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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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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.



Headquarters Pon Pon [South Carolina]

Feb 18th 1782




            This will be handed your Excellency by Lt Col Lee an Officer to whom I am greatly indebted for the advantages we gained over the enemy last campaign. His singular merit and great abilities entitles him to my warmest friendship; and I beg leave to recommend here to your Excellency civility should he visit the French Army. The severity of the Service has impaired his health and he retired for to recover it. I take leave to refer your Excellency to the Col for the situation of things in the department.

I have the honor to be with great respect,

Your Excellency,

Most obed

humble svt,

N Greene

His Excellency Count Rochambeau



Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 2, M2009.061 Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 March 21

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