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Near Cartersville

22 July ‘65

 

My dear Rob

 

I have just returned from a visit to your uncle Carter, & among my letters find one from some of your Comrades to you, which I enclose. I was happy to discover from the [words missing from page] that it was [words missing from page] for me. I find Agnes quite sick, & have sent for the Dr as I do not know what to do for her. Poor little thing she seems quite prostrated. Custis I am told is better. He is still at Mrs Cocke’s. The rest of us well. I saw several of your Comrades Cocke’s Kennons Gilliams who inquired after you all. Give my love to F__ & Johnny in which all here unite, &

believe me most truly

& affy your father     

 

 

Robt E Lee

 

Source: Checked against original letter, Lee Family Papers, Mss1 L51 c 594, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 August 2