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Copy of Colonel Doughtys letter to the Secretary of War

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionNew York State Archives: Governor George Clinton Papers view image
Document Information
Date August 26, 1791
Author Name John Doughty (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Report by John Doughty to the Secretary of War on British forces and influence in the vicinity of Lake Champlain. [largely illegible burned fragment].
Document Format Copy of document
Document Notes This document is a surviving fragment of the George Clinton Papers, which suffered extensive damage in a 1911 fire at the State Capitol in Albany, NY. Fragmentary document, illegible.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; John Doughty; Mr Caldwell; Dutch; Captain Steel; troops; deserters; ;
Related Places United States; Quebec; Lake Champlain; ;
Keywords posts; desertion; statement; ;
Key Phrases agreeable to the instructions; honor of receiving from you; Lake Champlaign; order is which the objects of them; to me in your instructions; there are but two posts occupied by British troops on Champalign; territory of the United States; point; line; settled; lives in; subjects have continued; parts and with; our lines, particularly where they have; the inhabitants to have been; in aiding the deserters or in; of the unceasing complaints; in habitants originates from; complaint is the; from the above statement it; is within the; for the district of; establishing; directed by a; best; respect; The inhabitants in general are industrious and civil and among many aspects able characters; within the limits of the ; at he must move;

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