George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Mary Digges Lee, 27 September 1780

Annapolis September 27th 1780.


I have the honor to inform your Excellency that the Ladies of Maryland have manifested their gratitude, by Subscribing a Considerable Sum for the relief of the American army—They are daily depositing the Money in my hands, and I flatter myself the collection will be compleated in a Short time— I must therefore solicit your Excellency’s directions as to the manner in which it shall be disposed of—If for necessaries which may be procured in this State, it will give me pleasure to assist in the execution of your orders—at the Same time it may also be necessary, that your Excellency Should fix their destination—whether for the Northern or Southern Army. I am Sir with the highest respect and Esteem, your Most Humble Servant

Mary Lee.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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