Harrodsburg Ky.

                                                                        June 12th 1866


Gen. R. E. Lee

            Lexington Va

                                                Dr Sir

                                                            There are several gentlemen in this region desiring to place their sons in the institution of which you are the honored head.  We wish to obtain some information as to course of preparatory study.  – Please send me the curriculum and such other information as to your institution as will be of value to patrons.

                                                            One of the millions of

                                                                        Your admirers


                                                                                    J. J. Halsey


Notation on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:


            12 June 1866

J. J. Halsey



23 June