Petersburg 16 Nov ’64

 

Captain

 

I return the Photograph with my Signature as you requested. Is it for the Same reason that the painter wrote “Horse” under the portrait of that animal? I was very glad to hear that the Surgeons had decided not to lay open your wound. I hope you may be soon restored to health again, & never receive another wound.

 

Very truly yours,

                                            R E Lee

 

Capt Robt Taylor

 

 

 

Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 4, M2009.320, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall

 

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 November 17