George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Knox, 25 June 1780

Morris Town Sunday 3 oClock P.M. 25 June 1780

Dear Sir

I have just returnd here from Trenton which place I left last evening, at which time there had gone towards new Windsor by the back route 2213 barrells flour, and I believe that by this evening all will be in motion that was at Trenton amounting to about 3500 barrells including 445 which had arrived there from the Gentlemen directors of the bank form’d at Philadelphia.

The teams which have taken the flour, are to carry it as far as sussex court House. Colonel Hooper was to have set off from Trenton this morning, in order to take the necessary steps, to have it forwarded on to New Windsor. in addition to which, permit me to suggest the necessity, of your Excellency sending some person of exertion, properly authoriz’d, immediately to that part of New-York lying from New-Jersey to New-Windsor, including Esopus to raise all the teams, to meet the flour in the vicinity of Sussex Court house.

I would have waited on your Excellency this evening, but having rode my horse hard, I hope you will please to excuse it. I have some business to transact here which may probably detain me untill tuesday morning, but if your Excellency shall [issue] any special commands and will please signify it to me, I will wait on you immediately when I shall have the leisure to make a more particular report. I am with the highest Respect Your Excellencys Most Obedient Humble Servant

H. Knox

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