<br /> Lee Letter: b422

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Sender: James Monroe
Recipient: Henry Lee


We have been duly honored with your Excellency’s dispatches covering resolves of the Legislature respecting certain military claims of Land, and others for services and supplies not yet compensated. The former we have, in the first instance, committed to the care of our Countrymen in the House of representatives, where this subject is to come under consideration. The latter we have referred to Colo. Davies, whose most accurate knowledge of these things will enable us to pursue such ulterior measures as may be most proper.

We have lately seen published in a Gazette of this city, two resolves of our Assembly – one charging us to renew our endeavors for opening the doors of the Federal Senate, and the other concerning a certain article in the Treaty of Peace with G. Britain. As we have yet seen them nowhere but in the newspaper, we must remain quiescent until we are honored with information on these points from our Executive. We have the honor to be, with great respect & esteem,

Your Excellency’s most obedient servants.

Richard Henry Lee



Printed in Calendar of Virginia State Papers, 5:443. Printed also in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, pp. 546 – 47.