L-F Ltr 20 JUN (No year)

 

Hot Springs Bath County Va

I should have acknowledged your kind letter earlier my dear Mrs P. but have had so many to write that I have been quite unable to do so Ive received too the paper which was very interesting - I hope the Dr will have a pleasant time at Alexa but it is intensely hot there now, or was when I left, I was very sorry I did not see Everard Meade who called with Dr Walker one day when I was laying down but believe I saw almost all the rest of my friends & was much gratified with the warm welcome they gave me I have never heard exactly what Dr P raised for the church by his Southern tour Do send me word by Agnes I hope I shall be able to dispose of a few things here but not all have been sent The Hotel is filling up rapidly, quite a number from St Louis two families who have 13 children between them & now 3 or 4 German nurses, I have not as yet made acquaintance with them with regard to the jackets it is scarcely worth while to send them here as Tabb is not coming (Page 2) here this summer, but if you had any safe & direct opportunity to Richmond I could have them left at Page = s Shoe Store directed to Fitzhugh at the White House he would get them at once It might be best to direct them to the A care of Capt Strauchan the conductor of the York River train who passes that shoe store every day & often calls for packages etc. I am going to write to Fitzhugh & will know if Tabb wants them at once which I think she does & the sooner they can be sent to her, the better, I am getting very anxious to get back to Lexington I have been away so long & to see the church How are Sue & Mary I suppose they are closing up their schools & are projecting some trip. Lella I think will find her turn to be at home she has been away so much Did she see Rose & when is she coming back There is nothing going on here Even the --?-- has not arrived - Markie desires to unite with me in regards to you all

affectionately yrs MC Lee