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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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

            Im obliged to you for sending this Lettr, I shall forward it to Farmvill where my family still are, today. Mrs Wherry has not yet returned, I enclose you Thirty Dollars which are all my stock or I would send you more, I know he has money in Alexa but guese now it is to be had from there, I shoud like to see you before your trip to Baltimore why not take this in your way; I have written to David to send you the Flour and to endeavor to have your 34 Bushels of Meal by Saturday; I will certainly send for the Rum immediately but why did you not say by what means he became mine. Sam says something about the law I rather think he meant fact as I have never yet heard of any law. I am astonished you dont wish to see the house it progresses amazingly, three shafts of chimnies are already out & both wings will be covered or nearly so to day. I have ventured, (with much doubt of the property) to begin to sow wheat to day; my fodder is all got. Thus you have a history of my doings. If you come here on your way to Baltimore & Mr Wherry cant raise the wind to suit you probably I may.

Coton                                                                                                              God bless you

Sep. 27th 1803                                                                                                             Thos. Lud Lee




Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 6, M2009.110

Uploaded by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 June 10

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