<br /> Lee Letter: n125

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Washington
Recipient: Henry Lee

Dr Sir:

I have rec’d your favor of this date. The spirit which has been
exhibited by your corps on the present occasion gives me pleasure, and
be assured meets with my Thanks and Approbation. As your rapid progress
must have fatigued the Cavalry in some degree, I wish you for the
present to take post somewhere in our rear; perhaps Chatham or its
vicinity is as well calculated to afford you forage as any other place.
You will however when you have fixed on the spot be pleased by a line
to point it out to me.

I am &c.

P.S. I shall be glad to see you at my Qrs. to morrow


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