George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Knox, 29 April 1794

From Henry Knox

War department April 29th 1794.


I have the honor to submit to your consideration a letter from Governor Moultrie of the 12th instant and a proposed answer thereto, intended to be sent by a Vessel sailing this day.1

The letter of the 2nd instant alluded to, is the letter I had the honor of reading to you yesterday and upon which I will obtain the Opinions of the heads of departments in order to be submitted to you.2 I have the honor to be, Sir, with perfect respect, Your obedient Servant,

H. Knox


1The letter from South Carolina governor William Moultrie to Knox of 12 April, which has not been identified, was on the “subject of fortifying the harbor of Charleston” (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 300). Knox’s reply has not been identified.

2Neither the letter of 2 April nor its subject matter has been identified.

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