Phila. Jany 10/66

 

Genl.

R. E. Lee,

General,

I learn through my friends in Richmond that you propose writing a History of the War which has just closed -

My object in a addressing you is with view  to open a correspondence for the publishing of this Work- At the proper time, I shall be glad to send you such references as I think will be satisfying to you.

I am Very Respectfully

 

Your ObtSvt

T. Elwood etc

 

Notation reverse in General Lee=s handwriting:

10 Jan 66

T. Elwood Lett. Publish

offers to publish

History of Campaigns

 

Ansd 20 Jany