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The Lee Family Digital Archive is the largest online source for primary source materials concerning the Lee family of Virginia. It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online. We are always looking for new letters, diaries, and books to add to our website. Do you have a rare item that you would like to donate or share with us? If so, please contact our curator, Colin Woodward, about how you can contribute to this historic project.



Dear Bror:

            With this you will receive little John, son to the Esqr’s. Prue, you will take care of him till you receive instructions from Mr. Anthony Stewart who I suppose will be with you as soon as this I immagine the Capt. will charge something for his passage, you will pay it on Mr. Stewarts Acct.

I am my dear Bror’s

most affectionate,

Francis Lightfoot Lee


Doctor Mortimer tells me he intends to write to you for a post chaise which he says may perhaps exceed something the money in yr. hands & the produce of his tobo. now sent He desires the bal. may be charged to me, you will be kind enough to do so.

F. L. Lee

Hobbs Hole in my way to Wm.burg, this 14th July 1771



The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 2, M2009.042

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 February 18

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