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Conway, Thomas 1735-approximately 1800

Works: 15 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 748 library holdings
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Alexander McDougall papers by Alexander McDougall( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence and papers, 1756-1795. Most of the collection dates from the Revolutionary War, and includes muster rolls, pay rolls, and morning reports, as well as correspondence, accounts, and miscellaneous papers. The material pertains to such matters as the activities of the Sons of Liberty and Committees of Correspondence in New York; attitudes of the American colonists towards Great Britain; expeditions against Canada in 1775-1776; the First New York Regiment; the defense of Westchester County; the lack of military supplies and equipment; McDougall's command of the defenses of the Hudson River; enemy movements and plans; prisoners of war; the character of various persons, military and civilian; hardships of the army during the winter of 1781-1782; a dispute between General John Sullivan and Edmund Burke; McDougall's court martial on charges preferred by General William Heath; recruiting; the court of inquiry into the loss of Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery; Tadeusz Kosciuszko's plans for a hospital at West Point; the building of fortifications at West Point; and the settlement of McDougall's estate. Some of his more frequent correspondents were General Philip Schuyler, the New York Committee of Safety, General Thomas Conway, Governor George Clinton, General William Heath, General Samuel H. Parsons, General John Paterson, General Israel Putnam, General George Washington, Colonel Hugh Hughes, General John Sullivan, Governor Jonathan Trumbull, General Nathanael Greene, and, wrting from Montreal and Three Rivers in 1775-1776, Captain William Goforth. Accompanied by a box containing a calendar (incomplete) and some typed copies of letters
"Camp", to the Executive Council of the Board of War of the State of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conway( )

1 edition published in 1777 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Complaining about the state militia forces; saying "The Militia in general hurt the army and are absolutely good for nothing ... if [illegible] god forbid, any misfortune happens [in] this campaign it will arise chiefly from the foolish confidence putt in militia ... it is next to madness to imagine that undisciplined troops will make any thing of a tolerable stand in the field against troops any way officer'd and disciplin'd therefore my opinion is that you should attach to each pennsylvania Regiment a militia Company during the remainder of the Campaign under the Denomination of State Granadeer or State Volunteers or Light Infantry. I am sure they would render more service than six times the number of Militia together."
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Conway, Thomas 1735-ca. 1800

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Thomas de Conway Frans officier (1735-1800)

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