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Washington, George (1732-1799) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09380 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Rocky Hill, New Jersey Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 17 September 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 32.5 x 20 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09380 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Rocky Hill, New Jersey Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 17 September 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 32.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Consents to stopping work on the magazine and instead having the men work on the barracks. "I shall inform the Secretary at War, who seemed to have the completion of the Magazine much at heart, of the reasons which have hindered us from proceeding." Approves Knox's nomination of "Commissaries &c of Military stores." Written at "Head Quarters." Docketed in Knox's hand.

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

Full Transcript: Head Quarters 17th Septr. 1782
Dear Sir

I have received your favors of the 16th Inst. - Things being circumstanc'd as they are, I consent to the work upon the Magazine ...being stopped, and the Workmen employed upon the Barracks in the garrison. I shall inform the Secretary at War, who seemed to have the completion of the Magazine much at heart, of the reasons which have hindered us from proceeding.
I shall approve your nomination of Commissaries &c of Military stores, in the orders of the day
I am with great esteem
Dear Sir
Your most Obedt. Servt.
Go: Washington
Major general Knox
[address]
Major General Knox
West Point
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People: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryMilitary SuppliesContinental ArmyBuilding ConstructionAmmunitionMilitary Camp

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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