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Letter from Henry Knox, January 13, 1783

TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.11.047

Henry Knox.  Letter: West Point, to George Washington, 1783 January 13.  1 p. + doc.


West Point 13 Jany 1783.




Lieut. Colonel Johnson of Colonel Swifts regiment is [strike-out] [inserted: very sollicitous] to have leave of absence for twelve or fourteen days.  His family is large, and are in distress upon account of the short crops of grain in the vicinity of their residence  Major Smith is with the regiment.  If your Excellency [struck: could with propriety] should [strike-out] [inserted: find] it proper to grant him this indulgence [strike-out] it would [struck: contribute much to the happiness] [inserted: relieve the anxiety] of a deserving officer.


I have the honor to be
with the highest Respect
Your Excellencys
Most obedient
H Knox


To his Excellency
General Washington
13 Jany 1783