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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Near Cartersville

22 July ‘65


My dear Rob


I have just returned from a visit to your uncle Carter, & among my letters find one from some of your Comrades to you, which I enclose. I was happy to discover from the [words missing from page] that it was [words missing from page] for me. I find Agnes quite sick, & have sent for the Dr as I do not know what to do for her. Poor little thing she seems quite prostrated. Custis I am told is better. He is still at Mrs Cocke’s. The rest of us well. I saw several of your Comrades Cocke’s Kennons Gilliams who inquired after you all. Give my love to F__ & Johnny in which all here unite, &

believe me most truly

& affy your father     



Robt E Lee


Source: Checked against original letter, Lee Family Papers, Mss1 L51 c 594, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 August 2   


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