Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Samuel Adams


Nothing material has occurred since I wrote you last, except that we have seen here the Nefarious proceedings of the Privy Council, in the case of your petition against the infamous Hutchinson and Oliver. The determination is viewed here with horror and astonishment! We are likely to have a long Session, and before we part, I hope we shall declare our strong approbation of our Sister colonies repelling the revenue act with the Tea ships, and animadvert on some other tyrannic proceedings of Administration. I take pleasure in introducing to your acquaintance General Lee, a most true and worthy friend to the rights of human nature in general, and a warm, spirited Foe to American oppression. This Gentlemans principles do him honor, and I am sure his acquaintance will give you much pleasure. I am, with singular regard.

Sir your most obedient humble Servant.
R. H. Lee


Samuel Adams PapersLenox Library

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 1, 1762 - 1778, p. 110. Addressed to Adams in Boston, and sent by General Lee.