Henry Knox. Letter:
to George Washington, 1783 August 26. 1
p. + doc.
evening the 26th of Augt 1783
– different hand: To W.]
Farley has this instant arrived here [struck:
he has] the Baron is at Saratoga and will be down in a few days.
[struck: Capt Farley says that]
he has not been able to [inserted:
effect] any thing with Genl Waldimand, who he met at Chambleau he would not upon
any pretence admit the baron to visit the posts, nor enter into any agreement
upon the subject. he added, that if
the defensive treaty was [inserted:
ever] signed [strike-out] he could not
relinquish the posts untill a considerable time afterwards. [inserted: In that day capt Farleys information there cannot be a
possibility of <?> this fall] Colonel
Vallipancke who set out this afternoon [inserted: for <?>] from Newburgh will inform your Excellency
of more particulars. [strike-out]
In this state of affairs will your Excellency think proper [strike-out]
to order the detachment to proceed. [struck:
They] [inserted: The boats] will be ready on Thursday.
[struck: that is the boats]
The detachments, and artillery have been ready [strike-out]
since Yesterday. I beg your final
order by the bearer.
I have the honor to be
with [inserted: the] greatest respect
His Excellcy Genl Washington.
To his Excellency Genl Washington
26 Augt 1783