<br /> Lee Letter: n700

Washington and Lee University

Sender: John Rutledge
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Sir,

The Bearer, Mr. Smith, late Rector of St. Philip’s Chas. Town, a very
worthy Gentleman & my particular Acquaintance, having been expelled
(with other staunch Whigs,) from that place, by the Enemy, is about to
set off for Maryland, with Intention of accepting one of the Offers, in
the way of his Junction, which have been made to him from that State
untill Circumstances will admit of his resuming his former Station in
So. Carolina1 – I take the Liberty (which I
am persuaded your Excellency’s Politeness & Philanthropy will
readily excuse) of recommending him to your Attention,

& am with
great Esteem & Respect, Sir, yr. Excellencys most obedt. Servt.

J. Rutledge

Notes:

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

1 Robert Smith (1732 – 1801) had been offered the position of acting rector of
St. Paul Parish in Queen Annes Co., Md. See Bio. Dir. of S.C. House,
3:671 – 73.