Near Richmond

10 June ’62


My dear Mary

I have heard with great delight of your arrival in Richmond. I am strongly tempted to go in to see you. My Constant duties here alone prevent, & preparations for the anticipated movement of troops will detain me. I will Go up to see you as soon as I Can. Where do you intend to locate yourself? Let me know. I hope your arrival will restore my dear Custis, about whom I have been very uneasy. Give much love to Annie & Life & tell them I want to see them badly.

Very truly & affecty

R E Lee



Source: Photocopy of original letter, Lee Family Papers, Mss1 L51c 358, Section 18, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 March 27