Knox. Letter: West Point, to George
Washington, 1783 June 08. 1 p. +
point 8 June 1783
- different hand: To W -]
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.
am <?> with the highest
Respect Your most Obedt
To His Exy Gen Washington
8 June 1783.