George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Knox, 16 September 1782

West Point 16 Sept. 1782.


Agreeable to your Excellency’s request, I have the honor to enclose the nomination of the persons who appear to me to be proper to compose the department of field commissary. I hope it may meet your Excellencys approbation.

I am conscious of no other motive in recommending any, under a view of the circumstances attending them, than a wish to retain those who may best promote the service. I am, with the highest respect, Your Excellency’s most obedient servant,

H. Knox

DLC: Papers of George Washington.


West Point 16 Sept. 1782.

Nomination of persons to compose the department of Commissary of Military Stores.

Field Commissary—Richard Frothingham

Asa Copeland—Conductor

John Hoff—Clerk

Deputy at West Point—John Ruddock

John Banks—Conductor

William Herriot—Clerk

Fort Pitt—Matthew Parvin—Conductor.

H. Knox, M. General

Commandg the Artillery

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