From Henry Lee1
Alexa. [Virginia] 30th. Sepr. 89
My dear sir
Least my brother2 should have returned I take the liberty of asking your safe delivery of the two lets. enclosed & any reply which may be given to you for me.
At the same time let me present my hearty gratulations on the proper honor you have received from our country.
I anticipate good to the public & new lustre to my friend notwithstanding the obstinate difficultys & embarrassments which oppress our finance.
May complete success crown your endeavors. How is Mrs. H & family. Poor Mrs. Lee continues still very infirm. She desires to be remembered to her good friend.
AL[S], Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. After serving in the Revolution as commander of Lee’s Partizan Corps, Lee was a member of the Continental Congress from 1785 to 1788, and a delegate to the Virginia Ratifying Convention.
2. Richard Bland Lee, a member of the House of Representatives from Virginia.