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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.02326
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0061] 16-31 July 1783 
Title Alexander McDougall to Henry Knox on Congress's resolution on how to use Continental funds
Date 25 July 1783
Author McDougall, Alexander (1732-1786)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Military document; Correspondence
Content Description Written by General McDougall to General Knox. Writes from Highlands, New York. Says that the latest news from Massachusetts is that they will not support a "speedy relief to the Army from Continental Funds." Says the state senate supports Congress's resolution, but has put the issue aside until next session. Says he has fears that the funds will not be provided. Believes the most important thing now is to let the country know of the justice of their claims. Reports that other states might also hesitate in giving funds to officers. Wants him to consider starting "a train of correspondence from Jersey to New Hampshire." If he concurs, asks that Major [possibly William] Barber writes to General Dayton to apply to the printers of New Jersey to begin creating materials. Wants General Huntington and Colonel Swift to do likewise. Asks that someone with energy also coordinate printing materials in Boston. Says "if either of these states hangs back, nothing continental will be done." Postscript says he has written to Samuel Loudon, bookseller in New York, "to notice such papers as appear in Favor of the Army." Says he recently saw two good papers published in their favor.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military Law  Continental Army  Soldier's Pay  Finance  Government and Civics  Pension  Continental Congress  Congress  Morality and Ethics  Printing  Journalism  Book Selling  
People McDougall, Alexander (1732-1786)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Barber, William (fl. 1783-1784)  
Place written Highlands, New York
Theme The American Revolution; Government & Politics; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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