TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.06.076
Henry Knox. Autographed letter signed: Peeks Kill, to George
Washington, 1781 July 02. 2 p. + addr.
Peeks-Kill 2d July 1781
[inserted - different hand: HK to Washington]
[struck: Dear Sir] Sir
I came to this place today to take your Excellencys ultimate
directions, when the Pack [struck: shall] [inserted: should]
join the Army, & to take any other orders your Excellency
should please to give me, but I was di[s]ap[p]ointed by the
army & Your Excellency having moved [strike-out] I presume
the Laboratory presenting will be in such fowardness by Sunday
next that we might then move without retarding any thing material.
The Artifices might remain longer.
If your Excellency should think proper to alter the time
of Arrival of the Stores from Philadelphia I [strike-out]
pray your Excellency to write to the board of War on that
subject. I beg the favor of a speedy  [struck: answer and
am with mo]
I am your Excellencys
most obedient sert
[struck: Colonel Putlery L.P.G.]
His Excellency General Washington
If your Excellency should be engagd in any operations,
which you intend [struck: may] [inserted: to] lead to immediate
action I hope I may with confidence expeed your Summons, <?>
previous to the time mentioned above.
I beg the favor of a speedy answer. & am & ca
His Excy. Gen. Washington
2d July 1781