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Lexington VA: 11 Jany 1869

 

Gentn

I have delayed applying to your letter informing me of my having been elected President of the Rockbridge Bible Society, not from want of interest in the subject, but from an apprehension that I should not be able to perform the duties of the position in such a manner as to advance the high object proposed.  Having however been encouraged by your kind assurances, & being desirous of cooperating in any way I can in extending the inestimable knowledge of the priceless truths of the Bible, I accept the position assigned me-

With my thanks to the Society for the high compliment paid me by their selection as President

I am with great respect

your obtservt     R E Lee

 

Revd Dr Pendleton

Col: J. T. L. Preston

Mr Wm White           Committee