Petersburg 19 June ’64

 

I have recd dear Mary your little missives & the bread for which take many thanks. I asked Custis yesterday to write to you & say I had not time. I am much obliged to the kind people for the clothes, but if they are not gray as I understand from Major Ferguson’s note, they are of no use to me in the field. You will therefore have to keep them. I hope to go to church this blessed day & shall remember you all in my poor prayers. Never forget me or our suffering country. I saw F & Rob yesterday. All well. Give much love to my daughters & my little sweetheart. God bless you all.  

Truly & affy

R E Lee

 

 

 

 

Source: Transcribed from photocopy of original letter, Lee Family Papers, Mss1 L 51 c 526, Section 26, Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2022 June 13