Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: - -
Philadelphia May 26. 1777Dear General.
I well know your attachment to men of worth, and I am sure it will not be esteemed the less because it comes recommended by me. I therefore, with pleasure introduce to your acquaintance and civilities the Bearer Mr. Demmere a Gentleman of Georgia, who comes to the Army with a strong desire of becoming a part of it. Bregadier Gen. Howe of Carolina recommends this gentleman to me as a person of great spirit and zeal in the American cause, and one whose activity and influence has served it much. Your pamphlets are ready and I will contrive them by the first safe conveyance. I am, with great regard, dear Sir
your most affectionate and obedient.
Richard Henry Lee
Fogg CollectionMaine Historical Society
Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 1, 1762 - 1778, pp. 303.