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Whereas, many persons, at and below the White-Plains, in the county of West-Chester, by reason of the ravages of the enemy, are greatly distressed for want of provision to support their families: ... I do hereby authorize ... permission to any person or persons ... to carry or drive to their respective dwellings, the necessary provisions for their families
United StatesContinental Army.McDougall, Alexander1732-1786Loudon, Samuel1727?-1813
18th centuryRevolution, 1775-1783
Military lawHistoryFood supply
United StatesWestchester County (N.Y.)New York (State)
Printed by Samuel Loudon
1 sheet ( p.) ; 32 x 20 cm.
Signed: Given at head-quarters, Peeks-Kill, December 22, 1778. Alexander M'Dougall, major-general.
Followed by two other orders given by Major General M'Dougall, dated Dec. 24, 1778 and Jan. 7, 1779, respectively.
N-YHS copy inscribed: "XXVIII"; fabric lining.