Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
Rediscovering George Washington
Washington: Father of His Country The Washington Collection
Washington in the Classroom About the Program
Timeline: George Washington's Life Milestones
Multimedia Room Search the Site
Gilder Lehrman Collection Documents
Gilder Lehrman Collection Images
Other Documents
Gilder Lehrman Collection Documents
Letter from Henry Knox, August 27, 1783

TRANSCRIPT GLC 2436.13.179
Henry Knox. Letter: West point, to George Washington, 1783 August 27. 1 p. + doc.

West point 27 Augt 1783


Last evening I wrote to your Excellency pr Express, [inserted: <?>] [strike-out] the confirmation by Captain Farley, of the ill success of [inserted: the] Barons starting Mission, [struck: and his] [inserted: by which it appears that it will be] impracticable [struck: it will be under any circumstances] to take possession of the posts [strike-out] at the Westward this Fall., [struck: and] [inserted: I] requested your final order concerning the detachment and artillery at this place [struck: who] which are prepared for that service

I am enclose the [strike-out] Weekly returns excepting [struck: those of] [inserted: the] new Hampshire [inserted: Corps] which I have not received.

I have the honor to be with
great respect
Your Excellcys
Most obedient
H Knox

His Excellcy Genl Washington

To his Excellcy Genl Washington
27 Augt 1783 –