<br /> Lee Letter: n594

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Plater
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear Sir,

The enclosed I lately received,1 & beg Leave
to lay it before you. Genl Washington writes that another Embarkation
is about to take Place at New York, destined southward – that Rodney is
to sail for the West Indies as soon as the Cork Fleet arrives. It seems
to be the Plan of the Enemy to push the War in the South, in Hope of
making more considerable Impressions in that Quarter, it being supposed
by them the weaker, than they can in any other. Yet I trust our late
Successes in Carolina will in some Measure defeat & frustrate their
Intentions. I have for some Time past endeavoured to sell a Bill on
Maryland, but cannot find a Purchaser, therefore fear we must put you
to the Trouble of forwarding by Post or otherways the Money for our
Support, of which we stand in great Need.2
Mrs. Plater offers her Respects to your Lady, & I am with the
greatest Regard & Strongest Attachments,

Yr Excellency’s most
obt.& obliged Servt.,

Geo Plater


Receiver’s copy, Revolutionary War Collection, Maryland Historical Society.

1 Not identified.

2 On November 18 the Maryland Council ordered £3,000 each to be
forwarded to Plater, John Hanson, and John Henry “on Account.” Md
Archives, 45:216.