<br /> Lee Letter: n545

Washington and Lee University

Sender: James Forbes
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear Sir, Philadelphia

The Bearer Doctr Brown waits on you for your
Permission,1 to go into New York, in order
to get a Passage to Scotland, As I am satisfyed the Facts stated in his
Memorial are true, I hope there will be no dificualty in granting his
request.

I have sent by him the papers to which must beg leave to refer you for
News, I am very anctious to hear wheather any of the Delegates are
coming forward, at any rate I am determin’d to leave this, the first of
next month &

ever am My Dr Sir, Yours Sincearly,

James Forbes

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Lee, Horsey, and Carroll Papers deposit (1985), Maryland
Historical Society.

1 Apparently Dr. Gustavus Richard Brown of Port Tobacco, Md. On April 1,
1780, the Maryland Council recommended that Washington or the
commanding officer at Elizabeth, N.J., grant a license to Dr. Gustavus
Brown “to go into the City of New York for the Purpose of obtaining a
Passage to great Britain” and to be permitted to return again to
Maryland “under the Peculiar Circumstances of his Case.” Md.
Archives, 43:126.