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Collection Reference Number GLC02504.26
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1785 
Title Arthur Lee to John Fitzgerald requesting information on an investment
Date 25 May 1785
Author Lee, Arthur (1740-1792)  
Recipient Fitzgerald, John  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Lee, a United States diplomat, discusses financial matters with Fitzgerald, George Washington's former aide-de-camp. Requests information regarding money he invested for his brother, Richard Henry Lee, in the Potomac Canal project.
Subjects Finance  Canals  Infrastructure  Washington, D.C.  
People Fitzgerald, John (d. 1799)  Lee, Arthur (1740-1792)  Lee, Richard Henry (1732-1794)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Place written Stratford, Virginia
Theme Industry; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Following the American Revolution, George Washington organized the Potomac Company to construct canals along the Potomac River.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859