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Gaines Mill 8 June ’64


I recd to day your note without date. It is useless for us to grieve for the calamity at Staunton or elsewhere. We must bear everything with patience that is inflicted on us. It will be impossible to remove the silver &c from Lexington. It will incur more danger in removal than in remaining. It must bide its fate. I hope you are all well. Give love to the girls & may God bless & preserve you all.

Truly & sincerely

R E Lee




Source: Transcribed from photocopy of original letter, Lee Family Papers, Mss1 L 51 c 524, Section 26, Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2022 June 15