<br /> Lee Letter: n453

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.


I am no Stranger to the great merit of your late worthy son Mr. Commissary
General Trumbull, and my endeavours have not been wanting to procure
for his family that justice which is eminently due to him. As Chairman
of the Committee to whom your letter and the Memorial of Mr. Hoskins
were committed,1 I have made a Report which
appeared to the Committee well fitted to do justice to the
Representatives of Col. Trumbull and to produce as speedy a settlement
of this business, as the nature of the thing will admit of. A short day
is fixed for determining on this Report-and from the reasonableness of
it I conclude it will be agreed to. My family affairs calling me
immediately away, I set out for Virginia tomorrow but there are not
wanting many worthy gentlemen who will press the Report to a speedy

I am with great respect & esteem, Sir, Your Most Obedt. & very
humble Servt,

Richard H. Lee


Transcription, Force Collection, Library of Congress.

1 For Governor Trumbull’s 6 October letter to Congress and William Hoskins’ 17 September petition requesting action on the settlement of the accounts
of the late Commissary General Joseph Trumbull, both of which had
been presented to Congress and referred to committee on 15 October,
see Henry Laurens to Trumbull, 16 October 1778, note 2.