To the County Court of Westmoreland
My Indisposition is such as to prevent my attendance in person on you, But I must beg of you to take the Guardianship of me & my Estate from the hands of Majr. Henry Lee & be so good as to nominate appoint my respected father in Law Mr. Richard Stuart my Guardian, and oblige your Obt. Sevt.
Feby. 26th, 1821
Test. Townsh C. S. Dade
Ann W Rose
Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 2, M2009.132, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall
Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 April 21