11th June 
I send you copies of 2 letters recd. some time ago in relation to the last illness of my lamented father
I condole with you immensly in the tender & mournful reflections their funeral will excite, & as the widow of my noble sire, the mother of my uncomparable & beloved brothers & sisters, & as a well tried disciple of adversity, my care & affection will follow you through all the changes of this life, & I shall always feel your happiness as in a great measure necessary to mine.
yrs H Lee
Would Ann like to have a canary bird? We expect Robt. & Smith the first of August. our love to all.
Source: Manuscripts, Mss 1 L5114 b 33, Virginia Historical Society
transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 June 27