<br /> Lee Letter: n86

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Washington
Recipient: Henry Lee

Dear Sir:

This morning I received your favor of yesterday’s date. I did not
think it necessary to change your position or, the kind of duty I had
alloted to you, therefore only repeated to you, that it was my wish you
should keep a good watch down the river. This I have now to request you
will do in the most effectual manner. I am happy to hear of the fate of
the Marauding party your letter mentions. The 24 pounder said to be
taken off by the enemy, if gone is only the loss of an Iron piece. The
7 Prisoners taken at the Slote you will order by the nearest route to
Junes where your escort will be relieved by Lord Stirling and another
sent on with them to Goshen.

I am, etc.1


1 The draft is in the writing of Richard Kidder Meade.