<br /> Lee Letter: n614

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Daniel Carroll
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

My Dear sir,

[I have] receiv’d by Post both your favors of the 9th. One inclosed a sum
of money as underneath, which falls short 200 Dollars of what is
mentiond – Pray be so Kind as to particularize the denominations of the
several Bills you may herafter send.

I shall forward the articles I have, or shall procure for you by Col
Forrests man, who will return with Capt Stoddard as soon as he can
finish his business at this place. The Large Bearskin Portmantau which
I have to send down will carry them safe from bad weather.

Forrest left me in Lodge Alley where I still remain. I am determind to
leave it as soon as I can & to make a tryal of House keeping for
some time. I have been told it wou’d be cheaper. I am sure it will be
more agreable & what is of no small consequence, my time will be
more at my command. The Sale of the wine began this day, the first
quality is reserv’d until Thursday. Before I receivd yours I had
determind to secure a quartercask for you – Col Biddle the Marshall told
me it shou’d be done – if circumstances will allow to make it a hhd or
Pipe that Shall be done. Let me have yr directions about forwarding it.
At present I suppose you wou’d chuse to have it casd, & forwarded
by the Head of Elk to the care of Col Hollingsworth. This wine cost
£30 stg per the Invoice, & is calld the Best old wine. Mr.
Hanson joins me in a Letter.1 I will only
add to you that my finances are very low, & that I cannot take any
measures for living in a manner I think I ought to do until I receive a
supply.

Present me to yr Lady. My sincere wishes for the happiness of you & yrs . . . you.

I am Dear Sir with great esteem, Yr. Mo affectionate
hble Ser.

Daniel Carroll

P.S. The man comes in . . . two pr of Silk Stockings.

12-60-720

7-80-560

3-70-210

1-65-65

1-60-60

1-50-50

1-40-40

9-20-180
    1885 Dollars rcd

Notes:

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

1 See Maryland Delegates to Lee, March 13, 1781.