Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee III
Recipient: Edmund R. Cocke

My dear Capt. Cocke -

Thank you so much for your kind letter of sympathy on the occasion of my Uncle Robert's death. It will give me great pleasure to comply with your request and convey to my aunt and her daughters your sincere sympathy - With my best wishes and assurances of high personal regards - I beg to be

Yours very sincerely,
R. E. Lee

Notes:

Lee-Jackson CollectionLeyburn Library

The letter's envelope was addressed: "Capt. Edmund R. Cocke Oakland, Virginia." Notes on the envelope indicate that the letter was sent first to Oakland and then to Trevilian before being returned to the writer.