Lee, William, approximately 1752-
William (Billy) Lee was the enslaved manservant of George Washington for two decades, including the Revolutionary War. He was the brother of Frank Lee.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
A.L. initial S. 1 page. New York. President desires to have Billy [Lee] sent to N.Y. since Billy earnestly desires it--send stays and shoes to Mrs. F[anny Bassett] W-n at Mt. V.--send Mrs. M. W.'s to [N.Y.] and charge all to President's account--she overpaid for altering some gowns--Billy's expenses to be pd. by G.W. thru Biddle (mentioned in Writings in footnote). Autograph letter initial signed, docketed, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. L."
A.L. initial S. 1 page. New York. Billy [Lee] arrived--"The President thinks those ornaments will not answer the purpose as the two sets are not made to join each other & neither separate are large enough for his table"--President much indisposed--fever and a tumor on his thigh. Autograph letter initial signed, docketed, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. L."