<br /> Lee Letter: w424

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Miss A. H. Nichols

Miss A. H. Nichols

Yrs of May 14th ulti: was received during my protracted absence from home or would have been more promptly acknowledged.

It would afford me the pleasure to indicate something that promised you relief under existing circumstances, but I regret to say that I know of nothing in this region of the country, and isolated as I am from the country at large I feel wholly unable to suggest any situation that will satisfy your present wishes. With great sympathy for your condition & my best wishes for your happiness.

I am with great respect your obt servt

R E Lee


R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library

The closing and signature are in Lee’s writing. The envelope is addressed: ” Miss A. H. Nichols 1401 Cor N. Y. Av & 14th Str Washington D.C.” The envelope is marked also: “Returned to Writer.”