on West Point and orders McDougall to West Point. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Preakness [ New Jersey ] October 24, 1780 . Approves of McDougall’s entering Congress as a delegate from New York. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Headquarters [ Preakness, New Jersey ] July 2, 1780 . “I wish to see you here the day after tomorrow morning at furthest to consult you on a matter of the greatest importance to the combined operations.” LS , in the handwriting of H, from the W. Wright Hawkes Collection of Revolutionary War Documents on deposit at Union College, Schenectady, New York. When this letter was written, McDougall...
Having been favourd with your Letter of the 23d Ulto by Mr Ray, permit me to assure you, that I shall, at all times, esteem it a happiness to have it in my power to shew Civility to any Gentleman of your recommendation—It is exceedingly necessary for every person, appearing in the character of a Gentleman, & not personally known, to bring Letters of Introduction from those that are, otherwise,...
Henry Knox Esqr. having informed me by a Letter from New York of the 27 Ultimo that upon his application you had been kind enough to promise your good offices in Congress, to have Twelve good Iron four pounders, with a Quantity of Shells & Shot directly sent to this Camp and also to spare Two Brass Six pounders; I have now the pleasure to acquaint you, that we are fully supplied with Shells &...
I received your favor of the 2d inst. Last evening, & note what you mention of the Cannon I am in daily expectation of Colonel Knox’s arrivall & untill he comes I cannot with Certainty inform you whether I shall want the Iron Cannon or not. Upon examination of the Stores that were on board the Brigte I find, we Stand in great need of Shells & Shall esteem it a particular favour if you will...
I received your favor upon the Subject of Rations and agreable to your request have Inclosed a List of Rations allowed the Officers of the Regiments before Boston —those in service the 1st of July have been allowed from that time, Others appointed to Office since, from the dates of their Commissions. Having never given any direction about the Officers alluded to, or any Others except those...
Letter not found: to Brigadier General Alexander McDougall, 9 Aug. 1776. In his letter to GW of 12 Aug. , McDougall refers to “your Excellencys favor of the 9th.”
I am this Evening favoured with yours of the 19th from Chatham. I not only approve of the disposition you made of the three Regiments under Colo. Vose, because I think it was a very judicious one, but I had, previous to the Receit of your Letter, determined upon exactly the same plan, and had sent Orders to Colo. Vose to halt at Morris Town, that he might afford protection to the well affected...
I have yours of the 22d and am sorry that Affairs bore so bad an Aspect in your Quarter at that time. But I hope that the late Success at Trenton on the 26th and the Consequences of it, will change the face of Matters not only there but every where else. I crossed over to Jersey the Evening of the 25th about 9 Miles above Trenton with upwards of 2000 Men and attacked three Regiments of...
Letter not found: to Brigadier General Alexander McDougall, 1 Jan. 1777. The Paul C. Richards catalog no. 19, item 455, 1968, quoted the following from the LS : “I have the pleasure to inform you that your sons parole has been sent out to me, amongst others, who are exchanged for officers I have sent in to General Howe. General Maxwell has the proper orders for encouraging the Militia, to come...