<br /> Lee Letter: b231

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: George Weedon


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


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.”