<br /> Lee Letter: n862

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Henry Lee
Recipient: Edmund Randolph


The delegation have received your Excellencys letr. of the

Nothing yet has been relative to the meeting of the commissioners deputed
by the states of Maryland and Virginia, nor will this business be
brought forward untill Congress assemble in more

The enclosed resolution will shew the sense entertained by the united
states relative to the unauthorized possession of Port St. Vincents,
and their determination to punish the abettors of this insult to the
fœderal government.3 Least the leaders of
this sedition may learn the intentions of Congress & prepare
themselves to continue & extend their opposition, the Executive
will please to hold this communication intended only for their own

I have the honor to be, Sir, With due consideration & respect your
Excellencys most obt serv,

Henry Lee Junr4


Receiver’s copy, Executive Papers, Library of Virginia.

1 For which see Madison, Papers (Rutland), 9:377 – 78.

2 See Edward Carrington to Randolph, April 2, note 3.

3 See Charles Thomson to Randolph, this date, note 2.

4 This day Lee also wrote the following brief letter to John Fitzgerald, a
merchant in Alexandria, Va.: “I wrote to you from Baltimore &
prayed you to accomplish a bargain for me & yourself with S. West
[i.e., Stephen West, a merchant in Prince Georges County, Md.] To
that letr. I have yet recd. no reply. So solicitous am I to proceed
in that project, that I again remind you of it, & beg that you
will without fail execute the plan. It is to me very important, &
I will supply the cash for the bill if this is necessary rather than
fail in the scheme.” Lee Additional Manuscripts, ViU.