<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

Notes:

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.