<br /> Lee Letter: n629

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Daniel Carroll
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear Sir,

I wrote you a few lines last Saturday1
informing you that large Sums of the old Continental money were sent to
the Southward to be got rid of immediately in consequence of the Step
taken by the Executive of this State. The enclosd paper2 contains a publication of the President
& Council explaining their motives. The confusion still Subsists in
this city, I believe little or nothing can be bought here at present
for the old money at any rate.

I believe I lately enclosd to you a return of some Cloathing which had been
forwarded to Genl. Greens army. I have now the pleasure of informing
you that two Vessels are arrivd to the Eastward with cloathing from
Cadiz. A great part of this Supply will probably be applied to yr.
Troops Under Genl. Washington. Before this arrival, Several articles
were orderd as underneath.

I do not remember whither I have requested you to Send me the act of
Assembly passd last Session in favor of the Baron de Calbs family. Col.
Du Baisson calls upon me frequently on that Subject. The Rampart arms
& two Field P[iece]s are ready. I have reason to believe their will
be a very considerable importation of Arms soon – & mention it that
you may consider whether an application for a Share of them wou’d not
be proper, and answer better than takeing the rampart pieces unless
they are wanted for boats.3

I have the honor to be Dear Sir, with great esteem, Your Mo. Obt. Sert.

Daniel Carroll

  • 1500 Woolen Waistcoats
  • 300 Pr. Leather Breeches
  • 3000 Pr. Linen overalls
  • 3000 Socks

  • 1200 Shirts
  • 1200 Linen overalls
  • 1200 pr Shoes
  • 1200 Socks
  • 100 Hunting Shirts

  • 3000 Socks
  • 900 Hunting Shirts
  • 4000 Pr of shoes ready made orderd from N Jersey.

Commander in Chief has orderd the above articles to be sent forward with
1000 Stand Arms – 2000 Arms will probably be sent from Springfield for
the S. Army.

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Maryland State Papers (Red Books), Maryland Hall of
Records Commission, Annapolis.

1 See Carroll to Lee, May 5, 1781.

2 The Pennsylvania Packet of this day, for which see ibid., note.

3 For the Maryland Council’s May 30 response on this point, see Md. Archives,
45:450.