<br /> Lee Letter: n823

Washington and Lee University

Know all men by these presents that We, Samuel Hardy, William Grayson,
James Monroe1 and Richard Henry Lee of the
State of Virginia are held and firmly bound unto the United States of
America in the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, which sum we bind
ourselves, our heirs and Executors jointly and severally to pay or
cause to be paid to the said United States. In witness whereof We have
hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals this 26th day of September
one thousand seven hundred and eighty five.

The condition of the above obligation is such that if Arthur Lee appointed
one of the Commissioners of the Board of
Treasury2 of the aforesaid United States of
America in pursuance of an Ordinance of Congress passed the twenty
eighth day of May one thousand seven hundred and eighty four entitled
an Ordinance for putting the Department of Finance into Commission
shall well and faithfully execute the duties and trusts reposed in him
as one of the said Commissioners conformably to the Resolves and
Ordinances of Congress, then this obligation is to be void and of no
effect, otherwise to remain in full force.

Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us.

James McHenry
S Hardy
Wm. Hindman
Richard Henry Lee
Willm. Grayson

Signed, sealed & delivered by Richard Henry Lee in the presence of us.

Roger Alden
Benjamin Bankson Jur

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Papers of Continental Congress, Miscellaneous Papers, reel
9, fol. 426, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration,
Washington, D.C.

1 Monroe had recently left New York and did not sign this bond.

2 For Lee’s July 27 appointment, see JCC, 29:582. See also James Monroe to
James Madison, December 18, 1784, note 5; and Monroe to Thomas
Jefferson, April 12, note 12.