<br /> Lee Letter: w011

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Charles Carter Lee
Recipient: Ann Hill Carter Lee

My dear mother,

This is to introduce to your acquuaintance Mr. Elliot of Boston whose visit to Alexandria, I hope you will endeavour to render as pleasant as possible. The ladies & gentlemen (for I always place the ladies first, my dear madam) of this town, have treated me with politeness, hospitality, kindness so far beyond my desire, that I would be glad to return it, in some little degree, by attentions of this sort to any gentleman of that place. But Mr. Elliot is an esteemed acquaintance of mine, a friend of Mr. Norton & a brother-in-law of Mr. Dwight, whose kind hospitality I have very sensibly experienced.

Your affectionate son,

C. C. Lee


Lee-Jackson CollectionLeyburn Library

The letter’s envelope is addressed: “To Mrs Ann H. Lee Alexandria, D.C. To the polite attention of Mr Elliot.”