George Washington Papers

XIII. George Washington to Brigadier General Henry Knox, 22 November 1780

To Brigadier General Henry Knox

Head Quarters 22d November 1780

Dear Sir,

By twelve OClock on Friday you will have ready all such peices of your park as are most proper to annoy shipping and cover a body of troops across a River1—A releif of Horses to accompany them will be desirable if they are to be had. Your usual punctuality assures me of the same in this instance.2 I am Dear Sir Your most obt humble Servt

Go: Washington

LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, ViRVal; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1GW ordered artillery prepared for action on 24 November.

2For the withdrawal of these orders, see Document XIX.

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