Petersburg      20 Nov ‘64


My dear Mary

I take advantage of Col: Taylors visit to Richmond to send you a few lines. I hope your Suffering is ameliorated. This rainy day makes me feel for you. I wrote to Agnes this morg & have but little more to say. I am just about to go to church & have to close. I send a check for $1000 which I hope will be useful. Tell me if you are out of funds & if the pew rent, house rent &c &c are all paid


God bless & relieve you

Very affy

R E Lee


P.S. your letter of 17th with ruffins note & the bundle just brought in. I have not time to read the note or open the bundle



Source: Lee Family Papers, Mss1 L51 c 554, Section 28, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 February 5