May 2nd 1866.
This circular explains the effort made by myself to introduce foreign
capital into the South. I am a
Southern man; was a Col. & Brig. Genl. of Cavalry in the Confederate Army.
I desire to show abroad that my efforts meet the approbation of leading
Southern men. May I refer to you as
a friend and approver of the introduction of Foreign capital and
Emigrants in to the South. I return
to New York in a few days to organize a Leading House.
A Virginia Charter has been called to my attention, which, if it may
begotten, I expect to use; and in that event, the principal office, and main
center of motion will be transferred to Richmond.
Please address me to the care of Royal Ball 175 Broadway New York.
I have the honor to be
yours very respectfully
R. V. Richardson
on reverse in General Lee’ handwriting:
2 May 1866
labor into the
this letter was written on a Circular To Cotton Planters in Memphis, Tennessee
on 26 APR 1866