Edge Hill Apl 2d 1866.


            Genl R E Lee

                                    My Dear Sir

                        Feeling that you would like to hear from me & knowing that you deeply sympathized with me in my misfortunes, I send you a few lines to let you know that I am again doing well.  I am now quite comfortably situated on my farm – Have a fine prospect for a crop.

            I only allude to the fact, to inform you, that I will ever remember with pleasure & will love & honor my farm because it was your Headquarters.

            An attempt was made to entirely destroy it – But “Phoenix like” it blooms out of its ashes-

            I want to see you at Edge Hill – Come & see us-  Bettie & the children join me in wishing you health & happiness – All desire to be remembered to Miss Agnes-


                                                                        Yours Truly

                                                                                    William Turnbull


Notation on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:


            2 APL ‘66

Wm Turnbull

            Edge Hill-

Says it is running


Ansd – 9 Apl