Blackstocks June 18th 1866

Gen R. E. Lee

            Sir: Will you please send me a catalogue of the College or University of which you are President.  I wish to send my brother to it.  Although I may be taking away your valuable time I cannot close this letter without saying my attachment to you is that of a son to a father and I regard you as the noblest and best man in the United States.  My Post Office is Blackstocks Fairfield Dist So.Ga.  I wish to hear immediately

 

            Your Obt. Servt

            A. P. Vinson

 

Notation on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:

S. C.

            18 June ‘66

 

A. P. Vinson

 

Circular

 

28 June

            Sent