L-F Ltr 19 Jan (No year)


19th Jany

I have only time my dear old friend to acknowledge your last letter & to tell you that some weeks I think previous I had written to you telling you of the safe arrival of your donation & that of your relative I hope that letter may have reached you by this time but in case it has not I will now thank you both for it & you for all your other aid for our little church which I hope now to be able to commence in the spring as our pastor Dr. Pendleton has been tolerably successful in his --?-- --?-- & went to get help & will commence in the spring according to our means - I pray that God may prosper in us in this & all laudable undertakings The monumental fund is still increasing & no doubt will be raised

Excuse this hasty note & believe me yr

faithful friend

Mary Custis Lee