Lexington VA

18 July 1866



I have had the honour to receive your letter of the 10th Inst: informing me, that the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, had been conferred on me by the Faculty & Board of Trustees of Mercer University Georgia.

I return my sincere thanks for this undeserved mark of the esteem of the Faculty & Trustees of Mercer University

I am with great respect

Your obtservt


R E Lee


Honble Henry H. Tucker

Pres: Mercer University