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Washington, George (1732-1799) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09363 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Newburgh, New York Type: Manuscript letter Date: 1 February 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Requests that Knox "furnish me with an Estimate of every thing in the Ordnance and Artillery Department which will be necessary to carry on an Offensive and vigorous Campaign - considering also the Seige of New York as a probable Operation." Written at "Head Quarters." Washington's signature clipped.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript: Head Quarters
1st Februy. 1783
Dear Sir

I am to desire that you will take the earliest Opportunity to furnish me with an Estimate of every thing in the Ordnance and ...Artillery Department which will be necessary to carry on an Offensive and vigorous Campaign - considering also the Seige of New York as a probable Operation, - this Estimate to be on the same principles as those of 80 & 81 - Noting such of the Articles as are already in our possession or within our reach - to shew what is to be procured by ways and means yet to be devised

I am Dear Sir
Your very Obedt. Servt.


Majr. Genl. Knox
[docket]
From His Ex. Genl. Washington
1 February 1783
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People: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyAmmunitionArtillery

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