George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Knox, 6 October 1794

From Henry Knox

Philadelphia 6 Oct. 1794

My dear Sir

I arrived here the last Evening. It has been a circumstance of inexpressible regret to me, tha[t]1 an extraordinary course of contrary winds detained me longer than I expected.

Permit me to request the favor by the return of the express, that I may wait upon you at Carlile or elsewhere, until the painful task upon which you are shall be adjusted.2 I am with perfect respect and affection Your obedient Servant

H. Knox

ALS, DLC:GW; ADfS, NNGL: Knox Papers.

1Knox wrote “than,” but the draft has “that,” which is clearly the word intended.

2The draft uses the word “settled” instead of “adjusted.”

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