George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Henry Knox, 21 April 1783

Head Quarters Newburgh 21st April 1783


The cessation of hostilities having been now proclaimed, you will permit any Citizens of the State of New York or of the United States to pass and Repass your Post with any Vessels, Boats or Water Crafts without any hindrance or molestation on their Reporting themselves to you or to such Officer as shall be appointed by you for the purpose. I am Sir Your most Obedt Servt

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Sent also to William Stephens Smith, commanding at Dobbs Ferry, and to the officers commanding at Stony Point and Verplancks Point.

MHi: Henry Knox Papers.

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