Lexington VA: 13 Jany 1868


My dear Sir


I return my sincere thanks for the excellent telescope you have kindly sent me.  The pleasure I shall derive from its use will be greatly enhanced by its history & associations.

I most cordially unite in your prayer for the speedy recovery of our beloved country from its present prostration and suffering, and with my sincere wishes for your individual happiness & welfare

I am very respy your most obtservt


R E Lee


Mr Jno: B Lafitte