TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.08.140
Henry Knox. Autographed letter draft signed: War Office, Philadelphia,
to George Washington, 1782 May 14. 1 p. + doc.
War Office: Philadelphia 14 May 1782
[inserted different hand: To Washington]
[struck: Dr Sir] My dear General
I have received your Excellencys favor of the 1st instant.
The Artillery, [inserted: men] and Artificers at Burlington
are at Work preparing [struck: every] things in their respective
departments, and will be ready [inserted: as far as respects
this work] to [strike-out] begin their march whenever your
Excellency may thinke proper to order [inserted: them] after
the 1 of June. [inserted: Having arranged matters here] I
shall go to [struck: that place] [inserted: Burlington] today,
& stay there [struck: for] three or four days, [struck:
and hope to be at] [inserted: & I hope] Head Quarters
by the 23d [inserted: or 24th ] instant., [struck: But I should
be] I should be there by [struck: the 24th but Mrs. Knox who
accompanies me to New Windsor will retard me a day or two]
[inserted: a day or two sooner but Mrs Knox who accompanies
me will relieve me that time].
I am with the most huble respect
& esteem your Excellency most obliged
& most humble Servt
His Excellency General Washington.
His Excellency General
Washington 14 May 1782