Newgate Street Chester January 14th 1783
Though personally unknown to you, I am by no means ignorant of your character for benevolence; therefore take the liberty of entreating Your Excellency Will honor Me With your good offices. The late General Charles Lee left behind him neither brother Nephew or Niece and but one Sister that now addresses you, and humbly begs your assistance in procuring for her an attested Copy of his last Will, should he have made one in [Writing] and if in that Will she has any interest. your advice upon the steps necessary for her to take and she must for ever remain your Excellency’s Sincerely obliged, and obedient humble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.