George Washington Papers

Henry Knox to Tobias Lear, 14 June 1793

Henry Knox to Tobias Lear

[Philadelphia] 14 June 93

Dear Sir

Be pleased to submit the enclosed letter of the 9th of May from Genl Wayne.1

H. Knox

and also a letter from Jas Seagrove of the 30th of April.2


1Anthony Wayne’s letter to Knox of 9 May 1793 reported the army’s arrival on 5 May at Hobson’s Choice, Wayne’s temporary headquarters on the Ohio River, at present-day Cincinnati and near Fort Washington. The major topics of this letter were the inadequacy of the site, concerns about provisions and clothing, and Wayne’s positive evaluation of the military skills of his troops (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 , 234–35).

2James Seagrove’s letter to Knox of 30 April 1793 is probably the original of the duplicate version reviewed by GW on 13 June (John Stagg, Jr., to Tobias Lear, 13 June, and note 2).

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