The following are copied from "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution": (Vol. 10)
McDonald, Charles. List of prisoners on board the cartel "Hostage" to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Thomas Stone, Commissary [year not given]; reported taken in the sloop "Retrieve" (privateer), of Casco Bay, by the British ship "Milford."
McDonald, Charles. Seaman, ship "Alfred," commanded by Capt. John Paul Jones; list of officers and men entitled to prize shares in the ship "Mellish" and the brig "Active" [year not given].
It is almost certain that the Charles McDonald who was on the "Retrieve" is the same Charles McDonald b. abt 1741 and living in Gorham, Maine but can it be proven that he is the Charles who was aboard the "Alfred"?
There is no record of him after the Rev. War. He is not listed in the 1790 census nor is he on any birth, death, land or tax records.