George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General Alexander McDougall, 26 June 1779

From Major General Alexander McDougall

west Point 26th June 1779


I was honored with your Excellency favor of yesterday. The arrangement of the Massachusets line made by the Committee of officers was transmitted from Pecks-Kill some time ago—with remarks—and the objections to it by those who considered themselves injured. Least it should have miscarried, I inclose the only copy I have left; also Such of the sentence of death as I have in my Posesion.1 The others I have directed the Deputy Judge advocate to bring me. I have the Honor to be your Excellency’s Most obedient and most Humble Sert.

ADf, CSmH.

1These enclosures have not been identified. For GW’s decisions on death sentences, see his letter to McDougall of 3 July and the general orders for 4 July.

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