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The Treasure of Our Tongue: The Story of English from Its Obscure Beginnings to Its Present Eminence as the Most Widely Spoken Language Hardcover – January, 1964
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On page 144-145 it explains where the legal profession got the odd suffix "ee." Thus, offeror and offeree, trustee, bailee and so on is based on the French accented "e."
The history here is worth more than any grammar book. It tells the story of our grammar and etymology in a way that no text book can tell it.