<br /> Lee Letter: n566

Washington and Lee University

Sender: John Henry
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear Sir

The reputation of Maryland is high and I am happy to hear that it will
still rise in consequence of the completion of our extra Regiment; when
will they be ready to come forward?

We shall give all the assistance in our power to Mr. Green, tho I am afraid
we shall be under some difficulties in procuring the plates. I wish the
devices had not been referred to the delegates. It is out of our way
and I wish the Denominations of the Bills may meet with the approbation
of yourself and the Council.1

From information that has been received in this quarter, I have no doubt
but the combined Fleets with twenty four Thousand land Troops are gone
against Jamaica.

The General and the Army have returned to this side of the N. River and it
is a very happy and fortunate Event that his movements called back the
Attention of the Enemy to N York. If they had proceeded to attack Rhode
Island the General informs us he should have attempted N. York. He is
now busily engaged in some preparatory steps towards the accomplishment
of the great object of the Campaign. God grant him success. My
Expectations are slender.

I am Sir with the highest respect and Esteem, Yrs,

J. Henry


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

1 See John Hanson to Lee, August 7, 1781, note.