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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Camp 20 Mar ’64


I recd dear Mary last evg the bag of socks & your note of the 18th. The Count held out this time, 43 prs: I sent them to the Stonewall brigade which I heard were in need. This Contribution with the parcel I brought up & the package from Cousin Julia makes 146 prs: to that brigade which is about as much as I send to any brigade. I have sent out to ascertain who are in need to be prepared for the next arrival. I send down the jacket. It is becoming dilapidated but I think will answer till warm weather. Enlarge the neck if you Can. The one you did enlarge is more comfortable. I have no news. Our enemies seem to be quiet. The storm which menaced us & threatened to be the equinoctial has passed away & the sun this morg is beautifully bright. How good God is to us! Oh that I Could praise Him & thank Him as I ought. I pray that he may add to his numerous blessings the healing of you. Give much love to my dear children. I hope Fitzhugh is well & will soon be strong again. Tell him he must Come up & see us when he is ready. Stuart wants to see him.


Truly & affly


R E Lee 



Source: Lee Family Papers, Mss1 L51c 505, Section 25, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond


Transcribed by Colin Woodward 2017 February 22  

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