<br /> Lee Letter: b272

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Lafayette

My dear Sir,

I have the honor to enclose you a letter for the Minister plenipotentiary of the United States, at the court of his most Christian Majesty, which covers a letter to our great and good Ally, a copy of which I have also the pleasure to enclose for your satisfaction. – I assure you my dear friend that I feel myself singularly happy in observing the unanimous disposition that prevails in Congress to promote your glory, for I do most sincerely wish you every felicity that this world can afford. I am, with unfeigned esteem and regard, My dear Sir,

Your affectionate friend.

Richard Henry Lee


Papers of the Continental CongressLibrary of Congress

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, p. 308. Lee enclosed with this letter his to Benjamin Franklin of the same date.