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Rockbridge Baths VA

11 Aug 1866

 

My dear Sir

I have delayed answering your letter of the 25th Ulto: until I could announce the arrival of the box to which it refers.  It reached Lexington in due time, & I found it at my house on my return there a few days since.  The bed quilt is beautiful, & please say to Mrs Wroth that I shall value it very highly as the work of her hands, & know that it will impart to me more pleasurable feelings than bodily warmth.

I am here with Mrs Lee, in the hope that these baths may alleviate her suffering, & think (page 2 ) they have exerted a beneficial influence, though I fear they will not be able to remove her disease.

With my earnest prayers for the health & happiness of yourself & Mrs Wroth

I am with great respect

your friend & servant

 

R E Lee

 

Dr P Wroth