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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Alexandria 19th July 1794

Dr Sir

Excuse the liberty I take in requesting the favour of you to send me by the first opportunity a vial of the essence for the tooth ach which I see it to be at Poyntaise’s only you will more oblige me as it is for a particular friend of mine. I shall go in about ten days up to my Brother Richard’s Seat where I Hope I shall find our friend happy & well one of my sister’s is with her now. Present me respectfully to your lady & friends & to Miss Eddy & inform her that I am languishing to see her.

I am your Obt Sert,

Edmund J. Lee



Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 6, M2009.092

Uploaded by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 June 3

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