<br /> Lee Letter: n546

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Plater
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Sir. Philadelphia

At Mr. Holker’s Request, who waited on me this Morning, I have the Honor to
forward to your Excellency the inclosed.1

The Enemy on Staten Iland have returned Lord Sterling’s Visit, burned some
Houses near Elizabeth’s Town, & taken three or four Officers &
about sixty privates Prisoners; having surprized the advanced Posts. I
have the Honor to be with the most perfect Respect,

Yr Excellency’s,
most obt. & very hble Sert,

Geo. Plater

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Maryland State Papers (Red Books), Maryland Hall of
Records Commission, Annapolis.

1 Not found, but probably related to Maryland’s seizure of flour and wheat
purchased by Jean Holker’s agents in the state and Congress’ January
17 resolution recommending that the confiscated provisions be
restored, for which see Samuel Huntington to Lee, January 18, 1780,
note.