<br /> Lee Letter: n790

Washington and Lee University

Sender: James Monroe
Recipient: Richard Henry Lee


By a letter from the honorable the Agents on the part of Massachusets and
Newyork my appointment as a judge to sit on the fœderal Court for
deciding the Controversy between those states has been announced to
me.1 I should have answered it sooner, but
being on the spot where the Communication might at any Moment be made,
did not conceive it essential. I now do myself the honor to inform your
Excellency that I shall accept the appointment & attend at whatever
place the Court may be held.

I have the honor to be with great respect & esteem Your Excellencys Mo
Obedt & humble servant.

Jas. Monroe


Receiver’s copy, Papers of Continental Congress, item 78, U.S. National
Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

1 See Massachusetts and New York Agents to Monroe, December 28, 1784.