<br /> Lee Letter: b383

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Sender: William Grayson
Recipient: Beverley Randolph

Sir,

We have been duly honored with the two letters that you have been pleased to write to us, the one by Colo. Davies and the last on the 15th. of this month. We beg leave to refer you to Colo. Davies for the success of his mission, and we shall not fail to give information of the two Vessels you mention, when the time shall come that it will be proper to do so. At present, an Impost bill is before the Senate from the H of Representatives which proceeds but slowly thro our House. The regulation bill, which is the one that will govern the collection, is yet with the H. of Representatives, and will probably, as it is an operose business, be sometime before it passes. A bill for establishing a federal judiciary system is now preparing by the Senate. – These, with an Act passed the two Houses for administering the Constitutional oath is all the material business yet done and doing.

We thank you Sir for your obliging offer to give us such information respecting the public affairs of our State as we may desire to have, and you may be assured that we shall forward such communications to you as we shall judge it may be useful for you to be informed of. We have the honor to be, with every sentiment of respectful consideration, Sir

your Excellencys most obedient Servants.

Richard Henry Lee
William Grayson

Notes:

Emmet CollectionNew York Public Library

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, pp. 485 – 86.