My dear Lucretia


I regret to say that I am not well enough to accept your kind invitation of  tonight.  It is  a great disappointment to me as if my health permitted.  I should enjoy the morning service - I hope by resting today I may be able to get to Church tomorrow - Do you know whether the communion is administered? - It was not announced at our church yesterday or Sunday as being incumbent (?)-.  Niether was it mentioned that there would be any coordination.  Do if you see the Stuarts tell them I called once and they were out - I wanted to ask them if they were not coming out after Convention to make me a visit - I believe I will put a little --?-- to --?-- and ask you to give it to her at church so that she may stop and tell me tomorrow if I go, or continues --?-- when she wishes to be next & as if I donot- There may be somebody going from here if I do not come in.  Which I hope to be able to do -


Kind regards to you & remembrance

To Rev Smith - You must let me

make us a wish while it is --?--



M L Custis