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Washington, George (1732-1799) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09373 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 8 June 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 34 x 21 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09373 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 8 June 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 34 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Encloses request for ammunition from the State of New Jersey, and requests Knox's opinion on how much ammunition can be granted to the state. Docketed in Knox's hand. "On public service" written on address leaf with no signature.

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

Full Transcript: Head Quarters, New Windsor
June 8th. 1781
Dear Sir
I enclose to you the application of the State of New Jersey for Ammunition, also General Cornell's Letter informing what quantity may ...be expected from the Eastward; and request your opinion of the expediency of granting any to that State, and in that case how much?
I wish also to be advised, what has been done respecting Plank fo[text loss] Platforms, and whether it will be nec[text loss] to have arrangements made with the Quarter Master Genl for procuring that Article.
With great esteem & regard
I am Dear Sir
Your Most Hble Servant
Go: Washington
P.S. Be pleased to return the paper after perusal.
Brig. Gen. Knox

[docket]
From his Excellcy General
Washington 8th June
1781-
Original No 35-

[address]
On Public Service
To Brigadier General Knox
Artillery
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People: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyAmmunition

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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