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Lexington VA: 6 July 1868

 

My dear cousin Julia

In compliance with your request I send you my autograph & one for your children.  I also enclose some photographs, one of which with my love, I must ask you send to my Cousin Cornelia Macrae.

The cards you sent are such harsh representations of her husband, that Mrs Lee has substituted others which she thinks better.  They are all hateful to me alike.

I wish I could get to see you but see no prospect unless you come to the mountains.

Love to all -- Very truly yours

 

R E Lee

 

Mrs. Julia A.M. Lee