Trenton November 30th 1784
I have the honor to inform you that Eight States being met the United States in Congress assembled have this day proceeded to the choice of a President & have elected for the ensuing year, His Excellency Richard Henry Lee.
I have the honor to be
Your most obt. and
most hume servt.
Chas. Thomson sery
The Governor of
Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 2, M2009.062, Jessie Ball DuPont Library, Stratford Hall
Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 March 27
 Charles Thomson (1729-1824) was Irish-born. He moved to Philadelphia and supported the American Revolution. He served as secretary of the Continental Congress from 1774-1789.