<br /> Lee Letter: w007

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Charles Carter
Recipient: Henry Lee

Sir,

Let a few words suffice in answer to yours of the 17th Instant – The only objection we ever had to your connexion with our beloved Daughter is now entirely done away; you have declared upon your honour that you have given over all thoughts of going to France, and we rest satisfied with that assurance; as we certainly know that you have obtained her consent you shall have that of her parents most cordially to be joined together in the holy bonds of Matrimony, whenever she pleases, and as it determined only the approbations – Inclinations and sincere affections of all the Friends as well as the parties immediately concerned we think the sooner it takes place, the better –

Mrs Carter and I, are perfectly persuaded that our dear girl will and we flatter ourselves, that you will be to her a most affectinate and <loving> Husband in full confidence of which,

I beg leave to subscribe myself – Yours very affectionate

Chals Carter

The ladies do not intend to Wmsburg

Notes:

Lee-Jackson CollectionLeyburn Library

The dateline is taken from the reverse page, which also contains this docket: “Chas Carter of Shirley consenting the marriage of daughter Ann to Genl H. Lee The Governour.”