George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Edmund Jennings Lee, 5 April 1798

To Edmund Jennings Lee

Mount Vernon 5th April 1798.

Dear Sir,

Your letter of the 30th Ulto was presented to me yesterday.1 The apology you have offered for breaking the Seal of my Nephews letter, to me, is perfectly satisfactory. The like has often happened to myself.2

I hope I shall see General Lee before he leaves this part of the Country. The enclosed for Mr Corbin Washington, I request the favour of you to be caused to be delivered to him before he leaves Alexandria (and the sooner the better) if he is not at your house.3 With esteem, I am, Dear Sir Your Most Obedt

G. Washington

Typescript, DLC:GW.

Edmund Jennings Lee (1772–1843) was a younger brother of Gen. Henry Lee and Attorney General Charles Lee.

1Letter not found.

2He is referring to William Augustine Washington’s letter of 23 March. See GW to his nephew this date.

3The enclosure for Corbin Washington has not been identified.

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