Leesburg Va July 18, 1895
My dear Ned,
I hav been absent from Leesburg since June 3. until day before yesterday. On yesterday the express agent sent me your Genalogical book. I thank-you very much for it & shall appreciate it highly.
I hav not had time to examine the book, but will do so on my return to Clarke. From the very slight dip I have made into your book, it strikes me, that you have done your work well. You have rescued from oblivion interesting facts & letters, which will interest & instruct, not only the “Lee Tribe,” but the general reader.
You hav I doubt not gotten up a valuable book of its kind, & I trust you may derive profit from its publication.
R. H. Lee
Dr. E. J. Lee
Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 6, M2009.469
Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 June 13