<br /> Lee Letter: b354

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: James Monroe

Dear Sir,

An unforeseen interruption deprives me of the happiness of waiting (as I intended) on Mrs. Monroe and yourself, that I might take your commands to New York, for which place I am now on my way. My Servant now attends to receive any commands that your Lady or yourself have to transmit, which I shall take much pleasure in conveying. I have it in charge Sir from Mrs. Lee of Stratford to resent her respects to Mrs. Monroe, and to express her wish that she may have the happiness of seeing Mrs. Monroe at Stratford this summer. And may I add that my Mrs. Lee will have much pleasure in entertaining Mrs. Monroe at Chantilly. With my compliments, and with every wish for the health & happiness of yourself and your Lady. I remain dear Sir

your friend & servant.

Richard Henry Lee

Notes:

Sprague CollectionHistorical Society of Pennsylvania

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, pp. 422 – 23. Addressed “James Monroe Esqr. in Fredericksburg by Charles.”