<br /> Lee Letter: n646

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Potts
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear Sir

I have your favor of the 29th June, the Willingness of the Assembly &
Council to relieve the disagreeable Situation of the delegates here, I
readily suppose and attribute to the very low State of the Treasury the
difficulties they have been under. If the Tobacco intended to be sent
here is of a good Quality, the price will very much exceed anything
that it commands in Maryland. I am told 25/ Specie may be had for it.
No official Information of moment hath been received from either North
or South. I wish I could confirm Reports that are said to prevail with
you of large Supplies having arrived at Boston; the French Ships
brought some for their own People and the Alliance frigate is there,
this Vessel was fortunate in capturing prizes but brought no Stores.
The La Fayette who sailed with her had Stores of immense and I may add
inessasable Value for the continent, but as she hath not been heard of
lately it is much to be feared she hath been unfortunate. Present my
respectfull Compliments to Mrs. Lee and tell her I shall be happy to
execute any Commission she may intrust me with

and believe me very
sincerely, Yours affety,

R. Potts

Notes:

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