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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Winchester Augt 28th 1809

D Sir

            If you are seriously disposed to sell your negroes, I think I can give you such landed security, as will partly satisfy you. I mean land of the first quality and production.

            I will purchase, the whole and will pay you annually 2,000 dollars on interest. I intend to go to Alexandria soon, and will call to see you and obtain your answer.

y vy o. sr.

Theodorick Lee



Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 6, M2009.117

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 June 10

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