West Point Va Mar 1/13
My dear ACapt Edmund@
I was so glad to get your kind & sympathetic letter & I think all you say about my brother he deserves He was very fond of you, & often spoke of you.
I wish it was so that we could see each other - I have so many old friends whom I would enjoy seeing if I could only get around We are becoming fewer & fewer
I am now a bit of an invalid - legs & hands - but my general health is very good
So I am very thankful.
With kindest regards & best wishes on your health & happiness & that of your family in which Mrs Lee most cordially joins I am
Your sincere friend
R E Lee
Address on envelope:
Capt E R Cocke
R R No 2