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Lexington VA: 14 May 1868

 

My dear Sir

Absence from Lexington has prevented my replying to your kind letter of 29th Ulto: until today.  As the best refutation of the false accusation against the Faculty of Washington College, published in the weekly morning Herald of 21 Apl which you enclosed to me; I send you a letter from an officer of the U. S. Army, published in the N. Y. Tribune of the 20th Apl, & republished in the Lexington Gazette.  It gives the facts in the case & I presume will carry more weight than any thing I could say.

Thanking you for your kind interest & wishing you every happiness

I am very respy

your obtservt

 

R E Lee

 

Mr N. W. Hibbard