<br /> Lee Letter: n476

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: James Warren

Sir,

I thank you very sincerely for your kindness in forwarding the parcel of
bark by Mr. Brailsford, which I have received in good order, and would
thankfully have paid that gentleman for his trouble in the carriage,
but his civility would not suffer him to receive anything. I have no
doubt Sir but that the same goodness which has forwarded this parcel of
bark, will contrive the other by the first convenient opportunity. This
is a medicine rendered necessary in my family from situation &
climate which expose us to intermitting fevers. Indeed long habit has
made its constant use indispensable to me.

I am extremely sensible Sir of your obliging sentiments of me and my
family, and I hope we shall continue to deserve them. If all men like
General Warren possessed wisdom, integrity, and discernment, such
characters as Mr. Deane and his Adherents would never disgrace public
employments, or venture upon such experiments as have lately been made
on the public. However, indiscernment begins now to discern, and even
the interested friends of Mr. Deane seem ashamed to support him. It
will be happy for him if resentment rises no higher than contempt.

I have the honor to be with singular respect and esteem Sir your most
obliged and very humble servant,

Richard Henry Lee

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Mercy Warren Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.