<br /> Lee Letter: n340_0105

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Secret Committee
Recipient: Robert Morris

Sir,

The inclosed resolve1 Of Congress cannot be
executed without the books and papers of the Secret Committee. And if
the wishes of many Members be gratified, it will be proper to make
known what prospects we have of getting the things ordered, and for
this purpose what are our prospects of remittance etc. This latter
cannot be complied with at present, unless we had the pleasure of your
company here. Will you be so kind then Sir, as to order the books here,
and when it is convenient for the public, and your private, affairs, we
have no doubt but that we shall have your assistance at this place.

We are with regard, Sir, Your most obedient and very humble Servants,

Richard Henry Lee
Fra. Lewis
Wm Whipple

Notes:

MS not found; reprinted from Burnett, Letters, 2:224 (where it is
identified as “in the writing of Richard Henry Lee”).

1 On January 17 Congress ordered the Secret Committee to supply “a list of
the articles which they have ordered in consequence of the directions
of Congress, distinguishing how much is arrived and what is
expected.” JCC, 7:45.