<br /> Lee Letter: n848

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Henry Lee
Recipient: George Washington

My dear Genl.

Your friend and second, the patriot and noble Greene is no more–on the
19th June after 3 days fever he left this
world.1

Universal grief reigns here. How hard the fate of the U States, to loose such a son in the middle of life – irreparable loss. But he is gone, I am incapable to say more. May health attend you my dear General.

Yours Most Affy.,

H. Lee Junr

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1 Nathanael Greene, former commander of the southern army, had died at age 43
in Savannah, Ga., where he was interred. DAB.