<br /> Lee Letter: n591

Washington and Lee University

Sender: John Hanson
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear sir

I am favoured with your by the post, with its inclosure. Am glad to hear of
the Sudden departure of the English fleet and Armament from our Bay. If
this is true, it is probable the report of the french having landed in
Georgia,1 Will Soon be Confirmed. An Event
which would Effectually recover the Southern States. The affair of
Augusta and Cornwallis’s rapid retreat from Charlotte, may be relied
on. Have inclosed you a paper and have not more to add at present only
to assure you that I am with great sincerety,

Dear sir Your Excellencys
most hble Sert,

John Hanson2


Receiver’s copy, Henry E. Huntington Library, HM 39002.

1 This proved to be a false report.

2 This day Hanson sent a nearly identical copy of this letter to Charles
Carroll of Carrollton, adding only his encouragement that Carroll
attend the Maryland assembly and requesting copies of the Maryland
Carroll Papers, MdHi.