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Object Name LETTER, ORIGINAL
Catalog Number REL-222
Date October 12, 1864
Scope & Content "Mary Custis Lee to Mrs. Wood, October 12, 1864"

Physical Appearance: Mary Custis Lee (Mrs. Robert E. Lee) writes this letter to a Mrs. Wood, dated October 12, 1864. A typescript copy of the letter is located in a separate folder in Lee Collection Box 3.

"Bremo October 12th 1864 / My dear Mrs Wood / I was very much / gratified that you should so kindly / care for my comfort while suff/ering under under such heavy trials yourself / I pray that the God of Mercay may / send you his heavinly consolatins / & restore to you in safety the brave sons now in hithe hands of the enemy/ we know that no harm can happen / to those we love except by his / permission & that He is a God / that heareth prayer. I send you / a little book that I thought might /afford you some comfort & also a / likeness of Genl. Lee. It was one of / the last taken & it is very good. It may / interest yiou as you have furnished / so many of your family / to our noble army I will send /your jar back to Mrs. Downman / as all those things are / very scarce now. Its contants will be / most valuable to me. The / Sorghum too was delicious the / best I have tasted. Should / I be able to visit Fluvanna / another season I hope to be well / enough to ride over & see you. I am / so helpless & suffering now that I / rarely get out of the house. Yrs Most truly M. C. Lee"
Creator Lee, Mary Custis
People Lee, Mary Custis
Wood, Mrs.
Subjects Correspondence
Women
Civilians
Sons
Soldiers