George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Henry Knox, 25 September 1793

To Henry Knox


Dear Sir,Mount Vernon Sep. 25th 1793

I have duly received your letters of the 15th & 18th instt and as the last announces your intention of setting out for Boston the next day I shall add nothing in this letter on business—but shall thank you for the information you have given me—as well private as public; and observe that, it appears to me highly necessary that the heads of Departments should assemble in Philadelphia or the vicinity of it by the first of November at which time & place I shall make it a point to be present. I have wrote to the Secretary of the Treasury to this effect and have communicated the same to the Secretary of State.1 With very great esteem & regard I am Dear Sir Your Affectionate Servt

Go: W——n


1See GW to Alexander Hamilton, this date. GW probably discussed this topic with Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson when Jefferson visited Mount Vernon on 22 September.

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