George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Richard Bland Lee, 23 November 1787

From Richard Bland Lee

Alexandria Novr 23 1787


I recieved your Excellency’s letter of the 11th Instant to day inclosing one guinea & an half on account of the ram Lamb1—As no expence was incurred by me in having him brought to this town permit me to return the half guinea which has been sent on account of charges & beleive me to be with the highest esteem—Your Excellency’s most Ob. & hum. Servant

Richard Bland Lee

ALS, PHi: Gratz Collection; Sprague transcript, DLC:GW.

Richard Bland Lee (1761–1827), younger brother of Charles and Henry, Jr., at this time was living in Loudoun County.

1Letter not found. In the entry in his cash accounts of 15 Nov., GW notes paying Lee £2.2 “for a Cape of Good Hope Lamb” (Ledger B description begins General Ledger B, 1772–1793. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , 256).

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