<br /> Lee Letter: b428

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Virginia Senate, Resolution

Resolved unanimously, That the speaker be desired to convey to Richard Henry Lee, Esq. the respects of the Senate; that they sincerely sympathize with him in those infirmities which have deprived their country of his valuable services; and that they ardently wish he may, in his retirement, with uninterrupted happiness, close the evening of a life, in which he hath so conspicuously shone forth as a statesman and a patriot; that while mindful of his many exertions to promote the public interests, they are particularly thankful for his conduct, as a member of the Legislature of the United States.



Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, p. 552. The speaker of the Virginia Senate enclosed a copy of this resolution in his letter to Lee of 23 October.