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  Letter to Henry Knox, May 28, 1781
TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.53.005
George Washington. Letter: Head Quarters New Windsor, to Brigadier General Henry Knox, 1781 May 28. 2 p. + doc.

[inserted: different hand: from Washington] Head Quarters New Windsor May 28th. 1781

Dear Sir

As you are perfectly acquainted with the Measures which have been concerted with the Count De Rochambeau, I have only to request that you will be pleased to make all the necessary Estimates of Articles wanted in your Department, and also put the whole business for the Operation (so far as is within your reach) in the best train of execution, which our embarrassed circumstances will possibly admit. Under the present appearances of an evacuation I think it will be to draw the Stores from [2] the Eastward, rather than from the Southward.

I enclose you Letters from Brigr. General Clinton, and Capt Moodie respecting Stores for the [struck: Eastward,] [inserted: Northward], part of which I understand from General St Clair, have been sent I wish you to attend to the matter, and give such further Orders as you may think necessary on the subject You will be so good as to return the Enclosure to me [struck: as soon as, inserted: when] you have done with them.

I am Dear Sir
with the greatest regard & esteem
Your Most Obedient

Brig-Gen Knox

His Excellency General Washington
28th May 1781

Notes: Published in Fitzpatrick, John C. The Writings of George Washington. v. 22: 126.
Signature Removed. Editorial insertion of missing text based on Fitzpatrick transcription.