<br /> Lee Letter: w048

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Fitzhugh Lee
Recipient: Charles G. Kerr

My dr Charlie

Rooney goes to Richmond today or tomorrow, when he returns we might meet & talk the matter over –

We can buy <illegible> (securable at par for all state dues) at 80cts I think & thus sure 20cts per dollar if we decide to buy – I have Beach looking into the matter – Read Section 3 page 363 Code of 1873 – it gives Harlan authroity to collect on the personal property – but I cant find he has that right upon Real Estate – He has written to the legatees directly as to that too – Custis et hoc genus nune on liable B. says Wm Burke open his real property – I wish you would also read section of 364 page in the sentence at its conclusion beginning Unless and except so far etc –

If there is a claim open to the part of the Estate (per mood) we have not secd can the Estate be considered as paid or delivered over I told Harlan to hold his horses – We were considering the whole matter, etc

I am very truly yrs

Fitzhugh Lee

Notes:

Lee-Jackson CollectionLeyburn Library

The letter is addressed to: “Chas: G. Kerr Esq – Atty at Law 49 W. Fayette St Balt:”