Warner Lewis Jr. letter to Edmund Randolph, 1790 December 22


Warner Lewis Jr. letter to Edmund Randolph, 1790 December 22



Warner Lewis Jr., Williamsburg, Virginia, letter to Edmund Randolph, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, dated December 22, 1790. Lewis writes that the information Randolph received from John Hatley Norton is not correct. Lewis's father does not object to him marrying Courtenay Norton he only wishes his son would wait a few more years until he is better positioned.


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Williamsburg December . 22d. 1790

Dear Sir,

I have just returned from Richmond and
received your letter and assure you am much surprised as well as concern
ed at the contents. you may inform Mr Norton that the report which has
reached him is altogether without foundation, nor can I imagine how it
cou'd have originated, had my father objected to the Union I shou'd most
certainly have informed him of long since. My father is averse to my marry
ing as soon as I wish, he thinks it wou'd have been to my advantage to
have waited a few years longer before I engaged myself; but he thinks
my choice is as good a one as I cou'd have made, and has not the
smallest objection on that head.

I am dear sir
yours respectfully
Warner Lewis Junr

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Edmund Randolph Esqr
Attorney General for the United States

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Lewis, Warner Jr., “Warner Lewis Jr. letter to Edmund Randolph, 1790 December 22,” John Norton & Sons Papers, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, accessed November 28, 2022, https://rocklibnorton.omeka.net/items/show/2106.