Alexa Va. 10 July 1858

Mr. Wm O. Winston

Hanover CtHouse

 

Dr Sir

I am disappointed at not finding a reply to my letter of the 8th Inst. But presume it is the fault of the mails.

In the absence therefore of hearing from you, I will send the three men1 referred to in my letter to Richmond on the morg of the 12th Inst: via the Alexa & Gordonville R. R. which will reach Richmond I am told about 2 ½ P.M. The hour the train leaves here will be 7 ¼ A. M. & you will know the hour it will reach Hanover CtHouse. The men will be in charge of Richard Williams P. O. for Alexa. Co. Please make arrangements for their disposition

Very respy your obtservt

R E Lee

 

 

 

1. Slave laborers. This letter was written during the time when Lee was manager of the Arlington plantation.

 

 

Source: Photocopy of original letter, Winston Family Papers, Mss2 W733 b, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 October 5