Embla P.O. Baltimore

Maryd

Jany 20th 93

Doctor Edmund J. Lee

My dear Sir

            I am very much longer, in sending you, the enclosed paper, than I expected to be. In fact, I was unfortunate in leaving behind, at my home in Fredk County, the paper which I had almost completed, & could not quite finish, until I came here. It could not be found, by the friend, to whom, I entrusted the search and of course, I was obliged to make the whole, over again. Send for my Gd Fathers Bible &c &c. It seems to be, a simple affair, but it does require a great deal, of labor. I cannot conceive how you get thro’ it, for the Lees are a very prolific family. I hope it is not too late, but at all counts, I have done my best.

very respectfully & truly

yours

Mary D Gouverneur

Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 6, M2009.456

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 June 9

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