Lexington, Va., 28th Jan., 1867

Mrs. I. C. Thompson. I rec. to-day your letter of the 24th instant, and send the articles you request.

Your generous efforts to relieve the wants of the Infant Orphans will, I am sure, be successful, for a cause so benevolent cannot fail to receive support, in a city so distinguished for its charity and liberality as Baltimore.

Very respectfully,

Your obt. servt.,

R E Lee

 

I must apologize for the condition of the knife by stating that it was my companion during the War.

REL

 

 

Source: Valentine Museum, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2022 April 14