George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Richard Henry Lee, 10 May 1777

To Richard Henry Lee

Morris Town May 10th 1777.

Dear Sir,

This Letter will be delivered to you by the Chevalier D’annmours, who, if I am not mistaken in my judgment, has something more in view than preferment. In the course of two days conversation with him, he appears to me, to be a man of superior abilities to the common run of his Country men, who have visited us—He is sensible & judicious, &, as far as I am capable of judging, well Instructed in the political & commercial principles of most European States. He has Letters of recommendation from Doctr Franklin, professes to be a warm friend to the Rights of Mankind; and, as such, ready to give any aid in his power to the Cause we are engaged in. I mean this as a Letter of Introduction only, & am Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt & Affecte

G: Washington

ALS, PPAmP: Correspondence of Richard Henry Lee and Arthur Lee.

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