<br /> Lee Letter: n631

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Maryland Delegates
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Sir,

The late scale of depreciation setled by the Presidt. and Council of this
State, has had such an effect upon the Minds of the people at large in
this City, that no paper Money will pass but upon the most ruinous
terms; nor will it be in our power to continue here without Your
Excellency and the Council can fall upon some other Mode of Supply than
that of Paper Money.1 We know of but one,
and that is to direct the Grinding up some Wheat at the head of the Bay
into Superfine Flour: this Article will command hard Money without
which, nothing can be done at this place. Mr. Joseph Gilpin would
undertake this business and execute it with dispatch. Coll.
Hollingsworth the Commy Genl. has too much on his hands to allow him to
pay proper attention to this Mode of Supply, besides he might be from
the head of Elk when the Order might reach that place, and our
situation is such that delay would be distressing.

We have the honor to be with the highest esteem, Sir, Your Excellencys Most
Obedt. Servants,

Daniel of St Thos Jenifer
Daniel Carroll

Notes:

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

1 For the Council’s “other Mode of Supply,” see Maryland Delegates to Lee,
May 30, note 2.