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
R E Lee
Maj W. I. Hawks