George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Ludwell Lee, 7 August 1797

From Ludwell Lee

Shooters hill 7th Augst 1797


The Bearer of this, is the Cook you wrote concerning1—You are welcome to make such trial of him, as may be satisfactory to Mrs Washington & yourself—it will give me pleasure should he answer your wishes.2

I have spoken to Mr George Lee to mention your want of Rye to the farmers in our neighborhood tho I fear it will be hard to procure as the number of distilleries in the upper Country, give Rye a value, too great for any distant carriage—With the highest respect I have the honor to be Sir Yr most obedt Servt

Ludwell Lee


1Lee wrote on the cover, “by Davy.”

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