George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Lee, Jr., 11 July 1786

From Henry Lee, Jr.

New york 11h July 1786

My dear Genl

Your friend and servant, the patriot and noble Greene is no more—on the 19th June after 3 days fever he left this world.

Universal grief reigns here—how hard the fate of the U. States, to loose such a son in the middle of life—irreparable loss—But he is gone, I am incapable to say more—May health attend you my dear General Yours most affy

H. Lee junr


Nathanael Greene died on 19 June at Mulberry Grove Plantation in Savannah, Georgia. For a description of his final illness and death, see Jeremiah Wadsworth to GW, 1 October.

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