New York

                                                                                    July 13th 1866

Genl R. E. Lee

            Lexington Va

                        Dear Sir – I have a brother about 16 years old who wishes to enter your school if he is far enough advanced to do so – please let me know how far you require them to be advanced- what the total expenses per year will be.  He desires to prepare himself for the law.

He is not a Yank, but a genuine Tennesseean.

Please direct your letter to me at this place care Thos Eakin 33 Nassau Strt

                                                            Very Respectfully


                                                            J. M. Johnston


Notation on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:

Tenn-   13 Jul ‘66

            J. M. Johnston




19 Jul - Sent