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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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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 11 Feby ‘65

My dear Mary

I send Major Jannys receipt for the socks & am glad that the Count is correct. I also return the bag. You must keep the turkey & eat it when you desire. I wish to Come up as soon as I Can but cannot say when. You can then tell me if it was good, which will suit me as well. Fitz Lee came down this morg & returns this evg. He will give you accounts of us. Give love to the girls & Margaret

                Truly yours

R E Lee


Source: Photocopy or original letter, Lee Family Papers, Mss1 L51 c 567, Section 29, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Katie Gibson, 2017 July 14

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