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LIFE

OF

ARTHUR LEE, LL. D.

JOINT COMMISSIONER OF THE UNITED STATES то THE COURT OF
FRANCE, AND SOLE COMMISSIONER TO THE COURTS OF SPAIN

AND PRUSSIA, DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.

WITH HIS POLITICAL AND LITERARY CORRESPONDENCE AND HIS PAPERS
ON DIPLOMATIC AND POLITICAL SUBJECTS, AND THE AFFAIRS OF

THE UNITED STATES DURING THE SAME PERIOD.

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Boston:
PUBLISHED BY WELLS AND LILLY, COURT STREET.

1829.

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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT:

District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the first day of September, A. P. 1829, in the fifty-fourth year of the Indepenulence of the United States of America, Wells & Lilly, of the said District, have deposited in this Omee the Title of a Book, the Right whereof they elaim as Proprietors, in the words following. to wit :

“Life of Arthur Lee, LL. D. Joint Commissioner of the United States to the Court of France, and Sole Commissioner to the Courts of Spain and Prussia , during the Revolutionary War, with his Political and Literary Correspondence, and his Papers on Diplomatic and Political Subjects, and the Affairs of the United States, during the same Period. By Richard Henry Lee, A. M. H. A. M. Au. thor of the Life of Richard Henry Lee."

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled " An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the times therein mentioned ;" and also to an Act, entitled, “ An act supplementary to an Act, entitled An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the Benefits thereof to the Arts of Designing, Engraving, and Etching Historical, and other Prints."

JNO. W. DAVIS,
Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

DEDICATION.

TO JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.

SIR,

Permit me to dedicate to you the following Memoir of the Life of Arthur Lee.

Yourself a patriot and a scholar, a statesman and a diplomatist, you will find the writings of Arthur Lee breathing a spirit of patriotism congenial with your own; possessing a vigour and an elegance of style you. will feel and admire ; while you will trace, in the history of his life, labours that you will know how to appreciate, and services similar to those which, like him, you have rendered to our common country.

Your fellow citizen,

RICHARD HENRY LEE. Leesburg, Sept. 1828.

CONTENTS OF VOL. I.

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