Washington College VA:
15 March 1870
My dear Col:
Dr Pendleton & the Revd Mr Thompson dine with us today at 2 P. M. I shall be very glad if you will join us then.
But Mrs Johnston informed me yesterday that she thought of leaving us this afternoon. I hope that she was not in earnest, but if that is her intention & you desire to absent yourself from the Faculty meeting to facilitate her departure, you must do so -
Should I not see Mrs Johnston & Miss Maggie today as I hope, bid them farewell for me, & say to the latter that I & my friends will mourn for her until she returns - I wish that they would both come & stay with us instead of going to Roanoke - (page 2 )
R E Lee
Col: Wm Preston Johnston