George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Knox, 4 June 1784

From Henry Knox

Annapolis [Md.] 4 June 1784

My dear sir

I just write a line to inform you that I am just setting out for Boston—The president who has just gone for Mount Vernon, will inform you of the State of public matters—Things are not well and will probably be worse before they are better.1

I beg you to have the goodness to present my respectful compliments to Mrs Washington and beleive me my dear sir to be your truly affectionate

H. Knox


1Thomas Mifflin visited Mount Vernon and was back in Annapolis by 11 June. See Samuel Hardy to Charles Thomson, 11 June 1784, in Burnett, Letters, description begins Edmund C. Burnett, ed. Letters of Members of the Continental Congress. 8 vols. 1921–36. Reprint. Gloucester, Mass., 1963. description ends 7:1548.

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