<br /> Lee Letter: b358

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Gilbert Blane


Your brother transmitted to me the valuable present that you were pleased to make me of your excellent book on the diseases of seamen, which I have read with much pleasure and instruction. It is certainly a business of great philanthropy to contribute to the health and ease of so valuable and so exposed a part of our species. I pray you, sir, to accept of my thanks for your politeness, and give me leave to assure you, that I am with much esteem and regard, sir,

your most obedient and very humble servant.

Richard Henry Lee



Printed in R. H. Lee, Memoir of Richard Henry Lee, 2:73. Printed also in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, p. 429.