<br /> Lee Letter: n112

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Washington
Recipient: Henry Lee

Dear Sir:

I have recd. your favr. of the 13th. I hope you may meet with the
same success in the Counties of Salem, Cumberland, and Cape May, as
that which has attended the Officers who went into those contiguous to
the Camp. All from whom I have heard, found the Magistrates and people
most willing to contribute to the relief of the Army.

When you return from your present Tour, I shall have no objection to the
leave of Absence you desire. I am convinced that your attention to do
duty and your regard to the good of your Corps will bring you back to
it as soon as your Business will admit.

Should Captain Peyton1 find an opportunity of
prosecuting the enterprise you have committed to his Care, I wish him
success.

I am &c.

Notes:

1 Capt. Henry Peyton, of Lee’s Dragoons. He was killed at Charleston, S.C.,
in May, 1780. Lee had transferred to Peyton the enterprise he had
planned against Sandy Hook.