George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General Alexander McDougall, 24 September 1777

To Brigadier General Alexander McDougall

Camp near Potts Grove [Pa.] 24th Sepr 1777

Dear Sir

I am pleased to find by yours from Coryells Ferry that you are so near me.1 The Army will fall down to Night to a well known place called the Trap 24 Miles from Philada. Tomorrow we shall proceed further down towards Philada. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt Servt

Go: Washington

LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, owned (1997) by Mr. Joseph Rubinfine, West Palm Beach, Florida. The letter is addressed: “To Brigr Genl McDougall on his March from Coryells Ferry.”

1This letter has not been found.

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