George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 26 September 1797]

26. Clear in the forenoon lowering afterwards & turning cold. Wind brisk from the No. Wt. The Attorney Genl. Lee & Lady & Mrs. Edmund Lee dined here.

Charles Lee was appointed attorney general of the United States in 1795. He served in this post until 1801, then returned to his law practice. His last years were spent at his Fauquier County home near Warrenton. Lee was married in 1789 to Anne Lee (1770–1804), daughter of Richard Henry Lee, and later to Margaret Scott Peyton (1783–1843), a widow. mrs. edmund lee: In MS this reads Mrs. Edmund Leed. Mrs. Lee was Sarah (Sally) Lee (1775–1837), daughter of Richard Henry Lee and his second wife, Anne Gaskins Pinckard Lee. She had married her cousin Edmund Jennings Lee in 1796.

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