<br /> Lee Letter: n634

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Daniel Carroll
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear Sir,

I have receivd your favor of the 18th instant & hope by this you have
got rid of yr fever. I shall by the first good opportunity send the
hat, & Stuff for yr great Coat. The Best Beaver hat cannot be got
under £6 to £6.10 Gold. I shall at the same time send you an
acct. of the disposition of Your money.

A French frigate is arrivd at Boston. Monsr. Barraus came in her to take
the Command of the Squadron at New port in the room of Monsr. Ternay.
Genl. Washington writes that he was upon the point of Setting out to
meet the Count de Rochambau & Monsr. Barraus to Settle the plan of
operations for the Campaign.1

The enclosed paper contains the Substance of Genl. Greens
Letter.2 Underneath are mention’d the
Officers Killd & wounded of the Maryland line.

I am with great esteem, Yr. Excellencys Most Obt Ser,

Danl. Carroll

[P.S.] Did I ever inform you that I forwarded the Letter for Miss Morris?
There is reason to believe abt 2000 British have left N York for the
Southward tho’ no official information of it.

  • Lieut. Col. Ford – dangerously wounded – elbow.
  • Capt. Wm Beatty – Killd.
  • Cap J Smith (3d Md). prisoner.
  • Capt. Lieut Bruff – wounded in both ancles.
  • Lieut N Gassaway slightly wounded.
  • 17 Privates Killd – 96 wounded – 130 Missing (part since heard of) – of the Virga & Maryland Brigade & Militia.

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Emmet Collection, New York Public Library.

1 For Washington’s letter of May 17 announcing his plans to meet with the
comte e Rochambeau at Wethersfield, Conn., see Washington, Writings
(Fitzpatrick), 22:97 – 98. For the results of the conference, see
ibid., pp. 102 – 7, 119 – 22; and Freeman, Washington, 5:285 – 90,

2 Nathanael Greene’s letters of April 22 and 27 had been read in Congress on
May 21. See JCC, 20:519; and PCC, item 155, 2:39 – 50. His letter of
the 27th describing the April 25 action at Hobkirk’s Hill, near
Camden, S.C., was summarized in this day’s issue of David C.
Claypoole’s Pennsylvania Packet.