<br /> Lee Letter: n761

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Thomas Mifflin
Recipient: Benjamin Lincoln and Arthur Lee

Sir

I have the Satisfaction to inform you that Congress have appointed you a
Commissioner to treat with the Indians, and that it is their Wish you
should attend at New York as soon as possible to determine with the
other Commissioners on the Times & Places for holding the
Treaties.1 The Commission authorizing you to
act on this Business will be transmitted to New York under Cover to Mr
Oliver Woolcot.

I have the Honor to be with great Respect & Esteem, Sir Your Obed
humble Serv

Thomas Mifflin

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, bMS Am1649.4, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Letter book, Papers of Continental Congress, item 16, U.S. National
Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. Addressed:
“Major General Lincoln.” Endorsed: “A similar letter was written to
the Honble. Arthur Lee Esqr.”

1 For the April 24 election of Lee and Lincoln as commissioners “in the room
of Mr. S[tephen] Higginson and Mr. N[athanael] Greene, who have
declined that office,” see JCC, 26:282. See also Mifflin to the
Indian Commissioners, March 6 and 22, 1784.