Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Henry Lee, 30 September 1789

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.

Always yours

AL[S], Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1After 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.

2Richard Bland Lee, a member of the House of Representatives from Virginia.

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