<br /> Lee Letter: wl147

Washington and Lee University

Sender: William N. Ward
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

My Dear Sir

My daughter Mattie, in the past winter painted a picture of Stratford. It has been photographed. Two small editions have been issued. Mattie has requested a friend to send you from Richmond a copy from each edition, which she desires you will accept from her as a small testimony, not only of her own appreciation of your virtues and services in behalf of our honored old State, and country, but of the feelings of regard and gratitude entertained and cherished by our entire household for the efforts and sacrifices you made to secure for us blessings which our common Father and dispenser of events saw fit to withhold. –

The picture though humble may serve to recall youthful scenes and pleasures. I am truly

yrs

Wm N. Ward

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “10 May ’66 Miss Mattie Ward sends copies of her picture of Stratford 28 May Ansd.”