<br /> Lee Letter: w411

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Charles Carter Lee

My dear brother Carter

I recd a letter from Mary today saying that Richardson had sent me a check for $800. on account of sales of Memoirs, which was payable to my order. I have requested that it be placed to my credit in Bank at Lexington & now send you my check for the amount payable to your order which can get cashed in Richmond & which I hope may answer your purpose.

You learned from my letter before leaving home of my purpose of visiting Savannah. I feel better, am stronger & my rheumatic pains have diminished, but the pain in my chest, along the heart bone is ever present when I walk or make any exertion – Finding the weather here cool & spring backward I took a steamer to the St Johns Florida – touched at Cumberland Island, visited the grave of our father, & Agnes strewed it with beautiful fresh flowers – I presume it is the last tribute of respect that I shall ever be able to pay it – Mr Nightingale the present proprietor accompanied me from Brunswick. The cemetery was in good order & the graves etc in pleasing presentation – I saw the graves of Mrs Genl Green & her second husband, Mr Miller, also the graves of Mr & Mrs Shaw. But the remains of Genl Green are not there, & strange to say, Mr Nightingale informs me, it is not known where they are. He died at Mulberry Grove, some 15 miles above Savannah, & his remains were placed in a vault in the Savannah Cemetery – Two months subsequently his only son was placed by his side – But some time afterwards when they were looked for, both bodies were missing. There is an error therefore in the life of our father, as to the last resting place place of Genl Green being on Cumberland Isd – where did you get the information from?

Give much love to your wife & children from me –

It is irksome to me to write & as I have much of it to do, I have to be brief – your fond brother

R E Lee

C. C. Lee Esqr’


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