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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 -]




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


His Excelleny
Genel Washington



To His Exy Gen Washington
8 June 1783.