<br /> Lee Letter: n525

Washington and Lee University

Sender: James Lovell
Recipient: Arthur Lee

Sir

I have lately heard what it is interesting to you to be apprised of.

It is said that Congress, having determined to appoint a Minister
Plenipotentiary in Lieu of a Commissioner for the Court of Spain, did
on the 27 of Sepr. appoint J Jay who was in Nomination with you &
one other: That on the 29th Mr. Carmichael was chosen his Secretary:
That Silas Deane has been arrested in yr. Name.

A Friend to your merits.

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Lee Family Papers, Houghton Library, Harvard University.
In Lovell’s hand, though not signed.

1 This undated letter was probably written on or soon after September 29, the
day William Carmichael was selected as John Jay’s secretary, a
decision reported in this brief letter.