Dear Sir,

            The Tob.o which Mrs Smith sent you is now wanting therefore must beg you will make preparation for paying it as soon as possible I will be glad if you would inform me when you think you can have it ready

I am Sir

respectfully Yours

Philip Lee

July 10th 1783

Robert Carter Esqr


10th July 1783

Mr Philip Lee



Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 6, M2009.063

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 June 2