<br /> Lee Letter: w198

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: John F. Skaggs

My dear Sir;

I am very much obliged to you for the pair of fine shad you sent me today. I acknowledge that these delicacies are very acceptable at a soldiers’ dinner, but you know they are unnecessary & I fear will be much missed by the good citizens of Richmond. Our fare though simple is yet while thank God ample – I beg you will not deprive your self to administer to our comfort – Wishing you every happiness & deeply appreciating your kind wishes

I am truly yours

R. E. Lee


R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library

The letter’s address reads: “Mr. John F Skaggs Genl <illegible> Agent.”