<br /> Lee Letter: n769

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Benjamin Franklin1

Sir,

I have the honor to enclose to your Excellency a packet for his most
Christian Majesty containing a letter from Congress to that Monarch
recommending our able and active friend the Marquis la Fayette to his
royal favor.

The Marquis’s former and recent services to America deserve, and have
secured to him, the warmest attachment of these United States.

I have the honor to be, with sentiments of the highest respect and esteem,
Sir, your Excellencies most obedient humble Servant,

Richard Henry Lee.

P.S. The packet for his most Christian Majesty is left open to be sealed or
otherwise as you shall deem most proper.

R. H. Lee

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Bache Collection, American Philosophical Society.

1 See JCC, 27:673 – 74, 682 – 83; and the following entry.