<br /> Lee Letter: n238

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: George Washington

Dear Sir,

A Ship in 7 weeks from London brings us pretty perfect intelligence of the
infernal designs of our Ministerial
enemies,1 as you will see by the inclosures
in Dr. Shippens letter. I believe they are the most perfect that could
be obtained, and so may be much relied on.

God grant our successes at Boston and in Canada may disappoint and thereby
ruin these fatal foes to the liberty and happiness of the British
empire.

My love, if you please, to Gen. Lee, Mifflin, Griffen and my other friends
with you.

May heaven preserve you, and give your Army success in the most glorious
cause that was ever contended for by human nature.

I am dear Sir your affectionate friend and obedient Servant
Richard Henry Lee

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 1, 1762 – 1778, pp. 151 – 52.

1 See John Hancock to Washington, October 5, 1775, second letter.