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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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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 Sir                                                                Dumfries 28th december 1791

You[1] are competent to determine for yourself whether you had better remain at Princeton or return to Virginia. You have my consent to do either as you please, but I hope you will not stay in Philadelphia and dissipate your time there if you should think proper to leave college but that you will come on to Alexandria. I do not know how to send you twenty dollars and as you have lately received more than £100 I cannot suppose it ought to be much wanted.

I am affectionately, your obed svt,

Charles Lee



Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 2, M2009.080, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall



Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 April 6


[1] Edmund Jennings Lee (1772-1843).

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