<br /> Lee Letter: n640

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Samuel Huntington
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Sir,

Your Excellency will receive enclosed, a Resolve of Congress of the 12th
Instant, among other Matters, earnestly recommending to the State of
Maryland to raise & accoutre two Troops of Militia Horse properly
officered, including those called for by the Act of 31st of May, and
send them forward with all possible Expedition to the Southern Army, to
serve three Months after they join the
Army.2

It is hoped that the present Situation of Affairs in Virginia will excite
the most vigorous Exertions in Compliance with this
recommendation.3

I have the Honor to be, with the highest Respect, Your Excellency’s Most
obedient & very humble Servant.

Sam. Huntington Presidt.

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Maryland State Papers (Red Books), Maryland Hall of
Records Commission, Annapolis. In a clerical hand and signed by
Huntington.

1 The presidential letterbook copy of this letter is dated June 15. PCC, item
16, fol. 18.

2 JCC, 20:635. For “the Act of 31st of May,” see Huntington to Certain
States, June 2, 1781.

3 Huntington also sent a similar letter to Pennsylvania president Joseph Reed
on June 15, asking the state “to compleat Colonel Moyland’s [Stephen
Moylan’s] Legionary Corps to it’s full Compliment” as well as “to
raise three Troops of Militia Cavalry . . . to serve in the
southern Army three Months, or until relieved by the Arrival of
Moyland’s Corps.” See JCC, 20:634 – 35; and PCC, item 16, fols. 15 – 16.