Va. Culpeper 10 April 1806
In consequince of the matter You were pleased to communicate to me respecting Genl Lee, I beg leave Good & Worthy Sir to approach Your hand with the most Solemn assurances that Mr. Samuel Washington told me that Genl Lee had sold Him the place whereon I reside, and that Lee was obliged to make Him a conveyance for the Same, and bound what He said by the most Solemn [asseveration], and that this fact shall be fully establish’d, I pledge my most Sacrd Honor! as for my certificate to Genl Lee, it does not in this instance apply. to indeavour to make it so, would be in Him a base attempt. with all due regard I am Sir Your most Obdt hble Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.