<br /> Lee Letter: b035

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: William Lee

Dear Brother

Our friend and Kinsman John Turberville Esqr. has committed to your care a very important concern, the direction of his Sons education. He relys greatly on your sensible and tender attention to this business – The first object in view being a complete education, to have that purpose effectually answered, he chooses his Son to be placed either at Eton, at Winchester, or at Westminster; proposing that one of the three of the best present reputation shall be fixed on. Altho Mr. Turberville does not mean so far to attend to frugal principles as to neglect by any means the great business of learning, yet every thing else being equal, he would prefer that one of the three where the greatest moderation in the article of expence prevails. I refer you to my many letters by this opportunity, wishing that you may have patience to go thro them all. Our love to our dear Sister.

Your affectionate brother –

R. H. Lee

P.S. Walker is now at Essex Court so that I can get no fresh information touching him, but I believe Craft is out for Load.

Indolent as he is perhaps it may be after the close of this month before he sails.


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Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 1, 1762 – 1778, p. 57. Addressed “William Lee esquire merchant in London. By favor of Master Turberville.” Endorsed “Recd 1st Aug. Ans 9 Octr.”