<br /> Lee Letter: n596

Washington and Lee University

Sender: John Hanson
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear sir

Your Carriage is finished. Exchange is now from 90 to 100 & rising
rapidly. You never gave any direction about having your Coat of Arms
put on the Carriage. I have searched some Books of heraldry, Where I
found the Arms for Lee Earl of Essex, Which I presume is the Arms of
your family, & which I have odered to be painted on the Carriage.
If it is wrong, you will be pleased to give your direction. The painter
Says he Can make Any Alteration with little trouble, and no Expence to
you. I think the Carriage will please you. No news.

With respect, I am, Dear sir, Your most humble Servt,

John Hanson

[P.S.] I hope you will have it in your power to Send me Some Conti[nentals]
by the first Oppertunity, have not enough by me to pay one weeks board.

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Lee, Horsey and Carroll Papers deposit (1985), Maryland
Historical Society.