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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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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.



My dear cousin Nat


Many thanks for your kind letter. I am glad to hear that you are all are well. I fear you will have a terrible time & be half starved before we get back. I had intended to have returned Monday, but Rooney is quite sick & will not be able to travel. I shall return Wednesday if possible. Tell Wm he must get what is necessary for you till I return. All unite with me I much love & many kind wishes. I hope your books have arrived & that you will be able to do a good business.

Very truly yours
R E Lee



Source: R. E. Lee Collection, Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University


Uploaded by Colin Woodward, 2015 December 22


Transcription based on a facsimile in the Bonaparte Papers.

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