April 10th 1866.
Robt. E. Lee
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
Genl Robt E. lee
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
on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:
10 Apl ‘66
for agency to
History of War