<br /> Lee Letter: b275

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Postmaster of New York

Sir,

I am directed by Congress to desire that [you] will immediately on the receipt of this, yourself deliver the enclosed packet to the Marquis de La Fayette who is now in New York with design to sail to-morrow – The business requires punctuality and dispatch, therefore you will please loose no time in delivering the packet. I am Sir,

your most humble Servant.

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, pp. ###.