<br /> Lee Letter: n505

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Committee for Foreign Affairs
Recipient: William Lee

Sir

The Committee of Congress for foreign Affairs are officially entrusted to
inform you that on the 8th of June last past it was resolved to recall
you from the Courts of Vienna & Berlin to which you had been
appointed: But you are also to be informed that it is the Sense of
Congress that you need not repair to
America.1 You may see the Proceedings, at
length, respecting this Business in their Journals printed
authoritatively by David C. Claypoole, and being in the Hands of Doctr.
Franklin or Doctr. Arthur Lee at Paris.

We are, Sir, with sincere Regards, Your most humble Servants.

James Lovell
for the Comtee. of forgn. Affrs.

P.S. Sepr. 16. Your Letters of Feb 25, Mar 8/16, 17, 25 have been read in
Congress.2

Notes:

Lee Family PapersHoughton Library

1 JCC, 14:703 – 5. For the “recall” of Lee and Ralph Izard on 8 June, see also
the preceding entry.

2 According to the journals, Lee’s 8, 16, and 17 March letters were read in
Congress on August 30, but his 25 February and 25 March letters were
not read in Congress until 11 October. JCC, 14:1006 – 7, 15:1161 – 62.
Lee’s 25 February and 25 March letters to the Committee for Foreign
Affairs and his 8 and 17 March letters to John Jay are in PCC, item
90, 2:466 – 522. His 25 February, 16 and 25 March letters are in
Wharton, Diplomatic Correspondence, 3:65 – 67, 79 – 83, 99 – 101.