<br /> Lee Letter: n541

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Maryland Delegates
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Sir, Phila.

Since our last addressed to your Excellency we are favor’d with the
inclosed from Major Lee which we take the Liberty to forward by General
Smallwood,1 who will give every Information
relative to the

Subject – to him therefore we beg Leave to refer & are with the highest
Sence of Regard,

Yr Excellencys most obt. & very hble Servts,

Geo Plater
James Forbes

[P.S.] The Troops sailed from N York by the last
Intelligence2 are six british Regiments, the
Grenadiers & light Infantry of the Army, Rawdon’s Corps – the
Legion – the Queens Rangers, & Hessian Grenadiers – making about five
thousand effectives.


Receiver’s copy, Maryland State Papers (Red Books), Maryland Hall of
Records Commission, Annapolis. Written by Plater and signed by Plater
and Forbes.

1 Maj. Henry Lee’s undated letter is in Md. Archives, 43:399.

2 For this “last Intelligence,” see William Ellery to William Greene, January
4, 1780.