Gen. R. E. Lee.
It is very probable that the operations of our college will
be suspended on or about the twenty fifth (25th) of the present
month. And as I am anxious that I
should loose no more time than I can avoid, I would like to know whether you
will receive me for the remainder of the session, say from first or middle of
April. I am in my twenty second (22nd)
year, and served nearly three years in the Confederate Army.
If it suits your convenience to reply before the 25th of this
month, please direct to Md Agl College. If
after that time to Milestown St Mary’s Co Md.
I am very respectfully your obt Servt.. J. Marshall Dent.
If convenient please send me a circular. Very respectfully etc
J. M. Dent
on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:
13 March ‘66
J. Marshall Dent