Washington and Lee University

Sender: Marielle C. Lee
Recipient: Mary E. McCormick McDonald

Dear Mary.

The very thing I wanted to ask you about this morning I forgot - Namely the workwoman, Mrs. Joseph. It is now to late in the week that I should prefer her coming on Monday, certainly, would engage her for the week. She can stay all night if she prefers it. Can you communicate with her & let me know. I may leave <illegible> in May, & am consequently anxious to have her. I return the eggs. Easter is on her way to a funeral, so keep the basket until she calls for it. I send John <Daiper's> bill. No I won't either.

Yrs.
Marielle

Notes:

Robert E. Lee Papers (064 collection)Leyburn Library

This letter was written after the 1869 marriage of Mary E. McCormick to Marshall McDonald. The letter's envelope is addressed to "Mrs. McDonald At Home" and contains the note "Mrs. Marshall McDonald Present."