1788.025: Campaign Letter from Arthur Lee.

Published: 1788

Full Title: To the freeholders of the counties of Gloucester, Middlesex, Essex, King and Queen, King William, Caroline, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, and Lancaster: [from] Woodbury, in Richmond County. Gentlemen, When I offer myself, as a candidate to represent you in the general Congress of the United States, I think it proper to declare the principles, which shall govern my conduct, if I have the honour of being elected. ...

Author: Lee, Arthur (1740-92).

Place Issued: Fredericksburg

Issuing Press: Timothy Green & Co.

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; (broadside).


Signed in print by Lee; he was then campaigning for election to the First Congress on a platform supporting the various amendments to the Constitution proposed by the Virginia Ratification Convention; he was unsuccessful in this effort, despite being a younger brother of the revolutionary leader Richard Henry Lee (1732-94).

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