<br /> Lee Letter: n619

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Daniel Carroll
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

Dear Sir,

Captn. Stoddart carrys with him several matters for you as underneath. He
will deliver them to some trusty person in Baltimore to be forwarded to
you. It has not been in my power to get the Brown thread Stockings
suitable or a hat; I have been with the hatter frequently, & have
received repeated promises, but have been disapointed. I shall continue
to press him. I do not expect to get one of the best much under two
thousand dollars. The green waistcoat I mentiond was taken by the
Spanish Agent1 before I receivd yours &
I thought it best Notwithstanding what you said to take the white one
with flours – which was cheaper, & I think hansommer.

The wine sold from 34/ to 38/ State money per Gallon. I believe it is not
more than four years old – & I have managed it with Mr. Biddle so
that you may have a quarter Cask, hogshead or pipe as you shall
direct – but this must be done by the first opportunity.

In paying a way some of yr. money I found several Convention Bills which I
return as mentiond underneath – likewise an 80 Dollar Bill which woud not
pass. Present my Comps. to Mrs. Lee & be assur’d, I am Dr. sr. with
great regard, Yr. Most Obt Serv.

Danl. Carroll
Dollars
Amt of Coll[ungers?] Bill. 3940 sent by post
Do. of L Blank 4 p Stockgs 2600
Paid for a Silk waistcoat 1500
Do. for Buttons 750
Do for 10 yds of fine

Jean or dimoty
2250 1st Parcel recd Dolls

16109
11,040 2 Do1885
19-8 Ds Convention Bills 152 17994
18-6 Ds 108
1. 80 Dollar Bill will not pass80
11,380

Notes:

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

1 That is, Francisco Rendon.