My precious little Agnes

I was so sorry I was not here to see you yesterday. I might have persuaded you to have remained with me. If you had have staid or Come out at 4 O’Clk this morg. I Could have seen you with my weary sleep eyes. Now I have to go to the right of our lines again, & do not know when I shall have the pleasure of Seeing you.

May God bless & guard you

Your Affectionate father

R E Lee

31 Mar ‘65


Miss Agnes Lee


P.S. Let me know what I can do for you. I can send for you when you desire    REL




Source: Photocopy of original letter, DeButts-Ely Collection of Lee Papers, Library of Congress

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 August 31