George Washington Papers

Tobias Lear to Henry Knox, 24 November 1792

Tobias Lear to Henry Knox

United States [Philadelphia] Novr 24th [1]792

By the President’s command T. Lear has the honor to return to the Secretary of War the letter to Govrnor Lee—to Thomas Wilson Esq. & others1—and the Copy of a letter to Genl Wayne,2 which have been submitted to the President & to inform the Secretary that their contents meet the ideas of the President.



1For Knox’s letters to Henry Lee and to Thomas Wilson, see Lear to Knox, 21 Nov. 1792, and notes 2 and 3.

2For background on Knox’s letter to Wayne of 24 Nov., see Knox to Lear, 23 Nov., and note 1, and Lear to Knox, 23 Nov. 1792, and the accompanying enclosure of that date, Washington’s Observations on General Wayne’s Letters, and notes. For the text of Knox’s letter to Wayne, see Knopf, Wayne, description begins Richard C. Knopf, ed. Anthony Wayne, a Name in Arms: Soldier, Diplomat, Defender of Expansion Westward of a Nation; The Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence. Pittsburgh, 1960. description ends 139–42.

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