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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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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 18 Febr 65


My dear Mary

I enclose Major Janney’s Count of the socks & return the bag. You will see that your Count is right. I arrived safely with all my property & find my table as usual filled with letters, which I must try & work off. I enclose a note to Miss Norma. Give much love to every body. Tell Margaret I am very uneasy.

Truly & affy

RE Lee


Mrs R E Lee


P.S. The other bag which you sent by express has not arrived





Source: Photocopy of original letter, DeButts-Ely Collection of Lee Papers, Library of Congress

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 August 28

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