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  Letter to Alexander McDougall, March 21, 1778
George Washington. Letter signed: Head Quarters Valley Forge, to Major General Alexander McDougall, 1778 March 21. 1 p. + doc.

Head Quarters 21st March 1778.

Dear Sir

This will be delivered to you by Colonel de la Radiere of the Corps of Engineers, who was employed to superintend the fortifications on the North River but from some misunderstanding between him and the late commanding Officer, in which he thought his own honour and the Public Interest were committed, he determined to renounce the work, and return to Camp I can safely recommend him to you as an Officer who understands his profession, and make no doubt of his giving you satisfaction, both in projecting and executing the works required for the defence of the River.

I have given instructions to Major General de la Fayette, to order Van Shoiks Regiment to march and join you without loss of time.

With great regard I am
Dear Sir
Your most obedt Servt.
Go: Washington

Major General McDougall.

Genl Washingtons of
21st March 1778
on Col Dela Radiere
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Major General McDougall
Go: Washington

Notes: Published in Fitzpatrick, John C. The Writings of George Washington. v. 11: 119 -20.