<br /> Lee Letter: n723

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Arthur Lee
Recipient: Robert Morris


My Nephew Ludwell Lee will have the Honor of presenting you this. He is
exceedingly pressed for money to Pay his entrance with a

Lawyer with whom he means to study; I shall therefore be very much obliged
to you, if you can supply him with £200 on my Account. As this
hardly amounts to the interest of what is due to me from the Public,
and the occasion is very urgent, it not being in our Power to obtain
the money necessary in any other way, I hope that what I request will
not meet with any Obstacle.1

I have the Honor to be, Sir with great esteem, Your Most Obedient humble

(signed). A. Lee


Transcription, Papers of Continental Congress, item 137, U.S. National
Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

1 Both this letter and Morris’ October 9 reply, explaining that it was not in
his power to make such a payment “without a special Resolution of
Congress for the Purpose,” are in Morris, Papers (Ferguson), 6:506 – 7,
535 – 36.