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  Letter to Henry Knox, September 17, 1782
TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.53.009
George Washington. Letter: Head Quarters, to Major General Henry Knox, 1782 September 17. 1 p. + doc.

Head Quarters 17th Septr. 1782

[inserted-different hand: Washington]


Captain Machin being under Arrest there would be an impropriety in his transacting any public business or in granting him leave of absence from Camp. His Trial must soon come on in course, if that terminates in his favor I shall then have no objections to granting the leave requested, and if in the mean time any business of the Corps requires that an Officer should go to Philadelphia, leave shall be granted to any other you may think proper to send.

I am Sir
Your most obed Servt

Major General Knox

From his Excellency Genl Washington
17 Septr 1782
[inserted- different hand: 1782
Signature Purloined No. 55 ]
Major General Knox
West Point

Notes: Published in Fitzpatrick, John C. The Writings of George Washington. v. 25: 172-73.
Signature Removed.