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Letter to Henry Knox, May 17, 1782

TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.53.006

George Washington. Letter: Head Quarters, to Major General Henry Knox, 1782 May 1. 1 p.


[inserted – different hand: Washington]


Head Quarters 1st. May 1782 –


Sir. –


I have been favor’d with your Letter of the 21st. Ulto. I am so totally in the dark at this Time, respecting the scene of our operations for the ensuing Campaign, that I cannot at present, give you any directions respecting the Time and Rout that Colo. Lamb’s Regiment shall march – As soon as I am decided, I shall inform you in Season. –


The Sappers and Miners have been ordered to West Point, because, their Services may be usefull at that Post.


I am with esteem

Dr. Sir

Your Most humble. Servt –



M. Genl. Knox



Notes:  Signature removed.