To the County Court of Westmoreland


            My Indisposition is such as to prevent my attendance in person on you, But I must beg of you to take the Guardianship of me & my Estate from the hands of Majr. Henry Lee & be so good as to nominate appoint my respected father in Law Mr. Richard Stuart my Guardian, and oblige your Obt. Sevt.


Elizabeth McCarty


Mount Rose

Feby. 26th, 1821

Test. Townsh C. S. Dade

Ann W Rose





Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 2, M2009.132, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall



Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 April 21