Washington D C

                                                            April 10th 66



Genl R. E. Lee


                                    Enclosed please find a “carte” of one of the finest “Black Hawk” Stallions in the country.  We have a certificate from David Hill Esq the owner of “Old Black Hawk” stating that this horse takes more after the Old Horse than any of his numerous progeny.

            Several of “Patrick Henry’s” colts have sold at 4 years old from fifteen hundred to Seven Thousand dollars – The last named colt is now held at ten thousand.  It would be a great pleasure to me to give you one of his colts, and if you desire one, and can send a man here you shall have one.

                                                                        With the highest regard & esteem

                                                                                    Your Obt Servant

                                                                                                B. S. Elliott

                                                                                    346 10th St

                                                                                                Between L & M

                                                                                                Washington D. C.


Notation on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:

            10 Apl 1866

B. S. Elliott

Offers Black

Hawk colt



Ansd: 17 Apl