<br /> Lee Letter: w237

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Fitzhugh Lee

My dear Fitz

I enclose you a letter from your cousin Mason, sent to me by a young woman in Washington to forwd to him; who seems anxious to learn of his whereabouts. I wish you would apprize all young women that it is difficult for one man to keep a record of the movements of your young soldiers, & that they had better take you in hand themselves. It would be to my relief & your advantage. I am glad to hear that you are about establishing yourself in Stafford. It is a county in which the Lees were once well known, & I hope the present generation will cause the name of their sires to be loved & venerated. I have always heard that Richland was a beautiful & productive farm & I hope will make you a pleasant home – Your aunt M. recd yesterday a letter from your mother. All with her were well. She proposed coming to Richmond the middle of this month & going to Baltimore the last – But as you left her so recently, I presume you are acquainted with her plans – We are all here as usual. Agnes has recovered from her attack, though still thin & feeble. Custis is with us but not well, & your aunt about as you last saw her; The Pamunkey boys we hear have had chills & fever, but I hope are convalescent. I have had a comparative quiet summer, but will have to commence soon to make my bread – Love to your father – afftly

your uncle

R E Lee

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R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library