<br /> Lee Letter: n114

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Washington
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Sir:

I have been honored with your Excellency’s letter of Deer. 26th. and
its inclosure.1 The immediate attention of
government to the distress of the army, and the effectual assistance
promised from the operation of the act, cannot but claim the
acknowledgements of every good citizen. I flatter myself from your
exertions, and those of the other States from which we derive our
supplies, that we shall not again experience a like evil.

I have the
honor &c.2

Notes:

[MD.H.S.]

1 Governor Lee’s letter is in the Washington Papers, but the act of the
Maryland Legislature is not found.

2 In the writing of lames McHenry.