Lexington, Mo.

                                                            June 13d 1866

Gen. R. E. Lee

                        My dear Sir

                                                I am very anxious to go to the College of which you are President, and if you can conveniently spare the time I would like to know from yourself the terms of admission, at what per week good board can be procured,  and any other information you may think would be of advantage.  By complying you will much oblige

                                                                        Yrs Respectfully

                                                                                    H. L. Ardinger

P. S. I would also like to have a catalogue.


Notation on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:


            13 Jne 1866


H. S. Ardinger




Ansd 23 June