BANKING HOUSE OF BRANCH, SONS & CO

 

                                                            Augusta, Ga. Feby 15th 1866

 

General R. E. Lee

            Lexington. Va

 

Dr Sir.  One of Georgia’s fairest daughters begs me to write you & request one of your “carte de viste” with yr autograph.  It is unnecessary for me to say that yr name is a household word of love, gratitude, & respect, in this state, as in your own.  For myself I am proud to assure you, that as for four years, I am still yrs to command & with warmest admiration, I beg to subscribe myself.

                                                                        Yr obt sevt  T. P. Branch

 

On reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:

            15 Feb ’66

T. P. Branch

Requests autograph

Etc

 

Ansd 21 Feb 66