<br /> Lee Letter: b397

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Thomas Lee Shippen

My dear Cousin,

This days post brought me your favor of the 14th. instant with the protest enclosed, for which I must not delay to thank you, altho I assure you that in my present state of weakness it is very painful for me to write – Respecting the removal of Congress I beg leave to refer you to my letter sent, I think, by last Mondays post – As I am informed by some of the Physicians who attended the President, he has been dangerously ill, but since last Saturday his disorder has fortunately taken so favorable a turn, that his recovery is not now doubted – You do not mention Mr. Graham, or whether he carried on with him My Cousin Lucindas bracelets – In my last I have written concerning my ΒΌ Ton of Iron & the Nail Rods – My love where you know it is due & where it is certainly placed – I am my dear Nephew

Your affectionate Uncle & friend.

Richard Henry Lee

Mr. Jefferson has recd. your compliments – he too has been extremely ill, but is now well enough to ride out. –

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Shippen Collection###

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, pp. 515 – 16.