Original (Not in General Lee=s handwriting but signed by him).
HdQrs Dabbs= House
16th June 1862
If you intend riding this afternoon, you will greatly oblige me if you can make it convenient to call by my HdQrs. I am desirous to see you, but find it out of my power to be absent long enough to visit you in Richmond.
R E Lee
Hon: G. W. Randolph,
Secty of War
Note: General Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia on 1 June 1862.