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  Letter to Henry Knox, November 11, 1782
TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.53.033
George Washington. Letter signed: Head Quarters Newburgh, to Major General Henry Knox, 1782 November 11. 2 p. + doc. + addr.

Head Quarters Newburgh
Novr. 11. 1782


The reason for my directing the 4th. Connect. Regt. to procure Wood for the Hospital on the east side of the River, was because I found that Corps idle, while all the rest of the Army was employed As the incorporation will now supersede this reason; you may either have the fuel cut by Detachments from the Troops under your Orders, or by the Levies now employed in the transportation service, if you think that business can be effected without them.

As it is determined to send no more Sick to the Hospital of Dr. Eustace, a smaller provision of fuel will be required than was expected. And I shall be satisfied with the certainty that the supply will be kept up, until that Hospital is cleared of its present Patients even with demolishing the Huts as they become evacuated since it is not probable those Buildings will [2] be of any farther utility.

I am Sir
Your very Humble Servant
Go: Washington

Majr General Knox

His Exy Gen. Washington
11 Nov. 1782.
[inserted- different hand: Original No 47 ]

Notes: Published in Fitzpatrick, John C. The Writings of George Washington. v. 25: 329-30.