<br /> Lee Letter: w155

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jerome N. Bonaparte

My Dear Mr. Bonaparte

My brother has a small package for his son Fitzhugh, which he is anxious he should get, as it contains some necessary clothing he inadvertently left behind, may I therefore ask the favor of you or Jerome to hand it to him, that being in my opinion the surest way of it reaching him.

Tell Mrs B – she has taken away a great part of my regret at leaving Baltimore by going away herself & diminished my reluctance to reach W.P. by placing herself there. I am very glad to hear that you both have recovered from your fall. I saw John yesterday. He said all were well & the horses nearly recovered from their injury. One horse entirely.

Mrs M. Louis & the Judge have gone to Cape May. Mrs L has been at A – for some days. I go on in the 4 o’clock train. All my things are shipped to N.Y. I have wound up my matters at S. except for settling the accounts – Remember me to Mrs B. Mrs W & Charly & believe me

very truly yours

R E Lee

Notes:

R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library

Transcription based on a facsimile in the Bonaparte Papers.