<br /> Lee Letter: w167

Washington and Lee University

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

My dear Mr Bonaparte

I have just recd your note of the 11th & am highly gratified at the prospect of having a reduction of your bust – I shall value it very highly, & place it among the most esteemed objects in the house.

Your letter was late in reaching me in consequence of having been directed to Washington – Alexandria is our P. Office – I shall send for the bust as soon as it ceases raining – I hoped you would have heard from Jerome I am very anxious to learn of the official announcement of his promotion –

I see announced in the papers the information you gave of the mission of Prince N to Algeria –

I hope Mrs B – has entirely recovered & am anxious to learn of the continued improvement of Judge M –

Mrs Lee joins me in affectionate regards to Mrs B & yourself &

I am very truly yours

R E Lee


R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library