Nashville Tenn. Apr. 17th 1866

 

To Gen. R. E. Lee,

                                    Dear Sir;

                                                            Being very desirous of entering Washington College, if possible, and wishing information concerning what is required of a pupil desiring the same, may I ask you to be so kind as to send me a catalogue containing the wished for intelligence.

 

                                                            Most respectfully your Obdt. Ser.

                                                                                    Jas. W. Smith

 

P. S. If this should reach you, and you would be so obliging as to comply with my request, please address,

 

            James Woods Smith

 

Care of Woods, Yeatman & Co

                                                Nashville

                                                            Tenn.

 

Notation on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:

            Tenn      17 Apl ‘66

Jas: W. Smith

            Circular

 

Ansd: 24 Apl ‘66