<br /> Lee Letter: n532

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Marine Committee
Recipient: Henry Lee

Sir

Captain Patrick Dennis being employed to wait the Arrival of the Count D
Estaings fleet off the Hook and being a Gentleman in whom we have the
greatest confidence.

We request that you will Afford him every Assistance in your power to
enable him to make the necessary Observations before the Appearance of
the fleet.1

We are Sir, Your Hble servants

Notes:

Letter book, Marine Committee Letter Book, Marine Committee Miscellaneous
Papers, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration,
Washington, D.C.

1 Maj. Henry Lee had been ordered by General Washington to take up post in
Monmouth County, N.J., “as near the coast as you can,” to await the
arrival of the comte d’Estaing. Fitzpatrick, Writings of Washington, 16:278 – 80.