<br /> Lee Letter: w076

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee
Recipient: John Green

My dear sir

Tho’ I have not heard from you since you carried my effects to your ware house yet presume you got every thing mentioned in the list which & of which Miss Williams sent you a copy – I fear they were all in a very delapidated state & not of much value to any one but myself – I have written to Miss P to select to me articles which I would like you to send to me here & the pictures will have to be very carefully packed. Direct them to Genl R. E. Lee Lexington Va. Either via Lynchburgh care of Echols & Co, or if you think better via Richmond care of Caskie & Brothers – I suppose it would not be well to send large a package by Express nor do I know if the National is operating.

We shall receive the articles more quickly via Lynchburgh from whence they will be sent here by canal & now sir will you send me a bill of the expenses you have incurred in removing these things – & if that beaufet could be sold for anything like its value I would be willing that you should repair & sell it also the circular dining tables otherwise they had best remain as they are for the present – until we see what our future will be – All is now so dark & uncertain that it seems almost useless to make any arrangements except from day to day – I hope old Alexa will revive & you will present my kind regards to your father & family especially your brother Stephen – & believe me

yrs respectfully

M C Lee

Notes:

Robert E. Lee Papers (064 collection)Leyburn Library

The letter’s envelope contains this note: “I meant the things to be sent by freight cars to Lynchburgh Mr John Green Alexa Care of Miss Powell.”