Lexington, VA 20 January 1866
My Dear Sir
I am three days since your kind letterof the 22nd xxxx xxxx the box of fruits,sent me in the name of your daughter. Julia Belle. Please present my kindest regards to your wife and best thanks to your sweet “baby” who will long live in my remembrance.
It will give me great pleasure to visit you at your house whenever in my power.
With great regards,
R. E. Lee