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Letter from Henry Knox, May 14, 1782

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
H Knox

His Excellency General Washington.

His Excellency General
Washington 14 May 1782