<br /> Lee Letter: n597

Washington and Lee University

Sender: John Hanson
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear sir

I wrote you by Capt Carberry who promised to deliver the letter himself and
was the reason of my not writing to you by the last post – have nothing
now worth Communicating, no news from the northward for a long time,
nor anything from Europe of any Consequence. Your Carriage is finished
and the man is impatient for his money. The Merchants here have had A
meeting, And have reduced the Exchange to 75 which is Submitted to And
every one takes the money at that Exchange. How long it will now
Continue is uncertain. I therefore think it would be prudent to Send up
the money as Soon as you Can. I Congratulate you on your reelection – And am much pleased it was Unanimous, hope your next will be in the
Same manner being on all Occasions With the greatest esteem And
respect.

Your Excellencys most Obedient Servt,

John Hanson

Notes:

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