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Washington, George (1732-1799) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09378 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Rocky Hill, New Jersey Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 5 September 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 29.5 x 17.5 cm.

Wondering if armourers and materials can be sent from West Point to Washington's camp to repair damaged heavy Arms. Washington's forces lack the men, forges, and supplies to repair these Arms. Written at "Head Quarters." Docketed by Samuel Shaw, Knox's aide.

Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Head Quarters
September 5th. 1782
Dear Sir

The Arms of the Army are are daily getting out of repair with out any possibility of remedying it there are no travelling Forges here and if there were I am informed they could not be set at Work for want of some Articles which are absolutely necessary such as Borax salt &c can any of the Armourers and necessary materials be spared from West Point to come here with some travelling Forges and repair the Arms whilst we keep this possition? or what other method will it be best to adopt -
I am
Dr Sir
Your very Obedt: Servt
Go: Washington
Major General Knox
His Exy Gen Washington
5 Sepr. 1782.

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