The full content of this document is only available to subscribing institutions. More information can be found via

Collection Reference Number GLC02437.09380
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0046] September 17822 
Title George Washington to Henry Knox consenting to prioritizing work on the barracks over the magazine
Date 17 September 1782
Author Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Consents to stopping work on the magazine and instead having the men work on the barracks. "I shall inform the Secretary at War, who seemed to have the completion of the Magazine much at heart, of the reasons which have hindered us from proceeding." Approves Knox's nomination of "Commissaries &c of Military stores." Written at "Head Quarters." Docketed in Knox's hand.
Subjects President  Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Military Supplies  Continental Army  Building Construction  Ammunition  Military Camp  
People Washington, George (1732-1799)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Rocky Hill, New Jersey
Theme The American Revolution; The Presidency; Industry
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Transcript Show/hide   Download PDF