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Mt Rest Clayashland Aug 16th 1867 Ms M. C. Lee Dear madam I received you letter by the ship Golconda, which afforded us all much comfort to heare from you and family and many of our friends and relations. We regret exceedingly to learn from your letter that you are still a cripple from rheumatism. We are glad however to heare that your health is good. Mr Fitzhugh Lee I have no doubt will find the White House a pleasant place to live at as it is a pritty place, and has many advantages to other places about there. The fishery, Marlbank place for shooting ducks etc I am glad to learn that your youngest son Mr Robert Edward is such a prospers farmer , though I am sure he will want a [helpmeet?] or some one else to keep his [camping?] at thatvery out the way comly place. Ramenbock, I have spent much time down there, attending to business for Mr Nelson when he would be sick and unable to go himself