George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Ludwell Lee, 11 May 1797

From Ludwell Lee

Shuters hill 11th May 1797


Two English farmers, who wish to farm Lands in this part of the Country, have desired an introduction to you; understanding that you have an inclination to rent some part of yours—I have undertaken this in the first instance, tho I hope, their knowledge, & capability for the business they profess, will recommend them to you more than any thing I can say in their favor. I believe them however, well skilled in farming.1 With sentiments of the highest respect I have the honor to be Sir, Yr most Obedt Servt

Ludwell Lee


Ludwell Lee (1760–1836) lived at Shooters (Shuter’s) Hill outside Alexandria. He at this time was speaker of the Virginia senate.

1These doubtlessly were the Milburn brothers, one of whom on 12 May asked GW about renting land at Mount Vernon. See GW to Stephen Milburn, 15 May, and notes.

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