Silver Spring, Maryland.

June 6, 1895.

Edmund J. Lee, Esq.

            1213 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dear Emund:-

            I received your favor of May 24th and since then your circular. I thank you heartily for all you have done in the matter. My debility from the wear of the war and age made me at fault in not improving the kind opportunities you gave me. Inclosed is my check for two copies of “The History of the Lee Family of Virginia.”


We will always be happy to see you and your family when you come this way.

Affectionately yours

Samuel Phillips Lee



Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 6, M2009.467

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 June 13