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My dear Miss Sella

In gathering up the pictures from my disordered table yesterday, where they had been sacttered to dry, one was overlooked.  I know you will wonder at the amount of honesty required to part with such a specimen of art, but I assure you in all truth that I have no desire to retain it, & am entitled to no credit in returning it which I now do

 

Very truly

R E Lee

 

12 Apr 1868