<br /> Lee Letter: n644

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Potts
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear Sir

I have the Honor to acknowledge the Receipt of your favor of the 22d and
thank you for your Information on the Subject of Supplies here; aware
of the Situation of our public finances, I placed my Support on the
Sale of Bills which I brought up, these I find cannot be disposed of
without a very great Loss, which induces to wait the Arrival of the
Tobacco.1 I fully intended to have
communicated every Information to you of our Armies &ca. which I am
at Liberty to give, but as time will not permit must beg your Excuse
for referring you to a Letter to Mr. Samuel Hughes, and the inclosed
Papers. If Mr. Hughes hath left Annapolis you’ll please to take it up
and open it. Upon Enquiry about the Arms, I find that the Number you
mention is intended for Maryland, but the immediate Distresses of
Virginia have demanded the preference, they will now be forwarded with

I am with great Esteem very sincearely & affectionately, Yours &c.
R. Potts


Receiver’s copy, Lee, Horsey, and Carroll Papers deposit (1985), Maryland
Historical Society.

1 See the Maryland Delegates to Thomas Sim Lee, this date, note 1.