<br /> Lee Letter: w121

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Agnes Lee
Recipient: Mary E. McCormick McDonald

Dear Mary,

Have been prevented coming myself to see how Rose was, but have heard through others she was better. Send her a pitcher of this morning’s milk wch has been on ice ever since it was brought in

Won’t you tell Mary Hardins I waited the morning she was here, to join her coming up the street until I thought I might be too late; will see her soon. Kindest remembrances to Miss Sue,

Very sincerely,

Agnes Lee


Robert E. Lee Papers (064 collection)Leyburn Library

The letter, addressed to “Mrs. M. McDonald,” was written after the 1869 wedding of Mary E. McCormick and Marshall McDonald. Rose was one of Mary and Marshall’s two children; the son was named Angus.