<br /> Lee Letter: c021

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Charles H. Carter

Upon coming in to dinner today I leave with quiet regret that your sweet daughters have determined to leave us this evening, and I have no heart to say more than to tell you what great pleasure their visit has occasioned us. Whenever therefore you desire to do us a kindness, you have only to send them to see us. I am very glad to hear that your health continues as good as when I saw you, and hope that if we do not meet before, that we may be united next summer in the mountains of Vir[gini]a. I am sure that it will be as beneficial to your health and as promotive of any pleasure. I have duly recovered from the attack I had . . . and hope that I shall soon be well. You must give much love to Mildred, Mary, and tell the latter that she has my most earnest wishes for every happiness in this world. I am much obliged to you for the information concerning the payment of interest of the shares and Ohio Canal bonds. . . .

R. E. Lee



Transcription based on dealer’s catalog.