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1716-1919
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1716-1919
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eng
Summary
Papers, 1716-1919, of Henry Lee (1756-1818) of Westmoreland County, Virginia, consisting of transcripts of letters, 1779-1788, to and from George Washington (1732-1799) concerning the movement of British troops during the American Revolution, warrants to soldiers for Paulus Hook, and encouraging Washington to assume the presidency under the new form of government; letters, 1788-1792, to James Madison (1751-1836) regardings Lee's efforts to interest him in the purchase of lands at the great falls on the Potomac River and discussing political issues; abstract of the conveyance of Stratford Hall in Westmoreland County, Virginia, from owner to owner from 1716 to 1919; abstracts of references to Henry Lee in the Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book from 1807 to 1811; and transcript of an article from the NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER detailing the riot in Baltimore, Maryland, in July 1812, which led to life-threatening injuries to Henry Lee
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Henry Lee was born 29 January 1756 in Prince William County, Virginia to Henry Lee (1729-1787) and Lucy Grymes Lee. Lee graduated from Princeton College in 1773. After graduation, he handled business affairs for his absent father and considered travelling to England to study law. However, with the outbreak of the American Revolution, he entered the military. An excellent leader, he earned the nickname "Lighthorse Harry." After the Revolution, Lee served as a representative to the Continental Congress (1785-1788), Governor of Virginia (1791-1794), member from Westmoreland County in the House of Delegates (1785-1786, 1789-1791, 1795-1799), and as an United States Congressman (1799-1801). He also served in the federal ratifying convention in 1788. Lee proved less adept at business than at war or politics, and descended into debt in the early 1800s. After serving time in prison for debt, Lee left his family to travel to the West Indies to recover his health in 1813 and died upon returning to the United States in 1818. Lee married 1st, Matilda Lee (d. 1790) in April 1782, and they had 2 children. He married 2nd, Ann Hill Carter (1773-1829) 18 June 1793, and they had 6 children, including Robert E. Lee (1807-1870). Henry Lee died 25 March 1818 at Cumberland Island, Georgia, and originally was buried there. He since has been reinterred in the Lee family vault in the Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
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31
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000489956
Type of unit
leaves.

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