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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



                              Stratford May 3d 13


dear sir

            I am just about to sail for the W Indies by permission, on the hope of effecting the restoration of my much injured health by the mob of Baltimore. It is probable that I may return by the way of Savannah & Chstown to see some of the few surviving of my military comrades, among whom you know how much I estimate you. My brother Theodorick will travel thither to meet me or if I am long detained, to come to me. I recommend him to yr kind & marked friendship & flatter myself he will experience the fruits of that affection which distinguished my conduct to you in early life, & which has been ever demonstrated by yr regard to me. I hope you & yr family enjoy good health, the continuance of which with an abundance of the goods of this world, I certainly wish you & they may long enjoy.



Yrs truly

H Lee



Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 2, M2009.121, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 May 5

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