<br /> Lee Letter: n609

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Samuel Huntington
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Sir,

Your Excellency will receive enclosed, the Extract of a resolve of the 23d
Instant, requesting the State of Maryland to advance to Lt. Colonel
Forrest, on Account of the United States, a Sum equal to Seven Years
half pay of a Lieut. Colonel, in Lieu of the half pay he might
otherwise have been entitled to during his natural Life.

Upon the resignation of this Officer, Congress have thought proper, in
Consideration of his past Services, & particular Misfortune of the
Loss of a Limb in the public Service, to grant him the Benefits &
Emoluments contained in the enclosed
resolution.1

I have the Honor to be, with perfect respect, your Excellency’s most obedt
& very humble Servant,

Sam. Huntington President

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Maryland State Papers (Red Books), Maryland Hall of
Records Commission, Annapolis. In a clerical hand and signed by
Huntington.

1 This resolution providing for the disabled Lt. Col. Uriah Forrest is in
JCC, 19:189. Huntington also sent a copy of this resolve to Forrest
with a brief cover letter of this date. PCC, item 15, fol. 242.