<br /> Lee Letter: b307

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: John Fitzgerald

. . . We have no news here of any consequence. The Emperor’s Quarrel with the Dutch seems to be quieted, but it is not improbable that a war between him & Prussia will take place. Congress has taken the most effectual steps in their power to quiet the Barbary Pirates so as to prevent their hostilities upon our Commerce . . .



Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, p. 354. Ballagh based his transcription on an extract printed in an auction catalogue.