<br /> Lee Letter: n598

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Samuel Huntington
Recipient: Arthur Lee

Sir,

I do myself the Pleasure to transmit you the enclosed Copy of an Act of
Congress of the first Instant, by which you will be informed, that they
approve of your retaining the Picture of his most Christian Majesty
which was presented to you from that Monarch

That there is no Charge against you before Congress properly supported, and
you may be assured, your recall was not intended to fix any kind of
Censure on your Character or Conduct abroad.

The same Allowance is to be made to your Secretary as was made to Mr
Stockton, Secretary to your Brother the Honble Wm. Lee. The other
Articles in your Account, with the Vouchers, are referred to the Board
of Treasury for Liquidation.1

I am Sir, with Sentiments of Esteem & respect, your most obedient &
most humble Servant,

S.H.

Notes:

Letter book, Papers of Continental Congress, item 15, U.S. National
Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

1 See JCC, 18:1114 – 15. The issue of Samuel Stockton’s allowance had been
settled on October 14, for which see ibid., pp. 926 – 27.