My dear Fitz:

            We are here in the center of the country.

            Resistance which was once contemplated very seriously has yielded to submission & flight. A people by situation capable of every happiness have been duped by awful leaders to sacrifice it & now depend on the mercy of the very govt. they have villified & abused. I enclose my address on which will be founded future measures.

God bless you. adieu.

Henry Lee

                     The army behaved really well.


near Parkinson’s Ferry


                                                                                  November 9, 1794





Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, M2009.097, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 April 15