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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Oct 10 1870



My dear Genl

The Dr’s think it would be well for Genl Lee to have some beef tea at once & as I cannot get it at market before night I send  1 d less a small piece of it can be found at the institute lean & juicy if possible a lb would answer for the present as I can get some more tonight

In great haste yrs MC Lee

Please have the two letters delivered one to Miss Laird[?] to the Maurys  




Source: Sarah Henderson Smith Papers, Mss1 Sm 653 a, p. 55, Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Richmond

Trancribed by Colin Woodward, 2022 March 21

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