Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: William Lee
Lee Hall 15th Jany. 1773Dear Brother
I am here with a housefull assembled at the Squire’s anniversary feast. Hearing that a Ship is soon to clear for Glasgow I inclose the second of a bill, the first of which went about a week ago from Rappahanock. With this bill you have also an order on yourself in my favor from Mr. Thos. Washington for a small ballance which he says you owe him. Let them be both put to my credit. I received yours - and the Doctors favors by Page. I am glad my little boys are safe and that they please you. I hope they will continue to deserve your affectionate care of them. We expect your ship here next month, and I speak to all I see to have Tobacco ready for her.
Your affectionate brother
R. H. Lee
Lee PapersVirginia Historical Society
Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 1, 1762 - 1778, p. 81. Addressed to Lee in London, and endorsed as received 1 March and answered 4 March.