George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Lee, Jr., 27 April 1799

From Henry Lee, Jr.

Stratford 27th April [1799]

Dear Sir

On my way to North[umberlan]d election I recd yr favor of the ⟨illegible⟩ instant.1

In the course of the last ⟨month⟩ I rented out my distillery to a Mr ⟨illegible⟩ of Frederic, now residing in this county & sold to him all my corn.

Had your application preceded the sale I would most chearfully have given you the preference.

I will try to purchase 100 or 200 ⟨bls⟩ for you on the terms you mention & if I succeed you will know from me personally, as in a few days I shall set out for Alexa. & Loudon. Your most respely

H. Lee

ALS, DLC:GW. The letter is misdated 1795 in DLC:GW.

1For the election in Northumberland County, see Bushrod Washington to GW, 26 April, and John Tayloe to GW, 29 April, n.3. GW’s letter to Lee is dated 18 April.

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