Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818) to Henry Knox
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01685 Author/Creator: Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 October 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 23.4 x 19.2 cm.
Written from Head Quarters. Writes that the Commander in Chief [General George Washington] would like to inform Knox that "immediately on the arrival of the troops at their places of Cantonment much uneasiness arose as hearing their artificers" were not about to join them. They feel that "hutting" cannot commence until "they get their carpenters to direct the work." Therefore General Washington wishes that "neither they nor the Masons; may be detained one moment after the time agreed on" and that if any of them "as can possibly be spared may be sent even before that time."
Head Quarter 29th. Ocbr 1782
The Commander in Chief has desired me to acquaint [inserted: you] that immediately on the arrival of the Troops at their places of Cantonment - much uneasiness arose on hearing their Artificers were not instantly to join them - They alledge the business of hutting cannot even be commenced, till they get their Carpenters to direct the work -
It is therefore the Generals wish that neither they nor the masons may be detained one moment after the time agreed on, and that such of them as can possible be spared may be sent even before that time
with great respect - I have the honor to be Sir Your most Hond Serv
Maj Genl Knox Ben Walker
Capn Walker A.D. Camp
29 Octr. 1782.
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