Original.  Not in general Lee=s handwriting but signed by him.


Washington College,

Lexington, Va., 10th May, 1869


Mr. Frank Barnett

Port Richmond, N. Y.

Dear Sir,

I have never seen Mr. Greeley=s AConflict,@ and am, therefore, unable to account of Colonel Washington=s death to be correct or not.

Very respectfully yr


R E Lee