<br /> Lee Letter: wl131

Washington and Lee University

Sender: James K. Caskie
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

Dear Genl,

I have to thank you for your valued favors of the 7th and 10th inst. the latter received today. I am glad to learn you are pleased with the glass vase and hope that Miss Mildred will keep the bowl ever flowing with good things & I hope Mrs Lee will have much comfort in her chair.

I am sorry you give up the idea of the Rockaway as it would doubtless be of service if only used for afternoon drives – I sincerely trust the trips to the springs will benefit her – Miss Agnes is making up a parcel to send by “Doctor” next week, she expects sometime in the week to go to Hickory Hill when Genl W.H.F. went a day or two ago, he will accompany her to Lexington. We are all very unwilling to let Miss Agnes leave us and hope Miss Mildred will come down & take her place –

All are well & I have no news – On the other side is statement of balance of acct showing in your favor of $111.98 which I will dispose of as you direct – Vannerson would not accept pay for the 2 doz photographs With kindest regards from all to all I am

Yours faithfully

James K. Caskie

Statement of receipts & expenditures for Genl R. E. Lee

1866
March 13Received of Genl Lee check on Balto for$100
    “24 coupons City of St. Louis720
    “22 do H. R.R. Road for$770 –
less Govt tax . . . 25.90744.10
$1564.10
Deposited with Lancasters to credit Gen Lee$1420.72
Paid French & Crenshaw for table cloth46.02
    “Franks for picture frames17.50
    “Reeves & Mayo for sugar, candletsticks43.38
    “Nelson for glass bowl & goblets12.75
    “2 and ½ lbs raisins, mustard, vanilla2.75
April 13thMiss Agnes rec10.00
$1553.12
Balance in my hands10.98
$1564.10
E.C.

James R. Caskie
Richmond 13th April 1866

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

“13 Apl ’66 Jas: K. Caskie Acct: of money disbursed Ansd: 19 Apl.”