<br /> Lee Letter: b399

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Thomas Lee Shippen

I am very thankful to my dear Nephew for his favor of the 20th. instant. The enclosed shall be sent by tomorrows post to Ludwell. I went yester-Evening to the Presidents and was introduced to his Chamber (the first it seems, since his illness, except his Physicians & his family) I found him sitting in his easy Chair, where he had been greatest part of the day – his countenance expressed a clearness that shewd the Morbid matter which occasioned his malady had been well removed – He has had no return of fever since the first left him which is now 8 or more days, and on Monday he hopes to ride out in his Carriage – So you see that all danger of relapse seems now removed – Now for Phila. Many circumstances have concurred to render it probable that our Adjournment will be to meet at Philadelphia – I shall certainly Vote for it, and so I think will my Colleague – I believe there is a majority in S – e and I am told that no doubt remains of the other H – e – However, as intrigue may defeat the most probable prospects, it is prudent not so to speak of this matter as that the account may come from here – Success will be more sure by the proposition coming on witht. previous room for Cabal, and the thing be yet very fair as both Houses will be full from this time. You will find that Mr. The. Randolph, late from hence for Virginia, had engaged to carry on Miss Lee’s bracelets in case Graham got them not – Be so kind as inform me if Mr. Randolph gets them, and of the whole Cost – I take it for granted that my Iron & Nail Rods will go as mentioned in my last and as you reply they will. The Captains bill of Loading will be very requisite for me. My love where you know it is due. I am very truly

your affectionate Uncle & friend.

Richard Henry Lee

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Shippen Collection###

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, pp. 517 – 18.