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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 I always like the lower quarter best, and would stop down there, I suppose the old people are all dead and the young ones are all gone off. I hope before very long to be able to visit the U.S. and all those places that I once new, please remember me kindly to these young gentlemen of yours. and tell them that I shall never forget them and that they have our best wishes for there success. Remember us also kindly to the young ladies except of our thanks for the likeness of yourself and the general. Robert Edmund is quite proud of it, and calls it his Gen Lee. and is very anxious to share it , when any one comes in he is a remarkable fine child, he will be four years old the 9 of September