<br /> Lee Letter: w031

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Robert E. Lee, Jr.

My dear Robt

I enclose a letter from Mr Spilman in reference to Romancoke. The only way in which I know a little can be given to the place is a deed signed by me as Executor of your Grd Father’s will & yourself as Legatee. But the estate is still encumbered by the conditions of the will. As soon as the courts are in operation & I am restored to civil rights (if I shall be), I desire to settle up the Estate & deliver all the prop. to the owners – They can then dispose of it as they think proper. I have informed Mr S. that his letter was refered to you. We are all well & established in a comfortable but small house, in a grove of oaks, belonging to Mrs Thos Cocke – It contains four rooms, & there is a house in the yard, which when filled up will give us another – Only your Mother Agnes & Mildred are with me. Custis who had a return of his attack of dysentery is at Mrs Cockes house, about 2 miles off & is convalescent I hope. I have been no where as yet – The weather has been excessivley hot but this time there is an agreeable change, with some rain. The county here is poor but healthy & we are at a long distance from you all. I can do nothing until I learn what decision in my case is made at Washington – All unite with me in much love – Very truly

your father

R E Lee

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Lee-Jackson CollectionLeyburn Library