<br /> Lee Letter: n638

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Maryland Delegates
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Sir,

We had the honor to receive your favor of1
enclosing a resolve of the Genl. Assembly. The Board of War ordered
Col. Wood the 26 Ulto. to remove the Convention Troops from Maryland
& Virginia without delay, & we expected this information had
been transmitted to you officially.2

As it is intended we shall be supply’d with money from the proceeds of some
of the flour directed to be sent to Delaware, & some part of it
must lay convenient for Sale immediately, the dificulties we are under,
urge us to request you will favor us with an order on the person
charged with the disposal of it, & we flatter ourselves this will
be done by next post, and to a sufficient amount to answer our
purposes.3

We have the honor to be with the greatest respect & esteem, Yr.
Excellencys Most Obt & Humble Serts.

Daniel of St Thos Jenifer
Danl. Carroll

Notes:

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

1 Undoubtedly the Maryland Council’s first letter of June 2 to the delegates
concerning the immediate removal of the Convention prisoners “from
Fort Frederick to the Northward,? for which see Md. Archives, 45:457.
For the Council’s second letter of June 2, see the following entry,
note 1.

2 For directives concerning the removal of the Convention prisoners, see
Samuel Huntington’s first letter to Washington of May 28, 1781, note
1.

3 For the delegates’ efforts to secure such funds, see Maryland Delegates to
Lee, May 30, 1781, note 2; and Maryland Delegates to Lee, June 26,
note 1.