From Henry Knox
Philadelphia 6 Oct. 1794
My dear Sir
I arrived here the last Evening. It has been a circumstance of inexpressible regret to me, tha[t]1 an extraordinary course of contrary winds detained me longer than I expected.
Permit me to request the favor by the return of the express, that I may wait upon you at Carlile or elsewhere, until the painful task upon which you are shall be adjusted.2 I am with perfect respect and affection Your obedient Servant
ALS, DLC:GW; ADfS, NNGL: Knox Papers.
1. Knox wrote “than,” but the draft has “that,” which is clearly the word intended.
2. The draft uses the word “settled” instead of “adjusted.”