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

Bremo Sept 1st 1864

I received a letter from Genl Lee yesterday, my dear Miss Tinsley, in which he enclosed yours containing your kind invitation to us all to pass the winter with you. I cannot tell you how highly we appreciate your disinterested kindness, & at some future time if it pleases the Almighty to relieve my sufferings I may be able to visit you but I am so perfectly helpless now that travelling is a great burden & pain to me[,] & my physician thinks it important I should be under his care[.] and we shall spend the winter in Richmond where I can see him every day & where I hope to have the pleasure of making the acquaintance of your family. You will find us on Franklin street between 7th & 8th.

I should not have been able to come here except that the whole journey was by canal. My daughters unite with me in remembrance to you & your father & many thanks for your hospitable invitation.

Yours most truly        






1. “Bremo,” an early 19th century plantation. It belonged to the Cocke family and overlooked the James River in Fluvanna County, to the northwest of Richmond, near Scottsville.  



Letter of Mrs Lee to

Miss Mary Tinsely

Now Mrs. E. T. Kindred of Roanoke Va