Letter from Thomas Sim Lee to Unknown

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    [Thomas Sim Lee to Unknown December 6, 1781 [RvW Box 2 Folder 64; MSS. – A.L.S.]] Annapolis 6th Decr. [December] 1781 Dear Sir I have the honor of two letters from you of late date, the latter came opportunely to hand; as the general Assembly of this State were on the point of meeting I had an immediate opportunity of submitting the important subjects of them, to their consideration. Your former letters I also had the pleasure of communicating to the Legislature [and] have not a doubt but they will feel the force of your Ju- -dicious observations, in the same degree that I have done. The confessed merit of Genl Greene will always give pow- -erful support to every proposition he may make, more especially in the Southern States where the good effects of his wise [End Page 1] his wise conduct [and] most excellent Generalship have been more immedi- -ately felt. The reinforcement from this State I must confess was long getting to you, but the reduction of Lord Corn -wallis's [sic] Army I hope will induce you to forget the hardships [and] difficulties you encountered from the want of their assis- tance, and the officers, [and] Soldiers having a share in the Glory of that event, will aspire to the honor of rising to the summit of military Fame, to which you have conducted the Southern Army. I most sincerely wish you the reward justly due to your eminent Services. I can answer For the grateful acknowledgements of this State [and] I have the honor to assure you of the high respect and Esteem of Dear General Your Mo. Obedt. Hble servt [Your Most Obedient Humber servant] Tho: S Lee [Thomas Sim Lee] [Endorsed on the left margin:] From X Governor Lee 6th Decr [December] 1781 [End Page 2]
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    [Thomas Sim Lee to Unknown December 6, 1781 [RvW Box 2 Folder 64; MSS. – A.L.S.]] Annapolis 6th Decr. [December] 1781 Dear Sir I have the honor of two letters from you of late date, the latter came opportunely to hand; as the general Assembly of this State were on the point of meeting I had an immediate opportunity of submitting the important subjects of them, to their consideration. Your former letters I also had the pleasure of communicating to the Legislature [and] have not a doubt but they will feel the force of your Ju- -dicious observations, in the same degree that I have done. The confessed merit of Genl Greene will always give pow- -erful support to every proposition he may make, more especially in the Southern States where the good effects of his wise [End Page 1] his wise conduct [and] most excellent Generalship have been more immedi- -ately felt. The reinforcement from this State I must confess was long getting to you, but the reduction of Lord Corn -wallis's [sic] Army I hope will induce you to forget the hardships [and] difficulties you encountered from the want of their assis- tance, and the officers, [and] Soldiers having a share in the Glory of that event, will aspire to the honor of rising to the summit of military Fame, to which you have conducted the Southern Army. I most sincerely wish you the reward justly due to your eminent Services. I can answer For the grateful acknowledgements of this State [and] I have the honor to assure you of the high respect and Esteem of Dear General Your Mo. Obedt. Hble servt [Your Most Obedient Humber servant] Tho: S Lee [Thomas Sim Lee] [Endorsed on the left margin:] From X Governor Lee 6th Decr [December] 1781 [End Page 2]
Title:
Letter from Thomas Sim Lee to Unknown
Creator:
Lee, Thomas Sim, 1745-1819
Date:
1781-12-06
Description:
Letter from Thomas Sim Lee to Nathanael Greene commending the him on commanding the Southern Army in the triumph over Lord Cornwallis.
Collection:
Charleston Museum Collection of Revolutionary War Letters
Contributing Institution:
The Charleston Museum Archives
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Lee, Thomas Sim, 1745-1819--Correspondence, Lee, Thomas Sim, 1745-1819
Topical Subject:
War, armed forces, and society
Geographic Subject:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783, United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--American forces
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
600 ppi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival Masters are tiffs.
Copyright Status Statement:
Public domain.
Access Information:
For more information contact The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.