Depot, May 12th, 1866
Robert E. Lee,
You will do me great a great favor, by sending me a catalogue of the
school, in which you are president, for I wish to go to college some where and
do not know a place more calculated to suit the youth of the South, than the
institution, in which General Lee presides.
If you have no catalogue please inform me, what are the regulations &
terms, what studies will have to be pursued, and what is the highest standard of
graduation. By so doing you will
make me very indebted to you.
Sir, I am,
Will T. Somervell.
My address is,
William T. Somervell,
on reverse in General Leeís handwriting:
12 May Ď66