Richmond 9 May '65
I am surprized Miss Bella that you should want the likeness of an old man when you can get that of So many young ones, but as Keith Says such is the case, I send the last I have. I hope it may Save, to us all Sometimes ones who will never forget you.
R E Lee
Miss Belle Stewart
Buck Hill VA
Source: Facsimile of original, deposited by Shelia Scott at University of Virginia, vertical files, Jessie Ball duPont Library
Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 February 3