<br /> Lee Letter: w338

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Richard L. Page

My dear Genl

My constant attendance in the Examination Hall for the past two weeks, have prevented my replying to your letter of the 22nd Ulto: I was aware that your son was at the Institute, & have sent him several invitations to visit us; & although he has been at the house several times, I have not been so fortunate as to see him. I learn however through my son Custis, who is one of the Profrs at the Institute, that he is well & doing well. You must tell him to come & see me whenever it is convenient, & especially when I can be of any service to him. Having some four hundred young friends at the College, claiming my attention keeps me fully occupied.

I am very glad to hear of you at a comfortable home, & hope that you are all well. Remember me to your wife & all your family. I am very sorry to say that my wife is still a great sufferer from rheumatism, & her pains have have been increased by the inclement weather of this winter. My daughters Mary & Agnes are in Baltimore where they will remain until Spring. Mildred is the only one with us. With our united love to you & yours

I am most truly your Cousin

R E Lee

Genl R. L. Page.

Notes:

R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library

The letter’s envelope is addressed: “Genl Richard L. Page P.O. Box 95 Norfolk Virginia.”