My dear little Agnes

I have just heard of your arrival in Petersburg. I am too sorry I Cannot go in to see you, but I must go to the right. The enemy in strong force is operating in that direction. I do not yet know to what extent or when I Can visit you

very affy your father

R E Lee

29 Mar ‘65

 

 

 

Source: Photocopy of original letter, Lee Family Papers, L51 c 587, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 March 26