<br /> Lee Letter: n1

Washington and Lee University
Robert E. Lee

Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte

Arlington [Virginia]

14 June 1858

My dear Mr Bonaparte

I have just recd your note of the 11th & am highly gratified at the prospect of having a reduction of your bust—I shall value it very highly, & place it among the most esteemed objects in the house.

Your letter was late reaching me in consequence of having been directed to Washington—Alexandria is our P Office—I shall send for the bust as soon as it ceases raining—I hoped you would have heard from Jerome. I am very anxious to learn the official announcement of his promotion—

I see announced in the papers the information you gave of the mission of Prince N to Algeria—

I hope Mrs B— has entirely recoverd & am very glad to learn of the continued improvement of Judge M. Mrs. Lee joins me in affectionate regards to Mrs B. & yourself & I am 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. 570.