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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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


 

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Lexington Va: 13 June 1866

 

My dear Robert

I recd by the last mail your letter of the 8th & in accordance with your request, send my check of this date on Lancaster & Co Richmond Va: for $1000.00 payable to your order. I hope it may be of as much Service to you, as it affords pleasure to me, to be able to be of that much service to you.

We are only tolerable well. Agnes is quite sick & Custis under the weather. Your Cousin Esther [words missing] is a source of much gratification,

[words missing] panied her from Richmond only

[words missing] days, & returned last monday

[words missing] he had left his wife & Son

[words missing] have such pleasing spurs in your flanks, I hope you may be on the fair road to prosperity. All unite in love to you & F__. Ask the latter if George has found yet a horse to trade with the Guy. We miss him very much & want to see you as badly. You may judge how poorly we are off. The Examination has Commenced at Washington College. Three days are over successfully, & I hope to finish in twelve more, Robt has been up in two subjects & not yet thrown. He has two more. But in the mean time I am much occupied & will be Confined all day. I have no time for letters of affection so must bid you goodbye.

Most affy

[Signature missing]

 

 

 

 

Source: Photocopy of original letter, Lee Family Papers, Mss1 L51 c, Section 31, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2019 March 28

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