<br /> Lee Letter: b236

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: George Weedon

My dear General

Agreeable to your call the one half of our militia are ordered to march tomorrow, amounting to 259 men rank & file, better armed and supplied in other respects than is usual with militia – the Officers in general are good, and assure me that they will remember the honor of Westmoreland and the good of their country – This will be delivered to you by Mr. John Monroe of this county – the young gentleman had the honor of a command in one of our minute corps at the beginning of the war, and deserves a much better situation than that of a private centinal – I know your disposition to befriend merit, nor do I doubt your friendly inclination to oblige me, and I assure you that I shall be singularly obliged by your kind attention to Mr. Monroe – he wishes to serve his country, and in a way more suitable to his past command than that of a rank & file man – I am sure that if you can contrive it, you will, in such a manner that he may be put to Service in a way more worthy of him – And that for this purpose he will have your own good will and that of your friends in the army – I have the honor to be my dear General

your friend & 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. 239. Endorsed incorrectly “Westmoreland 5 June.”