• The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia

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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Know all men by these presents that we William Wyatt and John Warren are held and firmly bound unto James Monroe Esquire Governor of the commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of one hundred and fifty Dollars to which payment well and truly to be made to our said Governor this successors for the use of the commonwealth we bind ourselves our and each of our heirs executors & administrators Pointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our sels and dated this 4 day of January 1802

The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bound William Wyatt hath obtained a license to keep an ordinary at his house in the said County if therefore the said Wm Wyatt shall constantly find and provide in his said ordinary good Wholesome and cleanly lodgings and diet for travellers and stablidge fodder and provender on pasturage and provender as the season shall require for their horses for and During the term of one year from the day of the date of these presents and from thence until the next court to be held for the said County of Charlotte and shall not suffer any lawful gaming in his house nor on the sabbath day suffer any person to tipple and Drink more than is necessary then the above obligation to be Void else to remain in full force


Wm Wyatt (Seale)


John Warren (Seale)



Sealed & delivered

in presence of the court of Charlotte

Tho. Read



Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 2, M2009.107, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 April 6

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