My dear Mrs. Copeland:
With all my heart, I thank you for your thoughtfulness! Since my father’s passing, I have felt that the firmest link which bound me to the past has been severed, but I thank God for his ninety-one rich years.
At such a time, the sympathy of friends like you is the surest of comforts, after faith itself.
Mch 1, 1935.
Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 5, M2009.510, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall
Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 December 2
 Grace Beale Cunningham (1878-1952) was Mrs. Walter Scott Copeland of Virginia. W. S. Copeland was the editor of several Norfolk area newspapers.