<br /> Lee Letter: n722

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Daniel Carroll
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear Sr.

I do myself the pleasure of inclosing the paper of the day; you will See an
article from Brussells dated the 29th of July – it is taken from a
Letter to Mr Arthur Lee from Mr E.
Jennings.1

I see no prospect of a speedy peace. I believe the British will bend their
force this fall & winter agt the French West Indies; whether their
whole force from the United States is very doubtfull; N York is too
convenient a port to annoy our Trade from to quit it, & yet to
retain it with a sufft. force for its security might frustrate their
other views. I inclose a copy of a late act of Congress respecting the
pay of the army – tho’ I Suppose you will receive it Soon
officially.2 I mentiond what you desird to
the President, he has or will give you an answer himself.

Pray who do you expect will be your Successor? I sincerely wish you &
yours all manner of happiness,

& am My Dear Sr. with great esteem,
Yr very affectionate & Obt Serv

Danl Carroll

P.S. is it possible to obtain the money I mentiond.

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Lee, Horsey, and Carroll Papers deposit (1988), Maryland
Historical Society.

1 The brief extract from Edmund Jenings’ letter to which Carroll refers,
printed in this day’s issue of the Pennsylvania Packet under the
heading “Extract of a letter from Brussels,” reads:

“I cannot think that Lord Shelburne can continue in place, there is
certainly a general distrust of him.

“The English affairs in India are in the utmost Confusion, in consequence
of which the stocks fall.”

2 The enclosed October 1 resolves, designed to prevent the states from paying
their Continental troops directly and withholding their quotas from
Congress, were enclosed with Superintendent Robert Morris’ circular
letter to the states of this date. See JCC, 23:631; and Morris,
Papers (Ferguson), 6:444 – 45, 496 – 97.