Lexington VA: 22 Nov >67


My dear Miss Norwell


I have just recd your kind note of the 19th & wish it was in my power to accept your fathers & mothers invitation to stay with them, but cannot anticipate that pleasure, though I hope to see as much of them & of you as I can.

I shall have a great deal to do while in Richmond & in addition have recd a subpoena from the U. S. District Court in Richmond to appear before it as a witness in the case of Mr Davis, I think it will therefore be better for me to go to the Exchnage.  Thank therefore your father & mother for me (page 2 ) & tell them how gratified I feel at the thought of seeing them.  I will deliver their kind message to Custis as soon as I can see him.

Please retain for me the package from Canfield.

Give my love to Mildred & tell her when she feels a desire to see Baxter to look at you.  I think she will be more than compensated.

With my fondest regards to all your household

I am most truly yours


R E Lee


Miss M. Norwell Caskie