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Letter from Henry Know, March 11, 1783

TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.12.015

Henry Knox.  Letter:  West Point, to George Washington, 1783 March 11.  1 p. + doc.

 

West point 11 March 1783

 

[inserted different hand:  Washington]

 

my dear General.

 

I should have been at Head quarters this morning agreably to your Excellencys request by Major Shaw, but there is so much ice in the river as to prevent all passing by water.  I [struck: shall embrace the first] day [struck: the] If [struck: the ice will] If the State of the river will [struck: permit] [inserted: <?>] tomorow I shall wait on your [inserted: Excellency] I believe no person, will go from West point in consequence of the [strike-out] [inserted: extraordinary] notification and address forwarded w Colonel Crane.

 

[struck: Colonel] I am my dear Sir

with the highest degree of respect

and <?>

Your Excellencys

most obedt. Servt

H Knox

 

His Excellcy Genl Washington

 

[docket]
To His Excel Genl Washington 11th March 1783