<br /> Lee Letter: n153

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Washington
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee


I intended on passing thro’ Maryland, to have done myself the Pleasure
to have seen your Excellency; but circumstances pressing upon me as I
advanced on my March, and Time slipping from me too fast, I found a
Necessity of getting on with such Rapidity that I have been obliged to
proceed without calling at Anapolis.

I am exceedingly pleased, to find, as I passed thro your State, that a
Spirit of Exertion prevails universally in such Manner as gives me the
happy Prospect of receiving very effectual Supports from you.

Great Attention is Necessary to be given to the Article of Supplies. I
mention this Circumstance, as I am just informed from below that the
Army is in Distress at this Moment for Want of Provisions, particularly
Flour; let me intreat your Excellency to give every the most
expeditious Relief on this Head that is in your Power.

With great
Regard etc.1


1 The draft is in the writing of Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.