<br /> Lee Letter: b405

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Thomas Lee Shippen

My dear Nephew,

I have received your letter of the 10th with a letter enclosed for Count Andreani – I have been twice to search for him in vain – Being as you state him an Agreable, he is so sought after that there is no finding him – I have been obliged to leave your letter for him, with my compliments, in the hands of Mr. Maddison who lodges in the same House – We have tried every method without effect, for holding Congress at Phila. next Session – It turned out as I feared – And now, after trying your place again, it failed in the H. of R. and they have sent up a Resolve for meeting next at Baltimore – what will be the success of this, I am sure I cannot tell – But I am sure that I heartily wish to get from hence – Be so good as to let me know the cost of my Cousin Lucindas bracelets that I may settle that account – I see by the papers that Capt. Elmer is returned to Phila. so that I hope he will shortly now carry my ½ Ton of Bar Iron with the Nail Rods –

I hope up however that he will land them as he goes up & if not as he goes up, that he will do so as he returns down the River from Alexandria which sure he may do with perfect safety & propriety – My love where it is due – Sincerely and affectionately yours.

Richard Henry Lee


Shippen Collection###

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, p. 527. A variant copy is printed in the 6 December 1879 issue of the Richmond Standard.