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Collection Reference Number GLC06645.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1775 
Title Charles Lee to Robert Morris regarding progress in the Revolutionary War
Date 12 August 1775
Author Lee, Charles (1732-1782)  
Recipient Morris, Robert  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by Lee as commander of the left wing of the army besieging Boston to Morris as a member of Pennsylvania Council of Safety, with special assignments to procure arms and ammunition. Written on Winter Hill, which is part of modern day Somerville, Massachusetts. Says Morris should not feel the need to apologize for offering recommendations since he has put a "load of jobbs"[sic] on Morris. Says the army is in need of medical personnel and that the talents of the draftsman Mr. Lakes are much appreciated. Can use more people like him. Reports they are in the same situation as the last time he wrote, but that every day the American posts grow more secure and the British become more apprehensive. When something happens he will write. In postscript mentions letter that George Washington wrote to General Thomas Gage on 11 August 1775 on the maltreatment of American prisoners of war. Says he cannot send a copy without Washington's approval. Hopes his purchase in Virginia has been made. Lee was attempting to purchase an estate in Berkeley County in the Shenandoah Valley in order to bolster his American credentials in hopes of becoming commander of the army.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Siege of Boston  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  Health and Medical  Artisans  Prisoner of War  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Land Transaction  
People Morris, Robert (1734-1806)  Lee, Charles (1732-1782)  
Place written Winter Hill, Massachusetts
Theme The American Revolution; Health & Medicine; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859