<br /> Lee Letter: n1


Washington and Lee University
Robert E. Lee

Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte

6 Feby [1852]

My dear Mr Bonaparte

I have just recd & read a review of the “Memoir on the U.S. Arty.” The memoir itself I have not seen, but I think you will be able to get at its spirit it not its merits from the pages of the reviewer.

If you would like to read it, please return it me as early as conenient, as it has been loned to me, with a request that it be returned. We are progressing with the measles & I think our invalids are better today, at least more comfortable. With our best regards to mrs B— I remain very truly yours


R E Lee

Bonaparte Papers

Maryland Historical Society

Printed, William D. Hoyt, Jr., ed., “Some Personal Letters of Robert E. Lee, 1850–1858,” The Journal of Southern History, 12 (November 1946), p. 560.