George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Knox, 27 March 1789

From Henry Knox

New York 27 March 1789

My dear Sir

The house of Representatives want Yet four members and the Senate two. The first will not be formed until Monday, and the senate probably not untill Wednesday next the first of April.1

Colo. Hanson of Alexandria is so good as to take charge of the cloth sent you from the Hartford manufactory, and also of some federal buttons manufactored in this City, both of which will I hope safely reach you.2I am Dear Sir Your most Obedient humble Servant

H. Knox


1For Congress’s difficulty in achieving a quorum, see Knox to GW, 5 Mar.1789, n.1.

2The cloth was sent to GW by the Hartford Manufactory’s agent. See Daniel Hinsdale to GW, 23 Mar. 1789.

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