<br /> Lee Letter: b419

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: John Armstrong

My dear General

Judging from my self, I think that well bottomed friendship is not to be shaken by time or accident, So that altho our Correspondence has been interrupted, I hope our friendship is not impaired. My brother Mr. William Lee is desirous of sending his son to the School of Carlyle in Pennsylvania. He requests that you will be so good as to inform him by Letter sent to him the next summer at the Sweet Springs in Augusta what is the charge for board and tuition of a Boy annually at the said school. And whether in your opinion the teachers at that school are properly qualified for their business. My brother William sets out for the Augusta Springs early in June in persuit of health, and designs to carry his son from thence to the Carlyle school if your Letter incourages him to do so. I have Lately been made unhappy by understanding that your Health was in a declining way, but I shall be much gratified to hear from you that it is restored. An accident that has lately happened to my hand obliges me to be assisted by an amanuensis which your goodness will excuse. I have the honor to be Dear Sir

With unfeigned affection your friend.

Richard Henry Lee

Notes:

Ford CollectionNew York Public Library

Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 2, 1779 – 1794, pp. 542 – 43. Endorsed as received and forwarded on 11 May.