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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to George Washington

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02185 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 June 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 34.3 x 21.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by General Knox to General Washington. Says that Sprout's regiment of Paterson's brigade with two artillery pieces will be in Stony Point and that they will commence their march from there in the morning. Reports that part of Paterson's regiments have not yet joined the line and will only catch up with difficulty. Tells Washington that the Connecticut regiments are scattered in the redoubts and that it will be difficult to get them together. Says the remaining Massachusetts regiment will barely be enough to man the garrisons. Knox's retained draft.

Full Transcript: [draft]
West point 25 June 1783
[struck: The] Pattersons brigade [struck: and] Sprouts regiment [inserted: strikeout] will be in readiness to mar[c]h - this afternoon [inserted: and will [inserted: ...halt] [struck: be] at the furnace of [Dean] any night] & [struck: also] his pieces of Artillery will [inserted: struck: also] be at Stoney point in [struck: readiness] [inserted: soon] to commence their march from thence tomorrow morning - part of one of General Pattersons regiments has not yet joined him in the Lines, and it will be difficult to make up the deficiency - the connecticut regiment is scatter'd in the redoubts and upon [strikeout] detached duties in such a manner as to be incapable of forming [inserted: upon the [illegible]] a battalion [strikeout] [inserted: they therefore] with the remaining Massachusetts regiment [struck: is] [inserted: will] scarcely [inserted: be] sufficient for the Guards and the common fatigues of the Garrison - [struck: The] It is expected that the party from the lines will join today or tomorrow, if so they could follow [struck: or] the brigade immediately.

I am Sir
with great respect
Your [inserted: Excelencys] Humble Servt
H Knox

His Excelleny
General Washington

To His Exy Gen Washington
25 June 1783.
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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Continental ArmyMutinyMobs and RiotsRebellionSoldier's PayFinanceContinental CongressCongressRevolutionary War GeneralPresidentMilitary History

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