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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Petersburg       15 Nov ‘64


My dear Mary


I send up an old shirt which you thought might be useful to some of our poor wounded soldiers. I have another if you desire it. I also send the pillow case you gave me last year. You will see its forlorn condition. I want another one badly, of any material you have. You can guess at the size by the one returned. Please mend my pr of drawers herewith sent & if no sick or wounded soldier requires them, ask daughter to put them in my trunk. I hope you are all well. Love to every body

very truly

R E Lee




Source: Photocopy of original letter, Lee Family Papers, Mss1 L51 c 551, Section 28, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 November 9

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