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Lee, Richard Henry (1732-1794) to Andrew Clove and Co. re: debt owed to George Thomson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00184.26 Author/Creator: Lee, Richard Henry (1732-1794) Place Written: Alexandria, Virginia Type: Document signed Date: 28 March 1792 Pagination: 2 p. ; 11 x 19 cm.

Note on verso transmits collection to Lee, who signed verso in receipt.

We inclose [sic] the copy of a Letter from Francis Wade Deputy Quarter to the President of Congress; which hath been for that purpose referred to us. We cannot but lament that no salutary Provisions have been hitherto divided to put a stop to the dangerous practice complained of.
We must in duty to the Public again thro your Excellency reiterate our requested that the legislature of the State of Delaware with attend to this important object.
We are Sir respectfully
Your very humble Servants
Gov Morris
Mr. Whipple
Gov: of Delaware Francis Lightfoot Lec

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