George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Knox, 10 December 1794

From Henry Knox

Department of War December 10th 1794


I have the honor to submit to your view and correction a proposed statement, in pursuance of the resolve of the house of representatives, on the subject of the Militia.1 I have the honor to be with perfect respect Your obedient servant

H. Knox
secy of War


1On 25 Nov. the House of Representatives “Resolved, that the President of the United States be requested to direct the proper officer to state to this House, the difficulties and inconveniences which have occurred in the execution of the act, intituled, ‘an Act more effectually to provide for the national defence by establishing an uniform militia throughout the U. States’” (copy, DLC:GW). For Knox’s report to Congress, dated 10 Dec. but submitted on 11 Dec., see ASP description begins Walter Lowrie et al., eds. American State Papers. Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 38 vols. Washington, D.C., Gales and Seaton, 1832–61. description ends , Military Affairs, 1:69–71.

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