<br /> Lee Letter: n340_0251

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert Morris
Recipient: Richard Henry Lee

Dear Sir

I received your favour of the 3d Inst and shou’d very gladly have carried
your plan of sending some Cruizers of the Capes of Virginia into
execution but really we have none in a Condition to send as you will
see by the Account I have given to the Marine Committee. The Vessells
its true will soon be ready, but its the devil to get Men.

I ordered the Wasp round from Chester to you at Baltimore. Baldwyn who has
the Command of her is an Active smart Fellow. Fit him out directly
& let him try to get past the Enemy’s Ships, he will perform that
service well. I suppose the Lexington is now blocked up. The Vessells
from hence shall be sent away fast as possible.

I am, Dr sir, Your
Obedt Servant,

Robt Morris


Receiver’s copy, University of Virginia Library.