Va. June 11.1866
Robert E. Lee.
In looking over one of the papers, I saw an advertisement of your school,
and it struck me at the time that I would like to have a Circular.
You will oblige me very much indeed by forwarding one or two.
General will you please be so kind as to let me know something about your
son Robert, we were schoolmates together at Mr. R. J. Amblers and were intimate
friends. I have not seen him since I left you will please let me have his direction and one
more favor. I have to ask of you
and that is please to send me your Autograph which I will value very highly
enclosed you will find money for mailing the Circulars
I donít suppose it will take more than that.
my best wishes for yourself and success of your school.
I remain General your Obdt Svít. Lt
Wm. F. Brookes
Care John B. Dangerfield Esq
Genl Robert E. Lee
Wm F. Brookes
on reverse in General Leeís handwriting:
11 Jul 66
Jul - Sent