<br /> Lee Letter: b345

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Theoderic Lee

Dear Sir,

My Son Ludwell will deliver to you £4.12.10 for the discharge of your account against me – John Weaver delivered safely the things that you sent by him, but I never knew ’till he came down that you had sent the Raisins, Almonds & Berries, for Robinson did not inform me or send me your letter – After much enquiry, in consequence of your letter by Weaver, I come to learn that Robinson belongd to Yeocomico, and a few days ago I got, by sending 40 miles for them, your joint letter with the goods – The Raisins & Berries so damaged as to be fit for very little. I thank you however for the trouble you have taken If Mr. Watson can prevail with any vessel going to New England to call at Zachary Weavers and carry a Barrel of Tobacco for chewing to General Whipple of Portsmouth in New Hampshire I shall be much obliged – Mr Watson may remember that in the fall of 1784, when I was on my way to Congress, in his Store a New England Captain promised me to call at Zachary Weavers for this barrel of Chewing Tobo. – but he never called & the barrel has been laying there ever since. Zachary Weaver lives on the Virga. Shore nearly opposite to Blackstones Island and where Hallows’s Marsh joins the Main high land at a place called the Table of Poplars.

Give my service to Mr. Watson and believe me to be dear Cousin

your affectionate friend & Relation.

Richard Henry Lee


Ford CollectionNew York Public Library

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, pp. 410 – 11. Addressed to “Mr. Theoderick Lee mercht. Alexandria favored by Mr. L. Lee.”