Columbia June 16th 1866


General Robert E. Lee


I have the honor to inform you that at a meeting of the Clariosophic Society of the University of South Carolina held on the 15th of the present month, you were elected an honorary member with sentiments of the highest regards.


                                                I am very respectfully

                                                            Your Obedient Servant

                                                                        John A. Sloan

Secretary of the Clariosophic Society


Notation on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:

            16 June 1866

Clariosphic Society

University of S. Carolina


Honorary Member


Ansd 21 June