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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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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 editor, Colin Woodward, at  (804) 493-1940, about how you can contribute to this historic project.



San Antonio, Texas

29 Feby 1860

Mr Wm O. Winston

 Dear Sir

I had not time before leaving home to apprize you of my intended departure.

I had hoped to have recd your accounts for the year 1859, & to have placed them in the hands of the Commissioner; but was obliged to Come off Suddenly, & left the mrng after I recd my orders.

If you have not already sent them to Arlington, will you do So at your earliest Convenience, that they may be presented within the period prescribed by law. I made arrangements before leaving, for their proper presentation.

Antonio, Texas ” will always reach me.

With kind regards to your family & best wishes for your self, hoping that both may enjoy every happiness & prosperity,

I remain very truly yours

R E Lee


Lee Ro E. to Winston Wm O

Letter dated 29th




Source: Digital scan of original letter, Robert E. Lee Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin

Transcribed by Katie Hall, 2018 June 14

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