From Brigadier General Alexander McDougall
Hawerstraw [N.Y.] 21st June 1777.
Your favor of the 20th reached me this morning.1 The Brigade left this yesterday morning; under Col. Cortlandt: It was Necessary for me to stay behind to Expedite large Parties not then ready to march; which I got over last Night. The Brigade at noon must be at Pumton; where I should have halted them; but I have this moment receivd express orders, from General Putnam, to return with the Brigade to Peeks Kill. Time will only permit me to add that I am, with great respect Your Excellency’s very Hble Servt