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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Nov [6?] 1782


No house yet I recd yours & shall have the advertisement put in the papers. I have not time to answer yr Letter fully. I will if I can be up at the Sale. Mr. [FitzHerbert][1] a commissioner from the court of London at Versailes to treat of peace, but how it will end time must discover. It is thought Charles town will be evacuated by the 15th of the month advise

                                  Richard Lee






Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 2, M2009.062, Jessie Ball DuPont Library, Stratford Hall



Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 March 27


[1]Alleyne FitzHerbert, 1st Baron St Helens (1753-1839), a British diplomat.

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