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From George Washington to Henry Knox, 7 April 1794

To Henry Knox

Philada April 7. 1794.


If the number of recruits in the Atlantic States, can afford a detachment of fifty men to the southward without too great an exposure of more important objects, it will accord with my opinion that that number should be sent thither. And they may be designated for Charleston or Savannah, as shall appear most eligible to you from the information that is to be obtained.1 Yours &c.

G. W——n


1For Knox’s request to post fifty men in either Charleston, S.C., or in Georgia, see his first letter to GW of this date.

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