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Letter to Henry Knox, September 24, 1792
TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.53.81
George Washington. Letter: Mount Vernon, to Henry Knox, 1792 September 24. 2 p. + doc. & address leaf.

Mount Vernon Septr. 24 - 92

My dear Sir,
(Private)
I thank you for the information contained in your private letters of the 16th. and 18th. instt. From the contents of the last, it is probable Mr. Hammond will be here today, or tomorrow before Noon.

I perceive by the Papers that Mr. Penn & lady are arrived and with them, Mr. Andrew Hamilton & family. What, pray, has been the reception of the last mentioned Gentleman by the Officers of the State Government (particularly the Govr) Mr: Morris &ca.? I wish to be pretty accurately informed of this before my arrival; because, as he is considered as one of the obnoxious characters of the State of Pennsylvania, a little circumspection on the part of the President of the U. States may be necessary.

I hope Mrs. Knox & your family were well when you last heard from them. My poor Nephew though a little better [2] is scarcely able to walk. If he should recover strength enough to bear the ride it is recommended to him to spend the Winter in the lower parts of the State where the Weather is more temperate than it is at Mount Vernon. But the chances are much against this.

I still hold to my resolution of leaving this for Philadelphia about the 8th. or 9th. of next month, if the Situation of my family & Servants does not absolutely prevent it; for, never since I have lived at this place has the remitting fever been so prevalent as it has this year.

Sincerely & Affectionately
I am always. Yours
Go: Washington

PS.
Since writing the foregoing, Messrs. Hammond & Smith are arrived at this place

Genl Knox

[docket] The President of th US 24th Septr 179-

[address] (Private) General Knox Philadelphia
[inserted diff. hand: Original - No 18 -]

Notes: Published in Fitzpatrick, John C. The Writings of George Washington. v. 32, pp163-4. GLC 2437.52.173 is a duplicate of this document.