<br /> Lee Letter: n703

Washington and Lee University

Sender: John Hanson
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear sir

I had the honor of writing to your Excellency by the last post
1 and presume I Should have been favoured
with line from you by yesterdays post had he not have been robbed of
the Mail.2 Am in hopes your Excellency Will
acquaint me by the first Opportunity whether you have drawn £400
red money for me Agreeable to a former request. I have nothing worth
Communicating and therefore Shall Conclude with assuring you that I am
with the highest esteem,

Your Excellency most Obedt Servt,

John Hanson

Notes:

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

1 Not found.

2 Hanson also reported this theft in a brief letter of this date to Philip
Thomas, adding the following explanation. “The paragraph inserted in
the papers of last week of a packet being taken and Carried into
North Carolina with dispatches from New York has occasioned it is
supposed the attempt upon the post in hopes of regaining those
dispatches, but they have for the present been disappointed.” Hanson
Collection, MdAA.