<br /> Lee Letter: n698

Washington and Lee University

Sender: John Hanson
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

My Dear sir

I am honored With your Excellencys letter of the 1st, be pleased to accept
my thanks for the friendly manner in which your Excellency has been
pleased to Express your Concern on acct. of my late Illness. I thank
God I am now pretty well recovered and hope by Wednesday next to be
able to attend Congress.

I Shall pay Mr. Carroll 28.4.2 and the remainder of the 117.3.2 recd for Mr
Rogers will be ready whenever Mr Stuart Calls for it. I wish Mr
Worthington would send for his Carriage. The maker begins to Murmur And
thinks it hard he Should lye out of his money £160.

Your Excellency Some time Ago was so Obliging as to offer to procure for me
that part of my Account Against the Public which is to be paid off in
red money, or Certificates, or not paid at all untill the State of our
Finances will admit of it. Altho there must be a Considerable loss in
receiving the red money, yet I greatly prefer that to Certificates or
to waiting till it Can be paid in hard money. As it is not in my power
to render An Account on Oath till my return home, not having a State of
the Account with me, And as I understand it is usual to draw on Account
where the Ballance due from the Public has not been asscertained, I
must request your Excellency to receive for me on Account the sum of
four hundred pounds in red money And Keep it by you ’till I call for
it. You may be assured the Sum I ask for is short of what is due me.

From the Debates in the Hond Parliament, it is pretty evident they are
heartly tired of the American War, but untill they withdraw their
Troops, or we Can dispossess them of the ports they hold here (N York
and Charles Town) I Shall have very little hopes of peace.

Have inclosed you the last paper, And wishing you health and happiness am
with the highest esteem and regard, Your Excellencys most Obedient
Servant,

John Hanson

Notes:

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