<br /> Lee Letter: w222

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Margaret B. Daingerfield

My dear Mrs Daingerfield

I have recd your very kind note of the 13th ulto; accompg the package of socks which you sent for my use. I am truly obliged to you for your remembrance of me, but you must not suppose that I require anything to remind me of my early friends, particularly him whom I esteemed among those most cherished, & with whom I passed so many happy days. We must not repine that he has gone to a better world, & is spared the pains & trials of this –

I wish I could see the good, that you expect to result from my new appointment, I should have preferred it to have been given to any one else, & I fear you are preparing yourself for a grave disappointment – I can only pray that God may strengthen the hearts of our people, that he may bestow upon them the fortitude to enable them to bear the trials he thinks proper to impose upon them, & make them worthy of the good he has in store for them, With sentiments of great esteem & friendship

I remain truly yours

R E Lee

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R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library