<br /> Lee Letter: n340_0285

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Marine Committee
Recipient: John Nicholson

Sir.1

As the enemies ships and the ice have detained you in Delaware until this
time when the Marine Committee are in Baltimore I only think it
necessary to add to these orders that the first of April limited for
your return need not be regarded if the public service will be
benefitted by your longer detention, but tell Mr. Bingham if he has any
public stores to send us, the receipt of them is of more consequence
than Cruizing.

I am Sir, Your hble servant,

Robert Morris V.P.

Notes:

Letter book, Marine Committee Letter Book, Marine Committee Miscellaneous
Papers, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration,
Washington, D.C.

1 Nicholson was captain of the Continental sloop Hornet.