(West Point March 8, 1783)
General Knox has the honor to present his most respectful compliments to Mrs Washington and to assure her he is deeply impressed with the sense of her goodness, in the favor of the hair nets for which he begs her to accept of his sincere thanks.
West point 8th March '83____________________
On two occasions Mrs. Washington was requested to make copies of letters for the General. The first was a copy of a letter from George Washington to Alexander Hamilton, Newburgh, New York, March 31, 1783. The two-page folio letter is entirely in the handwriting of Mrs. Washington. The postscript and docketing is in the handwriting of General Washington. The second copy, also of a letter to Alexander Hamilton, Newburgh, New York, April 22, 1783, is three pages folio. The last sentence, initialed signature, and docketing are in the handwriting of General Washington. Both copies of these very significant letters are in DLC:GW.