Stratford May 6th 05


This mail brought me a ltr from my brother R which disappoints & mortifys me.

He peremptorily declines acting for me in our business. I cannot account for this abrupt & unexpected refusal.

With his co-operation I had no doubt of concluding to our joint satisfaction our affair.

Mrs Lee is greatly restored & unless some unfavourable change takes place I will ride up & [illegible] with you before I [illegible] you.

Yr ob. Sert

H. Lee



Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 2, M2009.111, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall



Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 May 5