In the February 1975 issue of Word Ways, I presented a palindromic letter from Napoleon, suggesting that a local tart named Ada was the cause of his famous ABLE WAS I ERE I SAW ELBA saying. Here is Ada's reply.
Stephens, David L.
"A Tart Reply to Napoleon,"
Word Ways: Vol. 10
, Article 12.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol10/iss2/12