Alexandria 19th July 1794
Excuse the liberty I take in requesting the favour of you to send me by the first opportunity a vial of the essence for the tooth ach which I see it to be at Poyntaise’s only you will more oblige me as it is for a particular friend of mine. I shall go in about ten days up to my Brother Richard’s Seat where I Hope I shall find our friend happy & well one of my sister’s is with her now. Present me respectfully to your lady & friends & to Miss Eddy & inform her that I am languishing to see her.
I am your Obt Sert,
Edmund J. Lee
Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 6, M2009.092
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