Fairfax County

Apr. 1st 1904


My dear Miss Alice

            It is very hard for me to decline your very kind invitation for the 8th of April, but unfortunately I have an engagement [covering?] that time, and although not of a very diminutive size, yet I have not reached the proportions that will permit of my being in two places at once.

            I appreciate your hospitality very much, and hope I may have the pleasure of seeing you in the near future.

            Very sincerely,

            R. E. Lee Jr.




Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 5, M2009.478, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 November 30