<br /> Lee Letter: n870

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Gilbert Blane


Your brother transmitted to me the valuable present that you were pleased to make me of your excellent book on the diseases of
seamen,1 which I have read with much
pleasure and instruction. It is certainly a business of great
philanthropy to contribute to the health and ease of so valuable and so
exposed a part of our species. I pray you, sir, to accept of my thanks
for your politeness, and give me leave to assure you, that I am with
much esteem and regard, sir,

your most obedient and very humble servant,

Richard Henry Lee.


MS not found; reprinted from Richard H. Lee, Memoir of the Life of Richard Henry Lee …, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: H. C. Carey and I. Lea, 1825), 2:73. Addressed: “Dr. Blane, Physician to his royal highness the Prince of Wales, &c. &c. &c.”

1 That is, Sir Gilbert Blane’s Observations on the Diseases Incident to Seamen (London: J. Cooper, 1785).