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Letter to Henry Knox, May 31, 1787
TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.52.140
George Washington. Letter copy: Philadelphia, to Henry Knox, 1787 May 31. 1 p.

No-4- Copied from the original & compared Feby 1st 1854

Philadelphia 31st May 1787

My dear Sir,

It gave me great pleasure to find by your letter of the 29th. that you were free’d from all apprehension on account of Miss Lucy’s eye and that we might flatter ourselves with the expectation of seeing Mrs. Knox and you at this place – It was not until, Friday last that Seven States Assembled in Convention, by these, I was much against my wish, unanimously placed in the Chair – Ten States are now represented, and Maryland probably will be so in the course of a few days. Should New Hampshire come forward, Rhode Island will then stand very singularly alone.

As it is not even certain that this letter will get to New York before you shall have left it, I will only add Compliments to Mrs. Knox and Assurances of sincerest friendship of

Your Affectionate
(signed) G. Washington
Maj. Gen Knox
New York

Notes: Published in Fitzpatrick, John C. The Writings of George Washington. v. 29 p.224-5.