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Letter from Henry Knox, October 14, 1792

TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.32.130

Henry Knox.  Autograph letter draft signed:  to George Washington, 1792 October 14.  2 p. + docket.

 

14 Octr 1792

 

[inserted - different hand: To Washington]

 

Sir.

 

[struck: I have the honor to act in relees ]

 

I have the honor [inserted: with great defference] to submit some parts of business in the war department  which appears proper to be mentioned to the legislature at [struck: their next se] the ensuing session Arsenals are exceedingly wanted in the middle and the southern states for the well orderng of the military stores [struck:  in possession of the U.S.] But as this is a publick [struck: subject] [inserted: subject] [struck: I have not] it is omitted for the present =

 

I have also the honor to submit the [struck: draft] a letter from Governer Lee and [inserted:  <?> [struck: transmitted]] an answer thereby what if it should meet your approbation, or any correction may be transmitted by sumoning first [2] I propose to set out [inserted: early] Tomorrow mrng for the afterward

 

I hope to [strike-out] [inserted:  <?>] meet my family and return to <?> by [strike-out] [inserted: [struck: Mond] Sunday] or [struck: Tuesday] [inserted: Monday] of next week.

 

I have the honor to
be Sir with perfect respect
Your obedent Sert
H Knox

 

The President of the U.S.

 

[docket]

14 Octr 1792

President US