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From George Washington to Brigadier General Alexander McDougall, 28 August 1777

To Brigadier General Alexander McDougall

Wilmington [Del.] Augt 28th 1777.

Dear Sir,

Your favour of the 20th Instt came to my hands last Night by Mr P.1—I thank you for sending him to me, as I think many valuable advantages may result from his endeavours to serve us. He seems sensible & willing, & I trust will be faithful—I have given him such Instructions respecting his conduct as my hurried Situation will allow. to Mr P. I shall refer for the Acct of things in this Quarter and am with sincere regard Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt Ser.

Go: Washington

ALS, PaVfNHP. GW addressed the cover: “To Brigadr Genl McDougall. Peekskill,” and he franked it.

1Philip Pelton was the bearer of McDougall’s letter to GW of 20 August.

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