Hill Apl 2d 1866.
Genl R E Lee
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-
on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:
2 APL ‘66
it is running
– 9 Apl