Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
Rediscovering George Washington
Washington: Father of His Country The Washington Collection
Washington in the Classroom About the Program
Timeline: George Washington's Life Milestones
Multimedia Room Search the Site
Gilder Lehrman Collection Documents
Gilder Lehrman Collection Images
Other Documents
Gilder Lehrman Collection Documents
  Letter to Henry Knox, September 5, 1781
TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.53.054
George Washington. Autographed letter signed: [s.1], to Brigadier General Henry Knox, 1781 September 05. 1 p. + doc. + addr.

[inserted - different hand: Genl Washington] 5 Sep. 1781

Dr Sir

Be so good as to commit the Box & Map herewith sent to some person in whom you can confide to go by water to Christiana.

Present my Compliments to Mrs. Knox, & repeat to her my wishes that she would spend her time at Mount Vernon if it is convenient & agreeable to her to go to Virginia I am very sincerely Dr Sir

Yr. Obed. & affect. Servt.
Go: Washington

5th. Sep. 1781

[docket]
from his Excellency
General Washington
5 Septr. 1781

[address]
Genl Knox

Notes: Published in Fitzpatrick, John C. The Writings of George Washington. v. 23: 88.