<br /> Lee Letter: n725

Washington and Lee University

Sender: John Hanson
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

My Dear sir,

I am honored with your Excellencys two letters of the 3d and 4th instant.
It would give me pleasure at all times to be serviceable to any
Gentleman honored with your Excellencys recommendation, and more
especially when it is in favour of one for whom (as in the present
instance) I have a personal esteem & regard. But I must inform your
Excellency that untill all the states have passed similar Laws granting
the 5 Per Cent Duty, no Commissioners Can be appointed. Hitherto the
State of Rhode Island has refused or delayed to Adopt the measure and
before it is probable any thing will be done, my time in Congress will
have Expired.

I have bespoke a hat, price Six pounds, it shall be Sent to your Excellency
by the first Opportunity. No news in Town worth Communicating, nor any
intelligence from our ministers abroad since my last. Inclosed is this
days paper, and have the honor to be with esteem and regard,

Dear Sir,
Your Excellencys most humble Servt,



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