<br /> Lee Letter: n206

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Washington
Recipient: Richard Bland Lee

Dear Sir:

Your favor of the 18th. Inst: has been duly received.

Your application for an appointment in the Provisional Army (if one should
be necessary) required no explanation. The application, and the manner
in which it was made, do honor to you as a Citizen and Patriot; and
affords a pleasing specimen of what may be expected from the lovers of
order, good government and the rights of their Country, if either
should be invaded. I can assure you that, to see your name on the list
of Candidates, afforded me pleasure; and the sentiments with which it
was accompanied, were praise worthy.

With great esteem etc.