TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.53.018
George Washington. Letter: New York, to Henry Knox, 1783 December
3. 2 p. + doc. & address leaf.
[inserted – different hand: Washington]
New York 3. Dec 1783
The splendid display of Fireworks last evening [struck: were;
inserted: was] so highly satisfactory that I must request
you to present to Captain Price under whose direction they
were prepared, and to the Officers who assisted him, my thanks
for the great skill and attention shewn in the conduct of
Your most Obedient
3 Decr. 1783
Majr. Genl Knox
I do myself the honor to transmit to you the following copy
of a letter from His Excellency the Commander in Chief to
Major General Knox, who requests you to publish it in orders
to the troops under your command.
I am, Sir, &c
Aide de Camp
4 Dec. 1783.
The Hon. Brig. Gen
From Gen. Washington
N. Yk. 1783 –
[inserted – diff. hand: Signature purloined No 48]
Major Genl. Knox
Notes: Signature removed. Published in Fitzpatrick, John C.
The Writings of George Washington.v. 27, p.258.