SECRETARY’S OFFICE

                                    National Express and Transportation Company,

                                                Richmond, Va. Mar 15th 1866

 

My Dear General

                                    I received a letter from a friend of mine, and admirer of yours, and a Member of the British Parliament, requesting me to send him your photograph, and if possible your autograph – I enclose two photographs, and will be under many obligations if you will kindly give me your autographs –

                                    I have also received a letter from my friend & Countryman – Dr Antisell of Washington City – enquiring whether one of the New Professorships in the Washington College was to be on Agricultural Chemistry or Geology – Dr Antisell is a highly educated gentleman, a distinguished chemist and geologist – For many years, prior to the War, he occupied a responsible position as a chemist in the Department of the Interior in Washington – He is now anxious to make his home in Virginia-

            Accept General my cordial wishes for your future welfare and happiness-

                                                                        Very faithfully yours

                                                                                    P T Moore

Genl Robt E Lee

            Lexington Va

 

Notation on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:

            15 March ‘66

Dr Antisell-

Wishes to apply for

Professorship of

Agricultural Chemistry

& Geology

 

Ansd 19 Mar