A Guide to the Henry Lee papers, 1768-1816 Lee, Henry, Papers, 1768-1816 26824

A Guide to the Henry Lee papers, 1768-1816

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Accession Number 26824


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Repository
Library of Virginia
Accession number
26824
Title
Henry previous hitLee next hit Papers, 1768-1816
Physical Characteristics
1 volume (172 leaves), negative photostats
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Henry previous hitLee next hit Papers, 1768-1816. Accession 26824, Personal papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Lent for copying by Charles Carter previous hitLee next hit, Rocky Mount, Virginia, 16 November 1967.

Alternative Form Available

Also on Miscellaneous Microfilm reel 1, as part of the Charles Carter previous hitLee next hit Collection.


Biographical Information

Henry previous hitLee next hit was born 29 January 1756 at Leesylvania in Prince William previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, to Henry previous hitLee next hit (1729-1787) and Lucy Grymes previous hitLee next hit (1734-1792). He graduated from Princeton in 1773. During the American Revolution, previous hitLee next hit was appointed a captain of cavalry in the Virginia militia and served in the Continental Army. previous hitLee next hit impressed George Washington (1732-1799) who convinced Congress to appoint previous hitLee next hit to an independent cavalry command. previous hitLee next hit and his legion served under Washington in New Jersey and New York, then under command of Nathanael Greene (1742-1786) in North Carolina and South Carolina. previous hitLee's next hit Legion earned itself and its commander fame. After the war, previous hitLee next hit entered politics and represented Virginia in the Continental Congress from 1786 to 1788 and sat in the Virginia ratifying convention for the Constitution in 1788. From 1791 to 1794 previous hitLee next hit served as Governor of Virginia. He represented Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1785-1786, 1789-1791, and 1795-1799. He retired from politics in 1801 and returned to Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit. However, bad business decisions and poor health eventually forced previous hitLee next hit to remove to Barbados, leaving his family behind. In 1818, he determined to return home, but got only as far as Cumberland Island, Georgia, where he died at Dungeness, home of the widow of General Nathanael Greene, on 25 March 1818. He was buried at Dungeness, but was reinterred in the previous hitLee next hit family crypt at the previous hitLee next hit Chapel at Washington and previous hitLee next hit University in Lexington, Virginia, 30 May 1913. previous hitLee next hit married first Matilda previous hitLee next hit (1763-1790) in 1782, and they had four children. He married second Ann Hill Carter (1773-1829) 18 June 1793 and they had six children, including Robert E. previous hitLee next hit (1807-1870).

Scope and Content

Papers, 1768-1816, of Henry previous hitLee next hit (1756-1818) of Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, and Barbados, containing bonds, correspondence, deeds, depositions, notes and reminiscences. Correspondence includes transcripts of letters and depositions discussing the the quartering of British troops in Boston, Massachusetts, possible efforts by British officers to encourage African Americans to rebel, and general unrest in Massachusetts, all before the Revolution. Also contains letters from George Washington (1732-1799), the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), and Nathanael Greene (1742-1786) regarding the military situation in New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina during the American Revolution; letters concerning politics in the United States during the 1780s and 1790s; and correspondence containing recollections by other officers of the Continental Army about campaigns in North Carolina and South Carolina, including the battles of Guilford Court House and Hobkirk's Hill. Letters from Barbados deal with previous hitLee's next hit health; advice to his wife Ann Hill Carter previous hitLee next hit (1773-1829) and sons Henry previous hitLee next hit, Jr., (1787-1837) and Charles Carter previous hitLee next hit (1798-1871); and previous hitLee's next hit business concerns. Letters also discuss the death of previous hitLee's next hit first wife Matilda, his marriage to Ann Hill Carter, and the death of his father-in-law Charles Carter (1732-1806). Letters, bonds, and deeds concern previous hitLee's next hit land interests in western Virginia, Washington D. C., and Santo Domingo. Also includes notes and reminiscences about Revolutionary War campaigns in North Carolina and South Carolina, including Andrew Jackson's (1767-1845) recollection of the battle of Hobkirk's Hill near Camden, South Carolina. The letters, notes and reminiscences dealing with the Revolution were used in previous hitLee's next hit MEMOIRS OF THE WAR IN THE SOUTHERN DEPARTMENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.


Adjunct Descriptive Data

Location of Originals

Originals are located at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Contents List

Transcripts of letters, 1768, from Samuel Adams (3 October), P. Cory (22 September), and Thomas Cushing (27 September) to Dennys De Bert, colonial agent for Massachusetts in London, England, concerning the quartering of troops in family homes in Boston, Massachusetts.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Transcripts of depositions, 31 October 1768, from Robert McIntyer, John Boyles, William Warden, William Foster, Grace Foster, John Geyer, James Jones, and William Tyler stating that British military officers had encouraged African Americans to rebel.
3 leaves, negative photostats.
Transcript of letter, 21 March 1775, from Thomas Cushing, Boston, Massachusetts, to Richard Henry previous hitLee next hit, [Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit], Virginia, discussing the unrest in the colonies.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Transcript of letter, 30 September 1779, from General George Washington, Headquarters, West Point, New York, to Henry previous hitLee next hit discussing recent military actions.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Transcript of letter, 16 October 1780, from the Marquis de Lafayette to Major Henry previous hitLee next hit expressing pleasure that previous hitLee's next hit Legion has been placed under his command and sending small gifts for previous hitLee next hit and his officers.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Transcript of letter, 12 January 1781, from General Nathanael Greene to Colonel Henry previous hitLee next hit reviewing military affairs in the Southern colonies during the American Revolution.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Transcript of letter, 22 May 1781, from General Nathanael Greene to Colonel Henry previous hitLee next hit discussing previous hitLee's next hit raid on Augusta, Georgia, and the military situation in South Carolina.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 4 April 1786, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, New York, New York, to an unknown recipient discussing current political affairs.
3 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 6 May 1786, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to [Mrs.?] Fendall, sending family news.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 28 October 1786, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, New York, to an unknown recipient commenting on the current political situation and criticizing domestic affairs.
3 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 11 November 1786, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, New York to [?] previous hitLee next hit commenting on the Continental Congress and politics.
4 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 20 December 1786, from Henry previous hitLee next hit to Richard [Bland previous hitLee next hit?] discussing family news and his reelection to the Continental Congress.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 4 March 1790, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, to [James Madison?] criticizing the Secretary of the Treasury's funding plan and commenting on public finances and the economy.
3 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 14 August 1791, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Alexandria, Virginia, to [James Madison?] commenting on stock speculation.
1 leaf, negative photostat.
Letter, 8 December 1791, from Henry previous hitLee next hit to [James Madison?] discussing the defeat of the army in Ohio and business matters.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 8 January 1792, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Richmond, Virginia, to [James Madison?] discussing President George Washington, politics and the agricultural and manufacturing prospects of the country as proposed by the Secretary of the Treasury.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 17 January 1792, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Richmond, to [James Madison?] commenting on political and military matters, including the defeat of the army by Indians in Ohio.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 29 January 1792, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Richmond, to [James Madison?] commenting on the United States Constitution, Congress, and public finances. He remarks on the possibility of his accepting command of the army on the western frontier.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 6 February 1792, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Richmond, to [James Madison?] discussing the powers of Congress and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton's funding and assumption plans.
1 leaf, negative photostat.
Letter, 4 April 1792, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Richmond, to [James Madison?] commenting on funding and assumption, the Secretary of the Treasury, and other political matters.
1 leaf, negative photostat.
Letter, 10 September 1792, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Richmond, to [James Madison?] mentioning a personal tragedy and discussing current affairs, including the Bank of the United States.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Agreement, 6 June 1792, between Zachariah Johnston, Rockbridge previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, and Henry previous hitLee next hit, Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, concerning 960 acres of land in Botetourt previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 20 June 1792, from Walter Jones to Governor Henry previous hitLee next hit discussing politics and the "rights of the people. "
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 29 September 1792, from J. Holcombe, Cumberland previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, to Governor Henry previous hitLee next hit, Richmond, inquiring about purchasing land in the Dismal Swamp owned by previous hitLee next hit.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 19 October [1792], from Thomas previous hitLee next hit Shippen, Berkeley, Charles City previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, to Governor Henry previous hitLee next hit, introducing a Mr. Howell.
1 leaf, negative photostat.
Letter, 20 April 1793, from the committee of correspondence for the [Culpeper?] Society to Governor Henry previous hitLee next hit accepting his offer of land for granaries.
1 leaf, negative photostat.
Letter, 20 May 1793, from Charles Carter, Shirley, Charles City previous hitCounty next hit, to Governor Henry previous hitLee next hit consenting to previous hitLee's next hit marriage to his daughter Ann Hill Carter.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 25 September 1794, from Walter Jones to Governor Henry previous hitLee next hit regarding the Whiskey Rebellion and his sons' service in the militia.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Agreement, 22 May 1795, between Henry Banks and Henry previous hitLee next hit stating that Banks will secure titles for previous hitLee next hit for 15,000 acres of land patented in Harrison previous hitCounty next hit, (West) Virginia.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 16 November 1795, from Senator Rufus King of New York, to Henry previous hitLee next hit, Philadelphia, stating that he will not consider any government department, but will remain where he is.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Deed, 29 May 1796, for all right in the estate of William Dolman from John James Maund to Henry previous hitLee next hit, both of Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Bond, 27 December 1796, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, to William Glassell, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Bond, 1798, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, to George Keith Taylor, Prince George previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Bond, 1798, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, to George Keith Taylor, Prince George previous hitCounty next hit.
1 leaf, negative photostat.
Letter, 30 March 1798, from George Keith Taylor, Petersburg, Virginia, to Henry previous hitLee next hit, Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, concerning business matters and land.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Agreement, 22 August 1798, between John Tayloe, Richmond previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, and Henry previous hitLee next hit, Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, concerning lots in Washington, D.C.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 6 July 1806, from Ann Hill Carter previous hitLee next hit, Shirley, Charles City previous hitCounty next hit, to Henry previous hitLee next hit lamenting the death of her father Charles Carter.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Notes, 1808, by Colonel Howard concerning previous hitLee's next hit Legion, the battle of Guilford Court House and the battle of Eutaw Springs.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 2 April 1808, from Robert Goodloe Harper, Senate, Washington, D.C. to Henry previous hitLee next hit, Alexandria, Virginia, regretting that he was unable to visit previous hitLee next hit.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 30 May 1809, from John Pratt, Jr., of Camden, South Carolina, to Henry previous hitLee next hit, Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, commenting on mutual acquaintances.
3 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 8 June 1809, from Charles Simms, Alexandria, to Henry previous hitLee next hit, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, providing an account of the battle of Red Bank, or Fort Mercer, New Jersey, in October 1777.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Deed, 29 January 1804, for land in Bath previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, from Philip Richard Fendall and Robert Young, Alexandria, to Henry previous hitLee next hit, Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit. Recorded in the United States Circuit Court, District of Columbia, on 10 August 1809.
3 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 16 November 1809, from John F. Mercer to Henry previous hitLee next hit recounting the battle of Brandywine, Pennsylvania, in September 1777.
3 leaves, negative photostats.
Deed, 22 November 1809, for 15,040 acres in Bladen and Brunswick previous hitCounties next hit, North Carolina, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, to Richard B. previous hitLee next hit, Fairfax previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 9 January 1810, from William Richardson Davie, Lancaster Courthouse, South Carolina, to Henry previous hitLee next hit, Fredericksburg, commenting on Revolutionary War battles in North Carolina, including Guilford Courthouse.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Deed, 22 January 1810, for certain land in Santo Domingo from Henry previous hitLee next hit to Henry previous hitLee next hit, Jr., and Robert Sanford, all of Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 1 February 1810, from John Blackwell, Fauquier previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, to Henry previous hitLee next hit presenting a chronology of the Third Virginia Regiment's performance during the Revolution.
3 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 21 February 1810, from William Richardson Davie, Catawba, South Carolina, to Henry previous hitLee next hit reviewing his military services and battles in North Carolina during the Revolution.
5 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 22 February 1810, from an unidentified correspondent to Henry previous hitLee next hit, Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, discussing the actions of a mutual acquaintance.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 12 March 1810, from William Goddard, Providence, Rhode Island, to Richard Jackson, [Washington D.C.] providing sketches of men and events in Rhode Island during the American Revolution.
3 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 15 March 1810, from William Richardson Davie, Catawba, to Henry previous hitLee next hit commenting on battles in North Carolina during the Revolution.
5 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 31 March 1810, from Christopher R. Greene, Providence, to Henry previous hitLee next hit, Fredericksburg, providing biographical notes on General Nathanael Greene.
5 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 2 April 1810, from William Goddard, Providence, to Henry previous hitLee next hit congratulating previous hitLee next hit on his proposed memoirs about the Revolution.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 28 May 1810, from Christopher R. Greene, Providence, to Henry previous hitLee next hit providing information on Christopher Greene of Rhode Island, who was killed in the Revolution. Includes a postscript by William Goddard.
5 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 22 June 1810, from Christopher R. Green, Providence, to Henry previous hitLee next hit, [Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit], providing more biographical detail about Christopher Greene.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, September [1810], from William Goddard to Henry previous hitLee next hit, Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, providing biographical notes on William Prescott who fought in the battle of Bunker Hill.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, November 1810, from Joseph Wheaton, Washington, to Henry previous hitLee next hit, Alexandria reviewing the battle of Springfield, New Jersey, in June 1780.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 31 December 1810, from William Goddard, Providence, to Henry previous hitLee next hit, Alexandria, commenting on previous hitLee's next hit writings.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 17 April 1811, from Ludwell previous hitLee next hit to Henry previous hitLee next hit, Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, inquiring about land in Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit.
1 leaf, negative photostat.
Letter, 28 April 1811, from Nathaniel Pendleton to Henry previous hitLee next hit, Alexandria, concerning the execution of Colonel Isaac Hayne of South Carolina by the British on 4 August 1781.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 4 August 1813, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Barbados, to President James Madison informing Madison of his health and expressing his appreciation of favors Madison has done for him.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 13 August 1813, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Barbados, to Anne Hill Carter previous hitLee next hit, Alexandria, concerning family news and personal notes to the family.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 14 August [1813?], from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Barbados, to William Yeaton, Alexandria, discussing business matters.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 15 August 1813, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Barbados, to Charles Carter previous hitLee next hit, Alexandria, providing fatherly advice to his son.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 16 August 1813, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Barbados, to [Ann Hill Carter?] previous hitLee next hit discussing personal and family matters.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 3 September 1813, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Barbados, to [Henry previous hitLee next hit, Jr.?] providing fatherly advice to be applied to Charles Carter previous hitLee next hit.
7 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 15 November 1813, from Secretary of War John Armstrong to Major General Wade Hampton concerning military intelligence during the War of 1812.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 2 May 1816, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Port au Prince, Haiti, to Henry previous hitLee next hit, Jr., concerning financial matters. Includes a postscript by J. G. Chappell.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, [21 June 1816], from William Jenner to P. Lane concerning Henry previous hitLee's next hit health.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 8 August 1816, from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Turk's Island, to [Charles Carter previous hitLee next hit?] concerning his health, his travels, and family matters.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, 7 December 1816, from [Henry previous hitLee next hit?], Havana, Cuba, to Henry previous hitLee next hit, Jr., Alexandria, concerning the elder previous hitLee's next hit activities and travels.
1 leaf, negative photostat.
Letter, 23 June, n.y., from Henry previous hitLee next hit, Boston, to John Maund, Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, discussing financial matters.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Letter, n.d., from Joseph Wheaton to Henry previous hitLee discussing Wheaton's military service in the American army and his father's military service in the British army up to and during the American Revolution.
3 leaves, negative photostats.
Account, n.d., of Andrew Jackson, a prisoner of the British army, during the battle of Hobkirk's Hill near Camden, South Carolina.
3 leaves, negative photostats.
Account, n.d., of the surprise and defeat of Thomas Sumter near Rocky Mount, South Carolina, possibly by loyalist forces under Colonel David Fanning.
3 leaves, negative photostats.
Miscellaneous notes, n.d., on Revolutionary War officers, and on battles in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia during the Revolution.
3 leaves, negative photostats.