<br /> Lee Letter: n615

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Maryland Delegates
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Sir

We are under the necessity of requesting the favour of Your Excellency and
Honors, to transmit us, each, three months allowance as Delegates in
Congress, as soon as the state of the Treasury, will enable you to do
it.1 We beg leave to premise, that the
Maryland state money does not pass here.

We have the honor to be with the highest esteem and regard, Your Excellency
2 and honors most hble Servants,

John Hanson
Daniel Carroll

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Maryland State Papers (Red Books), Maryland Hall of
Records Commission, Annapolis. Written by Hanson and signed by Hanson
and Carroll.

1 Although Governor Lee explained to the delegates on March 23 and April 6
that an “exhausted” treasury prevented the state from sending them
money immediately, the council was able to remit $1,500 each to
Hanson and Carroll by the end of April. See Md. Archives, 45:361,
371, 417, 421.

2 This day Georgia delegate Richard Howly also wrote a brief letter to
Governor Lee, enclosing “a Majors brevet for Mr. E. Giles, a
Gentleman of your State which has been voted him by Congress for his
Merit & Services.” Edward Giles, who had recently delivered to
Congress news of Gen. Daniel Morgan’s victory at the battle of
Cowpens, S.C., was aide-de-camp to Morgan. See JCC, 19:129, 158, 246 – 47; and Red Books, 5:68, MdAA.