<br /> Lee Letter: b285

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: George Washington

Dear Sir,

I had the honor of writing to you last by the post that left Trenton just before I quitted that place, and I should not so soon have troubled you again, if it were not to furnish you with the very excellent pamphlet that accompanies this letter – Doctor Price has lately sent over a few of those pamphlets to the President of Congress and left the disposal of them to him – I am very sure that I shall gratify the Doctors feelings as well as my own, when I request your acceptance of one of them –

We have no news here, except the account, brot by the packet from England just arrived, and which is current in Town – That the war between the Emperor & Holland has certainly commenced A small engagement, near Lille upon the Scheldt, has taken place, in which a Dutch regiment is said to have lost 20 or 30 Men – Prussia is said to have taken part with Holland, & the Empress of Russia with the Emperor – It is probable that this quarrel, if it proceeds, will embroil the greatest part of Europe – I hope Great Britain will find herself compelled to engage. My best respects attend your Lady. I am dear Sir, with the truest esteem & regard

sincerely yours.

Richard Henry Lee

Notes:

George Washington PapersLibrary of Congress

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, pp. 321 – 22.