<br /> Lee Letter: b408

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Thomas Lee Shippen

My dear Nephew,

Just going to bed I have but a moment to inform you that this day in Senate by a Majority of 16 to 10 we ordered to the third reading a Bill for carrying Congress to Philadelphia after this Session, there to remain for Ten years, and then to go to Potomac. We have little doubt but that we shall pass this Bill in the Senate, and we are assured that a Majority in the H. of R. is there ready to receive & pass it – Of the success of this you will be informed in due season – The Gentleman who will deliver you this, is the Nephew of our late worthy friend Colo. Bland, and he deserves your civilities – My love to all my friends – farewell.

Richard Henry Lee

Notes:

Shippen Collection###

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, p. 530.