Head Quarters 12th Septemr 1782
As soon as the french Army arrives, which will be on Saturday and Sunday next, I will contrive to know whether the field peices or royal Howitzers, will be most acceptable to Count de Rochambeau, and will inform you—I think with you, that the Inscription had best be in Latin—If the Person belonging to the Artillery can do the engraving, I will send down the proposed Inscription (a Copy of which I enclose) to Phila. and have it translated into elegant Latin.
Captain Doughty, is by general Orders, appointed fort Major of West point & it’s Dependencies. With much Regard I am Dear Sir Your most Obedt Servt
MHi: Henry Knox Papers.