Bonaparte File


Arlington 14 June >58


My dear Mr Bonaparte


I have just recd your note of the 11th & am highly gratified at the prospect of having a reduction of your bust - I shall value it very highly, & place it among the most esteemed objects in the house.


  Your letter was late in reaching me in consequence of having been directed to Washington - Alexandria is our P. Office - I shall send for the bust as soon as it ceases raining - I hoped you would have (page 2 ) heard from Jerome   I am very anxious to learn of the official announcement of his promotion-

 I see announced in the papers the information you gave of the mission of Prince N to Algeria-


 I hope Mrs B_ has entirely recovered & am anxious to learn of the continued improvement of Judge M--


  Mrs Lee joins me in affectionate regards to Mrs B & yourself & I am very truly yours


R E Lee


J. M. Bonaparte