Washington and Lee University

Sender: Richard Henry Lee
Recipient: William Lee

Dear Brother,

Capt. Blackwell clears today, & so does Roman, but for fear of accidents, please be informed that Roman has of your own Tobacco Forty eight hhds, vidt. 40, purchased from Hudson Muse, 6 from Daniel Muse, 1 hhd Servants <Tobo.> & one saved from the damaged Tobo. of Capt. Rayson last year, about which you are inform<ed> in my letter from Chantilly. The Nt. weight of 6 h<hds> a bot of Dan Muse is 5939 lbs. at 10s./Do. of 40 hhds purchased of Hudson Muse 40950 at 10/sterling as per Manifest which see - The weight of Raysons damaged hhd 991. & of the Ser<vants> Tobo. <illegible> 972. The Friendship has 2 hhds shipt by Jno. <illegible> Kinner <illegible> as Ext. of Catherine Monroe which <mutilatedgt; may be insured at 5. - . - Sterling pr. hhd Farewell

Your affectionate broth<er>
R. H. Lee

Virginia.

Notes:

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Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 1, 1762 - 1778, p. 123. Addressed to Lee "Merchant in London" and sent by Captain Blackwell of the Caroline. Endorsed as received 30 August and answered 3 September 1774.