<br /> Lee Letter: n713

Washington and Lee University

Sender: John Hanson
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Sir:

In Complyance with the request of the Council Contained in their letter of
the 9th instant1 I beg leave to acquaint
you, that no other rules have been established by Congress for the
Government of the navy of the united states, than those of the 28th
November 1775, which you will find in the Journals of Congress for that
year, and to which I take the liberty to refer
you.2

With the highest esteem and regard I have the honor to be, Sir your
Excellencys & honors most humble Servt.

John Hanson

N.B. Our State has been for some time unrepresented in Congress. Mr Wright
returned last Evening.3

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Maine Historical Society, Fogg Collection.

1 The Maryland Council’s August 9 letter, requesting a copy of “the last
[naval] Articles established by Congress” in order to comply with a
recent Maryland law governing the conduct of “the Bargemen in the
Service of this State” which subjected them to Continental
regulations, is in Md. Archives, 48:230.

2 See JCC, 3:378 – 87.

3 According to Secretary Thomson’s journal, Turbutt Wright resumed his seat
in Congress on Monday, August 19. See JCC, 23:470.