<br /> Lee Letter: n150

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Washington
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellencys favor
of the 19th. June. It is with very great satisfaction I observe the
proceedings of the General Assembly of your state which you have been
pleased to communicate to me. The exertions of that Legislature have
heretofore been laudable and I am exceeding glad to see the same spirit
still prevailing. For my own part I have not a doubt but that if the
states were to exert themselves with that spirit and vigor which might
reasonably be expected at this favorable period they might not only
drive from the Continent the remains of the british force now among us
but obtain to themselves their Independance with the enjoyment of Peace
Liberty and happiness to their numerous Inhabitants, an event which you
will be assured I most ardently wish. I have the honor


1 [MD.H.S.] In the writing of Peregrine Fitzhugh.