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 to Henry Knox, February 1, 1783
TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.53.013
George Washington. Letter: Head Quarters, to Major General Henry Knox, 1783 February 1. 1 p. + doc. + addr.

[inserted- different hand: From Washington]
Head Quarters
1st Februy. 1783

Dear Sir

I am to desire that you will take the earliest Opportunity to furnish me with an Estimate of every thing in the Ordnance and Artillery Department which will be necessary to carry on an Offensive and vigorous Campaign considering also the Seige of New York as a probable Operation, - this Estimate to be on the same principles as those of 80 & 81 Noting such of the Articles as are already in our possession or within our reach to shew what is to be procured by ways and means yet to be devised

I am Dear Sir
your very obedt. Servt.
*loss*

Majr. Genl. Knox

[docket] Gen. Washington Feby 8th 1782.
[inserted- different hand: Signature purloined No 51]
[address] Major Gen. Knox Commandr the Garrison W*loss [est]* Point

Notes: Signature removed. Published in Fitzpatrick, John C. The Writings of George Washington. v.27 p.88