<br /> Lee Letter: w081

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee
Recipient: “my dear Ella”

I send you my dear Ella by Mary a very poor representative of myself & a good one of Genl Lee which you must take with you to the your Northern home where we might otherwise fade <illegible> memory – Would that I had some thing more valuable to offer and a bridal gift But tho poor in this world ‘s goods I can send you the wealth of many prayers & wishes for your future happiness & prosperity – Your

affectionate friend

Mary C. Lee

The Genl unites with me in love to you & all yours –

Notes:

Robert E. Lee Papers (064 collection)Leyburn Library

The reverse of the enclosed carte de viste of Mary Lee contains this inscription: “For my dear Ella 30th May 1867.”