Henry Knox. Letter:
West Point, to George Washington, 1783 January 13.
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Point 13 Jany 1783.
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
To his Excellency
13 Jany 1783 –