June 1st 1866
R. E. Lee.
I wish to enlist again under yourself as a leader, will you be so kind as to
send me a catalogue of Washington College?
Please send it as early as practicable, that I may see how much work I
may have to do, between this time and the 1st of September.
I am General
With Great Respect
Your Obdt Sevt
J. R. Montague
Covington, Alleghany, Co.
on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:
1 June ‘66