Alexandria 24th May 1791

Dear Sir/

            I have just now received by your Son your Letter bearing date in february, one thousand, seven hundred & ninety, relative to Crosses account with a Note of the twenty first of May, ninety one, about Lanes. I had the pleasure of writing you sometime ago, that I had brought Lanes account to a ballance the amount of wch was about one & twenty thousand pounds of crop Tobacco. for wch I have his bond dated in the year 1789. Crosses demand we left unliquidated waiting for Vouchers from you. In June I shall see Lane & will take measures to have the whole brought to a conclusion & if possible get you the Tobacco immediately. The paper mony payment he insists upon & I am convinced you must be bound by it, altho it is hard & Elzey has certainly misconducted himself. 

I am Dear Sir Yr most Obed Sert,

Ludwell Lee

(Verso)

Ludwell Lee Esqr

24th May 1791

Robert Carter Esqr

                        of Nomony Hall

Westmoreland County

favord by

Mr Carter

 

 

Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 6, M2009.078

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 June 1