<br /> Lee Letter: n251

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Northampton Committee


I have the honor to inclose you a resolve of Congress in answer to your
application for assistance.1 The three
companies therein ordered will march in a few days, and I hope will be
sufficient, with the assistance of the good and virtuous Men of
Northampton, to secure the peace of your county, and prevent any lapse
from the great Continental system so well laid, and so necessary for
securing the just constitutional rights and Liberty of North America.

I have the honor to be Gentlemen your most humble servant,
Richard Henry Lee


Receiver’s copy, Haverford College Library.

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 1, 1762 – 1778, p. 164. Addressed to the chairman of the committee.

1 See JCC, 3:395, 403 – 4; and Francis Lightfoot Lee to Robert W. Carter,
December 2. 1775.