Facsimile from Bonaparte Papers
Baltimore 31 July 1852
My Dear Mr. Bonaparte
My brother has a small package for his son Fitzhugh, which he is anxious he should get, as it contains some necessary clothing he inadvertently left behind, may I therefore ask the favor of you or Jerome to hand it to him, that being in my opinion the surest way of it reaching him.
Tell Mrs B_ she has taken away a great part of my regret at leaving Baltimore by going away herself & diminished my reluctance to reach W. P. by placing herself there. I am very glad to hear that you both have recovered from your fall. I saw John yesterday. He said all were well & the horses nearly recovered from their injury. One horse entirely.
Mrs M. Louis & the Judge have gone to Cape May. Mrs L has been at A_ for some days. I go on in the 4 o=clock train. All my things are shipped to N.Y. I have wound up my matters at S. except for settling the accounts-
Remember me to Mrs B. Mrs W & Charly
& believe me very truly yours
R E Lee