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Letter to Alexander McDougall, October 15, 1783
George Washington. Letter signed: Rocky Hill, to Alexander McDougall, 1783 Oct. 15. 1 p.

Rocky hill 15 Octob[er] 1783

Dear Sir

By the last Post I was favor[e]d with your Letter of the 5th Instant and I take the earliest Opportunity to acquaint you of my compliance with your request.

Tho’ I have ever been averse to Officers going to New York on every slight pretext, I was always ready to grant my permission when real business required their presence.

With great regard
I am D[ea]r Sir
Your Most Obedient
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Major Gen[era]l McDougall