<br /> Lee Letter: n660

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Daniel Carroll
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

My Dear Sir,

Your favors of the 30th, & 31st came to hand. Mr. Buchanan not yet come
to Town. I shall do what you desire with the letters.

Generals Washington & de Rochambau have been in Town for some days
past. The French troops, and part of the American Army are moving to
the Southward, the last division will pass thro’ Town this day. Sr.
Saml. Hood arriv’d off the Hook, and, it is said, saild again in
Conjunction with Graves (21 Ships of the line) last Friday. It is
likewise said Barras left Newport the 25 Ulto. If he joins de Grass the
British fleet must take shelter in some port, or leave these seas. De
Grass is superior alone to the British if he has met with no loss. A
Charles Town paper mentions a severe gale of wind abt. the 10 or 12th
Ulto.; it may have been a hurricane further South. Much depends at this
moment on the operations at Sea on our Coast.

It gives me particular pleasure to have it in my power to inform you of the
arrival of Young Col Lawrense at Boston in a frigate with two Store
Ships loaded for the U.S. He had a very long passage, havg left Brest
the first of June. I know your anxiety about cloathing, and arms. I
cannot at present inform you of the particulars arrivd – they are
Considerable – & measures are persuing to have them brought this way,
without their being opend. The safe arrival of Col. Lawrense was of
very great Consequence – he came to Town the night before last. Present
me to your Lady.

Yrs. Dr. Sr. Affectionately,

Danl. Carroll

Notes:

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