<br /> Lee Letter: n671

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Maryland Delegates
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Sir,

The Contents of the inclosd appear of such Consequence, that two expresses
are immediately to be sent of[f], one to proceed by land, the other by
water from the Head of Elk. We have likewise thought it proper to
forward Copys to you, not doubting, but that you will think the
intelligence of sufficient Consequence to require a fast sailing boat
to be dispatchd with it to the Count de Grass, least the Letters sent
by the President shoud meet with some
delay.1

We have the honor to be, with the greatest respect, Your Excellencys Most
Obt. Servts,

Danl. Carroll
John Hanson

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Maryland State Papers (Red Books), Maryland Hall of
Records Commission, Annapolis. Written by Carroll and signed by
Carroll and Hanson.

1 For “the inclosed” letters of October 4 and 7 from an anonymous informant
and Gen. William Heath respectively, copies of which are in the Red
Books, MdAA, see the preceding entry.