George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Henry Knox, 30 June 1794

To Henry Knox

Mount Vernon June 30th 1794


Your Letter of the 25 instt, enclosing letters from Generals Wayne & Chapin, & from the Contracter Williams, came safe by Fridays Post.1 On neither shall I say any thing at present; because (if I find myself able to bear jolting over the infamous roads I have to travel) I shall, on thursday, commence my Journey for Philadelphia, & proceed by easy stages2 For this reason, and because it is probable (if upon enquiry at George Town I shall find the upper road best[)] I may take it, It becomes expedient to detain yr further communications until my arrival at the Seat of Government.

But once since I came home, have I attempted to mount a horse, & then was obliged, very soon, to quit him. However, as I am mending fast, my absence from Philada shall not be delayed an hour, for any private business of my own, so soon as I am in a condition to travel.

G. W——n


1The previous Friday was 27 June.

2The remainder of this paragraph was written in the left margin of the draft and marked for insertion at this point.

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