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Letter from Henry Knox, June 25, 1783

TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.13.001

Henry Knox.  Letter draft: West Point, NY, to George Washington, 1783 June 25.  1 p. + doc.

 

West point 25 June 1783

 

[inserted - different hand: To W –]

 

Sir

 

[struck: The] Pattersons brigade [struck: and] Sprouts regiment [inserted: strike-out] will be in readiness to mar[c]h – this afternoon [inserted: and will [inserted: halt] [struck: be] at the furnace of <?> any night] & [struck: also] his pieces of Artillery will [inserted: struck: also] be at Stoney point in [struck: readiness] [inserted: soon] to commence their march from thence tomorrow morning – part of one of General Pattersons regiments has not yet joined from the Lines, and it will be difficult to make up the deficiency – the connecticut regiment is scatter’d in the redoubts and upon [strike-out] detached duties in such a manner as to be incapable of forming [inserted: upon the <?>] a battalion [strike-out] [inserted: they therefore] with the <?> Massachusetts regiment [struck: is] [inserted: will] scarcely [inserted: be] sufficient for the Guards and the common fatigues of the Garrison – [struck: There] It is expected that the party from the lines will join today or tomorrow, if so they could follow [strike-out] the brigade immediately

 

I am Sir
with great respect
Your [inserted: Excelencys] Humble Servt
H Knox

 

His Excelleny
General Washington

 

[docket]
To His Exy Gen Washington
25 June 1783.