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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to George Washington

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01512 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter Date: 31 July 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31.1 x 19.8 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01512 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter Date: 31 July 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31.1 x 19.8 cm.

In response to a request by General George Washington to consider the best place in West Point to erect a magazine, the "General Officers" would like Knox to report that the "hollow west of Fort Clinton" is "under all circumstances" the best place for it.

[draft]
[inserted - different hand: HK to Washington]
New Windsor 31 July 1782
Sir
The General Officers who were directed by Your Excellency to view the [struck: grounds] most proper place on West point [inserted: to erect] [strike-out] a magazine, desired me to report that such it is their opinion that the hollow [strike-out] west of Fort Clinton under all circumstances is the best place to that purpose.

I have the honor to be Sir
with the Greatest affecto
Your Excellencys
Most Obedient Servant
His Excellency General Washington.

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