<br /> Lee Letter: n627

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Daniel Carroll
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear Sir,

I do myself the honor of enclosing a paper of last Saturday. The
interesting intelligence containd in the extracts of the Letters of the
22d of Feby, & 23 of Jany deserve
Credit.1 The 1st is from Mr Carmichaels
Letter, & the other from a correspondent of his at the Hague. The
picture given of the State of Affairs in Europe is upon the whole
pleasing alltho’ the Emperor of Germanys offer of a mediation between
the Belligerent powers, is look’d on with a jealous eye & thought
to be ill timed.

It is said a packet is arrivd at New York which sailed from England some
time in March – & that intelligence has come by her that the Russian
Minister had left London & the British Petersburgh – & further
that on the Arrival of this Vessel, Genl. Clintons baggage was
relanded. I give this intelligence on report.

I have the Honor to be with great esteem, Yr Excellencys Most Obt Serv.

Daniel Carroll


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

1 See Carroll to Matthew Tilghman, April 28, 1781, note 3.