<br /> Lee Letter: b290

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: John Rutledge

Sir,

I have the honor to enclose you an Act of Congress for forming a foederal Court to determine a controversy, respecting territory, that subsists between the States of Massachusets and New York. The future concord and happiness of the United States depends so eminently upon the wise and early settlement of such disputes that both Congress and the Parties will be well pleased to find this court a full one, by the acceptance of all the Judges appointed to form it. I have the honor to be with the highest esteem and regard Sir,

your Most Obedient and very 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, p. 326.