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Letter from Henry Knox, July 2, 1781

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 [2] [struck: answer and am with mo]

I am your Excellencys
most obedient sert
H Knox
[struck: Colonel Putlery L.P.G.]

His Excellency General Washington

If your Excellency should be engag’d 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