From Henry Lee
[Alexandria, Virginia, August 22, 1791]
My dear friend.
Mr Cox1 was about taking to you my riding horse, but my apprehension of yr. necessary hurry & my wish to compare him with a horse I have sent for, concluded a procrastination of my execution of your request & my ardent desire.2 No other consideration could have induced me to postpone a measure you reckon essential to your health.
Nor shall time be lost in presenting you with this trivial testimony of the zeal with which I engage in any matter which goes to your comfort.
May success & happiness attend you.
August 22d. 1791
I wrote to you some time ago on the business of some of my friends.3
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. This was presumably Peter Cox, Lee’s neighbor in Westmoreland County, Virginia.