George Washington Papers

Henry Knox to Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., 7 March 1794

Henry Knox to Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr.

Friday Evg 7 March 1794

Dear Sir

Please to submit the enclosed letter from Genl Wilkinson of the 26th Jany together with the papers accompanying it to the President of the U.S.1 Yours sincerely

H. Knox


1James Wilkinson’s letter to Knox of 26 Jan. and its enclosures have not been identified. According to an entry of 7 March in GW’s executive journal, these documents were about the expedition being planned by Revolutionary War general George Rogers Clark and other Kentucky residents against the Spanish colony of Louisiana (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 289). On this expedition, see Edmund Randolph to GW, 27 Feb. (fourth letter), and its enclosed extract of an anonymous letter dated 25 January.

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