<br /> Lee Letter: w074

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee
Recipient: Mrs. H. R. Glenn

I was much gratified & surprised my dear Mrs Glenn to receive your kind note this morning – Your generous gift which I accept as a testimonial of your old friendship which I have never forgotten but in these long sad years have often enquired after you & yours – I only hope that you have not inconvenienced yourself in your kindness to me May the Almighty return into your own bosom what you & so many noble souls in Baltimore have done for our unhappy South I expect to join my husband at Lexington on Tuesday next & have been prevented doing so before by the delays he has experienced in preparing the house for our reception We shall at least have a house for the present thus I feel much like an exile until I get back to my beloved Arlington. I should be very glad to hear from you at Lexington & tell me about all your family & our friends in Baltimore & if you have heard any thing of Mrs Stiles – The girls unite with me in much love to you & all yours Affectionately

yr friend

M C Lee

I shall send this to my daughter Mary’s care who I hope will see you

Notes:

Robert E. Lee Papers (064 collection)Leyburn Library

The letter’s envelope is addressed: “Mrs H. R. Glenn Baltimore.”