James Madison Papers

Arthur Lee to Committee of Congress, 27 October 1780

Arthur Lee to Committee of Congress

FC (Harvard University Library).

Ocr. 27th. 1780


The remainder of the Furniture, of which you ask the particulars,2 consists of Knives, Forks Spoons, plates & table Linnen, with two Iron travelling bedsteds, Mattresses & Sheets. The exact quantity of these things I do not know, but they cannot be of much value; being broken Setts, & having been usd for upwards of three years.3

I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Gentlemen Yr. most obedt Servt.

Arthur Lee

1On the reverse of this retained copy, Arthur Lee identified the recipients by writing “The Honble Messrs Maddison, Bee & Clark.” For context of this letter see above, Lee to Committee of Congress, 21 October 1780.

2If this request was by letter, rather than orally, it is now missing.

3For the report of the committee, see below, 1 December 1780.

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