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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.02688
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0067] 11-20 October 1783 
Title Alexander McDougall to Henry Knox requesting supplies and passing on gossip
Date 19 October 1783
Author McDougall, Alexander (1732-1786)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Asks Knox to order and send him supplies including nails, paint, and screws. Wonders if one of Knox's artificers can help him hang a new bell he has acquired to summon his servants. Also mentions that "This fellow [most likely referring to Colonel Hopkins] I am well informed has had a Bastard with a negro wench; and when I was lately in Dutcess County, a Muleto woman was shewn to me, by Mr Benson, that is reputed as his Daughter..." Jokes about having an officer write a song about the situation. - McDougall also mentions Hopkins in the context of "the Great Question of Commutation" (soldiers' pay).
Subjects African American History  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Military Camp  Military Supplies  Continental Army  Sexuality  Corruption and Scandal  Women's History  Children and Family  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Soldier's Pay  Pension  Finance  
People McDougall, Alexander (1732-1786)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Highlands, New York
Theme Government & Politics; African Americans; Children & Family
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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