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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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

            The Tob.o which Mrs Smith sent you is now wanting therefore must beg you will make preparation for paying it as soon as possible I will be glad if you would inform me when you think you can have it ready

I am Sir

respectfully Yours

Philip Lee

July 10th 1783

Robert Carter Esqr


10th July 1783

Mr Philip Lee



Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 6, M2009.063

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 June 2

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