From Henry Lee, Jr.
New york 11h July 1786
My dear Genl
Your friend and servant, the patriot and noble Greene is no more—on the 19th June after 3 days fever he left this world.
Universal grief reigns here—how hard the fate of the U. States, to loose such a son in the middle of life—irreparable loss—But he is gone, I am incapable to say more—May health attend you my dear General Yours most affy
H. Lee junr
Nathanael Greene died on 19 June at Mulberry Grove Plantation in Savannah, Georgia. For a description of his final illness and death, see Jeremiah Wadsworth to GW, 1 October.