<br /> Lee Letter: b393

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: Thomas Lee Shippen

My dear Nephew,

I found on my arrival here how impossible it is for you to resist the most powerful attraction with which you are drawn to Chestnut Street – for I think that nothing short of that could have carried you so precipitately from New York – The numerous beauties, the many friends, the gaities & amusements of the Metropolis have no charms for you. – The enclosed letter I found in a packet directed to me, and now forward them by post – The Philippic of Burke I have ventured to keep for the amusement of some friends here, after which it shall be safely returned to you. My love to all with you, and be assured of the friendship of

your affectionate Uncle.

Richard Henry Lee


Shippen Collection###

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, p. 509. Addressed to Shippen “at Doctor Shippen Junr in Fourth Street – Philadelphia.”