<br /> Lee Letter: b143

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee, for the Marine Committee
Recipient: William Heath

Sir

We have been informed that it has been the practice to the eastward to exchange the Prisoners taken by the French Fleet without the consent of the Admiral or Minister of France.

We request that you will give strict orders forbidding this practice unless when done by order of the Admiral or Minister aforesaid. We are Sir

Your obed Servts

Richard Henry Lee

Notes:

Heath PapersMassachusetts Historical Society

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 1, 1762 – 1778, p. 442.