<br /> Lee Letter: n149

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Washington
Recipient: Arthur Lee

Dear Sir:

I have had the honor to receive the letter wch. you did me the
favor to write on the 19th. Ulto, and thank you for the extract taken
from the letter of Mr Lee1 of Feby. 20th.
The information contained in it is important, and went to some matters
which were new to me. I suspt. with you, that Mr. Lee is rather too
sanguine in his expectation of a Genl Peace, within the year; but he
accompanys it with a recommendn. to vigs. exerts. the most likely means
to effect it, but which I fear will not have its due weight in the
Minds of the People especially if the idea of Peace once takes hold of
them.

I have the honr. etc.

Notes:

1 William Lee.