<br /> Lee Letter: n662

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Daniel Carroll
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear Sir,

Nothing from You by this post, nor have I any thing to Communicate
excepting the arrival of three Vessells from Cadiz which they left
about the last of July. Private letters by these Vessells say that the
Combind fleets of France & Spain amounting to 53 of the line and
about four hundred transports with troops had put to Sea, suppossd to
be going against Minorca.1

I Beg leave to refer you to the inclosd letter.2
I have seen one of the Suits – viz Blue fac’d with red, white Cloth
waistcoats & Breeches & overalls – the quallity, I think proper;
If you desire it one of the Suits shall be sent. I Believe Messrs. Mead
& Co. wou’d treat for flour provided the offer about the Iron is
not agreable – please to enable me to give him an answer.

I am, Dear Sr., with great Esteem, Yr. Most Obt Sev.

Danl. Carroll

[P.S . . .] shall be sent by the first favble. opportunity. Mr Cottinger
the Taylor will execute your other Compts as soon as


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

1 The deployment of the Franco-Spanish fleet that sailed from Cadiz on July
21, 1781, was part of a complex maneuver that culminated the
following February in the capitulation of Minorca. See Jonathan R.
Dull, The French Navy and American Independence (Princeton: Princeton
University Press, 1975), pp. 232 – 36, 267.

2 Not identified.

3 This day Carroll also sent the following brief note to Lee: “I am this
moment favord with yours of the 7th & shall pay due attention to
the Contents. If the business can be managd in the manner you are So
Kind as to mention, let my Son Know it, & I will give an order
accordingly. It is Consequence to me to reserve as much as possible
here.” Lee, Horsey, and Carroll Papers deposit, MdHi.