April 2nd 1866.
R. E. Lee.
Being very solicitous to become a student in the Va. University, and
having spent the best days of my life in the service of our dear Southern land,
I write this in order to gain some information as to tuition, board & etc.
Please inform me immediately if I can be admitted as a student, I am
prepared to enter the Senior. I
have been at Mercer University since the close of the late war.
I can come well recommended by the Faculty of the Ga. University. Very respectfully
W. C. Mims
direct W. C. Mims Athens, Ga.
Dr. W. L. Jones
in General lee’s handwriting: