Frederick City - Md

                                            12 Feb. 1866


Dear Genl

               Yours of the 26th ult was received in due course by mail.  It will take Prof: Baer, a month or more, to label the minerals; as he is nearly eighty years of age.  When the labeling is completed, I will see to it, that the minerals are forwarded to you, by the routes you have designated.


                                                            With high regard, I

                                                       Am your obedient servant


                                                                       Saml Taylor


Genl R. E. lee


Notation on reverse in General Lee's handwriting:


      12 Feb 66

Saml Taylor says

it will take Prof Baer

a month more to

label the minerals

he proposes to

give Washn College