Mississippi City P.O.
Harrison County, Missi.
3rd March 1877
Col. Walter Taylor,
My dear Sir,
My sister in law, who you may recollect as Miss Margaret Howell, is desirous to have some of the remembered Norfolk oysters and Smithfield bacon hams, will you get a barrel of each and ship them to her Husband, Chev[alier]. C. de W. Stoess,1 German Vice Counsel, 11 Dale Street Liverpool, England.
As I have no idea of the cost, I must ask you to send the bill to me and I will remit to you a check for the amount.
With kindest remembrance and best wishes
I am ever truly your friend
Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 8, M2009.419
Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 July 20
1. Charles William de Wechmar Stoess