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The Lee Family Digital Archive is the largest online source for primary source materials concerning the Lee family of Virginia. It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online. We are always looking for new letters, diaries, and books to add to our website. Do you have a rare item that you would like to donate or share with us? If so, please contact our curator, Colin Woodward, about how you can contribute to this historic project.



Lexington, Va: 15 Nov 1869


My dear Sir


I have been prevented by indisposition until today from applying to your letter of the 18th Ulto: I return my cordial thanks for your invitation to your house during the period of the Episcopal convention in May next. It is as you say a long time to look forward to & too long for me to enter into any engagements. It is uncertain whether I shall be able to attend, but in the event of my doing so, it will give me much pleasure to see you even should I be unable to remain with you.

Very repy your ObstSrvt

R E Lee


Mr. A. C. Quarrier[1]


The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 4, M2009.381, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 October 2


[1] May be Alexander C. Quarrier of Wheeling, West Virginia, who worked at the National Life Insurance Company.

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