Lexington, Va: 15 Nov 1869


My dear Sir


I have been prevented by indisposition until today from applying to your letter of the 18th Ulto: I return my cordial thanks for your invitation to your house during the period of the Episcopal convention in May next. It is as you say a long time to look forward to & too long for me to enter into any engagements. It is uncertain whether I shall be able to attend, but in the event of my doing so, it will give me much pleasure to see you even should I be unable to remain with you.

Very repy your ObstSrvt

R E Lee


Mr. A. C. Quarrier[1]


The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 4, M2009.381, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 October 2


[1] May be Alexander C. Quarrier of Wheeling, West Virginia, who worked at the National Life Insurance Company.