Dear Sir Dumfries 28th december 1791
You are competent to determine for yourself whether you had better remain at Princeton or return to Virginia. You have my consent to do either as you please, but I hope you will not stay in Philadelphia and dissipate your time there if you should think proper to leave college but that you will come on to Alexandria. I do not know how to send you twenty dollars and as you have lately received more than £100 I cannot suppose it ought to be much wanted.
I am affectionately, your obed svt,
Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 2, M2009.080, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall
Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 April 6
 Edmund Jennings Lee (1772-1843).