Lexington 10 Aug 1866


My dear Mary

On recg your note yesterday, I had only time to get the Arnica & send it by the stage. I am very sorry that you recd such a fall & fear it must have been a heavy shock to you. I am however very thankful that you escaped greater injury & hope that it is no worse than you describe.

I will endeavour to get down to See you tomorrow evg, & trust I may find you somewhat relieved from its effects.

We are pretty well here. Many people are out of town, & I have not seen those who are in. Love to the girls.

Truly & affy yours

R E Lee




Source: Transcribed from photocopy of original letter, Lee Family Papers, Mss1 L51 c, Section 31, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2019 April 4