<br /> Lee Letter: n56

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Washington
Recipient: Francis Lightfoot Lee
Recipient: John Banister

Gentlemen:

I have the honor of yours of the 16th instant. I know of no more
eligible mode of remitting the 30,080 dollars for payment of the
additional Bounty to the reinlisted Men of the Virginia Regiments, than
by giving a special order to the paymaster General to pay that Sum to
me or my order. I only beg, that the Gentlemen of the treasury Board
may be reminded, that as pay is due the greatest part of the Troops
from the month of January, they should look upon the 30,000

dollars as extra, and therefore send a sum besides adequate to the
exigencies of the Army.

I am &ca.2

Notes:

1 Virginia Delegates to Congress.

2 The draft is in the writing of Tench Tilghman.