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1779 Dec. 3
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1779 Dec. 3
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eng
Summary
Letter, dated 3 December 1779, from Henry Lee (1729-1787) of Prince William County, Virginia, and member of the state Senate of Virginia to William Carr (d. ca. 1791) of Prince William County detailing the financial condition of Virginia including the price of goods, new taxes on items, and its paper currency. Also discusses the military situation in Charles Town (Charleston), South Carolina, and in Virginia. Lee also conveys information concerning legislation before the Virginia general assembly and about a gaol break in Williamsburg, Virginia. Also included is a review, dated 5 April 1931, of a biography of Lee's son, Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee (1756-1818)
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Henry Lee was born in 1729 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Henry Lee (1691-1747) and Mary Bland Lee (1704-1764). Lee established his home "Leesylvania" in Prince William County, Virginia. He represented Prince William County in the House of Burgesses from 1758 to 1776, in all five revolutionary conventions, and represented Prince William and Fairfax Counties in the Virginia Senate from 1776 to 1787. Lee also was a justice for Prince William County, and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the county militia. He married Lucy Grymes (1734-1792) 1 December 1753, and they had 8 children including Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee (1756-1818). Lee died 15 August 1787 in Prince William County.
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Letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
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3
Immediate source of acquisition
Hoag, Paul F.
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000488952
Type of unit
  • leaves and 3
  • p.

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