Newburgh 22d Apl 1783
I have lately received a Letter from Miss Lee—Sister to the deceased General Lee—requesting me to obtain for her, an authentic copy of his Will. this I have promised to do, & know no way so likely to effect it, soon, as by applying to you. May I therefore entreat the favor of you to procure, & send to me an attested Copy thereof? any expence that may attend it, I will pay.
If I knew in what Office the Will was recorded I would have made a direct application to it without giving you any trouble. As I do not, this must be my apology for the application from Sir Yr Most Obt & Hble Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.