<br /> Lee Letter: n97

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Washington
Recipient: Henry Lee

Dear Sir:

In answer to your letter of this date which I have this minute
received. As you request my concurrence to the step you propose, I do
not find myself at liberty to give it, because it appears to me to be
premature and unnecessary. From the time your report was dispatched to
Congress, there is no reason to suppose delay. I am firmly persuaded
the event will shew you they cannot possibly intend you injustice. I
should be sorry you would suffer your sensibility to betray you into an
error which on reflexion you would condemn.

I am,
etc.1

Notes:

1 The draft is in the writing of James McHenry.