<br /> Lee Letter: n818

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Charles Thomson

Sir.

If, during the time of my absence, any business occurs that requires my
signature;1 be pleased to transmit such to
me at Doctr. Shippens in Philadelphia from whence you will receive a
speedy return.

I have the honor to be, with much esteem & regard, Sir your most
obedient and very humble servant,

Richard Henry Lee

Notes:

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

1 For Lee’s “absence” from Congress August 17 to September 29 for the
recovery of his health, see JCC, 29:631, 775, 787; Lee to Thomson,
August 21; and Samuel Holten to William Gordon, August 22, note 4.