<br /> Lee Letter: n670

Washington and Lee University

Sender: John Hanson
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear sir,

I am favoured with yours of the 5th and Shall allways think myself honored
by your Agreeable Correspondence, And be very thankful for any
Intelligence you may at any time think proper to Communicate. My Stay
here is uncertain, it depends upon the next Election of Delegates to
Congress, and in these Cases you Know, no great reliance is to be put
in popular assemblies, but be assured while I Continue, I Shall take
great pleasure in Communicating whatever I think may Merit your
Attention. We have no news to be depended on, nothing but Vague and
uncertain reports. No Accounts yet from General Green of the late
Action. We are Anxiously waiting an Express from him. It is now A month
since it is said the Action happened, and no official Accounts having
Come to hand, Occasions Some uneasiness, however I hope all has gone
well. I have the pleasure to Acquaint you that we have Just Arrived at
Casco Bay from Amsterdame A very large quantity of Cloathing for our
Army With a Considerable quantity of Continental war like Stores. The
Enemy remain on Staten Island alltogether inactive – for further

Intelligence I beg leave to refer you to the papers which I presume Mr
Carroll has sent you, And have the honor to be With much esteem &
regard,

Yr. Excellencys most hble Sevt,

John Hanson

Notes:

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