<br /> Lee Letter: w058

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee III
Recipient: Edmund R. Cocke

My dear Capt Edmund

I was so glad to get your kind & sympathetic letter & I think all you say about my brother he deserves He was very fond of you, & often spoke of you.

I wish it was so that we could see each other – I have so many old friends whom I would enjoy seeing if I could only get around We are becoming fewer & fewer

I am now a bit of an invalid – legs & hands – but my general health is very good

So I am very thankful.

With kindest regards & best wishes on your health & happiness & that of your family in which Mrs Lee most cordially joins I am

Your sincere friend

R E Lee

Notes:

Lee-Jackson CollectionLeyburn Library

The letter’s envelope is addressed: “Capt E R Cocke R R No 2 Cartersville Va.”