<br /> Lee Letter: w119

Washington and Lee University

Sender: EleanorAgnes Lee
Recipient: Mary E. McCormick McDonald

Dear Mrs. McDonald

I want you all to have something sweet to make you think of me once – and as Capt M – – admired these peaches when he should have been examining paint in the storeroom! – & as they are peculiarly mine, I have selected this jar in greatest haste hoping they may prove nice.

I hope Capt M – – will be satisfied now with his right of property in the picture I enclose.

With good-bye for all Affec

Agnes Lee

N.B.I am trying to decide if the box outside your <house> isn’t almost as pretty as the inside!


Robert E. Lee Papers (064 collection)Leyburn Library

This letter was written after the 1869 wedding of Mary E. McCormick and Marshall McDonald.