George Washington Papers

Henry Knox to Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., 26 December 1794

Henry Knox to Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr.

Dec. 26 1794.

General Knox presents his Compliments to Mr Dandridge and requests that the papers, accompanying this, respecting the Frigates, may be submitted to the President of the United States.1

A Copy of the promotions and appointments in the army is also transmitted.2

L, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW. The letter is in the writing of John Stagg, Jr., chief clerk of the War Department.

1Knox probably was submitting materials for the report that he sent to the House of Representatives on 29 Dec. about construction of the frigates (ASP description begins Walter Lowrie et al., eds. American State Papers. Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 38 vols. Washington, D.C., Gales and Seaton, 1832–61. description ends , Naval Affairs, 1:6–17).

2The enclosed copy has not been identified. GW signed commissions for thirty officers of the corps of artillerists and engineers on 27 Dec. (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 324). On 29 Dec. he submitted to the Senate a list of promotions and appointments in the cavalry and sub-legions as well as in the artillerists and engineers.

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