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