George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel Henry Knox, 19 August 1776

From Colonel Henry Knox

New York Augt 19 1776

May it please Your Excellency

I understood that some few Cannon were to be taken from Mount Washington for Kings Bridge for the present—we find great difficulty in procuring the Carriages for General Fellowss encampment—the Greatest part of which I hope will be Completed to day and tomorrow after which we will turn our whole endevors to Complete those for Kings Bridge.1 I am with Great Respect Your Excellencys Most Obt & Humble Sert

Henry Knox

ALS, MHi: Heath Papers. GW’s aide-de-camp Richard Cary sent this letter to Heath with a brief covering letter (see Cary to Heath, this date, MHi: Heath Papers).

1See Heath’s request for these carriages in his letter to GW of 18 August.

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