To Brigadier General Alexander McDougall
Headquarters Morris Town 6º May 1777.
I must beg the favour of you to look out for a sensible, honest, active, young fellow, well acquainted with Figures, & well qualified to discharge the duties of a Deputy Muster Master—His pay is low, 35 dollars Month—On discovering such an one, you will be pleased to appoint him, & refer him to the Letter &C. from Colo. Ward that attend this.1 I am Dear Sir Yr most Obed. Servt
P.S. I wish to have the best Information of ours & the Enemy’s loss at Danbury, as soon as possible.
LS, in George Johnston’s writing, CSmH; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. Johnston addressed the cover of the LS to “Brigr Genl McDougall Peck’s kill.”
1. The enclosed letter and other documents from Mustermaster Gen. Joseph Ward have not been identified.