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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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

            I send my servant in great haste, to say if you shd, be at home-today­ about dinner time. and have “enough and some to spare." Davidson and myself, will dine with you at 4. p. m. If you are not preparing please say so. any visit will pospone the pleasure to another day.

            you see I am literally taking you at your word. If I am going to put you to any trouble. Please let the whole thing slide.

yours in haste

S. S. Lee

Navy Department

            July 21st /64.



Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 6, M2009.315

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 June 10

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