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#429 - Alexander McDougall

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The former commander checks debits made “solely for advances to the first New York regiments raised in 1775 and 1776”

Served as a major general in the Continental Army, and as a delegate to the Continental Congress. After the war, he was the president of the first bank in the state of New York and served a term in the New York State Senate. Revolutionary War-dated ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.25 x 13.25, January 1, 1780. Letter to Gerard Banchner. In part: “I waited till about a fortnight ago, to hear from Mr. Sands when I sent Major McDougall to him for the certificate you mentioned, but he informed the major he had sent it to you…It seems he informed the Major that the balance was not all paid on account of the first NY regiment, from which I inferred, that circumstances might have created some difficulty…This led me to inspect my account, the result of which was, that all the debits placed to the Convention amount on which the balance in question…were all and solely for advances to the first New York regiments raised in 1775 and 1776, and Capt Lamb & Capt. Hamilton’s companies of artillery except one article of three or four pounds to a sick rifleman.” Reverse of the second page bears an address panel in McDougall’s hand. Toning along folds and edges, a few small separations and areas of paper loss to spine, and a rough right edge, otherwise fine condition. In June of 1775, four New York infantry regiments were authorized by the New York Provincial Congress, with McDougall given command of the 1st NY Regiment; reconfigured the following year, the 1st NY was charged with manning the fortifications of New York City. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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