Koscuisko Miss

                                                                        April 10th 1866.

Genl Robt. E. Lee



                                                            Dear Genl,

                                                                                    I have noticed with no small degree of real heartfelt pleasure, that you have now in the course of preparation, and will soon publish a complete and reliable history of the second revolution, the book, emanating from one whom in the dark days of our country’s struggle for the maintenance of her liberty.  We were proud to honor as our own Chief and our leader, will be eagerly sought after by our people.

            Permit me to solicit at your hand the Agency to canvass the sale of the books in the Counties of Attala, Holmes, Choctaw, Carroll, Yazoo, Leake, Winston, and Madison in this State, your kindness Genl on this behalf will be even most highly appreciated by your humble and obedient servant

                                                                        R. S. Clark


To Genl Robt E. lee

                                    Honored Genl

We the undersigned Soldiers of the Confederate Army most respectfully solicit fpr our eminently worthy friend and fellow citizen Rev Robt S. Clark the agency which he solicits.  Genl Lee may rest assured of his fitness and worthiness.  He is particularly one of our best and finest citizens.

                                                                        We have the honor to

                                                                        Remain with Sentiments of

                                                                        the most profound regard

                                                                        Genl Lee’s most humble

                                                                        and obedient servants.

                                                                        Geo. Paul Turner, Editor of

                                                                        the “National Star,”

                                                                        W. V. Davis Capt 30 Inf

                                                                        W Ellert Capt

                                                                                    P. G. Sallis MD

                                                                                    Sam Gossing Capt


Notation on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:

            10 Apl ‘66

Revd Robert Clark

applies for agency to

sell History of War

in Missip