About William Lee, Valet to President George Washington
William Lee Valet to President George Washington
- This profile meant to Honor William
s contibution to the History of America, through his Valued Service to President George Washington
See also profile for: President George Washington
- Fact: the only Slave of 124 Slaves owned by George Washington that was freed in his will (external: Billy Lee)
On 5/3/1768, George Washington purchased Lee (a teenager described in Washington
s account book as Mulatto Will) from the widow of owner Colonel John Lee of Westmoreland County, Virginia- "sixty one pounds and fifteen shilling"
Also purchased was William`s brother Frank.
- Washington refered to William as: my servant or my fellow, but never my slave (Billy Lee)