<br /> Lee Letter: b224

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Daniel Morgan


It is with peculiar pleasure that I execute the order of the House of Delegates in transmitting to you their sense, and thro them, the sense that your country entertains of the many signal services performed by you in the various victories that you have obtained over the enemies of the United States, and more especially in the late well timed total defeat given to the British troops in South Carolina. I am directed to request of you Sir that you will convey to the brave Officers and Troops under your command in the action of the 17th of January, the sense entertained by the House of Delegates of their valor and great services upon that memorable occasion.

Having thus discharged my duty to the House of Delegates, permit me to lament that the unfortunate state of your health should deprive the public of those eminent services in the field which you are so capable of performing, and let me hope that it will not be long before a return of health will restore you to the army and to your country. I have the honor to be with very great respect and esteem, Sir

your most obedient and very humble servant.

Richard Henry Lee


Myers CollectionLenox Library

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, pp. 226 – 27.