<br /> Lee Letter: n51

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Washington
Recipient: Henry Lee

Sir:

I have received your Letter of the 19th. instt. informing me of the
measures which you have taken for supplying our wants, and the
prospects which you have of success. Your application to the Assessors
of the several hundreds, was extremely judicious, and I have no doubt
that by your activity and prudent management, you will avail yourself
of all the resources of the Country, without giving unnecessary umbrage
to the inhabitants. Mr. Blaine1 Deputy Commy.
Genl. of Purchases is to call at Head Quarters previous to his setting
out for the Neighbourhood, in which you are making collections of
Cattle &ca. I will give him instructions, to be as well provided as
possible with Cash in order to inspire the people with confidence and
to facilitate the execution of your plans.

I am,
etc.2

Notes:

1 Ephraim Blaine.

2 The draft is in the writing of John Laurens.