Lexington VA: 10 Feby 1868
My dear Genl
My constant attendance in the Examination Hall for the past two weeks, have prevented my replying to your letter of the 22nd Ulto: I was aware that your son was at the Institute, & have sent him several invitations to visit us; & although he has been at the house several times, I have not been so fortunate as to see him. I learn however through my son Custis, who is one of the Profrs at the Institute, that he is well & doing well.. You must tell him to come & see me whenever it is convenient, & especially when I can be of any service to him. Having some four hundred young friends at the College, claiming my attention keeps me fully occupied.
I am very glad to hear of you at a comfortable home, & hope that you are all well. Remember me to your wife & all your family. I am very sorry to say that my wife is still a great sufferer from rheumatism, & her pains have have been increased by the inclement weather of this winter. My daughters Mary & Agnes are in Baltimore where they will remain until Spring. Mildred is the only one with us.
With our united love to you & yours
I am most truly your Cousin R E Lee
Genl R. L. Page
Note: The envelope address is as follows:
Genl Richard L. Page
P. O. Box 95 Norfolk