Log In Register

Source & Citation Info

title:“George Washington to Henry Knox”
authors:George Washington
date written:1787-5-31

permanent link
to this version:
last updated:Jan. 22, 2013, 8:10 a.m. UTC
retrieved:March 5, 2024, 5:07 a.m. UTC

Washington, George. "Letter to Henry Knox." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 38-39. Print.

George Washington to Henry Knox (May 31, 1787)

Philadelphia, May 31, 1787.
My dear Sir: It gave me great pleasure to find by your letter of the 29th. that you were freed from all apprehension on acct. of Miss Lucys eye, and that we might flatter ourselves with the expectation of seeing Mrs. Knox and you at this place. It was not untill Friday last that Seven States Assembled in Convention. By these I was, much against my wish, unanimously placed in the Chair. Ten States are now represented, and Maryland probably will be so in the course of a few days. Should New Hampshire come forward, Rhode Island will then stand very singularly alone.
As it is not even certain that this letter will get to New York before you shall have left it I will only add Compliments to Mrs. Knox and assurances of the sincerest friendship of Yr.etc.

Resource Metadata







Annotations (0)