<br /> Lee Letter: wl120

Washington and Lee University

Sender: William Turnbull
Recipient: Robert E.Lee

My Dear Sir

Feeling that you would like to hear from me & knowing that you deeply sympathized with me in my misfortunes, I send you a few lines to let you know that I am again doing well. I am now quite comfortably situated on my farm – Have a fine prospect for a crop.

I only allude to the fact, to inform you, that I will ever remember with pleasure & will love & honor my farm because it was your Headquarters.

An attempt was made to entirely destroy it – But “Phoenix like” it blooms out of its ashes –

I want to see you at Edge Hill – Come & see us – Bettie & the children join me in wishing you health & happiness – All desire to be remembered to Miss Agnes – Yours Truly

William Turnbull

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “2 APL ’66 Wm Turnbull Edge Hill – Says it is running Ansd – 9 Apl.”