<br /> Lee Letter: n663

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Daniel Carroll
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear Sr.,

I wrote a few lines in answer to your favor of the
7th1 – Since which My Brother informs
me,2 that a Ps. of land is for Sale which
adjoins my Tract on R[ock] Creek & that it can be obtaind on good
terms by paying down part of the money. This makes me more desirous of
receiving the whole of what is at present allow’d me out of the
proceeds of the Tobacco at this place. By what Danl writes me, I
beleive he will not be obligd to apply for no more that £68 for
the present. Please to let me know if it can be manag’d in the manner
you have been so kind as to Suggest.

I have been, & shall continue to be attentive to the grand objects of
cloaths, & arms. Mr. John Moylan the Clothier Genl. is a particular
acquaintance of mine. I have convers’d with him on the Subject, &
have reason to believe a just distribution, will be made. Probably it
will be in my power soon to give you some particular information on
this Subject.

Not a line from you this post. You will see it mentiond in the enclosd
paper that a frigate is arrivd at Boston. She left France about the
beginning of Augt – nothing new yet by her – except that the Emperor of
Germany was in France, & woud be in Paris the 29th of July. Mr John
Adams had come to Paris from Holland.

Present me to yr Lady & all enquiring friends. I have the honor to be,
Dr. Sr.

Yr. Mo Affte Hble Sev,

Danl. Carroll

P.S. Reports from N York say that Admiral Digby is on the Coast with Six
Ships of the line.


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

1 See Carroll to Lee, September 11, 1781, note 2.

2 That is, John Carroll.