<br /> Lee Letter: n558

Washington and Lee University

Sender: John Hanson
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear sir

Our part of the new money Cant be printed untill the date of the Maryland
Law Complying with the requisition of Congress of the 18 March, is made
Known to the Board of Treasury. You will therefore be pleased to give
them that Information by the next post. The Secretary of that Board
Acquaints me, that he has wrote to you by this post desiring the Law
might immediately be sent but nothing more is wanting at present but
the date. The new England and Jersey States have got their proportion
of the money, the press is now employed for the State of New York, and
Maryland is next in turn.

It is reported and I believe with good foundation that the Enemy have
landed at Philipsburgh About 12 or 15 miles above Kings Bridge, they
have burnt some Houses, are Collecting Forage and it is expected are
retiring again to New York.

I have the Honor to be with great regard, Yr Excellency most Obedient
Servt,

John Hanson

I am sorry to Acquaint that Mr. Henry has been Ill for some days but
is now getting better.

Notes:

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