<br /> Lee Letter: b231

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: George Weedon

Sir,

I have received your letter of yesterday by Express, and shall immediately call our whole Militia together and draw out one half of the armed men – I suppose they may amount to 200 or 250 men – Your letter shall instantly be transmitted to the Lieutenant of Richmond to be forwarded – I am not yet determined on the place of rendezvous, but I think at present that our first Station will be Prices ordinary or K. George Court house – however, I shall direct the Officer commanding detatcht. to inform you of the place where he is fixed at first – Plunder & revenge now direct the councils and conduct of our enemies as you justly observed. I have the honor to be Sir

your most obedient Servant.

Richard Henry Lee

Notes:

Weedon PapersAmerican Philosophical Society

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, p. 229. Addressed “Honorable General Weedon at Fredericksburg by Express.”