<br /> Lee Letter: n270

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: George Washington

Dear Sir,

I was in Virga. (from whence I am but just returned) when your favor of the
26th Decr.1 came here, and now I have but a
moment before this Gentleman goes off to thank you for it, and to cover
a letter from your brother, with the proceedings and ordinances of our
last Convention.2 Gen. Clinton had left
Virginia before I did, and was gone to one, but which we do not know,
of the Carolinas. Gen Lee is now here on his way to the Southward where
he is to take the direction of our and the Carolina Troops. I shall
write you fully in a Post or two, in the mean time beg my compls. to
your Lady, Mr. & Mrs. Custis.

I am dear Sir Your most affectionate
Richard Henry Lee


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

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 1, 1762 – 1778, p. 169.

1 See Washington, Writings (Fitzpatrick), 4:186 – 87.

2 The proceedings of the Virginia convention, which convened in Richmond on
December 1, 1775, and adjourned at Williamsburg on January 20, 1776,
are in Am. Archives, 4th ser. 4:75 – 148.