<br /> Lee Letter: b315

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: John Adams

On the 28th instant I had the honor to pay my respects to you in a letter of that date to which I beg to refer. The design of this letter is to introduce to your acquaintance and friendly offices Captain Christopher Miller, the Bearer, who was this day introduced to me by Governor Clinton of this State, who assures me that in the late war the Captain proved himself to be a firm and useful friend to the cause of America. And the Governor added, that he would be answerable for Captain Miller’s worth and integrity. The Captain has in contemplation a plan, concerning which he will talk with you, and which he thinks will be productive both of private & public good; and if you can find it convenient to aid his views, I doubt not but you will assist a worthy friend to this country – I have the honor to be with the most perfect esteem and regard dear Sir

your most obedient, & very humble Servant.

Richard Henry Lee

Notes:

Adams PapersMassachusetts Historical Society

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, pp. 366 – 67.