<br /> Lee Letter: w398

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Mr. S. Root

Dear Sir

I regret that indisposition will prevent my attending the funeral of Mr George Peabody. I am unable to undertake the journey at this season & cannot therefore anticipate the pleasure of seeing you in my passage through New York as you propose – Please make my compliments to your wife & accept my thanks for your kind invitation.

Very respy your obt servt

R E Lee

Mr S. Root

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R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library