Washington Ga

                                                                        March 12, 1866

 

            Dear Sir

                                    My profound respect for your character has led me to prefer the advantages of educating him in his own state & to send my ward Mr. Wm H Barrett to the institution over which you preside.

            For any influence you may exercise to make him a man in the genuine sense of the word – of energy, truthfulness a modest merit, I shall be most grateful

                                                                        With great respect

                                                                                    Your obt Servt

                                                                                                Saml Barrett

Genl Robt. E. Lee

 

Notation on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:

Georgia

                        12 March ‘66

 

            Saml Barrett

Sends his ward WHB

To Washn College