To Henry Lee
[Philadelphia, August 25, 1794. On September 2, 1794, Lee wrote to Hamilton: “I am extremely chagrined on finding from your private letter accompanying your public letter [of August 25, 1794] that the intended secrecy is entirely baffled.” Private letter not found.]1
1. On August 26, 1794, George Washington wrote to Lee: “.… I shall refer you to letters from the War office, and to a private one from Colo. Hamilton (who in the absence of the Secretary of War, superintends the military duties of that department) for my sentiments on this occasion” (ALS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress).