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[1] sery

His Excellency

The Governor of

Rhode Island



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

[1] 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.