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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.00406
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0014] July-August 1776 
Title Alexander McDougall to Henry Knox introducing John Robertson as a potential artilleryman
Date ca. July 1776
Author McDougall, Alexander (1732-1786)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Gives a letter of introduction for John Robertson, who served under Colonel McDougall "in the sea service" and has experience manning canons. Thinks Robertson could be of use to Knox and seeks to have him put on the payroll. Dated "summer 1776."
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  Navy  Continental Army  Artillery  
People McDougall, Alexander (1732-1786)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Robertson, John (fl. 1776)  
Theme The American Revolution; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859