Lexington Va; 13 May ’66

 

My dear Sir

 

            The portraits which you so kindly renovated for me, reached me safely last evg. and so well has your work been done, that I can scarcely distinguish a trace of the injury which befell them.

            The pictures of Genl & Mrs. Washington, are the last that were ever were taken of them, and besides their intrinsic value, are associated with my most pleasing recollections of byegone days 

            Please accept my sincere thanks for your kindness, and my earnest wishes for your welfare

With great respect

your obt sevt,

R E Lee

Mr. Guillaume

 

 

 

Source: Photostat of original in the Henry Woodhouse Collection, vertical files, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 April 14