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, June 8, 1783

TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.12.148

Henry Knox.  Letter: West Point, to George Washington, 1783 June 08.  1 p. + doc.

 

West point 8 June 1783

 

[inserted - different hand: To W -]

 

Sir

 

Yesterday the Secretary at War gave me the instatory of which the enclosed is a copy [struck: It will be necessary to have your Excellencys approbation I know not] I am unable [inserted: at present] to determine [strike-out] how far it will be practicable to carry his orders into execution with the three young men as the shall have no artificers nor any other assistance but what we shall derrive from them I will however have the necessary estimates prepared & submitted to your Excellencys Judgement.  The Arsenal and Magazines are absolutely necessary to preserve the Ammunition, Arms Carriages & the [strike-out] Alterail belonging to the ordnance, And if they can be performed & the three young men , [inserted: at best] three quarter of the <?> may be serviced to the public.

 

I am <?> with the highest
Respect Your most Obedt
Servant.

 

His Excelleny
Genel Washington

 

 

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