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Lexington VA: 8 Jan 66

 

My dear Major

 

I would have complied with your request of the 18th Ulto: earlier, but had to send to Richmond for the photograph which has just reached me.

 

I was very glad to perceive from your letter, that you bear your losses so manfully, & have commenced so resolutely to repair them.

 

Wishing you every happiness & success, I am with great respect

Your obtservt

 

R E Lee

 

Maj W. I. Hawks