<br /> Lee Letter: n390

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Francis Lightfoot Lee
Recipient: Timothy Matlack

Sir

The last summer a Proposal was laid before Your Assembly, from Virginia;
for settling the Southern boundery between the two States.

The Delegates of Virginia received an Answer; but it has miscarried in its
passage; and it is now wanted by the
Assembly.1 You will therefore much oblige
me, if you will procure a certified Copy, & send it to me by the
first opportunity.

I am Sir, Your very hble. Servant,

Francis Lightfoot Lee

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Endorsed by Matlack,
the secretary of the state of Pennsylvania: “complied with Decr. 27
1777.”

1 Lee was seeking a copy of the Pennsylvania Assembly’s 17 June 1777,
counterproposals to Virginia’s proposals of 17 December 1776. For
references to these proposals and the prolonged boundary dispute
between the two states, see Richard Henry Lee to Thomas Jefferson,
25 August 1777, note 2.