<br /> Lee Letter: n730

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Arthur Lee
Recipient: Benjamin Harrison

Sir,

The Delegates have thought proper to send an Express to your Excellency
with the Speech enclosd,1 as well to furnish
you as speedily as possible with so interesting a peice of
intelligence, as to enable you to shield our fellow-Citizens from the
effects of speculation upon the Staple of our Country.

Congress have receivd no other Advices, but expect them hourly.

Your Excellency will have the goodness to furnish the Express with money
for his return.

I have the honor to be, with the greatest respect, yr Excellency’s most
Obedt. & most Humb Servt,

Arthur Lee

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Dreer Collection, Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

1 For George III’s December 5 speech before Parliament, see Elias Boudinot to
Nathanael Greene, this date, note 1.