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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.02563
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0065] 16-30 September 1783 
Title Alexander McDougall to Henry Knox regarding a visit to discuss the army
Date 24 September 1783
Author McDougall, Alexander (1732-1786)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Asks Knox over for a visit to discuss the army. Mentions that if the fireworks will be going off at West Point, he can take part of the company off Knox's hands. Discusses preparations to host a large group of visitors including the Minister of France, the President of Congress and some other southern members of Congress. Needs boards to fix the stables which were ruined by the army so these men can keep their horses. Mentions another building, "The Dwelling in the outside, looks more like a Bawdy House then the Quarters of an American General," and asks for a painter. Noted as written at Robinsons.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Continental Army  Military History  Holidays and Celebrations  West Point (US Military Academy)  France  Diplomacy  Global History and Civics  Continental Congress  Congress  Transportation  Building Construction  Military Supplies  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  McDougall, Alexander (1732-1786)  
Theme Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859