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Lexington VA: 28 Dec 65

 

 

Mrs M. B. Brown

 

I have the chair sent me by some of the young ladies of your seminary.  I beg that  you will present to them my sincere thanks for their very acceptable gift.  It shall have a place in my own room & while daily administering to my comfort will keep constantly in my mind those to whose kind consideration, I shall be ever indebted & of whom I shall delight to think.

 

With great respect

   I am your ObtServt

 

R E Lee