<br /> Lee Letter: n557

Washington and Lee University

Sender: John Hanson
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear sir

I wrote you yesterday by the post.1 I have at
length got Bills of Exchange on France for 5000 Dollrs., being our part
of 50,000 Dollas, alloted by Congress, to be distributed Amongst the
States, Which I have Sent by Mr Mchard. I am Sorry to Acquaint you,
that our part of the new Emission will not be Struck untill the week
after next, be assured I will have it got ready and Sent forward as
soon as possible. The Continental Treasury is quite Exausted, And hope
for the Credit of Maryland, you will have it in your power to Send in a
Short time, the ballance of our Quota of the money required by the
resolve of Congress of the 19th May last.2

Have inclosed you the Pensylvania Gazette and Journal, have nothing more to
add at present, only to assure you that

I am With the highest Respect,
Your Excellencys most Obedient Servt,

John Hanson


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

1 In his July 11 letter, Hanson had reported his efforts to purchase a coach
for Lee and speculated that “the new money” for Maryland might be
ready for the press in a few days. Lee, Horsey, Carroll Papers
deposit, MdHi.

2 In a July 8 letter to the Maryland delegates, the Maryland Council had
explained that the $200,000 sent with Isaac McHard on the state’s
quota of $1,234,350 was all that was available at present. Md.
Archives, 43:215.