Stratford Feb 15. 1741

Sir, [Daniel Dulany?]

I gave you the trouble of a letter some time ago on the subject matter of this—to beg the favour of you to engage Mr Bennett to write to his Relation Colonel Scarburg[h] of accomac to give Colonel Henry Fitzhugh his vote for speaker it is here a place of both profit and honour and the interest in opposition to Colonel Fitzhugh is considerable, or we should not address our friends at such a distance. Mr. Bennet will not fail if he asks it, and if you will oblige me soe much, I am sure you will not be refused. A letter inclosed to Colonel Fitz. by the post any time in April will be time enough. Tho if Mr. Bennet were to write directly to Scarburg[h] earlier it might prevent his promise to the other party.

I hope you will excuse my earnestness in this business, and make use of me upon any occasion you may have here. I am respectfully,


Your obedient and humble servant,

Thomas Lee.

NOTES: Original manuscript held at the Maryland Museum of History and Culture, Box 2 of MS 1265, Daniel Dulany Papers.