<br /> Lee Letter: w324

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: J. D. Driesnbach

My dear Sir

I recd this mng your letter of the 28th ulto: & sympathize most sincerely in your misfortunes, & especially in the death for your noble son. When however we reflect upon the suffering of the living, & the peace & happiness of the righteous dead, we should be reconciled to the loss of friends & rejoice at their departure to a better world.

I thank you for the compliment paid me by giving my name to your little son, & hope that you will so educate him as that he will become a good, wise & useful man. I send him my photograph, the best I have, which I hope will serve to remind him sometimes of me – With my kindest regards to all your family & best wishes for your welfare.

I am very respy & truly your obt servt

R E Lee

Mr J. D. Driesnbach

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R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library