<br /> Lee Letter: n841

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Charles Thomson
Recipient: Arthur Lee

Sir,

Your Letter of the 27th has been laid before Congress, and I have the Honor
to inform you, that Congress have been pleased to grant you leave of
absence for the month of April next agreeably to your
request.1

I have to request the favour of your care of the enclosed,

and am, With
much respect, Sir, Your Most Obedient and Most humble Servt,

C.T.2

Notes:

Letter book, Papers of Continental Congress, item 18b, U.S. National
Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. Addressed: “A.
Lee Esqr, Commissioner of the Board of Treasury.”

1 See JCC, 30:136; and PCC, item 78, 14:709 – 10.

2 Thomson also wrote the following brief letter to former president Richard
Henry Lee this day. “The enclosed Letter was this morning sent to the
Chairman who reported it to Congress.

“By their order I broke the seal, but upon seeing the Name of the writer I
immediately concluded it was private and made report accordingly, In
consequence of which I have the honor of forwarding it to you
unread.” PCC, item 18B, fol. 43.