George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Alexander McDougall, 10 November 1775

To Colonel Alexander McDougall

Cambridge 10th Novr 1775


Having been favourd with your Letter of the 23d Ulto by Mr Ray,1 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, a proper attention cannot be paid to them. Indeed even common Civilities may be injudiciously bestowd as we have some improper visitors—I am with great esteem & regard Sir Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt

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ALS, NSchU: W. Wright Hawkes Collection of Revolutionary War Documents. The addressed cover includes the notation “Favour’d by Mr Ray.”

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