<br /> Lee Letter: n820

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Charles Thomson

Sir,

The letter that you favored me with on the 18th instant reached me
yesterday after the post had left the City, so that the papers enclosed
for my signature must be detained until next post day, unless Doctr.
Gardener should afford me an opportunity of more quickly conveying
them. With the returned papers you will receive also enclosed a letter
from the honorable Mr. Rutledge, and one from Lt. Colo. Harmer, both
which I received yesterday.1 I pray you Sir
to accept my thanks for your obliging wishes for the recovery of my
health, which is certainly better than when I left New York.

I am, with much esteem, 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 these letters from John Rutledge and Josiah Harmar, both dated August 1
and read in Congress August 24, see JCC, 29:654, 655n; and PCC, item
78, 19:501 – 3, item 163, fols. 480 – 82.