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title:“Henry Lee to George Mason”
authors:Henry Lee
date written:1792-3-20

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Lee, Henry. "Letter to George Mason." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 3. Ed. A Rutland. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 1261-62. Print.
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File Copy, Executive Letterbook, 1788-1792, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Va.

Henry Lee to George Mason (March 20, 1792)

March 20th. 1792.
SIR
Notwithstanding the late decision of the General Assembly, on the claim of the Indiana Company, it seems probable that the business will be revived. From the loss of public papers, during the War, and other causes, those who are engaged in the conduct of the affairs of the Community are very little acquainted with the real State of that Claim. I consider it my duty to collect all the intelligence in my power touching this subject and to place the same in the Archives of the Commonwealth for the information of Posterity. To no individual can I so properly apply as to yourself. Permit me then to ask you to devote a few hours of leisure to this business when convenient, and to favour me with the result of your researches. It may be highly useful to our Country on some future occasion and will confer a Singular Obligation on your &c.
HENRY LEE

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