<br /> Lee Letter: n445

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Arthur Lee

My dear Brother,

Monsieur the Marquis de la Fayette having done me the honor to take a
letter for you, I am happy in the opportunity of bringing two men
acquainted with each other whom I greatly love. All good men in these
United States esteem the Marquis for his brave and generous attachment
to the cause of America, and for the services he has here performed as
a General in our Army. It is impossible that a person of such worth
should not feel the obligation of returning to offer service to his
country when engaged in war. Yet the Marquis still continues a Major
General in the Army of the United States, and we hope will be permitted
by his Sovereign to come back more effectually to our aid, by adopting
the plan proposed by Congress, for an account of which I refer you to
the Marquis.

Be so kind as [to] introduce my son Ludwell to the Marquis, and charge the
Youth to respect Monsr. Fayette as the much esteemed friend of his
father.

I am my dear brother most affectionately yours,

Richard Henry Lee

Notes:

Lee PapersUniversity of Virginia Archives

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 1, 1762 – 1778, pp. 441 – 42.