PGBC Senior Prom - Stepping Out In Elegance - August 10th

11th June [1818]




dear Mama


          I send you copies of 2 letters recd. some time ago in relation to the last illness of my lamented father

          I condole with you immensly in the tender & mournful reflections their funeral will excite, & as the widow of my noble sire, the mother of my uncomparable & beloved brothers & sisters, & as a well tried disciple of adversity, my care & affection will follow you through all the changes of this life, & I shall always feel your happiness as in a great measure necessary to mine.

                      yrs H Lee


Would Ann like to have a canary bird? We expect Robt. & Smith the first of August. our love to all.




Source: George Bolling Lee Papers, Mss 1 L5114 b 33, Virginia Historical Society



Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 June 27