George Washington to Richard Henry Lee, 22 Aug. 1785

“The currt of my information from France is, that the dispute between the Emperor & Holland will be accomodated without bloodshed: but after the explicit declarations which have been made on both sides, I do not see how either (especially the first) can recede from his claims. To save appearances, […]

George Washington to Henry Knox, 5 Dec. 1784

This letter is part of a series; more information can be found on the “George Washington and the Making of the Constitution” page. Please also see related documents below. Original manuscript images of Washington’s letter to Knox at the Library of Congress: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3