<br /> Lee Letter: w353

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: E. C. Gordon

My dear Mr. Gordon

I thank you for your letters forwarded to me. I perceive a slight typographical error in the Circular. County for County will correct it except those not disposed. This is the day I had appointed to move to the Hot, but Mildred is unable. She was taken sick more than a fortnight since, & her attack seems to have partaken a typhoid character, She is very feeble & confined to her bed, though the Dr says she is better. I see little improvement, & can make no plans for the future. Please address me here & send all letters etc requiring my attention –

Mrs Lee & Agnes are better than when they arrived, though the latter is feeble & the former unable to walk.

I see Miss Edwined W. & her sister Mrs Houston every day. We are in the same cottage. Both are well. Mrs White & Mrs Newman have greatly improved. They sit at the table with us. There is a <illegible> & pleasant couple & all seem pleased –

Remember me to all my friends &neighbors. How is Traveller. Tell him I miss him dreadfully & have repented of our separation but once, & that is the whole time, since we parted. Mrs Lee & my daughters write in kind regards &

I am Very truly yours

R E Lee

P.S. I hope you are progressing with the work & that nothing relating to the College is suffering

REL

Mr Gordon

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