My dear sir
I am trying to collect my family pictures which have been lying in a cellar for nearly 10 years & am very anxious that you should go down to Alex & see them for me & make such repairs as you shall judge necessary. Some of them I am told are much in need of attention & I rely upon you to bestow it upon them. Mr. Green of Alexa at the “Steam furnishing Ware Rooms,” of Green & Brother. I do not recollect the Street or number but it will be easily found. He will show you the pictures & deliver any of them you designate at your rooms in Washington where you can keep them as long as you desire. you must give them your address & you must allow me to recompense you for all your trouble or I will not give them to you.
M C Lee
Source: Photostat of original from Henry Woodhouse Collection, vertical files, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall
Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 April 18