<br /> Lee Letter: n3

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Washington
Recipient: Henry Lee

Sir:

I have received yours of the 28th. instant, in consequence whereof I
have discharged John Wood (who has employed Doctr. Bowles to serve in
his room.) I have, also, finding it inconsistent with the interest of
the service, discharged John High Werden, who, thro’ age and consequent
infirmity, is altogether unfit to undergo the fatigues of a Soldier.

As the number of draughts I have received from your County, is far short of
the complement you are to furnish; I recommend it to you (and at the
same time flatter myself you will conform thereto,) to use the most
speedy and effectual means of sending your quota; for we stand greatly
in need of them.

I am, Sir, etc.

Notes:

1 Of the Prince William, Va., militia.