<br /> Lee Letter: n552

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Plater
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear Sir

The Baron de Calb who commands our Line moving southward & being a
Stranger in Maryland, I have taken the Liberty to trouble your
Excellency with this Letter to introduce him to you, agreably to his
Inclination & Desire. I am just preparing to leave this
Place;1 & believe I shall find myself
under the Necessity of drawing upon our State Treasury for ten thousand
Dollars, of which I have thought proper to advise you, that the Bill
may meet with no Delay when it appears. Mrs. Plater joins me in
Respects to your Lady & self, & I have the Honor to be with the
greatest Esteem & Regard,

Yr Excellency’s most obt Sevt.

Geo. Plater2

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Dreer Collection, Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

1 Plater, who had been granted a leave of absence on May 5, cast his final
vote the 19th. Maryland was not represented in Congress until June 2
when Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer presented credentials from a
special election held April 7, 1780. JCC, 16:412, 17:440, 481.

2 Two days earlier Plater had written to merchants Stephen West and Lewis
Neth, Maryland’s commissioners of accounts, merely enclosing a letter
from Robert Morris “containing his Accounts & Answer to your
Favor.” Old Congress Collection, PHi.