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Washington, George (1732-1799) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09379 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Rocky Hill, New Jersey Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 12 September 1782 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 29.5 x 18 cm.

Will soon inform Knox "whether the field pieces or royal Howitzers, will be most acceptable to Count de Rochambeau." Also tells Knox that a certain inscription should be in Latin and says Captain Doughty is "appointed fort Major of West point & its Dependencies." Written at "Head Quarters." Docketed by Samuel Shaw, Knox's aide.

Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Head Quarters 12th Septemr 1782.

Dear Sir

As soon as the french Army arrives, which will be on Saturday and Sunday next, I will contrive to know whether the field pieces or royal Howitzers, will be most acceptable to Count de Rochambeau, and will inform you - I think with you, that the Inscription had best be in Latin - If the Person belonging to the Artillery can do the engraving, I will send down the proposed Inscription (a copy of which I inclose) to Phila - and have it translated into elegant Latin -
Capt Doughty, is [2] by general Orders, appointed fort Major of West point & its Dependencies. -

With much Regard
I am Dear Sir
Your most Obedt Servt -
Go: Washington
Major Genl Knox
His Exy Gen. Washington.
12 Sept. 1782.

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