Camp 20 Mar ’64
I recd dear Mary last evg the bag of socks & your note of the 18th. The Count held out this time, 43 prs: I sent them to the Stonewall brigade which I heard were in need. This Contribution with the parcel I brought up & the package from Cousin Julia makes 146 prs: to that brigade which is about as much as I send to any brigade. I have sent out to ascertain who are in need to be prepared for the next arrival. I send down the jacket. It is becoming dilapidated but I think will answer till warm weather. Enlarge the neck if you Can. The one you did enlarge is more comfortable. I have no news. Our enemies seem to be quiet. The storm which menaced us & threatened to be the equinoctial has passed away & the sun this morg is beautifully bright. How good God is to us! Oh that I Could praise Him & thank Him as I ought. I pray that he may add to his numerous blessings the healing of you. Give much love to my dear children. I hope Fitzhugh is well & will soon be strong again. Tell him he must Come up & see us when he is ready. Stuart wants to see him.
Truly & affly
R E Lee
Source: Lee Family Papers, Mss1 L51c 505, Section 25, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond
Transcribed by Colin Woodward 2017 February 22