<br /> Lee Letter: w049

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Fitzhugh Lee
Recipient: Charles G. Kerr

My dr Charlie –

I have recd an official letter from M. B. Harlan City Treas: as to inheritance tax upon personal property under the liability as Executor etc

I suppose he has written to you too –

I have had or am having the whole matter looked into by counsel & if there is any defensible ground such as length time elapsing, the commission of 1874 having closed & settled up his accounts – no notice & etc etc I am not prepared to say I will not stand upon it – You & yours just escaped this tax – as to the 30t April 1874 an act was passed which did not except nephews & nieces or even mothers – I am told that Custis Rooney etc are all liable as the law stands, because their mother Mrs Lee <illegible> a niece died before Mrs F., there was then <illegible> no niece in the matter in question, but Custis, Rooney, etc inherited & employed the property direct. Look into this & let me have your advice & opinion &

I am yours very truly

Fitzhugh Lee

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Lee-Jackson CollectionLeyburn Library