<br /> Lee Letter: n340_0396

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Marine Committee
Recipient: the Pennsylvania Council of Safety


As the sloop Independence is now ready to sail and we find it impossible to
get a Surgeon for her, I must request the Favour that the Bearer hereof
Mr. Wm. Russell may have a discharge from your service to act in that
capacity on board her. If this can be done with propriety it will serve
the public and oblige, Gentlemen,

Your most Obedt Servt.

Robt. Morris.


MS not found; reprinted from Pa. Archives, 1st ser. 5:255.