Richmond 13th April 1866

 

Genl R. E. Lee

                        Dear Genl,

                                                            I have to thank you for your valued favors of the 7th and 10th inst. the latter received today.  I am glad to learn you are pleased with the glass vase and hope that Miss Mildred will keep the bowl ever flowing with good things & I hope Mrs Lee will have much comfort in her chair.

            I am sorry you give up the idea of the Rockaway as it would doubtless be of service if only used for afternoon drives – I sincerely trust the trips to the springs will benefit her -  Miss Agnes is making up a parcel to send by “Doctor” next week, she expects sometime in the week to go to Hickory Hill when Genl W. H. F. went a day or two ago, he will accompany her to Lexington.  We are all very unwilling to let Miss Agnes leave us and hope Miss Mildred will come down & take her place –

            All are well & I have no news – On the other side is statement  of balance of acct showing in your favor of  $111.98 which I will dispose of as you direct – Vannerson would not accept pay for the 2 doz photographs

            With kindest regards from all to all I am

                                                                        Yours faithfully

                                                                        James K. Caskie

 

(On reverse)

Statement of receipts & expenditures for Genl R. E. lee

1866

March 13 Received of Genl Lee check on Balto for $100

                        “        24 coupons City of St. Louis     720

                         “        22 do H. R. R. Road  for $770-

                                    less Govt tax  . . . . . . . . . 25.90 744.10

                                                                                    $1564.10

    Deposited with Lancasters  to credit Gen Lee         $1420.72

    Paid French & Crenshaw for table cloth                       46.02

       “    Franks for picture frames                                      17.50

       “    Reeves & Mayo for sugar, candletsticks               43.38

        “    Nelson for glass bowl & goblets                          12.75  

         “    2 and ½ lbs raisins, mustard, vanilla                    2.75

April 13th  Miss Agnes rec                                                      10.00

                                                                                        $1553.12

            Balance in my hands                                                  10.98

                                                                                          $1564.10

                                    E. C.

                                                            James R. Caskie

                                                            Richmond 13th April 1866

 

Notation in General Lee’s handwriting:            13 Apl ‘66

Jas: K. Caskie

Acct: of money dis

bursed

 

Ansd: 19 Apl