To Richard Henry Lee
Cambridge, November 8, 1775.
I mean but to acknowledge the receipt of your obliging favour of the 22d ultimo; for, as I expect this letter will be handed to you in Philadelphia, to recite the contents of my letter to the Congress would be little more than idle repetition. I should be very glad if the Congress would, without delay, appoint some mode by which an examination into the captures made by our armed vessels may be had, as we are rather groping in the dark till this happens.1
I sincerely condole with you on the loss of our good old Speaker2 and, with respectful compliments to the good family you are in, your brother, &c., I remain, etc.
Printed in Fitzpatrick, Writings description begins John C. Fitzpatrick, ed. The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745–1799. 39 vols. Washington, D.C., 1931–44. description ends , 4:75–76.
2. Peyton Randolph.