9 June 1866
My dear Sir
I am much obliged to you for your kind letter of the 15th Ulto:
You have been misled by the announcements of the American papers, as to the speedy publication of the history of the campaigns in Vrga
I am merely collecting information for such a history, nor can I now say that it will be written.
That depends upon so many circumstances beyond my control, that I think (page 2) it unnecessary to make arrangements for its publication. When it shall become proper, I will endeavor to make arrangements for an authorized English edition.
With my best wishes for your welfare,
I am with great respect, your obtservt
R E Lee
Mr. Jno: R. Thompson