Arlington November 21st 1847

My dear friend


I enclose a letter which Mr Lee has sent me for you I direct it to Savannah as I do not know where you are at this present time. I hope your health is restored & that we may all meet once more in peace & safety. I have no hope of Mr Lee’s return this winter & suppose I ought to be content with the laurels he has gained. But they are a poor compensation for such long continued absence. I have heard from Mrs Stiles recently & have written to her she seems to be enjoying herself very much. My kind regards to your Mother & sisters & believe me dear yrs truly M C Lee

say to your mother

I received a letter from her some time since acknowledging the receipt of the box of currant jelly to which I have never replied & for which she must receive my acknowledgements  




Source: Digital scan of original letter, Robert E. Lee Collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library, Emory University, Atlanta

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2019 January 15